Explore "volleyball skills passing" -section and learn how to master in
volleyball serve receive.
What are the most important aspects in passing?
The player performs a pass when s/he hits the ball
around the torso
level - with forearms of the straightened arms.
The player moves arms unattached under the approaching ball, stops and takes a well balanced and low passing position.
The player places straightened arms together in front of the body, lets the ball hit the platform formed by the forearms. S/he redirects the ball to the setter - by placing the arm platform under the ball and pointing the platform toward the setter - who is the playmaker of the team.
The player may use a very light "directional push" with the arms, legs and body, if an extra power is needed to push the ball to the setter.
However, there is absolutely no need to swing the ball with the arms, or push heavily with the legs.
When serve receiving the ball, most often the serve travels so fast that there is no need for "extra push".
In volleyball you always have to be ready to move. Don't expect the ball come to you. You need to ve your feet to go under the ball. Always!
Many non-volleyball players assume in volleyball
you just stand
on the court and you really don't have to move. In a long
actually may end up moving around the length of a couple of
Keep your knees bend. Do not just lean forward with your torso, but drop your hips closer to ground.
Your goal is to move (by shuffling) under the ball and pass it in front of your body.
Ball in Front (if possible):
It is not possible every time, but your absolute goal is to keep the ball in front of you when passing.
Remember to stop your movement before the volleyball hits your forearms. This gives you a better balance. When your both feet are on the ground, it is much easier to pass the ball.
Do not swing the ball with your arms!! One of
the most common mistakes with beginning volleyball players is
to swing arms heavily when passing. Swinging makes the pass inaccurate.
(This swinging often occurs when coaches toss low speed balls to beginning volleyball players without the net. It is better to send the ball over the net.)
When the volleyball is served over the net, it approaches so fast you do not need to swing it.
It is enough to place you arms under the approaching volleyball and just redirect it to the setter. Most likely you need to reduce the force by cushioning it, absolutely not to swing it.
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