Volleyball players regularly land unilaterally after a spike action , due to a shift in the center of gravity arising from the asymmetric technique that is required by the spike jump .
Purpose: To determine the effect of in-season differential training on volleyball spike-jump technique and performance in elite-level female players. Methods: During the season, spike jumps of 12 elite female players (Austrian Volleyball League Women) were recorded by 13 Qualisys Oqus cameras (250 Hz) and an AMTI force plate (1000 Hz).
Spiking a volleyball can involve a two step, three step, or four step approach. It is the coordinated effort of footwork, arm swing, and explosiveness. How...
To spike a volleyball, position yourself behind the 10-foot line and watch the setter so you can move quickly when the ball comes over the net. Make sure to be in the correct stance, facing the ball with knees bent at a 30 degree angle toward the net. When you are ready to strike, approach the net and jump as the ball falls into position.
Back row players can legally spike the ball from behind the 10 foot (3 meter) line. This is a much more difficult type of volleyball attack and is used only by more experienced volleyball players. The basic classical spike is made by jumping off of both feet. A spiker usually takes a series of steps to attack the ball.
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You never just jump up in volleyball…. There’s always a twisting movement involved (e.g when you open up your body to spike), and this torque is mimicked in this exercise (although it isn’t exactly the same, that’s fine because it still works on your ability to freely move in the air).
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Your hands should also be swinging behind you to help boost the upward momentum as you spike the ball. Maintain balance by keeping your feet at shoulder-width apart. 6. Jump while the ball is falling into position. You are almost there. Swing your arms forward as you jump high up for a powerful strike. 7. Move your hand back for a strike