| When using
an attack during a volleyball game, there are a couple things to
remember. First, use a three-step approach when coming up to the net.
This will give you momentum and balance when using your upper-body
strength to slam the ball downward. Second, keep your wrist firm and
fingers spread appart. Doing this will give you more power of direction
| Diving is
a very efficient way of saving the ball from hitting your side of the
court. Before diving, have your knees bent and arms outstretched. When
you make contact with the ball, put your hands together and keep your
arms out and flat. Once the ball is in the air after you pass it, roll
to the left or right and stand up as quickly as possible to be ready
for the ball.
| The right
time to block an incoming ball is when the attacker on the opposite
team, spikes the ball. When this contact is made, you should get up
close to the net and jump upward. While jumping, keep your arms up high
and hands pointing slightly forward. This will make the ball drop down
to the opposite team's side. It is also useful to have two people
blocking so that the ball is sure to fall on the other team's side.