FIVB Beach Volleyball Drill-book - page 84

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Beach Volleyball Drill-book
6.2 BLOCKING
ANGLE BLOCK OPTION DRILL
(beginner / intermediate)
EQUIPMENT:
Ideal: As many balls as possible
Minimum: 6 balls
PARTICIPANTS:
Ideal: 1 athlete + coach assisting
Maximum: As many as space allows + coach observing
Minimum: 1 athlete + coach assisting
DRILL OBJECTIVE
In this drill athletes get a high volume of
basic blocking reps and can work on
developing balanced movement and control
in the air when attempting an angle block.
DRILL DESCRIPTION
An athlete or coach (who ideally is standing
on a box) tosses the ball up into the air and
hits it into off or around the blocker.
This drill is normally done with the blocker
knowing what the attacker is hitting and
working on specific arm and hand positioning
for each particular block.
This drill gives the blocker a great opportunity
to practice the two types of angle block.
Angle Block 1:
The athlete makes a quick, low sideways
movement into the angle before jumping up
for the angle block.
Angle block 2:
The athlete stays on the attackers’ line and
jumps across into the angle.
With angle block 1 the hand positioning will
be similar to that of a line block as discussed
in drill 6.1.
The technique for angle block 2 is different in
that the inside arm will penetrate across the
net towards the middle of the court as the
outside arm bends slightly to close up the
gap between both hands.
DRILL VARIATIONS / MODIFICATIONS
Coach can turn his / her body and
the blocker can block either line or
angle.
Additionally the block can practice
moving across to the angle before
jumping back towards the line.
TEACHING POINTS
1 Athletes need to make sure that when they jump
into the angle that their outside arm is strong and
they close up the gap between their hands.
2 Athletes need to maintain strong hands
throughout both blocking movements.
3 Athletes need to stay low and balanced when
moving across for block 1 so they do not waste
time by having to ‘reload’ the legs prior to
jumping up.
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