One partner catches and throws or volleys the ball moving the other partner side-side so as to be able to volley using good footwork and rhythm to play the ball back to the partner.
You start the game with a throw over the net. The two on the other side of the net communicate and one catches the ball, the other moves to the net and faces their partner who passes the ball to them with a high pass from a volley position with the ball above their forehead.
The person at the net volleys the ball for their partner who is about 2 metres away from the net facing them with the hand up nearest the net pointing where they want the next high pass to be placed. Pass the ball high to the area pointed at and that player moves in, and volleys the ball over the net.
Then both players return to a side by side playing position ready to play defence. This sequence is repeated without trying to score points but in a more cooperative way so that the format of the game can be learned. When both teams play this well you can make it competitive.
2 Warm Up
Start the game by volleying the ball over the net to the player at the back of court. They 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 with a Jump Âvolley, this is then repeated for a set number, length of time or can be made competitive.
2 Warm Up
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.
VST:CATCH IN DIG POSITION
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
In pairs 3-4 metres apart roll the ball to your partner who lets the ball go between their legs and sits on top of the ball
Two players stand either side of the net and pass the ball overhead first time to their partner on the other side of the net.
Start with the ball with one of the middle players who volleys the ball to the middle player they volley it back to the outside player who then volleys over the two middle players to the outside player on the opposite side as the other players are working the players that have just worked change places and repeat. This exercise is for players to be able to control the ball over differing distances. Again this can either be measured by time or number of good volleys.
"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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