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Passing Drills

3.1 DRILL OBJECTIVE
This drill is a good warm up drill to reinforce the shuffle and sideways movement when passing a ball.
This drill could also double as a warm-up drill for beginners.

Passing Drills

3.4 DRILL OBJECTIVE
Encourages beginner passers to pass forward and non-passers to quickly initiate the movement towards the setting position.
Additionally it reinforces the direction that the ball should travel off the pass. (despite going over the net)

Passing Drills

3.7 DRILL OBJECTIVE
Before starting this drill players must first understand the concept of ‘in system’ and ‘out of system’ play.
If you visualize two lines running perpendicular to the net from each player – any ball played within these two lines (and forward) is considered ‘in system’ while any ball played outside of these two lines is considered ‘out of system’
‘In system’ is good and out of system’ is bad.
The objective of this drill is to keep the ball ‘in system’ as it allows for more control and is a great concept for beginner players.

Passing Drills

3.10 DRILL OBJECTIVE
This drill is one of the most popular in beach volleyball.
It allows athletes to get repetitions in serving, passing, setting and spiking.
The objective within this drill could be focused around any one of the 4 skills used.

Passing Drills

3.13 DRILL OBJECTIVE
Athletes learn to react early to short and deep serves and get practice in the movement patters associated with receiving serves that are placed short and deep.

Passing Drills

3.16 DRILL OBJECTIVE
The objective of this drill is for passers to get high repetitions of difficult serves.
Because the balls are coming from inside the service line balls come at the passer faster than normal which helps to improve reaction time.

Passing Drills

3.2 DRILL OBJECTIVE
This is a good passing drill for beginners as it reinforces the idea that in beach volleyball it is beneficial to keep the pass ‘smaller’ and ‘closer’ than you would in the indoor game.
The athletes also get high repetitions on the ball.

Passing Drills

3.5 DRILL OBJECTIVE
Passer learns footwork and technique for passing balls served short and deep, left and right.

Passing Drills

3.8 DRILL OBJECTIVE
This is a great drill for reinforcing the correct passing technique on a free ball and emphasizes retreating back to prepare for the spike approach.

Passing Drills

3.11 DRILL OBJECTIVE
The objective of this drill is for the athlete to gain better ball control with the forearm pass and in particular gain experience and confidence in playing the ball with either topspin or backspin.
Although forearm passing the ball with either backspin or topspin is not recommended in normal play there are situations where this is beneficial and necessary.
Practicing this skill will give an athlete confidence when a situation arises that necessitates the use of this technique.

Passing Drills

3.14 DRILL OBJECTIVE
This is a good passing drill that is suitable when you have an uneven number of athletes.
It gives the athletes high repetitions in passing but additionally athletes get a chance to reinforce the skill of the sideways and backward movement in the sand.

Passing Drills

3.3 DRILL OBJECTIVE
The objective of this drill is to discourage beginner players from moving around with their hands together in passing position.
They also get plenty of practice of the forearm passing technique.

Passing Drills

3.6 DRILL OBJECTIVE
Passer learns footwork and technique for passing balls served short and deep, left and right.

Passing Drills

3.9 DRILL OBJECTIVE
The objective of this drill is to encourage a pass that is ‘up and down’ and close to the individual who passed the ball which aids in the development a pass that is easier to set.
Be aware that in the reality of a game situation (perhaps on a windy day) you would not want to pass as high as this drill encourages.

Passing Drills

3.12 DRILL OBJECTIVE
The objective of this drill is to reinforce correct technique and body positioning when playing the ball outside the body.
Although forearm passing the ball outside of the body is not recommended, there are situations where it cannot be avoided and therefore training this movement pattern is vital to becoming a complete player.
It is always recommend, that if possible, an athlete move to play the ball within the centre of their body.

Passing Drills

3.15 DRILL OBJECTIVE
Athletes get practice at developing the skill of taking a quick look at the opposition after passing before initiating their spike approach.
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Passing is arguably the most important skill in Beach Volleyball, as it sets up the play for the team receiving the ball. If your pass is bad you start at a deficit from which it is hard to recover.

The key to passing is to be able to pass a ball so that it can be set easily by your playing partner.