Volleyball Tips for Newbies (part 1)

By | December 17, 2019

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!