As any coach knows, volleyball players love to hit. But it's not all just brute force. From anticipating blocks to taping fingers, here are some tips and drills to take your squad's hitting skills to the next level.
Teams that don't hit effectively won't succeed on the court. Here's a breakdown of hitting drills to help organize your practices--and help your squad maximize their skills.
Digging a blocked ball is one of the most challenging parts of a volleyball match. Here's a scrimmage drill to help your hitters react to blocks and boost your squad's offensive flow.
The middle hitter in volleyball is vital to creating an effective offensive attack. Here are three tips to ensure your team's middle hitter maximizes their talent and contributes to your squad's scoring chances.
Good blocking is often good anticipation. Use this drill at your next practice to sharpen your blockers' skills and help them react to your opponent's hitters.
It's important for attackers to recognize a block when on the offensive. This improves a hitter's kill percentage by reducing the chances of swinging into the block. Vision training helps hitters of all levels perfect this skill.
Whether you're a hitter or a blocker, you're going to do some damage to your fingernails. Here's a quick tip for players--that practice so often their fingernails break away from the finger--to help them avoid bleeding and pain.