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A block is what is used to stop a spiked ball

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Q: What is a defensive technique to stop spiked balls in volleyball?
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How is a blocks used In a volleyball?

This move is used chiefly as a defensive position to stop spiked balls. As with spiking timing is important in blocking. A player must anticipate an opponent's spike and position him or herself accordingly. The blocker's arms should be extended upward with fingers spread wide apart. This allows the ball to bonce off the heels of the blocker's hands and land on the opposite side of the net. This is the only move in volleyball that allows the player's hands to go over the top of the net.

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