Just a variation on normal hitting lines. This is often used as part of a team's on-court warmups before matches, but is good in practice because of the higher number of reps. Hitters split between OH, RS, and MB 2 passers and 1 setter Coach alternates tosses over the net to passers Passers strive for "3" passes to setter Setter alternates sets between three hitting lines and hitters hit Coach tosses next ball as soon as setter sets previous ball
This is a good drill because it generates a lot of repetitions and covers a number of skills. Passers need to focus on good footwork and platform management to result in "3" passes (setter has 3 options) Setters can work on any set to any position and should be encouraged to work on variety of sets. Timing between setter and hitters is increased. Hitters need to work on great footwork with good, aggressive approaches and swings. Hitters should vary attacks between line and angle. Hitters should work on keeping ball off tape with aggressive swings to push themselves to their physical and technical edges A wide variety of tweaks and focuses can be used in this drill - specific sets, specific tempo of sets, specific targets for attacks (4/5 seam, stay out of 6, etc.), coach can move passers around on toss, 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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