Volleyball Training Philosophy
- Leadership ability, court presence, enthusiasm & energy
- Quick, soft hands
- Ability to jump high
- Ability to set with pinpoint accuracy
- Ability to jump high Ability to hit the ball hard
- Ability to maintain arm swing mechanics
- Ability to move quickly both laterally and forward
- Aggressiveness, energy and court presence
- Ability to pass and serve
- Ability to make quick, simple movements to the ball
- Ability to react quickly in any direction
- Ability to drop center and dig
- Court presence and leadership
Based on these skills, volleyball players must develop joint stability and connective tissue strength (to support landing, hitting, and changing directions quickly), core strength and trunk stability (to support postural stability, dropping the center of gravity, and ability to create torque and rotary speed), posterior chain strength and power (to develop jumping ability, postural stability, and frontal and sagittal quickness), reactive speed and quickness, and power endurance (to maintain jumping ability and quickness through the 5thgame). Although each position has its unique demands, all volleyball players must improve these essential basic motor abilities.
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