1. Students will line up on the first line closest to the net as shown in the diagram. The placing of the line will be dependent on the skill level of the players in the group (i.e. either closer or further away from the net). 2. Players will first attempt to overarm-throw 2 balls to the correct service-box in a row. Players need to know how to overarm throw before they serve. 3. Once they complete that step they will then attempt to serve off their knees, two serves in a row. 4. Once they achieve that, they will try to serve two statue-serves in a row. Statue-serves are serves with your feet together, where the player canât move their feet before or after their serve. This helps with players hitting up into their serve (power must go predominately up for a serve) and also helps them achieve a consistent ball-toss since they canât move around. 5. After this the final progression is a normal serve with feet apart. 6. Once the players complete this, they are able to move back to the next line (in this case it is the service line).
Do tosses first
This practice has no coaching points
This practice has no progressions
"It is not only useful for staff who are experienced but a valuable tool for those subject staff who have to take teams."
The variety of sessions across sports - sometimes we steal session ideas from one sport and use them with another.
As we enter the business end of the competition, we take a look at the remaining eight teams and the key talking points surrounding each side.
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