Ball tossing options for power jump serve in volleyball

Ball tossing options for power jump serve in volleyball


PhD A.V. Dvornikov1
V.A. Grigoryev2
B.N. Ovsyannikov2
1Russian State University of Physical Education, Sports, Youth and Tourism (SCOLIPE), Moscow
2Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University), Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, Moscow

Volleyball serve has long been geared to solve the tactical task of driving the ball into the opponent’s court; but lately this game element has evolved in one of the key attack tools for success. The modern training systems give a growing priority to technical (in addition to the physical and tactical) trainings to equip the players with versatile and perfect attacking skills including serves and power shots. Technical training components are ranked among the most conservative ones albeit the fast progress of the sport discipline with the growing competitiveness has stepped up the requirements to every aspect of technical skills for competitive success. Jump power serve is considered nowadays one of the key attack tools that helps immediately win advantage by complicating the ball handling by the receiver. The study was designed to analyze the most popular ball tossing options for the power jump serve in elite volleyball competitions. The options include the free-hand no-spin toss; striking-hand spin toss; free-hand spin toss; no-spin free-hand toss; and the two-hand no-spin toss.

Keywords: volleyball, serve, ball tossing.


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