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How to Play Volleyball : How to Dig a Spike in Volleyball

Hey, my names Addison from Captain Bills and
I’m going to teach you how to dig a spike in volleyball. Spiking or hitting is used
most of the time in order to score a point. A lot of times players will jump above the
net to spike the ball down so when you’re spiking it down you want to try to get behind
the ball and dig it up so that your team can score the next point. Probably the most important
part of digging a spiking volleyball is to get your trunk or your, your waist behind
the ball. You want your, your waist to face where you want to pass the ball. So if the
ball, if the spike is coming from my left side I’m not going to want to dig facing the
opposite way. Or perpendicular to the spiker. I’m going to want to face exactly where the
ball is coming form so that I can pass it off my forearms while absorbing the trajectory
of the ball. So while I absorb the power from the hitter I’m going to make the easier to
come up off of my hands for the setter to have the next ball. And that is how to dig
a spike in volleyball.

David Frank



  1. Robertghty Posted on December 20, 2008 at 5:59 am

    And don't swing your arms!

  2. Shavonne Fairclough Posted on February 27, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    i so aprecitate you for posting this. This is EXACTLY what i needed. i have to teach my class tomorrow and i have to teach on digging and i wanted to see exactly what it looked like. this has helped a lot. thanks 🙂

  3. Julia Ely Posted on April 28, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    yeah man im a libero…this is my life 😀

  4. peakhour Posted on February 8, 2010 at 8:28 am

    make longer videos and actually hit a ball?

  5. David RF Posted on July 25, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    I understand everything he says except "My name is ?????? from ???????" WTF does he say?

  6. tiauna travers Posted on July 30, 2010 at 8:28 am

    I love your videos but i think you should do more demonstrations. Not just one or two.

  7. kronvision Posted on October 1, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Correction, you do not want to face where the ball is coming from.
    You want to face where you setter will be. If you play left side and the opposing right side player is hitting line at you, you do not want to face staight forward at the net, which is "where it is coming from" always have you shoulders and feet set turning the ball into the court.

    If you face the hitter you will send the dig back at the hitter which on a line hit at you is going to be away from your partner as he releases.

  8. Darion Lew Posted on November 16, 2010 at 1:28 am

    how do u read a hit, im a libero and its really hard for me to see it

  9. indyhockey19 Posted on March 2, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    @kronvision yep. you are exactly right. your body should be positioned towards the target, or the setter when digging or passing.

  10. Cj Asa Posted on October 25, 2011 at 9:59 am

    i tried digging a spike this morning and it ended up my face…. 🙁 fail me

  11. Christina Gallinari Posted on December 10, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    I play middle front , sooooooooooo …..

  12. Victoria Vong Posted on February 21, 2012 at 6:59 am

    face ball, angle to target.

  13. KillBillThe3rd Posted on June 8, 2012 at 7:06 am

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    for 2weeks now and Ive gained 4"! If
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    move from libero to an outside hitter.

  14. Micha M. Posted on July 18, 2013 at 9:38 am

    Could you please do a Gator/Crocodiledig Tutorial?