Volley Ball Skills
Used to put the ball in play. The action is done with arm swing that sends the ball over the net into the opponent’s court.
Used to receive the ball from your opponents, as in service, or as a technique to accurately control the ball in a way that eliminates lifting or carrying the ball. the fundamental action of passing is to rebound the ball off of the forearms (which are held together tightly with the palms and thumbs positioned together) from a slightly squatted and balanced position.
Used to receive a teammate’s pass in order that the play may continue by passing the ball overhead to an attacker. the fundamental action of setting is to contact the ball with the finger pads momentarily at the forehead and following through with arms fully extended to the hitting target.
Kill or Attack-
Used to put the ball into the opponent’s court in order to earn a point or side out. the fundamental action of attacking incorporates a quick approach followed by a strong, full arm swing, and follow-thru.
is often thought of as the most important skill in volleyball. If you can’t pass the serve, then you won’t ever put your team in a position to score a point.
The importance of serving is often undervalued. Many coaches don’t teach players to serve aggressive and use this opportunity to give the team an advantage for scoring points.
is perhaps the least taught skill in volleyball. Players can get away with poor blocking skills because not blocking isn’t going to hurt the team as much as being poor at executing other skills in volleyball.
is another skill that isn’t focused on quite as much as most skills in volleyball.
Used to stop the ball from crossing the net as a result of an opponent’s attack. A block is effective if it immediately places the ball back into the opponent’s court or if it temporarily slows down the ball in order for a defender to make a dig. The fundamental action of blocking is to stand facing the net with feet shoulder width apart, arms nearly extended above the head, ready to jump above the net to deflect the ball back into the opponent’s court.
used to receive the opponent’s attack. The key skills are digging and sprawling. The dig resembles a forearm pass from a low ready position and is used more for balls that are hit near the defender. The sprawl is a result of an attempted dig for a ball that is hit further away from the defender and resembles a dive.
Volley Ball Skills