Essay about Physics in Volleyball

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Physics is used in almost everything we do throughout our everyday lives. Sports are almost entirely composed of the physics of the human body in order accomplish the performed action. Volleyball is a sport which has physics at the heart of the game, understanding the physics of the game actually allows a player to improve and become more efficient and effective in his or her game. This essay gives insight into how the rules of physics can be used and are essential in the game of volleyball in all aspects of the game including serving, passing, setting, hitting, and blocking. Volleyball is a game of constant projectile motion with various types of contacts involved in each aspect of the game.

In volleyball when serving one must stand
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The passer receives the ball at a certain angle and velocity and in contacting the ball changes the angle, direction, and possibly velocity of the ball. The passer’s purpose is to keep the ball off the floor and put it in a direction for further useful play. To accomplish this contact of the ball and repositioning of it a player must get between the ball and the floor, create a styrdy platform for the ball to hit, and stay low.

A passer should be placed between the floor and the ball to prevent the ball from reaching the floor. This movement can be accomplish by running to the ball, shuffling to a good ready position, or in last resort diving for the ball, by extending the arms and body into the air to reach a ball. If the arms have to move away from the from the front of the body the passer should drop their inside shoulder, so that the angle shown to the ball will direct the ball back into the court for futher play.

To create a solid platform for the ball to hit the arms should be straightened infront of the passer, to limit the angle the ball will reflect, and the legs should be stable and bent. The legs will act like a spring, they should absorb the impact of the ball and then use force to push the ball in the opposite direction. Creating a flat and straight platform will allow the ball to rebound up and off the arms of the passer into the direction of the

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