How to Dig a Volleyball. It's best to contact the ball between your knees in front of your body. Ideally, you want to get your hips under the ball so that you have better ball control. Playing the ball... Anticipate and move to the ball Get your forearms under the ball Lean into the ball as you make contact
To a dig a volleyball means you. prevent a hard hit spike or an attack hit ball from the opposing team by. placing your platformed arms held together and in the path of the ball to. deflect it up in the air. to keep it from hitting your team's court floor.
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Hands On Dig. A dig in volleyball should always be performed with both hands, if possible. Two hands provide a much better tool for controlling the volleyball from going out of bounds. When a volleyball player is able to figure out where the ball is headed, they should put their arms and hands together.
To dig a volleyball, plant your feet wider than your shoulders, bend your knees, and be ready to move quickly by shifting your weight forward on your toes. Next, get into a receiving position by stretching both arms out in front of you and pressing them together from hands to elbows.
The players will start in a line far 8 to 10 feet away from the box. The idea is that they are digging from the back of the court and aiming for a target area that the setter can work with. When the coach hits, the digger must dig the ball in a way that they can catch their own dig as close to the target as possible.
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Four VolleyballDigging DrillsThe Pressure Repetitive Hitting Drill. One digger is placed in the middle of the court with myself and one or two of my assistant coaches on the same side of the net as the diggers. Coaches are in Zone 4 and Zone 2 and sometimes in Zone 3. Hitters and diggers half court distance apart.
Place three players on one side and a server on the other. Task the server with serving the ball in ways that are unpredictable, so as to test the range of digging moves by the players on the defensive side. You can vary this drill by putting two or three players on the offensive side.
Have your forearms under the ball and lean toward the ball as it hits your arms. Digging the ball between your knees and shoulders gives you the best chance of directing it toward a teammate accurately. On every shot, make sure that you face the attacker as the ball approaches.