The throwing motion and the technique for hitting a volleyball are very similar. Jim Stone, former head women's coach at Ohio State, makes comparisons here, highlighting the efficiencies in the spiking motion that give players the best chance to put the ball down.
Among the technique points Jim explains are:
– The correct elbow position
– The optimal height of the hitting shoulder and the off shoulder
– The proper positioning of the non-hitting arm
Finally, Jim points out the flawless mechanics of one of the world's top attackers, Brazil outside hitter Jaqueline Carvalho.