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Kids Volleyball Fundamentals

Instructing volleyball to children is significantly more specialized than the amusement really is. As children are fresher so the fundamental aptitudes of volleyball are outsider to them. The essential things of volleyball incorporate serving, passing, setting, assault, piece, and resistance that can give intense time to beginners.here are these basics clarified.

Where serving is the initial step which begins the amusement and makes an offense. Passing contains the lower arm underhand activity where the player’s lower arm must be in contact with the ball or the overhand or overhead activity. Assault is about hitting the “shots off the square, high sets, low sets, sets off the net, off-speed shots, tipping and back court hitting alternatives”.

Blocking alludes to protection, which requires a particular sort of development of arms and head, i.e. arms should be raised and extended over the head, hands ought to fasten together with the fingers staying open. While the resistance includes protective aptitudes, for example, rolling and sliding.

All these things will be gibberish to kids. Because, for all this, the first thing that needs to be taught to kids is the specific movement demanded by the game for instance, overhand passing. This is a highly advanced step for the kid and it will be a trouble for him or her to start directly at this stage.

Actions like catching, throwing and kicking are easier for kids to learn and perform but these skills are generally required in other games like football, basketball etc. And unfortunately, the game we are concerned for, does not involve any such action as the ball is to be hit and returned above net.

So, the issue needs special treatment and therefore fundamentals are slightly different for kids. Here are the volleyball fundamentals for young players,

Warm up

It is a preliminary step which involves letting the kid do what is easier for him or her to do i.e. let him warm up by playing with the ball. Make him or her exercise that mainly targets the volleyball related movements. A very effective exercises prescribed by a professional coach, Ruth N. Nelson is the jump rope. This warm up is basically for coordination and endurance. It mainly involves learning to “jump in place, front doors and back doors, crossovers and moving on the volleyball court while jumping rope”.

Here the key point is let them play freely, so they enjoy the process and don’t cringe on hearing the name of volleyball.

Acquaintance with the ball

Now, slowly and gradually begin the training session. First make them acquaint with the ball. When they get used to it, it’s time to impart other skills. Make them hit the ball freely, but in back and forth movement.

Hitting or Passing

Underhand pass, Single-hand pass and overhand pass are imparted through hitting the ball freely but in the conditioned back and forth movement. According to Nelson, here in this step ‘footwork arm positions and body movement for passing’ is stressed but subtly. In this step kids learn to toss the ball with correct arm and hand position first.

Hitting after the ball is set

This involves the kids learning setting, spiking and overhand serving. These three come under fundamental skills of volleyball. Up to this stage the kid is supposed to have learnt passing, setting up and spiking. Setting up is the pre-step to spiking which actually renders the overhand serve. So basically it is a cycle.

Keep the game in play

This step includes training the kid to tackle with opponent’s spiked ball. Skills that need to be imparted under this step are blocking and covering the spiker. This step involves technical actions like spike reception, blocking and advanced service.

Training or developing drills

Attaining the services of professional trainers will make your kid a prodigy. As the trainer series involve usually the drills that are a crucial part of training volleyball fundamentals to kids. For instance, as mentioned by the site, Move and Learn, there is a trainer series i.e. VBall 3 Step Court Trainer series which culminates in Competition Volleyball. So, opting for such kind of series will bring the desired results.

Appropriate ‘Weapon’

Though it is not a fundamental of volleyball but is important in keeping the kids interest in the game. In order to make the training joyful and secure is to use the ball that is appropriate and actually designed for the trainers. This will make it easier for the little beginners to learn and play. The ball they play with during the training session should somewhat be a trainer itself. It should assist the kid with hitting and setting. Most important of all, it should be shock absorbing. The ball having these qualities are available in the market, for example Volleyball Max Trainer.