Clinician: Juliann Faucette-Johnson, former athlete with the Women's U.S National Team.
Purpose: The serve is a critical part of developing a well-rounded player. Learn the essential components of developing a strong, consistent serving routine.
How it Works: The first critical part of a strong server is consistency with the toss, arm swing and footwork. In every practice, encourage players to develop a routine prior to the serve. Whether your athletes prefer one serve over another, have each player practice several different types of serves: the jump float, the topspin and the location-specific serve. Practice the toss without hand contact, then progress to hitting a standing serve. Lastly, allow players to practice a jump-float serve.
Requirements: At least one server, a full court and balls.