The main problem of the individual passer’s tactics is to defeat the opposing server and provide perfect reception. Today in the volleyball serve reception is viewed as an ideal, safe, unsafe, poor, or as an error.
Ideal service reception – after receiving service, setter can set a fast attack (he is not moved from his position and can perform jump set of spike).
Safe serve reception – after receiving service setter can perform set, but not pre-prepared combination.
Uncertain service reception – after receiving service the ball did not come up near setter (setter has to make more steps to get to the ball and can’t organize a planned attack). Continue Reading
Using leg drive
When receiving a hard-driven serve, your passing platform should remain stable.
The natural rebound of the ball from your arms will provide plenty of force.
For a softer serve, you need to use some leg drive when the forearms contact the ball (take a look at the picture). Imagine you are sitting on the edge of a chair as you get into proper passing position.
As you contact the ball use just enough power in your legs to stand up.
A forearm pass should always be used when receiving a serve or a volley and is often the first touch of the ball. The forearm pass allows the player to contact the ball lower to the floor giving valuable time to get into position and make a better pass. The platform created by the forearms also provides greater stability and control of the ball. A good first pass is crucial to setup an effective attacking play.
If necessary, the player can provide additional arm or leg movement to push the ball further. Often, however, the momentum from a hard serve or volley alone is sufficient to reach the target without any additional movements from the player. A player only needs to form a strong platform and let the ball rebound. A player’s position, posture and stance along with the arm angle contribute to the accuracy and effectiveness of the pass. Continue Reading