December 4, 2020 – By NJP

Volleyball is a celebration oriented sport. Even when you lose a point, teams come together for a hand slap, encouragement, or huddle. So how do you celebrate if you shouldn’t touch hands?

Challenge Accepted!!!

New Jersey is the birthplace of creativity. Here are just some of the items created in New Jersey:

  • Air Conditioning
  • The bar code
  • Baseball
  • Boardwalks
  • Bosco
  • Bubble wrap
  • Canned condensed soups
  • The cell phone
  • Color TV
  • Drive-in theaters
  • Electricity
  • The electric guitar
  • The golf tee
  • The ice cream cone
  • M & M’s
  • The Monopoly board game
  • Radar
  • Saltwater taffy
  • The solar cell
  • The steam locomotive
  • The submarine
  • Traffic Circles
  • TV dinners
  • The vacuum cleaner
  • The vibrating bed

So as far as creating new COVID friendly volleyball celebrations? Piece of Cake!!!! You got this!

How about some of these suggestions from NJP instead of the normal hand contact variety?

The “Vogue”- Posing for a make believe camera at a photo shoot can really get under opponents skin…

The “Unison Dance” is great for boys who do not possess the dancing ability of the girls. Notice these dudes are a few feet away from one another and do not touch extremities.

The “Tommy-Gun”- No better way to rejoice after a point than a fake gun battle with a revolver blow out at the end…

The “No-Hands Bunny Hop”- also a favorite with the boys. Hands free and takes little rythym and coreography to pull off.

The “Gyrating Booty Dance”- is an all time favorite (COVID or not). It’s hands free and a ticket to a red card.

The “Autograph”- Signing a ball for your opponent after making a “GOAT” kill always sets the right tone for a hands free fistfight after the match…

The “Shuffle” for the men’s over 50 league. All players stand six feet apart and show of their mad skills…

The “Whole lot goin on”- for younger players who have the flexibility to complete without severing a tendon or fracturing a hip.

The “Cowboy Hat”- YeeeeeeHaaaaa! A bit advanced, but we know the girls from the South (South Jersey that is…) can rock this!

The “Antena Javelin” (Not recommended)- This is one of the more out of the box celebration items and is not endorsed by NJP. COVID is bad enough never mind receiving a spear to the chest.

So let’s see if our creative NJ volleyball community can set the trend for the rest of the country with COVID friendly, hands free celebration suggestions. Submit to njpowerranking@gmail and we will post here or just post on your IG and tag us…


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