FIVB Beach Volleyball Drill-book - page 17

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Beach Volleyball Drill-book
1.8 WARM-UP
PASS, TOMAHAWK, TURN AND DIG
(beginner / intermediate)
EQUIPMENT:
Ideal: 2-3 balls
Minimum: 1 ball for a group or 3 or 4
PARTICIPANTS:
Ideal: 2 or 3 athletes per coach
Maximum: Up to 8 athletes + coach observing
Minimum: 1 athlete + coach assisting
DRILL OBJECTIVE
This objective of this drill is to loosen up the
body and raise body temperature in
preparation for more strenuous activity.
It will also increase the athlete’s awareness
of how current environmental conditions
affect the ball.
Additionally this drill allows athletes to
practice three beach techniques: passing the
short ball, tomahawk and turning to pass the
ball behind.
DRILL DESCRIPTION
Movement 1
Athlete (or coach) at the net throws up the
ball for the partner to come forward and
pass.
Movement 2
Person then moves back to tomahawk a ball
that is either thrown or attacked at the head.
Movement 3
The previous ball is caught and thrown
behind the athlete for them to turn and dig.
Spare athletes can come in from the opposite
passing position and either catch the ball or
set the ball to the coach/athlete at the net.
DRILL VARIATIONS / MODIFICATIONS
Ball could be attacked at the
retreating athlete.
This drill can be done from the centre
of the court and the athlete turns to
either corner to get the ball thrown
behind.
The athlete could play out the final
ball.
TEACHING POINTS
1
During
movement 1
make sure that when the ball is
being passed the outside leg is forward and the
athlete is keeping their arms as close to
perpendicular to the net as possible.
2
While moving back (
movement 2
) for the tomahawk
make sure that the athlete keeps their eyes on the
net.
3
In
movement 3
when the athlete turns to play the
ball behind them, the line made by their arms should
be in line with the target behind them and arms
should move from sand to sky when contacting the
ball.
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