Attacking

  • 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 the defense to transition footwork
  • step, cross hop footwork
  • Able to do proper service to 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 topspin to the ball by snapping the wrist. Creating spin is the number one thing to learn as a young player
  • Understand to contact the ball with the 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 the approach 
  • Understand body-to-ball position (Is a ball hittable)
  • Attacking 60-70% of 3rd contact balls
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