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Basic Volleyball Techniques

Basic Volleyball Techniques


To be able to play volleyball well the two main important factors are posture and movement without these skills like the dig or volley would not be performed well.
To play volleyball well you need to be able to be in the correct place at the right time, and be balanced. To practice skills in a static position is of little benefit, the coach must always try to introduce pre and The Ready position POSTURE
For a good posture the feet should be not wider than shoulder width apart and toes pointed slightly in.
The knees should be pushed forward but not passed the front of the toes.
Arms held in front of the body
When moving, both the center of weight and the eyes should travel parallel to the floor and thus the head does not move up and down.


The forearm pass or dig is used to play a ball that is coming below head height, so it cannot be volley or a ball which is traveling a a great velocity. This technique is Forearm implemented by bringing the forearms together to make a platform, off which the ball rebounds. The forearm pass is most often used to receive the service or opponents attacking shot. Successfully Mastering the Forearm Pass. As with the volley, you must adopt the ready position. It is important to firstly decide whether to go for the ball and then call for it and move to the ball. You should then stop before playing the ball. The contact of the ball takes place in the mid line of the body. The hands are together and the elbows are straightened and locked. This will enable the player to form a platform for the ball to hit. The ball is contacted on the forearms just above the wrist.


This is a two handed pass above the forehead. This skill is usually the first to be taught to a beginner because it is possible to get a game going very quickly with this skill. The volley is mostly used to set up an attack close to the net - to set the ball - for an attacker to smash the ball over the net. It can also be used to receive a slow moving ball from the opposition. HOW TO VOLLEY. Each player on the court should adopt the ready position, this gives the player the ability to move and respond to where ever the ball is going to go. To volley the player should face the direction the ball is going to be played. The player should be in a position to make contact with the ball slightly above and in front of the forehead. The hands are ball shaped and about 10cm apart. As the ball approaches the hands, the player starts to extend his legs and then arms. As the ball goes into the players arms the arms start to extend and passes the ball in the direction required. This accompanied with a transfer in weight from the back foot to the front foot will propel the ball forward.

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