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© 2011 Technical & Development Department
Beach Volleyball Drill-book
2.7 SERVING
SPLIT THE PASSERS
(intermediate / advanced)
EQUIPMENT:
Ideal: As many balls as possible
Minimum: 3- 4 balls
Cones could be used as markers
PARTICIPANTS:
Ideal: 3 athletes + coach observing
Maximum: 6 athletes + coach observing
Minimum: 1 athlete + coach observing
DRILL OBJECTIVE
This drill works on developing a serve that
splits the passers down the middle (often
referred to as the ‘husband and wife’ serve)
DRILL DESCRIPTION
Using the wind the server attempts to serve
at the inside shoulder of a passer with the
intention of using the wind to draw the ball
back to the other passer and cause
confusion.
If the score is tight and the passers are
hesitant this serve can often result in a
valuable point.
This could be turned into a game where the
server plays against the passers – just make
sure the passers do not both move into the
middle of the court to make a ace down the
middle near impossible.
Athletes are likely to be most effective when
using this strategy with the float serve (as it
moves more in the wind) but a topspin serve
can also be utilized to create confusion down
the middle of the court.
DRILL VARIATIONS / MODIFICATIONS
Athletes could possibly try to serve
balls with slight sidespin to enhance
movement.
TEACHING POINTS
1 Be aware of the wind and how much movement the
ball will make as this will effect the line of the serve.
2 Athletes can often gain accuracy by focusing on
something in the distance that is in the same exact
line as the intended serve.
3 A deeper serve (or starting a little further back from
the service line) will move more in the wind.
4
Let athletes know that this is a good serve to use at
the beginning and end of games.
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