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Air volleyball is a collective and technical sport.

In air volleyball, tossing ball is a very common hitting action, as well as one of main skills that players must master.

Throwing ball can help players control direction and height of ball, as well as more accurate passes and attacks.

In this article, we'll detail and analyze throw to help you create the perfect air volleyball throw.

Drawing overview

Tossing is a striking action in which a player sends ball with both hands to left (right) side or to middle of chest and abdomen. This is called tossing (also known as tossing or tossing).

Tossing ball is one of most basic technical moves in air volleyball and is also key to controlling rhythm of game and passing ball well.

Action Method

The action method of tossing ball is divided into three parts: ready posture, action of receiving ball, and action of hitting.

We'll go over technical aspects of each section in more detail below.

Finished pose

Different preparation postures must be adopted depending on falling ball (left, middle, right), speed (fast, slow), arc (high, low) and landing point (front, back).

When catching heavy pitches, heavy spikes and crosses, catcher should assume a preparatory posture of a half squat or full squat with a properly lowered center of gravity to facilitate catch. When you are catching a light pitch or holding ball, you can get into a preparation posture, squatting slightly, and body's center of gravity can be slightly higher.

Ball action

Throw is divided into three situations: left throw, middle throw and right throw.

Left Throw

As ball flies to left, press inside of your right foot to ground, step your left foot to left, shift your center of gravity to your left foot, and bend your left knee. Tilt your upper body slightly to left, with left shoulder slightly lower than right.

Spread five fingers of left hand, palm forward, quickly slide hand under ball, palm is spoon-shaped, and lower part of fingers that touches ball bears weight Pressing ball and grabbing direction of ball is also known as defending ball.

Medium toss

When ball flies from center, it is a chest race for ball. The left (or right) hand is on top, and other is on bottom.

Right Throw

When ball hits from right, push off with inside of your left foot off ground, step to right with your right foot, shift your center of gravity to your right foot, bend your right knee, tilt your upper body slightly to right, and lower your right shoulder to your left shoulder.

Open five fingers of right hand, quickly slide hand under ball, hold it with palm (palm not touching ball) in shape of a spoon and transfer weight of ball with fingers pointing towards bottom of ball, and at same time open five fingers of left hand, click on ball behind and above incoming ball and catch direction of ball.

Ball action

Based on correct form of hand to meet ball, when hand and ball touch moment, wrist and fingers should have a buffering action. Pass under and behind center of gravity of sphere.

Gives ball topspin when it is sent up. The upper arm protecting ball covers ball's gravity and direction, and ball is sent up and down by combined force.

Technical Analysis

This is one of most basic technical moves in air volleyball. Tossing ball is very important for players.

Next, we will go into more detail about technical analysis of toss.

1. When catching a heavy pitch, hard hit, and throw, catcher should assume a half squat and a full squat in preparatory poses, with center of gravity properly lowered to facilitate a good catch.

2. When you are catching a light serve or holding ball, you can get into a preparatory stance, squatting slightly, and body's center of gravity can be a little higher.

3. The thrower's point of impact should force thrower to keep top and forearm naturally flexed at sides of body, try to keep it at waist and stomach height, control correct distance between ball and body, and fully ensure arm movement. The range and angle of ball are directed to intended target.

The correct catching of ball and posture that should be used to catch ball should be determined by strength, speed, angle and height of ball.

Assuming that this does not affect a quick start, center of gravity should be appropriately lowered, which facilitates fast under-ball and low-ball recovery. When catching ball on left or right, two elbow joints form a line with forearm.

Technical Basics

Technical features of tossing mainly include following aspects:

1. Make timely decisions and aim at flying ball

2. Put your hands in support, and put upper part in your hands

3. Ball kisses, support and care

4. Raise ball with both hands together

In short, tossing ball is a very important technique in game of air volleyball. It requires correct judgment and speed of reaction, correct methods of action and technical foundations from receiver.

In game, success of throwing ball directly affects offense and defense of team.

Therefore, catchers need to constantly practice and improve their ball handling skills in daily practice to develop perfect ball handling skills.

October 22, 2023