SERVING YOUR OPPONENT INTO TROUBLE - 5 QUICK TIPS TO SMARTER SERVING
VOLLEYBALL NUTRITION - 5 FOODS TO AVOID
1. SERVING YOUR OPPONENT INTO TROUBLE
There are basically 3 ways to put a team in trouble.
By forcing them to...
1. Pass poorly
2. Set poorly or
3. Hit poorly
A good serve can put a team in trouble in any one or combination of these 3 ways.
For example, a poor pass can make it much more difficult for a setter to set the ball.
A poor set makes it more difficult for a hitter to attack.
Important: Winning in doubles comes down to how well you can keep your opponent from getting a good attack...
...how well you can put your team in position to attack.
This is the goal in doubles - the better you are at getting your team in good position to attack,
then the more success you will have.
It's important to never give the team a “free ball”. Always try to do something with the ball. Just because you don’t get a good set, that doesn’t mean you can’t cause your opponent trouble. For example, if you get a bad set and can't swing, you can still place the ball in the court forcing the weakest passer to make the play. If a player doesn’t like to pass the deep ball, place the ball deep in the court. If they don’t like the short ball, place the ball short.
If nothing else, make them have to move to make the play.
In doubles, placing the ball to the deep middle of the court is usually a good option when you don’t know where you should hit. This forces each player to communicate because the ball is between them.
Serving tough is very important to winning in doubles.
A tough serve leads to a poor attack which then makes it much easier to counter-attack and win the point.
Follow the link for 5 quick serving tips and serving strategies that will help give your team the advantage.
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