5 Volleyball Skills Every Player Must Posses

If volleyball is something that you have never done and have decided to pick up, then you need to learn and practice the rules of volleyball and the skills that go along with it. In reality, you do not need to know or posses a huge amount of skills: really just 5. As for a position, really the best way to figure this out is to play. Below, I have listed these skills that will help on your journey.

All volleyball games and rallies start with a serve. Due to the fact that everyone serves (unless you are subbed out every time), this is a necessary skill to learn. A player can either serve the volleyball underhand or serve it overhand. Overhand serves are much tougher to pass, so this is the one you are going to want to do. a few specialized serves are called the float serve and the jump serve. Because of the difficulties with these serves, they are much harder to do.

If you can serve, then you must be able to pass. This is very important. If you cannot pass a volleyball, then you will likely never in the back row. I find passing one of the most enjoyable skills to be good at because I love serve recieve and playing defense. You will not do either of those if you are a bad passer. The volleyball rules state that a player can pass a ball using both arms in a “bump” or the player can use hands to make the pass, like a set.

After the pass comes the set. Usually the setter on a volleyball team is much more athletic than the rest. Setters should also be the smartest and best leaders. The skill of setting is much like being a quarterback in the NFL. Just like a quarterback, the setter must think fast, make smart decisions, and get teammates to score points.

The “attack” or “spike” is the skill that is going to get you points in volleyball. It takes a few things to be a good hitter. If you can jump, if you are strong, and you have good hand contact, become a hitter. Hitting a volleyball and getting a kill is one of the best feelings in volleyball. Perfect this skill and be a force at the net.

The block is basically the exact opposite skill than the attack. These skills almost go hand in hand. If you are a strong hitter but are terrible blocker, you may not ever play the front row. Blocking is essential to stop the other team from getting kills. If you can block players and make the other setter think twice about setting the ball your direction, then you have done you job.

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