Run a drill where the player is taking a volleyball spike approach and then contacts the ball with the non-dominant hand at the peak of the jump. This step is important because it familiarizes the player with reaching high with the non-dominant hand before the spiking hand hits the ball.
A volleyball spike or attack is the strategy used to send the ball over the net to the opponent in such a manner that ball is not returnable. The spike is performed by moving the arm in a way such that you angle the ball to land on the ground of your opponent's side of the court. Usually a spike is hit with great force at a downward angle.
Looking at the run up phase of the volleyball spike, the momentum is the result of the mass of the player and the velocity of the approach (Hughes A, 2014). In order to gain maximum momentum, the athlete must apply a certain amount of force in order for inertia to increase and produce a change in velocity (Blazevich, 2010).
How to Use Upper Body and Arms to Spike a Volleyball The next thing to consider is what you need to do with your upper body and arms. It is important to ensure when approaching to hit the ball using the aforementioned footwork that your upper body stays upright and straight this will ensure that when you jump your momentum is going upwards rather than forwards towards the net.
When you jump up to spike the ball, the best position is slightly sideways and in the "archer" position. This means you have one arm out in front of you to aim and steady yourself, while the other arm is bent at the elbow, and your hand is near your ear or above your head. From here, it is easy to extend your arm and spike the ball.
The ball is carried to a position in front of or just above the right shoulder and is then released in a forward and upward pathway. The ball travels to a significant height of up to 10 m, then drops to the position of contact about 2 m inside the court.
Stand 5 or 6 feet back from the net. Run to the net as the ball is approaching the top of its flight. Take a large step forward with your left foot—if you spike with your right hand, opposite if you spike left-handed—to create a base for your jump. Bring your right foot forward and bend your knees.
According to volleyball rules, a spiker should be on the front row. However, a perfect spike is done either on the right or left side. Stand behind the attack line and strike the ball downward at a sharp angle in a way that your opponents are not likely to hit back. 2. Keep your eyes on the setter.