Volleyball Blocking Tips (4 TIPS TO IMPROVE SWING BLOCKING)


Do you need help with your swing blocking? For
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following video, you’re gonna discover the four things you need to focus on
when it comes to swing blocking. These are the exact tips I use with my players and
now it’s your turn. Number one, body rotation. Number two, jumping high. Number three, increased range. Number four,
aggressiveness. Body rotation. So with swing blocking, the body rotates as the
blocker is getting in position to block. With traditional blocking, there isn’t
rotation. There’s much less movement with traditional blocking. The blocker starts
squared to the net and jumps straight up. There may be side to side movement but
the blocker stays square to the net the entire time. So with swing blocking,
there’s more dynamic movement and more room for error. Since more can go wrong with swing
blocking, the traditional blocking may be a better strategy for younger and
inexperienced blockers. Jumping higher. When swing blocking, you may be able to jump a
little higher because you’re basically taking an approach to ball. You’re able to
use your arms and get momentum to take you up higher. With traditional block, the
focus is more on getting in a good position. You stand at the net with the
hands up in front of you. You don’t end up using the arms much at all. Increased
range. With swing blocking, a blocker can start in the middle of the court and
take steps quickly to get in position to block at the outside. There’s proper
footwork for both swing blocking and traditional blocking. With the
traditional block, the blocker can have really good range if they have developed
proper footwork. So it’s not just with swing blocking that footwork is
important. Now if you haven’t watched my video where I explain the specific
skills to blocking, be sure you check it out. The link to watch it is in
description below and also in the cards in this video. Aggressiveness.
You may feel players are more aggressive at their swing blocking. However, I do
believe blockers can be trained to be just as aggressive when standing at the
net to jump up and stuff the ball. I think there isn’t a right or wrong way to
block. Either way can work but what’s important is for it to be done properly.
So both methods are okay it just depends on the athlete and the situation. Good
players can do both because there are situations when one technique would be
better to use than the other. For example, a blocker may not have enough time to do
a full approach and swing block to get in position. It may be faster to just
shuffle the feet. So if you’re going to train your players to swing block, it’s a
good idea to become comfortable doing both. Most coaches aren’t focused as much
on teaching blocking because their players need to learn other skills such
as hitting and passing. So blocking usually isn’t practiced that
much at the lower levels. Blocking is generally the last thing you need to
learn how to do. This is why you see a lot of younger players blocking so
poorly. Now if you haven’t watched my video where I explain the difference
between the swing block and the traditional block, be sure you check it
out. The link to watch it is in description
below and also in the cards in this video. If you’ve been struggling with
blocking or have a question related to blocking, please comment below with all
question. Now you know how to swing block But what about the specific steps you
gotta take to become a great blocker? I’ve created a checklist that covers the
entire process of learning to block a volleyball. This covers everything you need to know to
become a successful blocker. The link is below. If you like this video, please let
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