Good serve receive skills are critical for running a team offense.
Perhaps the most important and often overlooked skill is the skill of communicating with teammates.
Communicating while Receiving the Serve
It doesn't matter how great your passing skills are if you can't decide who takes the ball.
In order to receive, the passers need to pass the ball accurately to a setter.
How well a team communicates will often determine how well a team passes in reception.
Communication skills are tied closely with anticipation skills.
For example, the better a team is at anticipating the serve, the sooner players will communicate with one another.
The earlier the communication, the easier it is to pass.
The following are important communication tips.
Of all the reception skills, forearm passing is probably the most popular.
This is the technique the player uses to direct the ball with the forearms to team setter.
Mastering the Volleyball Bump Pass
The following are forearm passing tips.
The overhead pass is like a handset. The overhead pass is a more accurate pass, especially when the passer has plenty of time to get in position.
Overhead Volleyball Passing
What's difficult about the overhead pass is it's often tougher to make good consistent passes.
Most youth players struggle overhead passing because it's harder to get in the best position to pass accurately.
For example, if the ball is served low and fast, it's tough for a passer to get under the ball to overhead set.
Also on balls served to the side of the passer. It's hard to move side ways and get in a comfortable position to take the ball overhead.
Then also on deep serves. It can be tough to pass deep serves because the player needs to be strong and athletic enough to get the ball to the target.