Are you having a problem digging balls that're hit right at your feet?
One digging issue you may have is that you are putting your hands together to form your platform...too late.
Once the hitter commits to their armswing, that's when you as the digger should have your hands together to form your digging platform.
Many times players wait too long and still have their hands apart after the hitter has contacted the ball...by then its too late.
Putting your hands together earlier creates a platform with both forearms to dig the ball with and something to keep the ball off the floor earlier.
When I use my phone to show players what they’re doing wrong more times than not they can see what I’m telling them to correct and they fix it fast.
I showed this group of middle school liberos Dafne, Delaney and Selena on Day 2 of our first clinic how long it was taking them to put their hands together before digging.
Keeping your platform arms a ball’s distance away from your body and putting your hands together once you’ve landed in your adjusted defensive position is the key to touching more balls hit right at you and controlling those balls so they’re more likely to reach their target.
Working on Libero Training digging three types of attacked balls...
Usually done during warmups in order to get warm-up to play defense in the match.
When you are digging you should be working on three things
-eliminates extra movement while digging
-the player views the ball from a lower point
-the player plays the ball closer to the floor which allows more time for better ball control -player keeps arms a balls distance away from their body which covers more court around them
Diggers dig. Defense back row.
Hitters vs. diggers no block.
Working on reading the Hitter.
Working on tracking the Ball that’s tossed to the Setter.
In other words BALL- Setter- BALL - Hitter
Working on fearlessness. Getting comfortable facing a hard hit ball while dropping hips below the level of the oncoming ball. .
Getting comfortable letting the ball come down low (belly button level) before playing it...staying in your lower defensive position without rising up out of your squat ...to play the ball.
Digger works on being stopped...once the Hitter starts their armswing
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