FIVB Beach Volleyball Drill-book - page 22

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Beach Volleyball Drill-book
1.13 WARM-UP
BLOCK/DROP/PASS
(intermediate)
EQUIPMENT:
Ideal: As many balls as possible
Minimum: 2 balls per athlete
PARTICIPANTS:
Ideal: 5 athletes + coach observing
Maximum: Up to 10 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 helps to reinforce
footwork on retreating.
DRILL DESCRIPTION
Athlete serves ball and jogs to net to block.
After block athlete goes under the net to
other side and retreats off the net.
After dropping off the net the coach throws
ball to athlete who comes forward and
passes ball straight up then catches it. After
catching their own ball the athlete then goes
back to the opposite service line and repeats
the drill.
DRILL VARIATIONS / MODIFICATIONS
Rather than sub-maximal effort as a
warm up, this drill can be done at
maximal effort and the coach can
make tasks after the serve more
difficult.
TEACHING POINTS:
1 Correct technique in all skills despite sub-maximal
intensity as it is a warm up.
2 Serve and run to net.
3 Outside leg forward when retreating off the net.
4 Athletes need to be facing the net while dropping.
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