Sarita Mikals, who played for the 2013 Texas Advantage Volleyball Club 18s team that won Junior Nationals and will play for TCU in the fall, wasn’t always the jumper she is now. Earlier in her high school career, she had a bad habit of broad jumping after her hitting approach rather than jumping straight up.
This is an issue that many talented young club volleyball players deal with. Mikals, a 6-1 outside hitter, was able to solve it by doing the simple two-step approach drill that she explains and demonstrates in this video. She says it dramatically improved her explosiveness and helped her add effective shots to her hitting repertoire.