Tips on how to spike a volleyball
Hi you need to practice your timing for both your approach and your ball hit. 1) to better your ball hit timing. stand in front of a wall with both. show more Hi
you need to practice your timing for both your approach and your ball hit.
1) to better your ball hit timing. stand in front of a wall with both feet on ground, toss your ball up (at least 0,20 m in front of you) and hit it, spiking it downward so it bounces off the floor, to the wall and comes back at least at the same position you hit it before. Try to repeat it consecutively. *Tips*. if you use your right hand to hit the ball, your left foot should be closer to the wall than your right -- try to snap your wrist each time you hit the ball to give it more spin motion -- always hit the ball over and in front of your head -- try to be fluid in your
arm swing like you were using a bow and arrow targeting the ball.
2) to better your approach timing. ask someone to set you balls. For each set, try to jump as high as you can and catch the ball with both hands as high as you can but always over the top of the net. You can ask your setter to vary the passes, like setting you a 4, a 3 etc.
If you feel you're getting better, you can add jumping in exercise 1 and spiking in exercise 2.
In my opinion, spike power comes last, cause you need to master your spike skill before. just like learning to ride a bike, step after step.
If you're worried about blocks, you should start working on your vertical leap. When you jump higher, you'll have a better view of the opponent's court, you'll have better angles for your spike and who knows, maybe you'll be able to do over block spikes ;)
Source(s): 7 years playerSource: answers.yahoo.com