Middle Blocking, Part 1

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How do I become a great middle blocker?

Middle Blocking, Part 1

Middle blockers rule the net. They need to be warriors, constantly in motion, relentlessly aggressive on offense and defense.

To be an effective CF (Center Front), you must love to work hard and be involved in every play. You're like the shot blocker in basketball. You have to dominate the net, and make it your own, make opposing hitters think about what they're doing, change their shots, throw off their game.

Here's the first tip for playing tough CF:

1-Block head-to-head, but remember, the angle shot is easiest to hit, so at the lower levels of play, especially, you'll see 90% angle hits. Shut down the angle, and then see what else your opponent can do. Many times, there's nothing they can do, and will stop hiting. Then you own them! They're no longer a factor.

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