Volleyball defense consists of both blocking and backcourt digging or contacting the ball. Volleyball defense is a reaction to offense. A team plays volleyball defense from the moment their opponents contact or control the ball to the moment the ball crosses the plane of the net and returns to their side.
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Volleyball Serve Defense Drills. These volleyball serve defensive drills focus on the first touch from a serve. Volleyball Serve Defense Drills. Passing: Middle or Lateral. This volleyball drill will practice decision making between lateral and inside the body passing. Serving: Bombs Away! This drill will help practice short serves.
Rotational defense, or man back defense, is probably the most common defense played in women's volleyball. The goal is to cover a mix of tips and swings. Attacking Rotational. The following volleyball graphics show how a team can attack this defensive system.
Volleyball Defense: Touch Ten. This volleyball drill will teach the defensive player to be aggressive and ready to move. Volleyball: Passing Free Balls to Setter. This volleyball drill helps players understand proper movement for free ball transition, when passing to the setter. Free Ball: Pass, Set, Cover, and Catch
Most people who have played any volleyball have been introduced to the idea of service rotation. There are six positions on the court (3 front row and 3 back row) and one of the positions is the designated server. Players rotate through each of these positions, serving when they rotate to the designated position. 1 4 3 2 5 6
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In this video, Steve Colpus shows a serve receive drill progression that he uses with his team that starts simple and progresses to more complex drills.
Defensive specialists carry a serve receive and defense responsibility in the back row. Defensive specialists are allowed to serve and often play the full back row rotation before giving the spot in the front row to the offensive player again. Check out six volleyball positions page to find out how players should line up on the court.
Player starts on right sideline and shuffles twice toward the center of the court. Player turns and sprints toward opposite sideline (left sideline). Player dives and touches ball. Player gets up and gets into hitting position. Tosser tosses ball. Player approaches and attacks. Blocker attempts to block. Blocker shags ball and goes to end of line. Player replaces blocker.
When it comes to starting serving I often like to start with Setter as the first server as this allows the team to have 3 dedicated front row players that will all likely be good blockers. Starting like this also allows the team to have three rotations where there are 3 dedicated front players for attacking.
So as you can see, the player who is closest to the origin of the serve is the one who takes the short seam between players. The one further away then takes the deep seam. And here’s what that same principle looks like from the perspective of a standard perimeter defense. Again, the star is the attack point.