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Blocking Drills

6.1 DRILL OBJECTIVE
In this drill athletes get a high volume of basic blocking repetitions with focus on basic hand, arm and body position.

Blocking Drills

6.4 DRILL OBJECTIVE
This drill focuses on developing the technique for dropping off the net quickly (also referred to as retreating)
If an athlete has plenty of time you may observe them jogging back to their defensive position (with shoulders staying parallel to the net) however this is not ideal for situations requiring speed.
The technique described in this drill allows for fast movement backwards and is the chosen technique of players competing at a high level.

Blocking Drills

6.7 DRILL OBJECTIVE
This drill focuses on developing the skill of the blocker to turn after landing and hustling to get to the ball to make a good transition set.
The drill also gives the defender practice digging the hard driven ball, chasing down the soft shot and converting with a spike.

Blocking Drills

6.10 DRILL OBJECTIVE
This drill focuses on developing the skill of the blocker turning while coming down from the block and playing a ball that has been played just over their hands.

Blocking Drills

6.2 DRILL OBJECTIVE
In this drill athletes get a high volume of basic blocking reps and can work on developing balanced movement and control in the air when attempting an angle block.

Blocking Drills

6.5 DRILL OBJECTIVE
This drill focuses on developing the ability of an athlete to set his/her partner after blocking. (often referred to as a transition set)

Blocking Drills

6.8 DRILL OBJECTIVE
This drill gives the blocker practice at making a decision on weather to retreat off the net or stay up to block.
Additionally this drill can be modified to help develop the attackers’ ability to sense where the defender is dropping.

Blocking Drills

6.3 DRILL OBJECTIVE
This drill works on developing a blockers ability to determine the angle of a power shot based on the approach and body language of the attacker.

Blocking Drills

6.6 DRILL OBJECTIVE
In this drill the athlete gets practice dropping off the net (retreating) and playing a ball that is hit towards them.
It is recommended that athletes are familiar with the technique of ‘high ball’ defense (as covered in drill 7.14) before the ball is driven high and hard at the retreating athlete.

Blocking Drills

6.9 DRILL OBJECTIVE
This drill focuses on developing the skill of jousting at the net.
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Defense on the beach is significantly different to that of indoors. The main reason of course is that there are only 2 individuals covering the court as opposed to 6 indoor. Generally what is found in adult and older youth teams is that one athlete will specialize in blocking and the other in defense. The way in which the blocker and defender work together to cover the court is somewhat complicated and a detailed explanation will not be given in this document.

However … the basic conventions for signaling blocking intentions involve holding the hands behind the back with the left hand representing what the blocker is going to block on the left side attacker and the right hand represents what the blocker is going to take away for the attacker on the right. It is vital that the blocker and defender communicate with each other regarding which area is going to be ‘taken out’ at the net.