Serving

  • Posture
  • Right-handed servers = left foot slightly in front of the right
  • Left-handed servers = right foot slightly in front of left
  • Toes pointed towards the target
  • Toss
  • Able to toss ball consistently in front of your hitting shoulder
  • Arm Swing
  • Start with a high hand and elbow back by ear
  • Hand Contact
  • Contact the ball with the palm of the hand so there is a pop on the ball to create the float serve. There is good contact with the palm if there is a pop on the ball. If it is only the heel of the hand that contacts the ball, there is a thud sound, and if towards the fingers it sounds like a slap.
  • Weight Transfer
  • Understand how to take one step and rotate your hip through the ball to generate speed and power
  • Mentality
  • No back-to-back errors as a team or individual
  • Make the opponent pass after timeout (don’t miss a serve after a timeout)
  • Serve the sub 
  • Stay away from libero
  • Deep court serves
  • Result 
  • Able to serve all 6 zones (image)
  • Able to serve below a serving cord (between the top of the antenna and the top of the net tape
  • Serve ball at 30mph. The ball begins to move/float at 28 mph
  • Introduce the jump float serve. It may not be used in competition, but it needs to be ready for refinement by 13U
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