FIVB Beach Volleyball Drill-book - page 89

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Beach Volleyball Drill-book
6.7 BLOCKING
BLOCK AND TRANSITION SET
(intermediate / advanced)
EQUIPMENT:
Ideal: 10 + balls
Minimum: 4 balls
PARTICIPANTS:
Ideal: 3 athletes + coach observing
Maximum: Up to 6 athletes + coach observing
Minimum: 2 athletes + coach assisting
DRILL OBJECTIVE
This drill focuses on developing the skill of
the blocker to turn after landing and hustling
to get to the ball to make a good transition
set.
The drill also gives the defender practice
digging the hard driven ball, chasing down
the soft shot and converting with a spike.
DRILL DESCRIPTION
In this drill an athlete or coach drives a ball
past the block towards the defender.
After the blocker comes down from their
block they turn and hustle to the dug ball to
set up their partner up for the spike.
With a team on each side this drill can be
turned into a continuous drill with angle
attacks.
The drill described to the right show the
defender positioned in the angle with the
blocker covering the line.
This drill can also be performed with the
blocker covering angle and the defender
moving to line to dig the driven ball.
DRILL VARIATIONS / MODIFICATIONS
The blocker could make a move to
the angle before jumping back to the
line. In this case the defender should
move in synchrony with the blocker
in order to reinforce the fake by
making a move to the line.
Ball could additionally be hit over the
line or into the tight angle cross court
or high at the defenders face.
The ball should occasionally be
driven into the block to ensure that
the blocker maintaining good
blocking form.
TEACHING POINTS
1 The blocker can turn In the air on the way down to
enable them to get off the net faster however they
must make sure they don’t turn to early and loose
form on the block.
2
Blocker must get ‘around’ the ball and face the net to
set.
Going in a straight line to the ball will often result
in shoulders that are not facing the target when
setting.
3
The defender should focus on playing the ball up
with high enough to allow the blocker time to get to
the ball.
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