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Volleyball Serving

Volleyball serving is one of the most important parts of the game and is performed every time the ball comes in to play. The drills and exercises performed for volleyball serving should work to increase power to get the ball over the net, aiming to get the ball where they want it to go, and consistency to make it over the net every serve.

A volleyball server must begin by tossing the ball in to the air. It is extremely common for a volleyball serve to be hit out of bounds or into the net because of an inconsistent or improper toss. The toss is the easiest time for a player serving the ball to become dristracted and lose focus, due to things such as noises in the crowd or nerves. This is a crucial time for a volleyball player's muscle memory to come in to action so the body can naturally perform a successful serve without needing an intense amount of focus.

Volleyball Float Serve:

  • The volleyball server begins behind the serving line with their weight shifted to the back foot and the hips and shoulders lined with the net.
  • The volleyball server's non-hitting hand holds the ball in front of the body with a straight arm.
  • The volleyball server has the ball sitting on palm of the non-hitting hand, while the hitting hand is placed on top of ball.
  • The volleyball server tosses the ball in to the air out with the non-hitting hand and hits it with the palm of the hitting hand above the head. Shift the weight from the back foot to the front foot when hitting the ball.
  • The volleyball server should hit the ball solidly at the back center, which will put slim to no spin on the ball.
  • After hitting the ball, the volleyball server will continue with the forward momentum to get in to the defensive position.

Volleyball Jump Serve:

  • The volleyball server begins three steps behind the serving line.
  • The volleyball server tosses ball in the air slightly in front of the of the body, takes three steps towards the ball, and jumps in the air.
  • At the highest point of the jump, the volleyball server hits the back center of the ball with an open palm, using the entire body's momentum.
  • Upon landing, the volleyball player should immediately take their place in the proper defensive position.

The Myosource Kinetic Bands provide resistance to build speed and explosive power, while training volleyball players to improve their serves. The Myosource Lower Body Kinetic Bands fire the muscles in the legs, hips, and core, increasing a player's strength, endurance, balance, momentum, and body control.

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