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What are the most important tests for volleyball?

Performance tests such as a shark skill test along with a vertical jump test is suggested. The shark skill test is a great assessment for multiple plane movement, coordination and balance. Use colored duct tape to measure a 3x3, nine-squared area on a soft surface. Each box should measure one foot in length and width. The athlete begins in the center of a nine-square box followed by hopping with both feet in a left-to-right pattern. The test may also be done with a single-foot hop. A vertical jump test may be performed by simply holding a piece of tape, and then performing the jump while slapping the tape on a wall. Once completed you may measure the distance from the ground to the tape.

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