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Volleyball Sports Performance Engineering

Volleyball SEA

Why is volleyball speed, explosion, and agility training important? 

Serve speeds > 38 mph have the greatest chance of success 

*Volleyball ACE Power Tips, 11/28/12, Vol 23, #24

  • Volleyball is a physically demanding sport, requiring strength, power, agility, and speed

  • Skills and drills alone are simply not effective at bringing about increases in athlete performance.

  • It is no surprise that the highest jumper makes for the best volleyball athlete.  It has been shown that in one game, players execute on average 85 jumps per hour.   Of these jumps, blocking accounts for approximately 27% of the jumps.

  • The National Strength and Conditioning Association reports that the average vertical jump (no approach) for a typical, 17-year-old girl is 13-14 inches. The average for a collegiate volleyball player? 17-21 inches. And, it’s generally accepted that elite jumpers (i.e., Division 1 middle blockers and outside hitters) can touch a minimum of 10’0” – 10’2” on their attack jumps (block jumps are typically 25-27% smaller than attack jumps).








Very Good 

20” - 24”

24” - 28”

Above Average

16” - 20”

20” - 24”


12” -16”

16” - 20”

Below Average

8” -12”

12” -16”


< 8”

< 12”


Our training gives athletes a competitive edge. We use the VERT ( electronic system to measure vertical jumps; you improve what you measure. Contact us to start training!

Volleyball Vertical Jump Training


Improve your vertical
Gain hitting power
Be quicker

Contact Coach Ajamu "Mu" Olaniyan at for information and to register. 

The VERT system ( will be used for testing and training. Participants will work on the the following jumps: 


Volleyball players jump an average of 85 times/game. Middle and Outside hitters can jump as many as 160 times/game. The average high for hitters is 22"; how do you measure up?