2 players stand on either side of the net, and the receiver starts with the ball by overhand passing it across the net. This player then passes to their team mate who overhand passes it back for the spike.
The spiker places the ball crosscourt. On the other side, the receiver's role is to step back from the net to the attack like and try and dig the ball back across the net.
Player performing net to attack line transition learns how to do it the quickest and adjust legs and arms movement to be ready to defend.
Player starts in front of one feeder and plays defence against ball hit by feeder then runs, side-steps and plays defence at the next feeder. This continues with 3-4 players for set time or number of quality contacts.
Working in 4's with the final player throwing the ball back to the feeder under the net.
Once the drill starts the setter passes the ball to a target player at the net.
The net player then sets the ball for the wide player who receives it and then returns the ball ready for the drill to start again.
This drill can be measured in time or good repetitions.
4 Passing Drills
Players work in pairs with a ball between them. The player starting with the ball spikes it to their partner who needs to get down and did the ball back to the spiker, who should easily be able to catch it. The receiving is trying to pass as accurately as possible.
8 Block Drills
2 players stand on either side of the net. One player overhand passes to their team mate who sets the ball back for a spike down the line.
On the other side of the net, one blocker stands at the net and attempts to cover a cross court shot, while a digger is at the back of the court, and has to attempt to dig the ball either to their team mate or back over the net.
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.
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