Attacking

  • Technique
    • Footwork and Posture
      • FEET TO THE BALL
      • Able to make correct 3-step approach (1st step = drive step and 2nd/3rd step = plant step)
      • Shoulders forward
      • Understand arms forward on first step and back on plant step
      • Use arms to explode off the ground
      • Understand how to jump straight up
      • Floating is minimal
      • Able to do proper block transition footwork
        • step, cross, hop footwork
      • Able to do proper base to read defense to transition footwork
        • step, cross hop footwork
      • Able to do proper serve receive to transition footwork
        • turn, run, slant to get all the way outside (even with the 10ft. line)
    • Hand Contact
      • Spend quality time perfecting the hand contact. Teach the hard, wide hand, shaped like the ball.
      • Understand how to apply top spin to ball by snapping wrist. Creating spin is the number one thing to learn as a young player
      • Understand to contact the ball with arm fully extended
  • Mentality
    • If you make a mistake, make an aggressive mistake
    • Always want the ball even after an error
    • Approach hard on every ball
  • Result
    • Hit a ball to zone 1 and 5
    • Block, serve receive and play defense then transition to make approach 
    • Understand body-to-ball position (Is a ball hittable)
    • Attacking 60-70% of 3rd contact balls