Knees bent, watching the ball at all times.
Head level with the ball at contact.
Two players; one stands with his feet apart and the other is the hitter. The hitter throws the ball up to hit to the defender, who brings his feet together then apart again dropping and timing the drop so as to be in position just prior to the hitter hitting the ball and plays defence, keeping his chest facing the hitter and playing the ball in front of his body.
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 jump-volley 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 Warm Up
Two players working together to block a smash from an opposition player.
A defensive dig before a push into the air and then sets across the net to player 2
A defensive dig before a push into the air and then sets across the net to player 2.
Volley the ball to your partner who digs the ball to themselves then volleys the ball back and you do the same for a set time or number of good contacts.
Start the game with equal or as near as possible teams. Serve an easy underarm serve to start the game then using only digs try and score points against the opposition. One player plays the ball then goes off court to the back and queues until their turn again. Play the game to set number of points. Players must go for the ball, it's about effort, control and tactics.
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