FIVB Beach Volleyball Drill-book - page 51

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Beach Volleyball Drill-book
3.8 PASSING
THE W PASSING DRILL
(intermediate)
EQUIPMENT:
Ideal: 2 or 3 balls
Minimum: 1 ball per pair
PARTICIPANTS:
Ideal: 2 athletes per side + coach observing
Maximum: 8 athletes + coach observing
Minimum: 1 athlete + coach assisting
DRILL OBJECTIVE
This is a great drill for reinforcing the correct
passing technique on a free ball and
emphasizes retreating back to prepare for
the spike approach.
DRILL DESCRIPTION
Athletes start close to the sideline behind the
cone with his/her partner in this drill at the
net.
To start the drill the athlete at the net throws
the ball up about 10 feet in the air (aiming to
land it on the diamond) as the athlete behind
the cone moves in towards the net and
passes the ball straight up and down.
The passer then moves back and around the
first cone and in again to once again pass the
ball up and down. (the passers goal is to
pass the ball as close to straight up and
down as possible)
The passer carries on down the net moving
in and out of the cones.
On the 4
th
and final pass the athletes passes
and retreats back to attack the final ball.
After the attack the pair would switch to the
other side where the thrower becomes the
passer and the passer becomes the thrower.
DRILL VARIATIONS / MODIFICATIONS
After setting the ball to be hit on the
4
th
pass, the setter could call the shot
to be played.
TEACHING POINTS:
1.
Make sure the outside leg is forward (leg closest to
your partner back) during the pass.
2. Keep your arms as close as perpendicular to the net
as possible when playing the ball
– this way you are
in a better position to retreat quickly in preparation
for your spike. If you want to pass the ball towards
your partner then tilt the arms slightly.
3.
Athletes should always face the net while moving
around the cone –
this way you never lose sight of
the opposition.
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