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How to Serve a Volleyball Coaching Tips | Bellevue University

How to Serve a Volleyball Coaching Tips | Bellevue University


Hi my name is Trish Siedlik I’m the Head Volleyball
Coach here at Bellevue University. Today we’re going to show you how to serve. I have Katie
here helping me and the first series we’re going to show you is “Ready”. Ready is the
first part of how to serve a volleyball. She has her left foot forward. Her left hand holding
the ball because she is a right-hander and she’s going to draw back, and this is “Aim”,
and she’s going to draw her hand back, hand open, and the ball still holding at eye-level.
Still the balance is on her back foot. So this is “Ready” and now this is “Aim”. And
now we’re going to “Fire”. She’s going to toss the ball and step at the same time and
contact the ball with an open hand. (To player) Show me “Ready”. Show me “Aim”. Show me “Fire”.
Show me “Ready.” Show me “Aim”. Show me “Fire”. Now if she was a left-hander, she would be
the opposite. OK, so now she is holding with her right hand with her right foot forward.
How we would start this with a younger level, we would start them up at the 10-foot line
and have some contact using this “Ready, Aim, Fire” series. And then, once we have a success
off that we would back them up a couple more steps, still maybe about half-way on the volleyball
court. And then if we’re successful again we would move back to the full court on the
back line, 30 feet from the net. As far as that goes, if they are not successful we would
be able to move them up a little bit more and still stay at that stage. Maybe the 10-foot
line, maybe the half-way point. This is how you serve a volleyball. If you have any more
questions or would like to check out BUBruins.com please go to see us on that website.

Comments (5)

  1. @froofy101 As far as the serving skill for a float serve, it is best to stop your open hand (contact point) above your head for it to float. There are different philosophies on arm swings, mainly for attacking with the motion going across your body. However, the best way to have an accurate and effective serve, “freezing” the palm to your location across the net is best when it comes to serving. Good luck!

    -Patricia Siedlik

  2. @lauralooo1123 follow through (remember to step with ur left foot assuming you are a righty) and snap your wrist a bit. works for me

  3. @lilmizzoptimistic Without seeing you serve it’s hard to say for sure, but generally speaking, a lack of power in your serve can have a lot to do with your toss. Make sure you are tossing the ball in front of your shoulder so you can step in to your serve. If you are tossing behind your head, you have to reach back for the ball and you will not have as much power.

  4. I know its hard to teach someone without seeing what they are doing wrong. But I just fail at serving so much. I am great at everything else except for serving. I get 1 or 2 servers in every so often and then I just go shit again. My coach started me off with the basic float serve but now his saying to take my time throw it up higher and hit it as hard as I can and that is better but still doesn't work great. Any tips?

  5. ANYONE: I'm trying out for the volleyball team. I can set, spike, bump & block but stupid serving is where it gets me. I can't ever get it high or far enough. I've been working on it for five months.ANYONE, have any tips for stronger serves?? & do you think it is enough to keep me off the freshmen team?

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