If you want to succeed in volleyball, you have to learn how to perform these serves. So let’s take a look at them:
The top spin serve is a serve that makes the ball look a curve ball pitched from a baseball player. The ball is going to curve straight down. The way to do it is to put as much top spin on the ball as possible. By hitting the ball really hard and snapping your wrist, you should get the ball to spin towards the ground as it crosses the net. This is a tough serve to receive because serve receivers are going to pulled closer to the net than they may think they need to be.
The floater is a cool serve because this is going to cause the ball to do some really odd things. It is called a float serve … Read the rest
The squat is one of the most basic exercises known to man, but it is also one of the most beneficial exercises for athletes such as basketball players, football players, and volleyball players.
A squat can be done with or without weights.
If you’re doing squats without weights, you simply would squat down with your feet shoulder width apart and bend your knees at a 90 degree angle and then come back up. You can do as many reps as possible or your can break it up into sets.
The same thing would be done for a weighted squat except you would be lifting a barbell with weights. Find your maximum weight and then subtract about 40-50 pounds from it until you can do the exercises with great form and confidence. Then you can increase the weight weekly.
The leg press is a very effective lower body … Read the rest
Michael Jordan is the best player to ever play the game of basketball. He has nothing but respect for the game and want players to achieve success the right way. With that being said there are several different aspects to shooting the ball and all must be done correctly if a player is to become a great shooting. The perfect formula when teaching the art of shooting has to do with BEEF. Let me explain…
BEEF is an acronym that stands for balance, eyes, elbow, follow-through. This is a strategy used everywhere to teach good shoot form and is an extremely effective strategy.
B – Balance
Balance is extremely important when shooting the basketball. A player’s feet should be shoulder width apart when they prepare to shoot. This gives the perfect amount of balance on each side of the body. With the knees bent, one foot should be a … Read the rest
The sport of Volleyball was originally started in 1895 when William G. Morgan, an instructor at the Young Men’s Christian Association in Holyoke, Massachusetts, wanted to take elements from popular sports such as basketball, baseball, tennis, and handball to create a new kind of sport for different classes of businessmen that would be less physically demanding than the game of basketball. The result was volleyball, which he originally called Mintonette. Morgan took the kind of net used in tennis and raised it to 6 feet 6 inches above the court, which was just above the average men’s height at the time. The naming for volleyball came when, during a demonstration game of the new sport, an observer remarked about the back and forth volleying action of the play.
Volleyball then continued to advance. On July 7th, 1896, the first game of volleyball was played at Springfield college. Later, in 1900, … Read the rest
By following a short warm-up exercise routine you will improve your ability to out perform the competition. You can be faster and stronger with these few exercises. The warm-up routine I will recommend will allow your muscles to warm-up and actively stretch, sometimes called a dynamic warm-up, dynamic stretch or if used as a workout rather than a warm-up, bursting. While getting a good stretch on your muscle you are also increasing speed, flexibility, agility and bursting strength.
Most track athletes are used to this type of warm-up and exercise routine. As a basketball player you have more demand to be agile. You need to be able to quickly change direction, spin and stop. A track athlete is more concerned with reaching a top speed as quickly as possible.
Here is my recommended basketball warm-up routine. Start with a light jog for 10 minutes. I recommend running a slow mile … Read the rest