Center of gravity = too high. 2.) Execution phase. Knees aren't bent = no summation of forces, instability unstable. Skill Phase 2 - Detecting errors. 3.) Follow through phase. Arms aren't linear, not prepared for the skill. Center of gravity still too high therefore force is sum mated in arms.
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Learning to dig is an important skill for everyone on the team. A successful dig keeps your team in the rally and gives you another chance to make the point. What is a dig in volleyball? A dig is a defensive bump that keeps the ball from hitting the floor when it’s sent to your side of the court with an offensive attack, usually a spike.
A volleyball digger is responsible for digging the volleyball on a portion of the court, as well as moving to dig the ball when another player is unable to reach it. Ready For Anything Volleyball diggers have to be ready at all times for anything. It may not always be a hard hit from a spike. It could be a dump off by a setter or a tip by a hitter.
The volleyball dig can keep your team in the game and is a key skill to develop. When the ball is attacked by your opponent, your job is to keep the ball from hitting the floor. A dig is a pass of a hard-driven ball from the other team. Like a pass, your arm position and platform remain the same.
To perform a dig correctly, you need to be stable. and a low centre of gravity. Your arms should form a platform at an approx. 45 degrees angle from your body. To move the ball in the direction of the setter, force should be summated through the lower body.
Through out this blog the biomechanics behind a volleyball dig will be explored. How these vary the accuracy of a volleyball dig will be looked at in detail. Focusing on what angle the ball is hit at when performing the dig affecting the accuracy. The other factor which will be looked into is how the dig is performed.
The dig shot is generally used to control a spike and ideally used pass the ball to the setter. Often a spike is hit hard, meaning the ball can travel towards me quite quickly. During the cognitive stage, I would swing my arms upon making contact with the ball, meaning it would project very fast.
A dig is one of the basic moves in volleyball, but doing it effectively is a challenge, especially when attempting to save a hard spike from hitting the ground (or your face!).