Players work in pairs setting the ball to one another first time. This can be done with players facing each other without a net or with one player on each side of the net.
Player 1 sets the ball across to player 2 who sets the ball back again.
Ensure passes have enough height on them to allow the rally to continue smoothly.
With a first touch set, players need to take extra care. Their feet movement is essential to ensure player is under the ball upon contact to enable better control.
Push through the ball with tips of fingers, knees bent and bend arms at elbow and push through the ball on contact.
Every time pairs make 10 passes in a row, without a mistake, they get a point. Which pair can get the most points?
To start the exercise, one player volleys the ball to their partner who digs the ball up to themselves then volleys the ball back.
The other player then repeats this pattern.
3 Grass roots
Players work in pairs, this can be done with players facing each other without a net or with one player on each side of the net.
Player 1 sets the ball across to player 2 who catches the ball and then sets the ball back again.
VST:CATCH IN DIG POSITION
Working in pairs, one player sets the ball to the their partner who moves to meet the ball using good footwork to bump the ball back to their partner who catches the ball.
Ensure the player bumping the ball lets the ball bounce on their wrists and only makes minor adjustments to give direction to the ball (back to the setter).
MVW:READY TO REBOUND
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