How To: Play defense in a game of volleyball

Play defense in a game of volleyball

The volleyball defensive priority is to contact the ball in the body's midline. Maintaining perfect body position is essential to good volleyball defense. Learn how to play defense in this volleyball video tutorial.

Take Action:

Contact ball in midline of body.
Contact ball between the knees.
Keep ball close to body.
Maintain body position.
Extend or bend knees appropriately.

Todd Dagenais is the head coach for the University of Central Florida's women's volleyball team. Prior to that he coached as USC where they competed in the division one final four. He has also been a part of the coaching delegation for the USA women's team in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. He was an assistant at Michigan University early in his career and simply loves the sport and coaching it where ever he is.

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