To block in volleyball, stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, with your hips square to the net and your knees slightly bent. This will keep you ready to jump at all times. Keep your arms high with your palms facing the net, but stay at least a half arm’s length away from the net to avoid getting a penalty.
Step One - Find Your Square. The starting point of any good block is having your body square to the net. Like any aspect of volleyball, it’s vital to remain as athletically postured as possible. So developing a good “ready” stance is key.
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If swing blocking - use the footwork - crossover step together - with both arms swinging back then forward as you travel to the outside of your court to front the hitter. Time your block so you jump and penetrate the net with your arms ..just before the hitter contacts/spikes the ball. YouTube.
In short to block a volleyball we would want to do the following actions. Have our hands up at shoulder level and squat down ready to spring upwards with an explosive jump. As we spring upwards we extend our arms above our heads, keeping our arms just a little less than ball width apart.
Positioning For a Block. “Positioning is all about squaring your hips and shoulders to the net. Pick your spot, get square to the net, go in the air, and hold your space.”. While the ball is on the other side of the net, begin to anticipate where the ball is going to bet hit.
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A coach tosses the ball to the setter, who sets a hitter. The blockers must mount a defense and try to block side-by-side. The hitter’s job is to try to put the kill through the hole in their block. Play until the pair of blockers has stuffed 5 attacks, then rotate to a different combination of blockers.
In first picture the left side blocker (in the picture, the player on the right) is placing hands "around the ball". The blocker's left hand is turned "inside". The second picture may exaggerate, but in blocking you try to "grab" the ball - your goal is to place the hands "around the ball".
Good blocking volleyball skills consists of moving into good position to jump up and penetrate the net with your hands and arms to deflect or block your opponents attack. Ready position for blocking... Stand at a comfortable distance off the net. You should be standing with enough leverage to push off and move sideways if you need to.