Each player has a ball. The player starts with the ball above their shoulders in front of their face in the overhand passing position.
The task is to throw the ball up with both hands from the forehead position, just like they would during passing and catching it back in a game.
When the coach sees that the player's technique is good, introduce higher and higher throws to activate legs and arm muscles more.
Players should understand the pass must be executed above the level of their eyes so they can watch where to set.
The progression may be achieved by adding a spin between throw and catch phases.
Each player has a ball no matter what position they normally play on the court. Each player starts with the ball on the floor.
The first step is for the player to put his/her fingers on the ball like during overhand passing - that is fingers extended and wrists flexed towards forearms.
The second step is to pick the ball up and start bouncing it with no change to the way their hands are positioned.
Each player has a ball and should stand inside a 2m-diameter circle drawn with chalk.
The player throws the ball high above his/her head - it should be overhand passed up so it bounces inside the circle.
The player should allow the ball to bounce, get into position to use the overhand pass again to push the ball back into the air.
Alternate passing and bouncing.
10 Setting Drills
Players start with the ball in one hand.
The pair start from the sideline.
On the coach's signal player 1 passes the ball forward using a overhand pass so the ball bounces on the other side of court. Simultaneously, he/she must run forward and set the ball back to player 2 after one bounce.
Player 2 then overhand passes the ball forward and does the same
4 Passing Drills
The smash is the main attacking shot used in volleyball and is probably one of the hardest moves to master.
Players work in pairs setting the ball to one another first time. This can be done with players facing each other without a net or with one player on each side of the net. Player 1 sets the ball across to player 2 who sets the ball back again. Ensure passes have enough height on them to allow the rally to continue smoothly.
In pairs, the players stand around 3-4m apart. Player 1 rolls the ball along the floor to player 2, then shuffles sideways to the left or right. Player 2 collects the ball and rolls it to player 1. Player 2 then shuffles left or right. The movement while passing the ball should imitate the underhand pass, with both arms straight when passing.
A fun and simple way to introduce the serve. Using the underhand serve players pass the ball over the net one another. There should be no loose balls here, players should focus on accuracy as they aim to get the ball up and over. Once again players should be stepping forwards with the opposite leg to the hand that you serve with.
Throw the ball to go under the net and bounce once to your partner stepping forwards with the opposite leg to the hand that you roll with (using body weight) and releasing the ball.
Stage two of the serving progressions; Throw the ball to go over the net and bounce once to your partner stepping forwards with the opposite leg to the hand that you roll with (using body weight) and releasing the ball slightly higher.
Stage three of the serving progressions; Working in pairs, players throw the ball to go over the net to their partner (with no bounce), stepping forward with the opposite leg to the hand that you roll the ball over with (using body weight). So if players throw the ball with their right hand they should step forward with their left foot.
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