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Volleyball: What Makes An Elite Player?

If you watched any of the Olympic volleyball games, either indoors (in which the men won the gold medal, the women won the silver) or outdoors (in which the U.S. swept the gold medals), you probably have a pretty good idea of what skills a volleyball player must possess to play at the world, Olympic or professional level:

Elite volleyball players possess the following:

  • Excellent Stamina/Aerobic capacity¬†
  • Strong legs/High vertical leap (for blocking and kill shots)
  • Good pivoting skills and excellent quickness
  • Expertise in their chosen position
  • Good Team/Communication Skills
  • Skills in controlling the ball
  • Strong Arms
  • Excellent understanding of the game/tactics
  • Motivation/ Can do attitude

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