If you have been watching volleyball and are ready to get started and maybe join a local league, then it is pretty darn important that you get yourself a rule book and learn the volleyball rules and also check out some basic skills. In reality, you do not need to know or posses a huge amount of skills: really just 5. As for a position, really the best way to figure this out is to play. Below, I have listed these skills that will help on your journey.

The serve is what begins every single play in volleyball (if you do not know this then you really need to study. Due to the fact that everyone serves (unless you are subbed out every time), this is a necessary skill to learn. Serves can be completed either underhand or overhand. The overhand serve will obviously be the more effective and stronger serve. a few specialized serves are called the float serve and the jump serve. These are a little more advanced and will likely take time to master.

If you can serve, then you must be able to pass. This is very important. Do not expect to play in the back row if you never learn how to correctly pass a volleyball. Learn to pass because back row can be the most fun position because you will be passing serves and digging spikes. When passing, the volleyball rules state that you can use either your arms or your hands. Your arms are used to bump the ball and your hands are used to set the ball.

The set almost always follows the pass in a volleyball game. Usually the setter on a volleyball team is much more athletic than the rest. Setters should also be the smartest and best leaders. I like to relate the position of the setter to a quarterback on a football team. You are responsible for moving the ball around and getting your players to score points.

The way to score in volleyball is almost always the spike or attack. If you can jump high, you are strong, and you can hit a volleyball well, I highly recommend working on this skill. Hitting a volleyball and getting a kill is one of the best feelings in volleyball. Perfect this skill and be a force at the net.

The opposite of the spike is the block. The two skills essentially go together though. You will not do you team much help if you are a great spiker but terrible blocker. Blocking is essential to stop the other team from getting kills. You are getting the job done when the opposite setter will not set the hitter that you are blocking against.

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