Sideout Course: Arm Swing and Attacking Assessment
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Question 1 of 18
Strength and rehab is important for your arm swing because...
you want to be as buff as possible, purely for the aesthetics
you need the proper shoulder strength and mobility to be able to perform an arm swing that is powerful and healthy
just to prevent injury, nothing else
Question 2 of 18
On the drawback of your arm swing, where should the elbow on your hitting arm be positioned?
Level with the height of your shoulder.
Below the height of your shoulder.
Sticking out in front of you like you're giving a Covid Era elbow-handshake.
Question 3 of 18
When throwing for distance (as well as performing our actual arm swing), we want to focus on...
keeping our knees bent.
1) the drawback; 2) rhomboid activation; 3) throwing the right hip forward.
throwing/hitting the ball as hard as you possibly can.
Question 4 of 18
You activate the rhomboids by _________, and you should do this when _________.
squeezing your butt cheeks together; you are about to jump
rounding out your back or hunching over; you are about to pass a ball
squeezing your shoulder blades together like you are holding a quarter between them; you drawback to begin your arm swing
Question 5 of 18
When throwing/performing our arm swing, our back should be...
flexible to open up, but our core is still flexed/tight
very muscular; gotta look good to play good
Question 6 of 18
The next step in your arm swing after the drawback and activating your rhomboids is...
to throw your arm forward as fast as possible like you're trying to rip your shoulder out of it's socket
to swing your arm around in a circle like a windmill
to throw your right hip (left hip if your left-handed) forward and then let your arm swing follow
Question 7 of 18
A "power" player is one who ______________; a "finesse" player is one who ______________.
is aggressive and spikes almost every ball as hard as they can; is very particular about WHERE they put the ball
is very particular about WHERE they put the ball; is aggressive and spikes almost every ball as hard as they can
lifts a lot of weight; is super fast but not strong
Question 8 of 18
How often should you use your "Go-To Attack"?
Never - the other team will be expecting it.
Only once in a while - it is important to keep the other team on their toes.
Frequently. Do what you know works for you often
Question 9 of 18
Is it better to try to hit hard or quick?
Question 10 of 18
What is the correct approach footwork for a right-handed player?
left, right, left, right
right, left, right, left
just right, left
Question 11 of 18
The steps in your approach should go from _________ to _________ and from _________ to _________.
fast to faster and small to big
slow to fast and small to big
fast to slow and big to small
Question 12 of 18
You should start the first step of your approach...
RIGHT after you finish your pass.
whenever feels right.
once the setter touches the ball.
Question 13 of 18
After you finish your pass but before you start your approach, what do you have to do?
Find the attack corridor: put yourself into a position that is going to allow you to make the most attacks possible.
Wait where you are, let the set happen and then chase it.
Find the attack corridor: rush up to the net and wait for the set there.
Question 14 of 18
When attacking hard cross, you should...
face your body towards the line to try to trick the defender.
face your body towards the angle because you're not trying to trick them, and focus on hitting quick.
face your body towards the angle because you're not trying to trick them; and try to hit straight down on the 5-foot line.
Question 15 of 18
The secret to hitting the high line shot is...
facing the line so that it is easy to just shoot the ball straight in front of you.
trusting the angle of your hand; face into the cross (if on the left side) or the middle (if on the right side) to make the defender think you are hitting hard cross then use your hand to get the ball back to the line.
having your partner give you an "angle" call to trick the other team.
Question 16 of 18
The only difference between how you hit a cut shot and how you hit hard cross is...
your approach: you should come in much slower for a cut shot so that you don't put too much power behind the ball.
where you are facing: face the line when hitting a cut shot to trick the defender.
how you finish the swing: quickly snap your wrist to the cut shot and leave your hand high vs. swinging straight in front of you and following all the way through for the hard cross.
Question 17 of 18
When hitting a cut shot, when should you throw your thumb down (on the left) or thumb up (on the right)?
BEFORE contacting the ball.
AFTER contacting the ball.
Right as you contact the ball.
Question 18 of 18
What is the jumbo attack?
A short poke over the blocker's hands.
A high, loopy shot to the deep angle over the blocker's hands (if blocking angle) or over the defender's head (if blocking line).
When you hit the ball straight into the net.