Calling All Volleyball Players

Calling All Volleyball Players

Volleyball is a team sport that requires two teams of six players separated by a net.  It became an Olympic sport in 1964 at the Tokyo Olympic Games as been growing in popularity ever since.  Volleyball's popularity has been on the rise ever since due to a few reasons... It is relatively easy to understand the rules, and start playing in a matter of minutes.  The barriers to entry are also relatively easy to overcome. All you need is a volleyball and a couple of partners to get going, with all levels of skill being able to play together, and make for a competitive match.

Volleyball is played with your feet, hands, and fingertips; therefore, practicing and training with FingerWeights makes sense for Volleyball players.  Your hands and fingers are used for every bump, set, and spike. So why not have some sturdy and powerful hands to help maximize your play? FingerWeights can help with the developing of key muscles and strengthening the hand, and wrist for help correct form, and increase POWER! 

The form is key within the sport of volleyball and whether you are a setter, forward or enjoy playing the back row, you will need to use your hands!  Yet a perfect reason to utilize FingerWeights to see if they can help you elevate your game!

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Position your hands. Your hands should be four to six inches above your forehead, with your fingers spread out in shape of the ball, as if someone were about to rest the ball in your hands.[8]

  • Your thumbs and forefingers should form a triangular window through which you can see the ball, but your hands should not actually touch one another.
  • Try to relax your fingers right before you make contact with the ball.[9]
  • If you want to back set the ball, aiming it behind you, extend your arms upward and behind instead of in front or directly above you.[10]

Volleyball is a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team's court under organized rules.[1] It has been a part of the official program of the Summer Olympic Games since Tokyo 1964.

The complete set of rules are extensive,[2] but play essentially proceeds as follows: a player on one of the teams begins a 'rally' by serving the ball (tossing or releasing it and then hitting it with a hand or arm), from behind the back boundary line of the court, over the net, and into the receiving team's court.[3] The receiving team must not let the ball be grounded within their court. The team may touch the ball up to 3 times, but individual players may not touch the ball twice consecutively.[3] Typically, the first two touches are used to set up for an attack, an attempt to direct the ball back over the net in such a way that the serving team is unable to prevent it from being grounded in their court.

The rally continues, with each team allowed as many as three consecutive touches, until either (1): a team makes a kill, grounding the ball on the opponent's court and winning the rally; or (2): a team commits a fault and loses the rally. The team that wins the rally is awarded a point and serves the ball to start the next rally. A few of the most common faults include:

  • causing the ball to touch the ground or floor outside the opponents' court or without first passing over the net;
  • catching and throwing the ball;
  • double hit: two consecutive contacts with the ball made by the same player;
  • four consecutive contacts with the ball made by the same team;
  • net foul: touching the net during play;
  • foot fault: the foot crosses over the boundary line when serving.

The ball is usually played with the hands or arms, but players can legally strike or push (short contact) the ball with any part of the body.

A number of consistent techniques have evolved in volleyball, including spiking and blocking (because these plays are made above the top of the net, the vertical jump is an athletic skill emphasized in the sport) as well as passing, setting, and specialized player positions and offensive and defensive structures.


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