How to do a Volleyball Serve

    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 showing you how to play volleyball. Right now, I am going to show you how to serve. Serving is probably the most important skill when it comes to volleyball. If a team can not serve over the net, a team can not win. The first thing I am going to show you is proper foot positioning, you are going to start with your right foot, in front of your left foot and let your left hand in, and start with your left foot in front of your right foot. The second part of the serve is the toss. You want the toss to go in front of you. If you would let your toss fall, it should land right in front of your foot that s facing forward, which is your right foot, in our case. The second thing is you are going to have your left arm out holding the ball and your right arm is going to be on top of the ball. Your arm is going to come back into a arrow position, bow and arrow position. Lindsey and Nicole will now show you what a proper server looks like. Now, we are going to show you how to pepper.