Learning volleyball spiking so perfectly that it slams straight into the ground on your opponents is one of the best feelings there is in volleyball. Hi! I’m Logan Tom, my quick bio is that I’m a three time Olympian while being the co-captain to the upcoming London Olympic games in 2012. In the Beijing Olympics I was the overall points leader for women. I started playing on the US National team when I was 15 years old and also won a national championship at Stanford being an all American.
Jumping high above the net and slamming the ball down to gain a point for your team is one of the most rewarding feelings. To learn the proper form and be able to correctly execute a volleyball spike is very gratifying and can help land you that spot on the varsity team at your school or club you have been aiming for.
In these five short videos I will help teach you how to hit the perfect volleyball spike by being a member of volleyball1on1.com.
Weight on Lead Foot
First thing when hitting is to put all your weight on your lead foot. When the ball is coming toward you it is important to be ready for the ball. You need to be on time when attacking the volleyball. Being on time in your peak position allows you to have full range and full power on the ball.
We will be going over slow to fast movement in this video, which has to do with your approach. Slow to fast helps you get all your momentum behind the ball. You need to attack the ball with as much speed, power and accuracy as you can. Adjusting to the ball is really important because the ball will hardly ever be where you want it to be.
Speed = Power
The Faster your arm swing is the more power its going to generate, which means you have to have a loose arm because a tight arm tends to slow the momentum down. Get your arm up quick and high, not too loaded, remember speed = power, do not overload or you may sustain a strain in your shoulder, lastly be careful not to use torque from your body.
Keeping the Ball in Front
Keep the ball in front for the most flexibility to hit to many areas, always hit in the same position for the line, the angle, the deep corner, too far back equals a throw and no power against the block with a chance of injuring your shoulder.
Remember keep your weight on your lead foot, slow to fast for timing and power, arm up quick and loaded, hit in sweet spot to have all shots possible.
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