Stength, speed, and mobility are crucial to a volleyball player's performance. Each athlete needs to be able to repeat any given action during a match at a moments notice. In order to do so, each athlete must have a proper strength and conditioning program in place. At NX Level, we place a special emphasis on shoulder health with our volleyball athletes. Shoulders need to be strong and healthy to block a shot, spike a ball, and have a powerful serve.
At NX Level we work to develop sport-specific power to help each individual athlete reach his or her performance goals. Power development is accomplished through speed and strength training.
“I personally saw my athletes improve on how high they jumped and how quickly they moved. In the fourteen years I have been working at Arizona, my athletes showed the greatest measurable improvement while Brad was Head Strength Coach.”
- Dave Rubio
University of Arizona Head Volleyball Coach
Specifically a volleyball player has to be able to decelerate properly from a jump to an athletic stance in order to repeat that jump, stay square to the net and explode out laterally in a shuffle.
Deceleration is extremely important in female athletes for knee stability and ACL injury prevention. Acceleration is that first step to move laterally or linearly to square up on a ball for a block, or the beginning of an explosive approach to the net for a game-winning spike.
Point of contact comes into play when the athlete greets the ball for a spike or a block above the net. Shoulder and core integrity is crucial in spiking and creating a connection between the core and shoulder for increased ball velocity.
At NX Level we use all full body lifts such as Olympic lifting, front and back squats, all angles of pressing with bars and dumbbells. These lifts improve total body development, movement, flexibility and conditioning for the sport of volleyball.