How to Play Volleyball : How to Spike a Volleyball

Hello, this is Keith Sewell on behalf of Expert
Village. In this clip, we’re going to be talking about how to hit or spike a volleyball. Usually
when you hit, you want to take a 3 or 4 step approach to the net. A 3-step approach would
be accomplished by using a left, right, left foot pattern. And a 4-step would be a right,
left, right, left. And I say right-left at the end of both of those real quick because
it’s a gathered step; it happens super quickly. And this is for a right-handed swinger. Your
approach when you’re hitting the strong side would be to swing out so that you can have
your options of hitting cross-court or down the line. And when you’re coming from the
right side, you’re going to approach pretty much straight towards the net. The hands are
in front of the hitter until that last 2 steps when they swing up and back behind the hitter
to gain explosiveness as the hitter jumps. You should try to contact the ball at the
peak of how high your arm swing can get. And when you go up, you want to pull your arm
back like you’re drawing a bow and arrow. And when you contact the ball, you want to
hit the ball with an open hand and follow through like you’re trying pull yourself up
by using the ball. If you hit the ball slightly in front of your body, you can keep your weight
behind the ball, and you’ll have more power to hit. You want to swing fully extended upward
and not side armed. Follow through across your body or beside your body, either way…whatever’s
more comfortable for you. You always want to land evenly with both feet on the ground.

100 thoughts on “How to Play Volleyball : How to Spike a Volleyball


    stupid tips… and also people saying dont use knuckles.. .. you actully can use 1 or 2 knucles to tip . somepeople find this easier

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  3. Hey Man… In Beach Volleyball… You Can't Use Fingers to tip… Must Use Knuckles Or FIst… FIVB And Atp Tour Rules =)

  4. i think you switched the titles for tip/dinking a volleyball and spiking a volleyball. i watched the other one to, so yeah..

  5. Actually you can, if you hit the ball on top of your fingers you actually can, i don't know for sure if it is called a "snake" in English but thats what it is called in dutch. It recuires some practise though if you dont want to bruise your fingers every time you use it.

  6. Yeah You're Right… But Your Finger has to be All Together and Hit The Ball In One Motion…
    If You Play Beach… I Recomend Cobra-Style… Hittin With 2 Knuckles… You have much more control on your ball… =)

  7. Yeah that is what i use, it also gives less injuries, cause if you screw up on a snake, you screw up your fingers xD.

  8. Tipping is for pussies, i never tip, if its a bad set i just hit the shit outta the ball as hard as i can into the back wall of the gym.

  9. well really honestly its not that hard…you usually play center spiker when you have your setter on position 2, thats when you spike from position 3 instead of attacking from the sides…relatively simple, only that you're attacking the middle!

  10. yeah… don't try to teach something that you know nothing about… it just makes you look bad… The enthusiasm is appreciated tho…

  11. ahh i cant.
    see i was on the team last yrr and i was starting setter. and this yr i got cut but like the next day the jv coach calls me and says i should come back cuz im way better then the setters they havee so i go back and then they tell me im player/manager. and so im like ok? and i play and be manager but then they like embarrassed me in front of the entire team and talked behind my back and were being douche bags so i quit. but i miss it soooo much. vballs so important to me i miss it.

  12. BornNRaised101
    yeah, he does, but this wouldn't be a mistake, because the whole foot must be on the other side and it isn't..

  13. I'm only talking to you.

    Do you have cerebral palsy or something? Should I feel bad about ripping into you, or do you really just have the IQ of a 4 year old?

  14. If people really wanted to know how to play REAL volleyball they would go to a PROFESSIONAL not some guy talking on a screen. Thanks but let the pros handle it.

  15. ttly don't agree w most of wat he said…i've played for 7 yrs an most of the time u can't get a point off a tip unless ur rly good or the other team is rly bad…

  16. @snark7028 Which is why you don't throw the ball back that way….where's the video tutorial on how to throw a ball back to the opposing team?

  17. just a horrible video. 1. spare us the green screen nonsense. I don't mind listening to you talk about volleyball and not seeing a court behind you. 2. read from queue cards, otherwise recite what you are going to say a little more beforehand. this got pretty painful at times.

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  19. 1st , its green screened, 2nd, its not spiking, 3rd, i think expert village's only really good ad legit video is their yoyo vids πŸ˜›

  20. this guy sucks see volleyball1on1 videos to see the best players and coaches in the world offer coaching advice!

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