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What are some movement characteristics seen in volleyball?

Volleyball can be characterized by movement patterns including first-step quickness, multiplanar movement (movement in all directions), level changes (up and down movement), deceleration (slowing down movement), and high-levels of force production (producing movement quickly). The key is to participate in a performance program that moves you through all movement patterns in order to avoid overuse injury.

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