Start the game by volleying the ball over the net to the player at the back of court. They then overhand pass the ball to the player at the net who sets the ball up for the player to move forward and play the ball over the net by making a spike approach and tipping the ball to the back court defender. This then is repeated for a set number, length of time or can be made competitive.
Working in 3's one player throws the ball over the net for a player to underhand pass the ball to the target player at the net, the target player has a ball and as soon as the ball is thrown by the feeder he throws his ball so as to bounce once to the feeder and catches the ball being passed by the player this drill can be measured in time or good repetitions. The reason for using two balls is you can do a vast amount of contacts in a short time; the feeding can be changed to a service when the feeder is a competent server as the emphasis is the passing.
3 player triangular passing drill. Player 1 and Player 2 use defensive dig passes, whilst Player 3 uses the overhead pass. This can simulate player 3 setting up a teammate for a smash
4 Passing Drills
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
Feed to player 2 who defensive digs the ball to player 1 to set to player 2, who smashes the ball to player 3 who defensive digs the ball to player 2 to set to player 3.
Start the game by volleying the ball over the net to the player at the back of court. They then overhand pass the ball to the player at the net who sets the ball up for the player to move forward and play the ball over the net by making a spike approach and tipping the ball to the back court defender . This then is repeated for a set number, length of time or can be made competitive.
This drill can be used as a base for a variety of attacks Player 1 (acting as an opposition player) serves to player 3 who defensive digs to player 4. Player 4 sets the ball to player 2, who will have made an attacking run to meet the ball and smashes over the net
Coach feeds the ball for the player to practice the correct footwork for an attack approach to jump and catch.
A number of players have a ball each make an attack approach put the ball behind their head jump and throw the ball over the net into court. As they do this they should keep good posture and let their arms follow through
The person on the side of the mats feeds the ball to the two players who communicate 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.
Stage three 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.
"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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