Basics of the Volleyball Spike. Techniques, skills, and strategies. A volleyball spike or attack is the strategy used to send the ball over the net to the opponent in such a manner that ball is not returnable. The spike is performed by moving the arm in a way such that you angle the ball to land on the ground of your opponent's side of the court. Usually a spike is hit with great force at a downward angle.
Improve your spiking in volleyball by mixing up your shots, aim for the block two ways for hitters looking for ways to score against a big opposing block. 14 Spiking in Volleyball Tips: Great hitters have confidence in their ability to hit against any block. (Ralph Arvesen) Adopt a fearless attitude about hitting.
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Spiking is a vital skill in volleyball. If done appropriately, every spike you make will earn your team points. It is also likely to intimidate your opponents hence giving you more energy to keep going. However, it is not the easiest move to learn, but with passion and practice, you are ready to go.
Hitting or "spiking" a volleyball is a challenging skill, but it’s also a lot of fun. For those reasons, Bishop’s high school coach Tod Mattox likes to make it a big part of volleyball training for every level of athlete. In this video, he offers step-by-step pointers for teaching young volleyball players how to hit the ball, from approach footwork to arm swing.
As I mentioned earlier instead of actually spiking the ball all the time, smart hitters know when and how to mix up their attack hits. Smart players work hard in volleyball spiking drills to make themselves unpredictable and hard to read by the opposing team defense. If you go up to spike the ball every time you attack, then it’s easy for the other team to anticipate what you are going to do and easy to set up a defense strategy against you.
Spiking a volleyball entails forcefully striking the ball toward the floor on your opponent's side of the net. You wait for the setter to set the ball near the net, then approach the ball, jump, and go in for the "kill." If the ball hits the floor before the other team can retrieve it, your team gets a point.
Spiking volleyball skills are majorly attacking techniques where timing is very significant. Keep yourself at an angle with the ball to execute a proper spike. This skill is a four step technique for the right hand players: Right, Left, Right and Left; whereas for the left hand players, it is a three step technique: Left, Right and Left.
While spiking is the most glamourous and well-known type of attack, there are actually other ways to deliver an offensive play as well. Hitting or spiking is when a player jumps up and hits the ball with a one-armed overhead swinging motion, contacting the ball squarely with their slightly open hand. The intent of a hit is pure power – jumping helps generate more power and momentum.