Catch The Volley
You have probably heard the phrase “punch the volley.”
It’s not bad from an energy standpoint, but we can do better. The problem with the “punch” analogy is that energy is delivered to whatever is being punched, AND the energy keeps driving through as the punch is delivered. If you take that concept to a volley, you end up with a really big follow-through and very little control when it matters.
That’s why “catch” is a far better analogy. With a catch, you go out in front of your body to meet the ball and all the energy is delivered into contact, but not continuing after it. You don’t have a big follow through when you catch. You do when you punch.
Watch the One-Minute Clinic below to see exactly what I mean.