FIVB Beach Volleyball Drill-book - page 35

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Beach Volleyball Drill-book
2.2 SERVING
SERVING OUTSIDE THE HEART
(beginner/intermediate)
EQUIPMENT:
Ideal: As many balls as possible.
Minimum: 5-6 balls.
PARTICIPANTS:
Ideal: 6 athletes + coach observing.
Maximum: 4 athletes per side + coach observing.
Minimum: 1 athlete + coach observing.
DRILL OBJECTIVE
This drill focuses on the development of
serves that make the opposition move away
from their starting positions with the objective
of creating a passing error.
The heart shape is a good teaching tool for
beginners.
DRILL DESCRIPTION
A heart shape should be drawn on the sand.
Athletes should be made aware that the
inside of the heart represents the area of the
court that is close to the passers and
consequently the area that servers should
avoid serving into.
With 2 or more athletes this drill could be
made competitive by awarding points to the
servers placing serves outside of the heart.
Missed serve: -1 point.
Inside heart: 0 points.
Outside heart: 1 point.
Corner triangles: 2 points.
DRILL VARIATIONS / MODIFICATIONS
Add additional lines (indicated in red
in the diagram to the right) that are
worth extra points if served into.
Athletes have to serve into the
designated area outside the heart off
a jump serve.
TEACHING POINTS
1 Be aware of how the wind affects the ball once the
ball is in the air and adjust accordingly.
2 Try to always serve into the wind and not with the
wind
- the trajectory of the ball will be more
predictable with the wind.
3 Make adjustments in your ball toss relative to the
wind
– for example if it is very windy then the ball
should be tossed lower.
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