A defensive dig before a push into the air and then sets across the net to player 2.
For defensive dig: Knees bent and legs just wider than shoulder width apart. Eyes on the ball to the point of contact with wrists, ensuring wrists are together. Head level with the ball at point of contact.
For set: Eyes up looking at ball trajectory with knees bent.Stand on the balls of your feet, while bending the elbows and pushing through the ball with fingers at point of contact.
4 Player passing drill, with first time set to each other in routine.
The person on the side of the mats feeds the ball to the two players opposite who communicate and pass the ball to the net for the ball to be set up for an attacking one handed tip to the mat that has not been occupied by the feeder.
This means that the attacking player needs to work on creating a good field of vision and observe where the feeder has moved to.
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.
"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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