FIVB Beach Volleyball Drill-book - page 16

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© 2011 Technical & Development Department
Beach Volleyball Drill-book
1.7 WARM-UP
CATCH BEHIND IN LUNGE POSITION
(beginner / intermediate)
EQUIPMENT:
Ideal: 1 ball per athlete
Minimum: 1 ball between 2 athletes
PARTICIPANTS:
Ideal: 2 or 3 per coach
Maximum: As many as space allows
Minimum: 1 athlete + coach observing
DRILL OBJECTIVE
This drill gets athletes moving while getting a
feel for current wind conditions.
It also helps athletes develop an awareness
of where the ball is even when it is out of
direct sight and reinforces the correct lunge
position that athletes should adopt when
playing a short ball.
DRILL DESCRIPTION
Step 1:
Athlete throws the ball up in the air
(low at first) and proceeds to catch it behind
their back in lunge position.
The athlete should focus on keeping their
back straight when in lunge position.
This drill should be done in varying directions
on the court in order for the athletes to
develop an understanding of current wind
conditions.
Step 2:
Once the ball is being caught behind
the back consistently the athlete should then
bring the ball around to the front of the body
(while remaining in lunge position) toss the
ball a few feet in the air before passing the
ball up and catching it again behind the back.
The level of difficulty of the drill will increase
as the ball is passed or thrown higher.
DRILL VARIATIONS / MODIFICATIONS
After catching the ball they bring it
around to the front of the body, give
it a low throw then forearm pass it up
for their partner to catch behind their
back.
For an advanced variation two pairs
can attempt to accomplish this drill at
the same time.
TEACHING POINTS:
1 Athletes should focus on keeping their back straight
when catching the ball.
2 Athletes should be aware of the wind and how it will
effect the balls trajectory.
3 Athletes should be thinking about the ball and where
it is heading even if they cannot see it.
Step 2 has the
athlete pass up
the ball and
catch behind
their back.
Advanced
variation of the
drill has
athletes
passing to each
other.
Step 1 has the
athlete throw and
catch behind their
back
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