Clinician: Juliann Faucette-Johnson, former athlete with the Women's U.S National Team, talks about how a passer can learn to read the server. Being able to read a server's various cues before they contact the volleyball is a critical part of becoming an effective passer. Below are three clues that can help passers be prepared for any serve:
- Server's location on the end line: The server may have a tendency to serve crosscourt or serve straight down the line.
- Look at the toss: How high is it? If the toss is behind the server, it may result in the serve being shallow in the court.
- Where the hand is facing: A server's hand position after their toss reveals where on the court the server is aiming towards.