Two groups: diggers and shaggers / handers. Coaches hit off of boxes to diggers on each side. Coaches will first hit line, then hit cross. Diggers will dig to target. After a predertimined time or number of attempts, groups will switch.
Diggers will face hitter and use platform to get ball to target. Players will be mindful of the 4 passing keys - face hitter in posture, angle platform to target, attack hit by keeping platform and shoulders away from body with weight forward, briefly hold finish. While coaches will want to vary tempo, power, and location depending on digger's ability, coaches should be mindful of achieving a certain standard and should push players to the edge of their technical and physical capabilities. Variation should be used, but settling is not desired. Progression - as players improve physically and technically, coaches should increase power, tempo, and mix locations (higher and lower, lateral, etc.).
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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