What is a dig in volleyball? A dig is a defensive bump that keeps the ball from hitting the floor when it’s sent to your side of the court with an offensive attack, usually a spike. Anyone can and should learn to dig, so keep reading to learn the techniques to improve your digging.
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The volleyball dig or digging a volleyball up in defense means that you are able to keep an attacked ball by the opposing team off your court floor. (Michael E. Johnston) To dig a volleyball means you contact and intercept the ball, while your team is on defense by deflecting it up in the air with your arms held together.
The volleyball dig can keep your team in the game and is a key skill to develop. When the ball is attacked by your opponent, your job is to keep the ball from hitting the floor. A dig is a pass of a hard-driven ball from the other team. Like a pass, your arm position and platform remain the same.
Volleyball Dig Definition: With a very flat hand well-placed under the ball on the floor, the ball will bounce straight up from your hand, as if it contacted the floor. (Aversen) If you have completely extended yourself to get to a ball this is often the only option left to put your hand out, on the floor, so the ball hits it, instead of the floor.
How to Dig a Volleyball. It's best to contact the ball between your knees in front of your body. Ideally, you want to get your hips under the ball so that you have better ball control. Playing the ball... Anticipate and move to the ball Get your forearms under the ball Lean into the ball as you make contact
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A dig is one of the basic moves in volleyball, but doing it effectively is a challenge, especially when attempting to save a hard spike from hitting the ground (or your face!).
An attack that is un-returnable in which it either hits the floor or a controlled second contact cannot be made off of the dig. This type of dig is often called a “shank”. A kill results in a point for the attacking team.
Down ball – When a player who is standing on the floor and swinging with an open hand to hit the ball over the net, it is usually called a “down ball”. Traditionally a “down ball” means the blockers at the net should not jump and instead stay down on the floor when an opposing player is sending the ball over the net.