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    Volley (Strike with Hand)

    Delivering an upward force to a moving ball using the palms and fingers with the hands placed above the head.

    Volley (Strike with Hand)
    • Place the hands above the forehead, making a triangle-shape with the thumbs and index fingers
    • Bend the arms with the elbows at a 45° angle and pointed to the sides
    • Maintain eye contact with the ball
    • Move body under the ball
    • At the moment of impact the hands are above the forehead keeping feet shoulder width apart and staggered
    • Send the ball upwards with the finger tips
    • Extend through the arms and legs simultaneously
    • Follow through with the hands in the intended direction of the ball
    I can also...
    • play beach volleyball
    • play court volleyball
    • play balloonminton
    Self Check Questions:
    • Am I ready to receive a ball at all times with my knees bent, head up and arms relaxed but ready?
    • Do I move my feet to get under the ball before contact?
    • Do I volley the ball with my fingertips without “lifting” it?