The dig is a defensive shot played when the ball is driven hard towards the waist or below of a player.The ball has a lot of energy and pace so the defender does not need to put energy into the ball like a forearm pass, but ensure that they are still when the attacker contacts the ball and they contact their defense with their forearms and angle the ball upwards to a target of the middle of court.
Place a few balls on the baseline and spread them out. Players move in and out between the balls, moving as if they were in defence. Make sure players avoid contact with the balls.
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A defensive dig before a push into the air and then sets across the net to player 2.
Start with the ball with one of the outside 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 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.
Players stand on the sidelines with a ball on the floor ahead.
On the coaches signal, they pick it up and attempt to run sideways to the other side of the court faster than their partner.
Players then place the ball on the floor and sidestep back to their side to start again.
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