In partnership with SoloSpikeandDartfish, Athletic Republic has developed a unique program to specifically train volleyball players for improved hitting mechanics, acceleration, power, and on-court agility. Using science-based protocols and patented equipment, athletes improve jump mechanics so they rise higher, with more hang time and more explosive power behind every hit.
Volleyball requires intense, short bursts of speed and Athletic Republic works with athletes to improve acceleration. Success or failure is tied directly to an athlete’s ability to control speed in just a few steps. Body control is essential for the development of ball control which is why we also focus on agility. An efficient player must be able to shuffle, step, reach, change direction, move backward, and jump—all while making contact with the ball. Attack positions require the ability to change from horizontal velocity to vertical velocity and create explosive jumping power. Arm swing mechanics required to spike the ball are also based on power development. Athletic Republic trainers guide volleyball players through essential drills to improve every serve, set, spike, jump, and hit.
Average Performance Improvements through Athletic Republic Volleyball Training:
2 – 4 inches of vertical jump height;
8 – 10 inches in jump attack height;
5 – 8 inches in standing long jump distance;
20% greater leg strength;
33% increase in foot speed; and
Significant improvements in running stride efficiency.
Together with our partnerships from SoloSpike and Dartfish video combined with our patented equipment and proprietary training protocols, we improve jump mechanics and incorporate attack, block and spike training into every individualized volleyball training program.
"After just 30 minutes of instruction with the SoloSpike, and analysis with Dartfish video, high school players are routinely gaining 3 – 4" in their attack height and 10 – 15 miles per hour in hitting velocity."
- Dave Omtvedt - Inventor of SoloSpike
SoloSpike allows teammates to make multiple attacks in a short amount of time. Each athlete improves his/her jumping and hitting fundamentals by gaining dramatic improvements in full-arm extension, approach and body positioning, and take-off and landing mechanics. The new "smart ball" technology, available only at Athletic Republic's performance sports training centers, captures and records hitting velocity for instant feedback to measure improvement in performance and mechanics.
If you want to jump higher and spike harder using our Skill Attack Volleyball Machine and low-impact Plyo Floor, find an Athletic Republic Training Center near you by signing up for an Athlete Assessment or Find a Training Center.