In this video Steve gets detailed about beach volleyball blocking hand and arm technique. Steve describes blocking as “Controlling the Net!” And with that in mind you need to claim some territory on their side of the net, meaning how far can you get over the net, penetrate and put your hands around the ball.
So starting with this foundation Steve gets detailed on what is good blocking technique. Points include:
– Hand and thumb position and the “W” Shape
– Starting position on hands next to the shoulders
– Elbows on the side of the body
– Go directly to the ball
– Releasing the shoulders so that they are in front so that you make a “Roof shape” with your arms for blocking