Most basic technical aspects of my serve are achieved to a satisfactory standard, however there is room for improvement. I need to practice my body position to have control over my body and thus the ball in order to hit it in between opposition players at will. While also serving at an appropriate force that is not too hard or too soft. Biomechanical principles as stated in my ideal checklist guideline will help me to improve on this aspect. To perform my ideal serve, I need to have my Base of Support, Line of Gravity and Centre of Gravity all stable in order to make sure that I do not fall over to the side, therefore gaining control over the ball. My arms are 3rd class levers that create force that will make the ball go fast or slowly over the net, depending on the force applied. To get this force I need to create force summation, that is, using my entire body starting from my feet pointing at the direction of the ball, too bending my knees, to my torso to create most force on my palm when hitting. To make sure that is ball travels in the desired direction still, I will have to ensure my angle of hitting is correct, and that the force applied gets the ball to accelerate over the net.
Spiking is a crucial aspect of volleyball, as it is the biggest attacking skill. In reference to my ideal checklist, I will need to practice spiking technique during training sessions to improve my overall technique, as I have been found to perform the spike at an almost uncompetitive level. Clearly something to improve on.
Setting is the setting up of the team’s attack such as spiking, thus it is also very crucial. The person setting receives the ball, which has been dug by a teammate. He then sets it up for his other teammate who will spike it over the net. By practising our setting technique during trainings, using drills and mini games, setting skill will be achieved at a higher standard- success rate most of the time.