FIVB Beach Volleyball Drill-book - page 55

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Beach Volleyball Drill-book
3.12 PASSING
ONE ARM PASSING DRILL
(intermediate)
EQUIPMENT:
Ideal: 5 or more balls
Minimum: 1 ball
PARTICIPANTS:
Ideal: 1 or 2 athletes + coach assisting
Maximum: 6, 9 or 12 athletes + coach observing
Minimum: 1 athlete + coach assisting
DRILL OBJECTIVE
The objective of this drill is to reinforce
correct technique and body positioning when
playing the ball outside the body.
Although forearm passing the ball outside of
the body is not recommended, there are
situations where it cannot be avoided and
therefore training this movement pattern is
vital to becoming a complete player.
It is always recommend, that if possible, an
athlete move to play the ball within the centre
of their body.
DRILL DESCRIPTION
In this drill the athlete practices passing the
ball with one arm.
The athlete or coach throws the ball to the
side of the athlete who shuffles across and
plays the ball back to the thrower initially with
the arm closest to the ball.
The ball should not travel flat but go up and
down to the thrower about 8-10 feet in the
air.
The athlete or coach then throws the ball to
the same spot but this time the athlete
shuffles across and plays the ball with the
arm on the opposite side from the ball.
Once the athlete has complete 8-10
successful repetitions of each the athlete can
shuffle across and play the ball with both
arms.
DRILL VARIATIONS / MODIFICATIONS
Coach or athlete throws the ball at a
distance that necessitates the athlete
falls onto the sand after contacting
the ball.
TEACHING POINTS:
1 When passing with the arm closest to the ball the
thumb should be up allowing the ball to be played on
the wide aspect of the forearm.
2 When passing the ball with the opposite arm the
thumb (and shoulder) should be down.
3 During both movements the athlete should focus on
getting the arm ‘behind the ball’ and moving ‘through
the ball’.
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