Like any sport (individual or team), volleyball requires good physical preparation in order to perform at its best. This training reduces the risk of injuries and increase the player’s performance. However, this sport has very specific characteristics.
The characteristics of volleyball :
Volleyball players repeat many jumps during a match. For example, Benjamin Toniutti jumps an average of 140 times during a match. Unlike many other sports (handball, football, basketball …), volleyball has no time restrictions. The match ends when a team wins 3 sets of 25 points (if there is a fifth set, it will be played in 15 points). La durée d’un match peut alors varier énormément. Moreover, this sport presents a discontinuous alternation of actions during a match (on average 8 seconds of play and 12 seconds of recovery)
We will first recall that power is equal to force multiplied by speed. Working on plyometrics is fundamental. Indeed, this type of work makes it possible to improve the relaxation during its jumps, and thus to prevent possible injury at the time of reception of jumps… In addition to strengthening the lower body, it is important to focus on the upper body. This work can be done with or without loads.
It is essential, as in the majority of sports, to establish the aerobic bases which will allow our athletes to digest the load of the preparation before the season but also that during the whole season. To do this, it is advisable to carry out sessions that are not very intense but which last over time by using the aerobic system (jogging, fartlek, split, intermittent, etc.). This endurance work will help to maintain a high level of fitness for as long as possible. This type of work can be done with the Sportbeeper.
Good coordination will allow the player to use all his skills with a minimum of energy.