Volleyball Tips for Newbies (part 4)

6. Avoid passing the ball overly close to the net

For one classic error, it is passing (or bumping) your ball overly close to the net. It is sometimes called as one over bump. One over bump makes it truly hard for the setter to set the ball. Also, even if they are capable of salvaging it to get one set, the chances are that they cannot run any plays.

Not all, you may inadvertently get setting up the other team. Usually, an over bump indeed does go OVER your net – and if one player from the other team, by chance, is in the proper position, they can time a nice hit. For sure, for their team.

To stay away from over bumps, when you pass the ball, attempt to aim for about one foot off the net. Doing so gives the setter a specific room. Also, you, as the passer, will be able to leeway in your target.

7. Avoid catching the ball during one play

Well, it seems silly. Anyone knowing the volleyball rules knows that you are not meant to catch the ball. Yet, if you have been at one volleyball game before, especially one volleyball tournament, you can figure out how LOUD it is. Players are yelling, shoes are squeaking on the floor, and volleyballs are bouncing. Plus, referees on multiple courts are blowing their whistles.

So, it’s easy for one player to THINK of hearing the whistle blow and catching the ball to finish the play. Yet, if you even have one tiny little doubt regarding whether you heard one whistle blow or not, you should KEEP PLAYING! Believe us; you will look far more foolish when catching the ball during one active play than when you kept playing following the whistle blown! Keep in mind!

Volleyball Tips for Newbies (part 3)

4. Avoid setting the ball overly close to the net

The hitter does not come to use the full hitting approach; plus, their hitting choices are more limited.

Aside from being tricky to hit, one set that is overly close to the net can get somewhat unsafe as well, particularly for less experienced hitters. When one hitter is not familiar with adjusting to one tight set, they tend to land under or in the net, potentially landing on blockers’ feet. It is among the most common ways to get injured in volleyball, usually resulting in knee or ankle injuries.

Rather than aiming right for the net, you should aim for around one foot away from the net. In case it is off-target slightly, it gives some buffer room. Here, the hitter should not expect one perfect set from one non-setter player anyway. Hence, they had better be ready to adjust.

5. Avoid landing under or on the net

As one newer player, you usually do not get as many sets; thus, hitting as many spikes as possible is tempting. It is a great attitude, yet, make sure to maintain one controlled hitting approach, as well as high spatial awareness of the net, inclusive of the area under your net.

A lot of times, players are excessively focussed on hitting the ball, so they fail to figure out how close to their net they get. Remember, one rule violation is touching the net, and it can cost the team a point. More significantly, that being said, is the safety aspect. When you land under or in the net, there is a high chance you might land on the foot of someone else.

So, while concentrating wholly on hitting the ball is tempting, remember to work on your spatial awareness as well.

Volleyball Tips for Newbies (part 2)

3. Avoid touching the second ball – do so only when the setter has been calling for help

As we are addressing the three-touch topic, it is an excellent time for reminding the players to allow the setter to take such a second ball. Here, the setter is one specialized position taking the second ball as well as setting up the hitters.

In some cases, that first bump is likely to be off-target from the place it supposedly goes, and the setter needs to run it down. Plus, sometimes, such a ball may be headed directly towards one among the other players. Setting the ball may be tempting, but the setter is known as the specialized player of whom role it is for setting up the hitters.

Besides, the thing with setters can be that they tend to be FAST! They can get to such a second ball – in the end, it is what these ones have been trained for doing! Even when they run to the ball, they may probably get a great set to one of the hitters.

Yet, they have been trained as well to realize when it makes sense to allow one teammate to take the second ball – it is when “help” is what they call out, signaling one of the teammates for stepping in as well as setting instead. Thus, if the ball appears as it will head towards you, you should keep an ear open for any call of help from the setter. Next, step in as well as helping out the teammate!

4. Avoid setting the ball overly close to the net

When the setter asks for help, and one non-setter player has to set the ball, placing the ball excessively close to the net is among the most common mistakes that they make.

Volleyball Tips for Newbies (part 1)

When playing sports, you need to know the essential skills, the rules, as well as the etiquette. Above all, all of these have to do with practice. There is also something you learn after you have played for a long while, things that unquestionably come with your experience. Below are some of the tips which you will not see in your volleyball rule book, yet they will help you immensely to score your points – as well as making you one better teammate.

1. Even if it sounds obvious, call mine

Call mine if you are in a position of taking the volleyball. When you play volleyball‘s higher levels, it gets engrained, and you will call mine without knowing, even if it is quite apparent.

For beginners, this instinct is not that natural. When the ball comes to you, you will get it – of course! Yet, for some players, when they fail to hear someone say so, they may think that the ball has been up for grabs, and then someone must get it!

That call may seem silly, yet after you have joined a few games, you will figure out how common it indeed is. So never be afraid to call for the ball.

2. Attempt to use the three hits

In this sport, each team will have three times to touch the ball before returning it over the net. Sometimes, inexperienced players may become intimidated or nervous by the ball and deliver it over the net before the team has got their three hits.

It could lead to a missed scoring opportunity. You see, the bump-set-spike play requires the three hits to get executed. Thus, if a player bumps the ball across the net with the unused hit, they can miss out on the scoring opportunity. Be alert!

Amazing benefits of volleyball to players

Amazing benefits of volleyball to players

From the characteristics of volleyball, volleyball teaching and training has an influence and a good effect on players. Volleyball training and competition is also a process of training and fostering people comprehensively about power – psychology, consciousness and collective spirit, perseverance and courage. Below are some benefits of this interesting sport.

Keeping fit and staying healthy

The variety of skills and different techniques of movements will facilitate the development of human physical qualities. Playing volleyball helps players develop increase strength, fast, enduring, flexible, and ingenious in harmonious coordination.

Developing reflexes

Volleyball training and competition requires quick handling of frequently changing situations. Frequently practicing volleyball has a positive impact on the player’s development, improvement of adaptability and orientation. The sport requires players to choose reasonable techniques. You need to know how to quickly move from one movement to another. This helps players achieve high flexibility of neurological processes.

Training assertive determination

Amazing benefits of volleyball to players

Volleyball training and competition positively affects the development of people who practice valuable qualities such as courage, consistency, determination and dedication, creativity and discipline. The desire to achieve goals in a competition will teach players to act collectively, regularly cooperation. This will contribute to educating the sense of collective responsibility and affection.

Development of height and bone

With volleyball, players must move and operate continuously so it will help you get a fit body. The postures are constantly changing to help your joints lubricate. It will help restrain bone and joint problems.


Finally, volleyball helps you entertain, relieve stress after tired working hours. Volleyball is a form of entertainment and exercise that many people, especially the elderly, should choose.

Above are some unexpected benefits volleyball bring. It is a good selection to choose this interesting sport to keep fit and stay healthy!