How to do a Volleyball Dig

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Volleyball coach Lindsey Lampert demonstrates how to do a volleyball dig.

    Lindsey Lampert

    Lindsey Lampert grew up in Long Beach, CA and started playing volleyball at the early age of 7. After excelling at the junior level she earned full athletic scholarship and played Division I volleyball at the University of San Diego where she was named All-Conference in 2000 and 2001. She was named team MVP in 2001.

    Lindsey has coached at the high school and club levels in California and Virginia. During her 2nd year at NVVA, her 15 Select girls team won the East Coast Championships in 2007 which earned them a spot at Nationals in Minnesota.

    Lindsey currently coaches the 17 Select team for Northern Virginia Volleyball Association and gives private lessons in her spare time.


    Hi, I am Lindsey Lampert with Northern Virginia Volleyball Association and today I am teaching you how to play volleyball. Right now I am going to teach you how to dig. Digging is very similar to passing. Your body is going to be in the same position as when you would pass. Your knees are bent, your arms are out in front of you, the difference between digging and passing is -- and during digging the ball is going to be coming at you at a different angle, at a higher angle, so you have to be lower to the ground to be under the ball. You have to also be on the balls of your feet, ready to move, with the ball to your left, to your right or in front of you. Right now, I am going to hit at Nicole and Lindsey and they are going to demonstrate the proper digging techniques. Now, I am going to teach you how to serve.