Jacob (hitting) and Adlai (digging) work on the very advanced version of the hitting and volleyball digging drills we do in Breakfast Club.
The goal in doing these defensive technique volleyball digging drills is to work on controlling a hard driven ball back to the target you are aiming for...preferably without making the target move.
Four Volleyball Digging Drills The Pressure Repetitive Hitting Drill
One digger is placed in the middle of the court with myself and one or two of my assistant coaches on the same side of the net as the diggers.
Coaches are in Zone 4 and Zone 2 and sometimes in Zone 3.
Hitters and diggers half court distance apart.
What are we working on in this drill?
Players are working on reading the ball -getting information from the spiker's arm and at the same time reacting quickly but under control while digging the ball high in a high intensity pressured situation.
Players are also working on
hips dropping lower than the oncoming ball
eyes focusing on spiker's hitting arm for quick second then keying in on the oncoming spiked ball and its travel path,
keeping platform arms straight with no bent elbows and away from the body...closer to the ball
making a playable ball 8 -10 feet in the air..
after the dig working on making a quick quarter turn to face the next coach that's hitting
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.