Tips & Tricks
DIG- “Straight Arms” and “Sit on the Toilet”!
– STRAIGHT- Keep your arms completely straight when going to dig and it will create a nice even platform for the ball to bounce off of. The straighter the better!
– SIMPLE- With your arms straight and ready to dig, squat down like you are sitting on the toilet when the ball is just about to hit your arms, get up off the toilet and the ball will move straight and slowly through the air to your target.
UNDERARM SERVE- Elephant Trunk!
(For right-handers) hold the ball out in front of you with your left hand and swing your right hand like an elephant trunk in an arc towards the top of the net. Hit the ball with inside of a fist over the net and into the court.
OVERARM SERVE- Give the ball a high five!
Open your hand as wide as possible (just like giving your buddy a high five). Keep your wrist stiff and make sure you keep your hand open the entire time you make contact. Be sure to keep your eye on the ball!
Like Twinkle Twinkle little star, make a diamond in the sky with your fingers and thumbs. Move your hands slightly apart and that is where the ball will go when you are setting. As the ball comes into your hands push it out. A set is NOT a catch nor a hit but in between these.
SPIKE- Jumping High Five!
Spike is just like an overarm serve but you jump as high as you can as well.
DIVE- Beach Flags!
Just copy what you do when you are racing for a flag. Instead of grabbing the flag just let the ball hit your fist or wrist and it will go up.