Play a 2 v 2 mini-match, on which setters and spikers play their roles throughout. Spikers dig and take kills while setters only set. All attacks go crosscourt.
In this exercise we take match situation in which the receiver needs to be stable in underhand passing (digging) and spiking. Beside accuracy, fast movement and moving from offense to defense is mastered.
Key rule of digging is to pass it high so a setter has enough time to set up position and overhand pass with proper accuracy and power. Ask players to do so.
Player 1 pushes a high ball for player 2 to defensive dig back to Player 1.
4 Passing Drills
Players 1 and 2 serve 5 balls each. Players 3 and 4 pass the ball to player 5 who catches the ball and rolls it back under the net to the servers. Servers should try and serve into the open court to make it difficult for the receivers
2 player drill involving one player setting the ball, and the other smashing it.
Divide the court into 3 equal areas with a line across the length of the court. (6m x 9m) 8 player per small court Throw the ball across the net first time under arm with straight arms or 1 arm overhead. For every team, after the ball is thrown the team rotates clockwise one turn. Every time the ball is dropped the player that drops the ball has to leave the field. First team to lose all players loses the point.
Player 1 starts by serving from the base line and then enters the court. He/she then runs into the correct zone (zone 1), where player 2 (standing in zone 4) hits the ball to him/her around waist high. Player 1 then has to dig up the ball, and return it to player 2 as if setting up a spike. Player 1 then returns to their zone, where player 3 (from zone 2) hits the ball to them short in the middle of court. Player 1 then has to dig up the ball back to player 3. Player 1 then returns back to their zone and steps two to three are repeated.
Culture impacts how players work together, behave, feel and communicate. How can you as a coach help sculpt your team culture?
Cup final season is upon us! That's why we take a look at how to best prepare your players for the end of season showdowns!
The helpful tips, ideas and drills are super useful for developing our coaching abilities and the abilities of our players.
Give it a try - it's better in the app