FIVB Beach Volleyball Drill-book - page 13

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Beach Volleyball Drill-book
1.4 WARM-UP
THROW PASS AND CATCH
(beginner)
EQUIPMENT:
Ideal: 1 ball per athlete
Minimum: 1 ball per athlete
PARTICIPANTS:
Ideal: 3 or 4 athletes per coach
Maximum: 8 to 10 athletes + coach observing
Minimum: 1 athlete + coach observing
DRILL OBJECTIVE
This objective of this drill is to raise body
temperature in preparation for more
strenuous activity and increase awareness of
how current conditions affect the ball.
Additionally this drill develops hand eye
coordination, encourages good athletic body
position and also helps athletes practice the
run through pass.
DRILL DESCRIPTION
Athlete start behind the sideline of the court
with a single ball in their hands.
The athletes begin the drill by throwing the
ball to the middle of the court (with two
hands) and following it into the court where
they forearm pass the ball across towards
the other sideline.
Directly after forearm passing the ball from
the middle of the court they chase it and
attempt to catch it before it hits the ground
over the sideline.
DRILL VARIATIONS / MODIFICATIONS
Get the athlete to throw the ball with
one hand to simulate the throw for a
topspin jump serve.
Athlete can throw then run; turn
around and pass the ball behind
them then turn again to catch over
the sideline.
The athlete can focus on turning left
after throwing and right after passing
or vice versa.
TEACHING POINTS
1 Athletes should make sure that they get to the ball
early and set themselves for the pass in a stable
position. (one leg in front and one behind with a
wide base)
2 Be aware of where the ball will move in the wind and
adjust accordingly when moving to the ball and also
with respect to the direction you pass the ball.
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