Divide the court into 3 equal areas with a line across the length of the court. (6m x 9m) 8 players per small court.
For every team, the following rule applies, after the ball is thrown the team rotates clockwise one turn.
Throw the ball across the net first time using either:
An under arm throw with straight arms, a one arm overhead throw or a one straight arm underarm throw.
These are all typical volleyball throws related to the real actions.
A simple 3 player passing drill, with movement from player 2.
Defensive Dig passes work best.
3 balls in play, teams of 4 in each half of the court.
Each court has 1 ball which they must pass around constantly, with all players participating.
At the same time, each team attempts to pass another ball back and forth between the teams, with the aim of getting the ball to land on the opposition's side of the court.
9 Conditioned games
Players work in pairs with one ball.
Players play within a section of court and are attempting to get the ball to bounce twice to win a point.
Players can catch the ball in one hand to the side of them, moving up and down with the motion of the ball as they catch and release the ball.
Divide the court into 3 equal areas with a line across the length of the court. (6m x 9m) 8 player per small court
Start the game with an underarm serve, and the opposition has to catch the ball and throw it back first time with one of the typical volleyball throws.
The player who drops, throws the ball out side the court or in to the net has to leave the court. If the team catches the ball 3 times in a row, one of the players on the side can join back in. A point is scored when the opposition has no players left.
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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