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Defense Drills

7.1 DRILL OBJECTIVE
This drill introduces athletes to the basic technique for diving and digging a ball with one arm.

Defense Drills

7.4 DRILL OBJECTIVE
This drill develops a defenders ability to react to a soft shot after it is hit and chase it down.
Often defenders are lured into anticipating, and moving before the shot is played only to be caught going in the wrong direction.
A better tactic against players with less than perfect shots (or on a windy day) is to employ the tactic reinforced by this drill, which is to wait for the shot to be played then chase it down.

Defense Drills

7.7 DRILL OBJECTIVE
The objective of this drill is for athletes to develop an understanding of the idea that partners move together to cover the court, and that it is important that you are aware of where your partner is at all times.
Sometimes it is beneficial initially to place elastic around the waists of the athletes to highlight this concept of ‘moving together’

Defense Drills

7.10 DRILL OBJECTIVE
The objective of this drill is to allow 2 athletes who have no other individuals to train with the opportunity to get defense and transition play practice.

Defense Drills

7.13 DRILL OBJECTIVE
The objective of this drill is to reinforce defensive movement to line and across court angle cut shot and the plays that result.

Defense Drills

7.16 DRILL OBJECTIVE
The objective of this drill is for athletes to get practice at controlling digs using only one arm.

Defense Drills

7.2 DRILL OBJECTIVE
This drill gives athletes a number of repetitions of the basic techniques for playing the soft shot above the head.

Defense Drills

7.5 DRILL OBJECTIVE
This drill gives athletes practice at digging hard driven spikes that are directed at and around the defenders body.

Defense Drills

7.8 DRILL OBJECTIVE
This drill develops the ability of an athlete to defend the hard driven ball and chase down the soft line shot.

Defense Drills

7.11 DRILL OBJECTIVE
The objective of this drill is to give a defender practice turning and digging a ball that has been hit behind them.

Defense Drills

7.14 DRILL OBJECTIVE
The objective of this drill is for the athlete to get high repetitions of hard hit high balls.
Additionally the defender gets practice in the technique of retreating.

Defense Drills

7.17 DRILL OBJECTIVE
The objective of this drill is for athletes get to practice performing one arm digs.

Defense Drills

7.3 DRILL OBJECTIVE
This drill assists in the development of court awareness in beginner athletes.
In particular it focuses on how the position of the set affects where the ball can attack and therefore where the defensive players position themselves.

Defense Drills

7.6 DRILL OBJECTIVE
Although technique is important this is a drill that tests more of an athlete’s attitude and commitment to the ball than anything else.
The objective of this drill is for athletes to maintain a never say die attitude and never give up on a ball.

Defense Drills

7.9 DRILL OBJECTIVE
The objective of this drill is for the defense to become comfortable moving from their initial defensive position to the line to make a play.

Defense Drills

7.12 DRILL OBJECTIVE
The objective of this drill is to give the defensive team a multitude of defensive and transition plays in a minimum amount of time.

Defense Drills

7.15 DRILL OBJECTIVE
The objective of this drill is for the athlete to get practice timing the run through pass, which is essentially passing the ball while on the move.
In most cases it is recommended that athletes move early to the ball and get into a stable and relatively stationary position when passing the ball but there are instances in a game when a run through pass is appropriate.
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7.1 - Kneeling one arm dig training (beginner)
7.2 - Soft high ball option training (beginner)
7.3 - Shifting iver defense (beginner)
7.4 - Towel defense (beginner / intermediate)
7.5 - Diggining hard driven spikes (intermediate)
7.6 - Defense commitment drill (intermediate)
7.7 - Moving together drill (intermediate)
7.8 - Chasing down line behind a block (intermediate)
7.9 - Hard line defense (intermediate)

7.10 - 2 person drill (intermediate)
7.11 - Rainbow chase drill (intermediate)
7.12 - Bulk defense drill (intermediate)
7.13 - Chasing down the shot (intermediate)
7.14 - Hard driven high balls (intermediate)
7.15 - Passing on the move (intermediate)
7.16 - One arm dig (intermediate / advanced)
7.17 - Zig-Zag one arm dig