How to Overhand Serve a Volleyball 
How to Overhand Serve a Volleyball
by eHow / Addison Musser
Video Lecture 16 of 20
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Date Added: July 11, 2009

Lecture Description


In this video lesson, Volleyball Instructor, Addison Musser, teaches how to overhand serve a volleyball. Hitting an overhand serve in volleyball is done by hitting the volleyball with an open hand after tossing the ball in the air.



Video Transcript: "ADDISON MUSSER: "Hey, my name is Addison from Captain Bill's, and I'm going to teach you, how to overhand serve a volleyball. In order to overhand serve a volleyball, there are a couple of different mechanics that you need to use. First things first, you want to always keep your hand open. When you keep your hand open, you have more surface area on the ball, which can help you to guide the ball to where you want it to go on the opposite side of the court. So when you're serving the ball, you want your hand out in front of you, and you want to toss the ball up in front of you, so you have top step and hit it with your hand. When you contact the ball, you want to hit it almost to the heel of your palm and in the middle of your hand. So when you toss the ball, you're going to take your elbow back, and when you hit, you lead with your elbow. So you never lead with your hand, you want to always lead with your elbow, it will help you to get the ball straight over the net, to have an effective serve. So when you're serving the ball, take the ball in front of you, toss it in front of you, take your hand back, lead with your elbow, keep your hand open, and serve the ball over the net. And that is how you overhand serve a volleyball."

Course Index

Course Description


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.

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