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  1. I can certainly see why it’s important to prepare your mind and body before starting competitive volleyball. Talking to a coach who has lots of experience is a must. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hi Jenna, thanks for your comment. Glad you found this post helpful to learn about competitive volleyball.

  2. Competitive sports have changed a lot over the years. It is good to know what to expect when it comes to volleyball.

    1. Hi Marysa, thanks for your comment. Glad you found this post helpful to know about competitive volleyball.

  3. I think this goes for any sport really. It is so important to have an understanding of exactly what the sport entails once you start it competitively.

    1. Hi Laura, thanks for your valuable comment. I totally agree with you and the things I’ve discussed in this post will be applicable for anyone who’s trying to play a sport competitively.

  4. Competitive volleyball sounds like a great sport to get involved with, thanks for sharing these tips.

    1. Hi Jenny, thanks for your comment. Glad you found this post useful to learn about competitive volleyball.

  5. This is also very useful information, I’ve only play volleyball a few times when I was at school and Uni but would love to give it another go – such fun team sport
    Laura x

    1. Hi Laura Side Street, thanks for your comment. Glad you found the info in this post helpful. Very happy to know that you played volleyball in your school days.

  6. Thank you for this amazing and detailed guide for competitive volleyball. It’s always helpful to know what to do and have some background information before beginning.

    1. Hi Debbie, thanks for your comment. Glad you’ve found this post helpful to learn about playing competitive volleyball.

  7. This detailed guide on what to do before playing competitive volleyball is incredibly helpful! As someone new to the sport, I appreciate the comprehensive advice, from training tips to gear recommendations.

    1. Hi Catherine Kay, thanks for your comment. Glad you found this post helpful to learn about playing competitive volleyball.

  8. This is a great article! As a former high school volleyball player and having a daughter interested in volleyball, there are some great advice here. I loved playing volleyball and I know my daughter is enjoying her current level of play.

    1. Hi Dahlia A, thanks for your encouraging words. Glad you found this post helpful. Very happy to know that you played volleyball in your high-school days and your daughter too is playing volleyball. Convey my best wishes to her!

  9. That’s a very informative post. It so important to know how to prepare for the matches both mentally and physically.

    1. Hi Khush, thanks for your comment. I completely agree with you!

  10. Lavanda Mihcelle says:

    Great advice! Understanding the demands and nature of competitive volleyball beforehand is crucial for success and adapting to the game’s challenges.

    1. Hi Lavanda Michelle, thanks for your thoughtful comment. I completely agree with your points!

  11. Rhian Scammell says:

    So much to know before playing competitive volleyball. Thanks for sharing this as I’d not have known most of this x

    1. Hi Rhian Scammell, thanks for your comment. Glad you found this post helpful.

  12. Melanie E says:

    Being prepared and knowing how to prepare for matches is important. Plenty of practice is essential for a fast paced sport like volleyball.

    1. Hi Melanie E, thanks for your comment. I completely agree with your points.

  13. Interesting read. Made my son read it.. thanks..

    1. Hi Eshna, thanks for your comment. Glad that you and your son read this post. Is he thinking about joining competitive volleyball?

  14. Paula Montgomery says:

    The breakdown of what to expect beforehand is really helpful – understanding the competition level, commitment required, and mental preparation are all important.

    1. Hi Paula Montgomery, thanks for your comment. Glad you found this post helpful.

  15. Great article! Volleyball is such a fun sport. This article is perfect for anyone looking to learn about Volleyball.

    1. Hi Diomayra, thanks for your comment. Glad you found this post helpful.

  16. Melissa Cushing says:

    I love your site on all things Volleyball and this post is perfect for those upcoming volleyplayers out there looking for great advice. Love this and appreciate you sharing!

    1. Hi Melissa Cushing, thank you very much for your encouraging comment! Happy to know that you find this blog helpful to learn about all things volleyball.

  17. It is really so important to fully prepare yourself about what to expect.you shared some amazing tips.

    1. Hi Khush, thanks for your comment. Glad you’ve found this post helpful.

  18. Lavanda Mihcelle says:

    Understanding the ins and outs of competitive volleyball is crucial before diving in. Talking to coaches, watching matches, and learning from former players are great steps to prepare yourself mentally and physically. Firm commitment is key—no room for uncertainty!

    1. Hi Lavanda Michelle, thanks for your thought provoking comment. I completely agree with you. Firm committement is definitely the key in succeeding as a competitive volleyball player.

  19. There are a lot of competitive volleyball teams near us. A lot of high schoolers at our school do quite a bit of traveling!

    1. Hi Marysa, thanks for your comment. Very happy to know that you have many competitive volleyball teams near your area which means a lot of opportunities for beginner players to learn about the various inner workings of the sport.

      1. Great article! Being informed helps you mentally prepare for the challenges ahead no matter the situation. It’s important even as a spectator. Great tips, thank-you!🌟🏐

        1. Hi Jordan Duran, thanks for your encouraging comment. Glad you found this post helpful. I completely agree that being prepared before starting to play competitive volleyball helps a player in so many ways.

  20. These are excellent tips. When you enter the next level of any sport – or field for that matter – it pays to do your homework and see exactly what you’ll be up against and what’s expected of you.

    1. Hi Ben, thanks for your valuable comment. I totally agree with your points!

  21. Great post! i would love to share this blog with some youth I know who have natural talent in this sport.

    1. Hi JRC, thanks for your comment. So glad to hear that you know some beginner volleyball players who have natural talent in this post and you’d like to share it with them. Thank you so much for that!

  22. Danwil Reyes says:

    Nice guide! I appreciate you sharing these tips to play volleyball.

  23. Rhian Scammell says:

    Really interesting read. I think it’s so important to have as much information as you can so you know what you’re getting into before you start to do anything competitive x

    1. Hi Rhian Scammell, thanks for your comment. I completely agree!

  24. This is something very useful for those considering this kind of sports – volleyball. Thank you for being too thoughtful for coming up with this.

  25. Melissa Cushing says:

    This is a great guide for anyone looking to play volleyball competitively! I do not play but used too when I was in school and much younger. Love this and thanks for sharing!

    1. Hi Melissa Cushing, thanks for your comment. Glad you found this post helpful. Very happy to know that you played volleyball in your schooling days.

  26. I have never really played a competitive sport. But I bet you have to be really physically fit to play really competitive sport like this.

    1. Hi Natasha Mairs, thanks for your comment. I completely agree with you. Fitness is a key aspect of playing competitive volleyball.

  27. I agree it is important to know about playing volleyball competitively rather than for fun. It does change so being knowledgeable can make a huge difference

    1. Hi Samantha Donnelly, thanks for your comment. Couldn’t agree more with you that if you want to play volleyball competitively, then you better get the knowledge on what it takes to play. This knowledge will take you far.

  28. Stephanie says:

    Excellent tips for volleyball or embarking on any sport. I must share these with my daughter’s volleyball team. Also, I’ll have to share with the parents whom I think will benefit greatly by reading this.

    1. Hi Stephanie, thanks for your comment. Glad you found this post helpful. Very happy to know that you are thinking about sharing this with your daughter’s volleyball team and some of the volleyball parents. Thanks a lot!

  29. Charli Dee says:

    Hi S Hari! Great post! I think these tips can be useful in a lot of areas in life or careers! When I was a small child I wanted to be a ballet dancer, but I had no idea what it would take to become a ballerina. It would have taken classes, which are expensive. I would have need hour on hour of practice. I also would have needed the right body for ballet dancing and I have scoliosis. I would not be able to become a ballet dancer with that back. I now know all the things now that I’m older.

    1. Hi Charli D, thanks for your comment. Glad you found this post helpful. Although your dreams of becoming a ballerina was taken away due to your physical challenges, It feels fantastic to know that now you have a pretty good idea of what it takes to achieve it.

  30. This is such a great post. My sister’s daughter plays volleyball but not in a competitive way, she just plays basic. This information is good for those who wish to move forward to playing competitive volleyball.

    1. Hi LisaLisa, thanks for your comment. Glad you found this post helpful. Happy to know that your sister’s daughter plays volleyball. Convey my best wishes to her!

  31. That’s solid advice to have novices talk to skilled players. Experience is a great teacher but it’s nice to have mentors along the way.

    1. Hi Rosey, thanks for your thoughtful comment. I completely agree with your points. Having mentors is truly a blessing to successfully play any competitive team sport.

  32. Competitive play is a whole different story. Great insight and tips on starting out for beginners. It’s really important to prioritize recovery and training for sports to avoid injury.

    1. Hi Tammy, thanks for your thoughtful comment. I totally agree with your points. Rest/recovery and training are the 2 most important things to successfully play competitive volleyball for a long time.

  33. Thanks for the heads-up! It’s crucial to understand the game before diving into competitive volleyball.

    1. Hi Lavanda, thank you very much for your encouraging comment. I totally agree with you and when you do that, it becomes that much easier to shine in a competitive volleyball setting.

  34. I love playing volleyball during the summer season! Although I always feel uncertain about my technique! It was also interesting to learn about the first Olympic winner. Great post!

    1. Hi Alina, thanks for your comment. Glad you found this post helpful. Happy to know that you love to play volleyball during the summer days. For improving your technique in volleyball, I would recommend you to watch competitive volleyball matches, learn through YouTube and practice whenever you find time.

  35. Competitive volleyball seems so fun yet I’ve never tried! I can imagine how seriously strength and endurance training needs to be taken to play at pro level!

    1. Hi Jodie, thanks for your comment. Strength and endurance training are the 2 things that’ll get you far in competitive volleyball.

  36. I think it is so important to fully prepare yourself about what to expect! Playing a professional sport takes a lot of dedication and stamina so making sure you are ready is imperative.

    1. Hi Yeah Lifestyle, thanks for your encouraging comment. I totally agree with you. Being prepared to play any competitive sport will get you far in it.

  37. This is great information! My daughter played competitive volleyball and really enjoyed it.