FIVB Beach Volleyball Drill-book - page 14

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© 2011 Technical & Development Department
Beach Volleyball Drill-book
1.5 WARM-UP
SKY-BALL AND CATCH
(beginner)
EQUIPMENT:
Ideal: as many balls as you have athletes
Minimum: 1 ball per athlete
PARTICIPANTS:
Ideal: 4 or 5 athletes + coach serving
Maximum: 8 to 10 athletes + coach observing
(if athletes can sky-ball consistently)
Minimum: 1 athlete + coach assisting
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 gives athletes an
opportunity to get some sky-ball practice.
DRILL DESCRIPTION
Athlete starts behind the service line of the
court (middle of the court for younger or
beginner athletes) while another athlete or
coach prepares to serve a sky-ball over the
net.
As soon as the ball is struck the athlete runs
through under the net to catch the ball.
DRILL VARIATIONS / MODIFICATIONS
Get the athletes to sky-ball to each
other.
Athlete can start on the ground in the
middle of the court facing the server.
TEACHING POINTS
1 Athletes should try to get to the other side of the
court as soon as possible then look for the ball.
2 Athletes should try to make a very quick initial
judgment on where the ball is going off the server’s
hand.
3 MAKE SURE ATHLETES WATCH OUT FOR THE
NET AS THEY RUN THROUGH!
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