In our volleyball drills hitting off the block for points is one of the most effective tips for short volleyball players, particularly short attackers to use in practice wiping the ball off the block... a technique that makes it tough for a digger to pick up in defense.
I'll set up a left side hitter on one side of the net who's competing against a right side blocker on the other side of the net.
Both players start at the net with the Coach in the setter's position ready to toss balls to the hitter who will start the drill.
Lets say the left side hitter starts first.
When Coach slaps the ball left side hitter transitions off the net and has been instructed to only hit the ball down the line.
The right side blocker has been instructed to block the line, taking the hit down the line away from the hitter.
The left side hitter must now solve the problem of getting the ball past block by aiming their spiked ball at the hand of the blocker that's closest to the outside antenna.
When hit correctly the hitter's ball will be "wiped off" the outside hand of the blocker and the ball will land outside the court preferably on the hitter's side.
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When done correctly this is a ball that cannot be picked up by opposing team diggers.
I just explained how we do our version of volleyball drills hitting off the block that players use called "wiping off the block" drill which I do with older more experienced players with ball control.
Now check out how former NCAA Division I Player of the Year Cary Wendell Wallin does her version of these hitting drills volleyball players do.
I like how she explains why she makes a few adjustments for younger players who she has doing this drill.
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I share alot of individual, partner and easy-to-do volleyball serving drills we do in class with my followers.
Many of these volleyball practice drills you can do at home by yourself or try at your next practice with your teammates.
If you're a B team or JV player trying to make varsity next year...your goal should be to complete 1000 reps a day of at least three of the basic skills on your own...volleyball passing, serving and setting should be at the top of the list.
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