Serving

  • Technique: 
    • Posture
      • Right handed servers = left foot slightly in front of right
      • Left handed servers = right foot slightly in front of left
      • Toes pointed towards target
    • Toss
      • Able to toss ball consistently in front of your hitting shoulder
    • Arm Swing
      • Start with 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. If there is pop on the ball there is good contact with the palm. If it is only the heel of the hand that contacts the ball, a thud sound, and if towards the fingers it sounds like a slap.
    • Weight Transfer
      • Understand how to take one step and rotate 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 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 top of the antenna and the top of 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