In this video lesson, Volleyball Instructor, Addison Musser, teaches how to bump a volleyball. Often called the backbone of volleyball, bumping is done by closing hands one on top of the other and using the forearms to hit and control the ball.
Video Transcript: "ADDISON MUSSER: "Hey, my name's Addison from Captain Bills and I'm going to teach you how to bump a volleyball. Bumping or passing is probably the most important thing in volleyball; it's probably the backbone of volleyball. The main thing you want to worry about is your platform. In order to pass the ball you never want to take your knuckles and interlock them like this. It can, it's very ineffective because it can cause you to hit the ball here which will go out of control. And you can also hurt or break one of your fingers doing that. So what I do is I take my hands put one on top of the other and then close them, and then that way I get my platform here on my forearms which is used to pass the volleyball. When you're passing the volleyball you want to make sure it hits between your wrist and your elbow. Never up high and never on your hands. This is the flattest part of your arms which is your platforms the flattest part which will give you the most consistent pass. Also in passing you want to bend your knees and use your legs. It's not all in your arms. It's mainly in your legs so when you're passing you're going to get down low, get your butt to the ground and use your platform and also your legs to guide the ball where you're passing to. And that's how to bump a volleyball."
In this course, Volleyball Instructor Addison Musser gives 20 easy video lessons on How To Play Volleyball. In this video series, let a longtime volleyball player explain the game of volleyball. First, learn how a volleyball court is set up, how to keep score, as well as how to keep score, spike, block, bump and set a volleyball and how to jump serve. Next, get instructions on buying an outdoor volleyball net, dinking a volleyball, digging out a spike and pancaking a volleyball. Finally, learn about floating a serve, overhand serving, reading a volleyball court and running volleyball drills.