Can You Kick A Volleyball?

Can You Kick A Volleyball?

Yes, you can kick the Volleyball, according to FIVB rules.

You may use any part of your body to play the ball, including your arm, leg, foot, or hands ahead, so long as you only contact the ball once it's fair game. The official rules of NCAA volleyball state that the ball can touch any part of the body when hitting, as long as it does not come to rest there. Since the rules changed in 1999, that includes the foot. The only exception: the server must always be done by hand. But it wasn't until 1993 that this rule was enforced.

Before this new phrasing, players weren't allowed to contact the ball with any part of the body below the waist--kind of like a reversal of the 'handball' rule in soccer. The game is carried out in different positions depending on how the ball is sought to be propelled. But there is also the finger touch technique, which consists of passing the ball with the tip of the fingers, with the arms raised. This modality lets you place the ball with great precision, both for a teammate's shot or to pass it directly to the rival field.

Typically, in Volleyball, the arms, wrists, hands, fists, fingers, and forearms are used to raise or hit the ball in the air. Three touches can be made on the ball. Yes, the ball can come into contact with any part of your body (as long as it does not rest). So, for example, if the ball lands on the net and hits you on the shoulder, which counts as your first hit, you can't touch the ball afterward (because a player can't handle the ball twice in a row), and your team now has up to 2 more chances to pass the ball through the net. This has been a rule in almost every league played in and at all levels. It is not recommended to use your feet or kicking Volleyball. The biggest reason is control. One of the greatest strengths for your team is not how hard you can hit a ball but how much power you have over where to place the ball. Using your forearms or aerial passes will give you more control and make it easier to pass the ball to a teammate than kick it.

Can you use your feet in Volleyball?

Initially, as we said, you can kick the ball with your foot all the time. Moreover, you can even hit the ball with your knee, shoulder, and even head. But 99.99% of players hit the ball only with their hands. Playing with your hands is logical and has a simple explanation. It's just more practical. You have way more control over the ball once you attack with the palm of your hand than with your head. When you're getting the ball, it's also more comfortable and efficient than using your leg. Even when players are in defense, it's still better to use arms. Your arms are more cunning than your legs, so you have a better chance of reacting. If you're not sure about it, do a short experiment: move your arms and legs simultaneously to the right, and the left a couple of times. You'll learn that your arm is reacting way faster.


Can You Use Your Feet In Volleyball

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