Keep eyes on the ball, and other arm used as a guide. Player leans slightly back prior to contact with the ball. Upon contact, push body weight forward to generate power through the shot. Stay tall on balls of feet and keep knees bent.
In groups of 4, pair up and set the ball to each other. On the blow of a whistle, all players swap to the other side of the net, whilst continuing to set to each other.
6 Advanced Drills
A drill that uses a combination of passes. Player 1 (acting as an opposition player) serves across to player 2 or Player 3 who lay the ball up to player 4 to set over the net.
6 Advanced Drills
Player 1 sets the ball to player 2 who sets the ball back to player 1 then defensive digs the ball up in the air to player 3 who sets to player 2 to smash back to player 1.
2 players 1 ball. The player serving has to hit the ball over the net so that the other player can catch the ball. If they are successful 3 times in a row the player can take a step back and move closer to the back line. Once players reach the back line they can swap roles.
Stage one of the serving progressions; roll the ball under the net to your partner stepping forwards with the opposite leg to the hand that you roll with (using body weight).
The purpose of the serve is not just to put the ball in play but to try and score a point or to stop/change the attacking strategy of the opposition. Split stance with left foot pointing in the direction of the target. Right foot at 45 degree angle pointing to the outside. Weight on back foot. Ball in left hand on the top of the fingers at hip height in the middle of the body. Right hand relaxed in front of shoulder hitting. Eyes focus on target area.
Throw the ball to go under 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.
Stage two 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.
Stage three of the serving progressions; Working in pairs, players throw the ball to go over the net to their partner (with no bounce), stepping forward with the opposite leg to the hand that you roll the ball over with (using body weight). So if players throw the ball with their right hand they should step forward with their left foot.
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