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Three Basic Steps to Volleyball Spiking
Jon Stanley teaches kids three important steps to spiking a volleyball in his Hawaii Jr. Volleyball clinics.
Step 1: Approach – This includes the basic footwork for hitting.
Step 2: Jump – The power of your jump can lead to the power of your spike. Stanley uses the aid of a trampoline to help kids get elevation out of their jumps.
Step 3: Arm Swing – The correct arm swing leads to more powerful spikes and prevents injury down the line. Stanley takes time to help kids with their arm swings.
Aloha and Good Luck to Coach Riker
The Hawaii Jr. Volleyball Club bids farewell to Riker Kasamoto, who is off to college at Oregon State University. Kasamoto grew up with our volleyball program and became the starting setter of Kaiser High School boy’s varsity volleyball team as a freshman. He has coached for four years at Niu Valley Middle School and assisted in Hawaii Jr. Volleyball Club clinics since starting high school.
Kids Learn Important Volleyball Skills at Weekly Clinics
What will your kids learn at the Hawaii Jr. Volleyball Club clinics? While we teach hitting, blocking, passing, digging and serving, what your kids learn will depend on their current skill level and physical coordination.
For the youngest children, skills include throwing and catching a ball, footwork, passing, serving, hitting, setting and blocking. Yes, even the smallest child can learn to block at Hawaii Jr. Volleyball Club clinics.
As children get older and more coordinated, they learn more techniques from Jon Stanley, a master volleyball player who still competes in national and world volleyball competitions. Kids at the older levels learn how to jump float and jump serve and hit with authority.
Here’s a look at what goes on in Hawaii Jr. Volleyball Club clinics. Kay Kasamoto produced the video below with original music created by Riker Kasamoto. Riker participated in weekly clinics since age 9 and went on to be the starting setter for Kaiser High School’s Boy’s Volleyball team from 2010-2013.