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Air volleyball is a fast-paced sport that requires players to have good preparation and movement skills in order to better perform various actions.
This article explains how to practice preparatory pose and movement technique, and practice them in combination with field to increase the level of competition.
Pose preparation is one of very important basic skills in air volleyball. It can help players better understand rhythm and direction so that they can perform various actions better.
The following is correct preparation position:
Stand up straight, feet shoulder-width apart, knees slightly bent.
Keep your arms at your sides at some distance from your body.
Look ahead and be alert.
Short distance foot movement is most commonly used in air volleyball.
Whether it's offensive or defensive, you need to use different leg exercises to adjust your position in order to better perform different actions.
The gliding step is one of most commonly used leg movements in air volleyball, especially suited to situations where ball in flight is relatively close to body and has a high arc.
The way it works is that when sliding to right, right foot steps to right first, and left foot quickly moves up and lands on left side of right foot. Continuous parallel steps are sliding steps.
When sliding forward, front foot steps forward first, and back foot quickly catches up and lags behind front foot, doing this continuously.
Sliding steps are mainly used to complete transfer, fill, lock and other actions.
The cross step is a type of agile footwork suitable for a flying ball about 2 meters away from body.
The way to move is that when moving to right, upper body turns slightly to right, left foot steps from front of right foot to right, and right foot quickly steps to right and lands on right side of left foot. The direction of ball changes , and ready position before hitting ball is ready.
The cross step is mainly used to complete defense, first pass, block and other actions.
Step is a movement of foot that works well with ball low and close to body.
First, take a big step in direction of travel, bending your knees, leaning your upper body forward, and shifting your body's center of gravity to walking leg. Steps can be forward, sideways, or sideways forward.
When using sprint for movement, your arms must move in sync, and you must turn as you run in accordance with direction of incoming ball.
Running is a more flexible way of moving your feet and is suitable for situations where ball is far away and arc is low.
The combination of above different leg movements can be used in combination to better adapt to different game situations.
For example, you can slide after running, step or step after sliding, etc.
In short, moving foot over short distances is a very important basic skill in air volleyball.
Mastering all kinds of foot movements and their application can better adapt to different game situations and improve level of game.
A practical method combining posture preparation and movement technique
In order to better master preparatory pose and movement technique, we can use following practical methods:
1. Master preparatory pose and movement technique in simple conditions
(1) Do simulation exercises in place.
(2) Stand facing or sideways to a mirror to prepare for pose and check for correct movements.
(3) In a group of two, one performs preparatory pose and other corrects movement.
(4) Look for gestures to move forward, backward, left or right one and two steps.
(5) Look at gestures and make continuous movements.
(6) In a group of two people, one person moves in all directions, while other follows him and moves in same direction.
(7) Run in paddock, stop when you see this gesture, and get ready.
(8) Prepare for exercises that combine posture and movement. You can move first, stop when you see a gesture, or listen to sound of a flute, prepare for a pose, and then move up when you see a gesture.
2. Combination with field to master preparation for posture and motor skills
(1) Continuous forward and backward movement between offensive line and center line. Hands touch offensive line and center line while moving.
(2) A continuous forward and backward movement between endline and attacking line. Hands touch front line and offensive line when moving.
(3) Perform movement exercises in all directions in gym.
(4) A group of 3-4 people doing small steps in place, running with legs up in place, sit-ups, push-ups, etc. on end line, and after listening to sound, begins a quick run of flute or observation gestures. The hand touches line of attack, and then returns to end line.
(5) Within field, use a cross step or slide to move from one touchline to other touchline.
Through above practice methods, we can better master preparation of posture and movement techniques and play at a higher level in competitions.
At same time, you also need to pay attention to maintaining body balance and increasing reaction speed so that you can perform various activities better.
October 17, 2023