Volleyball is a tough sport to practice by yourself, but there are ways to make it work. One of these ways is to make best friends with a wall.
Make sure this wall:
- Is not next to a room that needs to be quiet (baby’s room, office, etc…)
- Doesn’t have shelves on it or the other side. Breaking things is bad.
- No windows either…
- Has a higher ceiling. Low could work, but high would be better.
- The room shouldn’t have many breakable things in it either. TVs, lights, Grandma’s favorite vase…
Basically, make sure you’re not going to break anything. If you break something, it’s your own fault. Ask your parents if it’s OK before you do any of these.
APPROACH DRILL: OK, now that you’re all set, one of the drills I like to do is practice my approach. Give yourself some space, and just go over your footwork and arm-swing. A jump is fine, but not necessary. If you hit with your right hand, your three-step-approach should go “left, right left.” This video shows how to do your approach if you’re not sure. Step with the opposite feet if you’re hitting with your left hand.