Mastering Team Defense Skills
Everyone loves witnessing a great hit, but what is even more exciting is the people on the other side of the net trying to keep the ball in play. These days spiking has become a fast paced element of the game. A team with the players who can play those balls up are going to win or be in the game when it is coming to the end. It takes six people on the court to generate these kinds of plays. You have to have the right mindset also. They say there is one rule that you have to keep in mind, which is “go for every ball.” If a ball is hit hard towards the floor you have to go for it you cant just let it drop without making an effort to get it up. You need to have strong feet, legs, and lower backs. Good players make great plays every now and then but awesome players do it consistently. These players have to have mental toughness and be in good shape. They have this position called the “medium position” which is a position where front row and back row players are relaxed and ready to move. The only time a back row player should be in this position is when they are moving to get into a different spot on the court. From this position players should be able to move forward, backward, and from side to side. Many defensive decisions depend on the weaknesses and strengths of your team. Before every game you should be defensively prepared like knowing who your opponents best hitters are. Also know if their setter is in the back row or front row. Before each rally yell it out to your teammates so they can know too. So I think if we can do these few things we can be a successful defensively minded team.