Serving Fundamentals for Volleyball


  • Build the correct fundamentals of the toss and hand contact
  • Incorporate hand contact drills to develop accuracy
  • Learn serving games to keep practices competitive
  • Teach the fundamentals of an overhand float serve (plus Jump float, top spin serve, short serve)

SKU: VD-04507E Category:


with Anne Kordes,
former University of Louisville Head Coach; 2015 ACC Champions;
2015 ACC Coach of the Year – her third coach of the Year honor at Louisville, also earning the award as the Big East (2012) and American Athletic Conference (2013) Coach of the Year; 2010 and 2011 USA Select National Team Lead Coach; past President of the American Volleyball Coaches Association

Anne Kordes breaks down the serve into the proper fundamental steps that allows you to teach any of the serving styles.

While this is geared at beginner servers, all levels could learn technique or two to make them a better player or coach. In this detail video, you will learn to:

  • Teach serving posture – Good posture of the arm, foot forward, weight transfer and arm swing is the most important of serving accuracy.
  • Target serving to be straight in front of server – Hitting a zone is based on controlling the serve and having it go straight. It also keeps the body in better form.
  • Serve to zones and reasons – While many teach hitting zones, Coach Kordes makes sure to explain why each zone has different importance and how it is important to serve for accuracy.

Coach Kordes gives you a number of drills that concentrate on the necessary skills to develop these fundamentals, while giving them goals and objectives in a competitive and fun atmosphere.

The game starts with the serve and it can end with the serve. Make sure your players know how to serve and successful attack the other team.

61 minutes. 2014.