The following are seven import and
volleyball serving strategies. Number one, serving the week is passer.
Generally, you want to try to avoid serving libero. Avoid Serving the Libero. The libero is usually the best passer on
the court. So, if you can figure out which player on the court is the weakest passer,
try to get them to receive your serve. Okay, tip number two. Serve the best
hitter. Often the outside hitter is lined up in serve receive passing. And they are
sometimes the best hitter on the team. So, you want to try to serve them the ball. By serving the outside hitter, you’re gonna put pressure on them to
pass the ball first before they have to line up to approach to hit. If you can
get them to pass the deep serve or pass a really short serve, this can really
mess up their approach. Okay. Tip number three. Serving front-row
players. By making a front row player pass the ball, this can really mess up
the offense. Often when the front row player receives a serve, the setter a lot
of times doesn’t set this player. So, as a blocker it’s important to notice which
player receives the serve. For example, if the outside hitter gets served and
you notice the setter usually doesn’t set the outside hitter when they receive the serve, then you will be ready for them not to set this player and you can focus
on the other two hitters. Serving short is also effective because a lot of times
the player passing the short serve gets in the way of the hitters. Serving the Middle Hitter Tip number four. Serving the ball down
the line near zone one. Anytime you can serve the ball down the line near Zone
one, you’re going to make it more difficult for the setter to get to the
ball and set it. This is because the setter would prefer to be facing the
outside hitter when they set. So a ball that comes from zone one, they’re gonna
have to turn as they set to face the outside. So, when the ball comes from zone
five, it’s not as difficult because the setter is already facing the ball when
they’re setting. Placing the serve near the sideline Okay. Tip number five. Serve the ball low
hard and deep. Anytime you can get this serve to land near the endline, you’re
going to make it really difficult for the passer to pass the ball to the net. So,
the setter can set at the net. Especially at the younger age groups, it’s more
difficult to pass that really deep serve because the forearm passing platform has
to be much higher. So, the deep serve makes it more difficult to pass the ball with
forearms. And when taking the deep serve with the hands, it’s difficult to push
the ball up to the net with hands. And if you keep the serve low, meaning the
flight of the ball is low, then a lot of times players will end up playing a ball
that’s going to end up out. Landing out of bounds. They end up playing it
because it’s a low serve. Whereas when serving the ball high,
they’re more likely to let that ball drop. So basically, if you serve the ball
high and deep, be sure to keep it in the court. And if you can keep the serve low
and get it deep, there’s a good chance they’re gonna play the ball even
though it might land barely out of bounds. When you serve deep, the pass will end up off the net. Okay. Tip number six. Serve the player
that just came in the game. So, a lot of times a team will get stuck in serve receive. Maybe a player is struggling passing, so they decide to sub that
player out. So in this situation, you have a new player coming in the game that
hasn’t been playing. So it’s a good idea to serve this player because they likely
aren’t that focused and ready to play. They likely aren’t that good a
passer because if they were, they would have already been in the game passing. Okay. Tip number seven. Serve the ball to
zone two. If the ball is passed from zone two, this
is going to make it more difficult for the setter to turn and face the outside
hitter when they set. Especially if the team is trying to run a slide, it’s
usually easier to run a slide when the pass is coming from zone five or zone
six. So for a ball that’s coming from zone 1 or zone 2, it’s going to be much
more difficult for the setter to run the slide. Now if you haven’t seen my video where I
explain the different types of serves, be sure to check it out. The link to watch
it is in the description below and also in the cards in this video. If you’ve been
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