Once the basics of volleyball have been mastered (three hits to get it over, no catching/throwing, etc.), it’s time to move on to the intricacies of the game.
The set is vital to any volleyball game plan. Whether you want to set the same star hitter over and over or intend on using an array of attack points, getting quality sets is essential.
Keep reading to learn 13 types of sets in volleyball.Continue reading...
A lift is when the ball is caught and/or thrown; it does not rebound from the hit.
The rule makes it illegal to catch and throw the ball rather than moving it with a pass, set, or hit. If the ball pauses in your hands or part of your body before changing direction, you’ll likely be called for a lift.
You’ll see lift calls more frequently as you watch younger players. It’s rare at high-level competitions.
Here are some instances where you might see a lift occur in a volleyball match.Continue reading...
Volleyball players need to have the ability to sprint, cut, jump explosively, and repeat the process countless times in a match.
The only way to achieve this type of endurance is to properly condition the body for such a task.
Regardless of when your typical volleyball season begins, you must start preparing ahead of time, so you’re ready to play at a high level immediately.
This guide will walk you through the process of getting yourself in shape to play competitive volleyball.Continue reading...
There are countless benefits of playing volleyball regularly.
It’s a sport that can help achieve a goal that many people are seeking these days: Wellness.
The term wellness has become quite popular in recent years, as we search for a sense of well-being in all areas of life:
The serve is an integral piece for scoring in volleyball.
It allows your team to initiate an attack without the potential for being blocked. The best serves are intentional, accurate, and challenging to return.
A jump serve is an awe-inspiring moment in a volleyball match but should be a reliable weapon rather than a cross-your-fingers-and-hope-for-the-best moment.
Here are ten steps to learn how to jump serve and make sure it’s reliable, accurate, and effective.Continue reading...
The ace is one of the most exciting moments in a volleyball match.
It puts to rest any hope for the receiving team and quickly awards a point (or side out) to the serving side.
Read on to learn what is an ace in volleyball, how to achieve a serve that results in an ace, and what teams do to celebrate aces.Continue reading...
The sport of volleyball, like any other, has a variety of rules ranging from simple to intricate.
In the most basic sense, the goal of the game is to attack the ball to the other side of the net and prevent your opponent from doing the same.
There are plenty of rules that make this goal a little more challenging to attain.Continue reading...
It’s important to note the difference between simply working out and working out with the intent of improving your volleyball skills. Focusing your workout on the sport you’re playing is key to gaining an edge over your opponents.
Your at-home volleyball exercises should focus on the particular physical requirements of the game: Agility, explosiveness, speed, and strength
The workouts contained here will be geared toward improving all of those attributes.
All of these exercises can be done at home with limited equipment. And we’ve organized them by area of focus: Upper body, lower body, and coreContinue reading...
The art of serving can be quite a challenge for new and experienced volleyball players alike.
Once the basics of the skill are relatively mastered, it is time to start serving with a purpose other than simply getting the ball over the net.
The most important part of understanding volleyball zones is knowing the strategies behind serving in a particular area.Continue reading...
Volleyball is a relatively simple sport to learn.
Essentially, each team gets three touches (contacts with the ball) to attack the other side.
Once you become familiar with the game, you will begin to notice some calls that seem a little more confusing.Continue reading...