By: Shweta Dubey
Volleyball dig comprises a significant skill for the team to develop and help it to remain in the game. When your opponent attacks the ball, you should avoid it to hit the floor successfully. A dig basically involves passing a hard-driven ball from the opponent team. It seems like a pass where, the platform as well as the position of your arm remains the same. The different is just that the ball comes high above the bet and hits during its downward positioning. You need to react quickly as well as with adjusting accordingly; as the ball comes from a 30 away usually it comes to settle below the height of the net.
Now, it seems important to bend your knees with remaining in a low stance for being ready and positioned. During receiving the serve, it is better to remain lower. Keep yourself remain balanced on your toes for springing in forward or at the side position for receiving the ball. For putting your shoulders over the knees, just bend at the waist along with keeping your arms out to the side i.e. a bit wider to your knees.
You should come into position as per the game play of the defense of your team. It is your responsibility to get the ball up in your court's section. Keep a keen eye over the ball and remain absolutely positioned for the occurrence of anything i.e. a tip, a setter dump, a ball that is driven hard or for chasing a hit that goes high off the hands of your blocker.
Observe the Hitter
After getting the ball set, it is important to watch the hitter for collecting the clues about what could be the prospective place for the ball to get hit. Where the shoulders are facing? Where actually the body of the hitter is relative to the ball? What are the placement options of the hitter? Is the block set up finely or not? Are they giving or taking the line? Is the block comprises any hole?
If these questions are answered, you will definitely come to know as how you can get positioned for digging a ball. Now, you should come in front of the shoulders of the hitter. If you feel the block as solid, you may strive up for the tip. If it does not, then it is better to stay back along with getting into the hole and become ready and positioned to receive a hard driven ball.
As, your goal or objective is digging the ball with both you're your arms, so after seeing your ball headed, you should bring your arms to each other, connecting your hands along with creating your flat platform. Remember, avoid swinging your arms. If the ball hits to your right, you should bring your left arm for meeting on your body's right side in an appropriate manner. You should also avoid connecting your hands at the middle of your body along with swinging your arms out to the volleyball. In this way, you will be better able to control the ball coming in a hard driven manner.