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How to Serve a Volleyball Overhand

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Introduction to Volleyball Serving
How to Serve a Volleyball Overhand

Volleyball serving is one of the most fundamental skills in volleyball. Anyone can do it – you don’t have to be tall or unusually strong. All you have to do is practice. And you’re in luck, because it is the one skill in volleyball you can practice by yourself. Just find a court, get a bucket of balls and keep serving.

If you can master the art of the serve and keep your opponents off balance, they won’t be able to make a perfect pass. If they can’t make a perfect pass, they will likely not get a perfect set. If they can’t get a perfect set, they will have trouble putting the ball away and your blockers will be able to set up on their hitter early since it will be obvious where the ball is going. But it all starts with the serve.

The following instructions are for a right-handed server. Lefties should do the opposite.

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