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Heat Women’s Volleyball Serving Aces

Heat Women’s Volleyball Serving Aces


Serving as one of those personal traits in a volleyball player, if you want that, I don’t want to say that either have it or you don’t, but some players just instinctively are very good from the service line. It’s really hard to say what makes the perfect serve, we have so many girls on our team who have unreal serves. There’s Michelle’s who’s is high, deep, spinny, and hard to read. And then there’s Ox, who if she’s on, she’s gunna get an ace. A perfect serve, is one that has really good location, so between two players and especially on my serve, to have that little bit of float, so it looks like it’s going one direction but it switches last-minute. The heat women’s volleyball programmer in the unique position of having not one, but two fifth year players in the top five of service aces all time in the Canada West. Centre Emily Oxland, and outside hitter Megan Festival most likely won’t take top spot overall, but the individual accomplishments for this program in just its’ 6th year in the Canada West are impressive. We put a lot of emphasis on that tactical side of the game and it starts with the serve for us. We get out servers serving strategically, and we have our blockers blocking a certain way, and our defenders playing around that. So it really all ties together, and the serve really sets things up. So again, we spent a lot of time tactically with our serving. Neither Oxland nor Festival have let their continued success get to their heads. In my final year, it’s pretty great to see how many aces, but honestly it’s not a big deal. It’s all about the team and how you do as a team, in the Final and at Nationals. A lot of the moments I remember over the past five years are specific plays with certain girls and playing with the team that I remember more than the specific milestones, at least. Obviously very happy to see them getting some recognition and it’s always an honor to have your name in a record book. First, they’re top three or top ten, even. There’s been so many great players come through Canada West over the last 40-50 years that anytime you can get recognized and have your name in there, I think it’s a big accomplishment. So, for me there’s some pride involved but also really in the end just very happy for them, so that they can leave a bit of a legacy with this league. Not just with their play, but also by having their name in record book. There’s little secret to their success. I think someone gets a perfect serve just by practicing, like, the repeated reps, and quality, every practice. Whenever I go watch the service line, it’s always serve high and deep, it’s no matter what the serve I’m doing, that’s just happens to be my routine now, is kind of keeps my arm high and make sure I don’t serve into the net or drop my elbow. You can see it in their eyes when they go back there, to the service line. They’re thinking about scoring a point, and they really have that attitude about, this is offence to start with, they’ve got that goal in mind when they’re back on the service line.

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