Be sure to bookmark this page because I talk about the following four volleyball drills for digging which are ways to improve your digging skills while being put under pressure in fast paced drills The types of volleyball drills for digging are...
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
Winner scores 10 points first
Hitter hits hard deep cross court and scores a point when digger can’t touch it or digs an unplayable ball.
Digger scores a point when they dig a playable ball.
For beginners hitter errors may not count but for more advanced players hits in the net or out of bounds are points scored for the digger.
Hitters working on
Diggers working on
Variations include adding 1 or 2 blockers the hitter has to beat in addition to the one digger
D-1 players Giselle (Duke) and Sisi (Arkansas Tech) work on this one handed set, then hit, then dig fast paced drill.
One player works while the other digs for time or for a pre-determined number of reps...they the partners switch.
I set up a hitting line in left front and instead of hitting all the hitters practice tipping the ball over a real or imaginary block to the ten foot line while...
A group of diggers go one by one ..starting in their base position in defense, then moving to their adjusted position as they watch the setter set the ball outside.
They let the hitter commit to their armswing before taking their first of three steps towards the ball..lowering their body to the ground as they take each step getting closer to the ball.
For right handers ..the left hand goes down to the ground while right hand plays the ball.
Left handers reverse.
I don't do this drill with beginners or people who just start out with me...I do this drill with players who've been with me for quite awhile or who have experience playing advanced volleyball.
One of the things I really have players work on is taking a big first step followed by big and fast steps to get across the half court as fast as possible..covering a lot of ground in a short amount of time.
Follow me on Instagram @coach_apchap to improve your game even faster!
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.
What Are You Looking For?
Thanks for stopping by. Hope you learned something today that will help you reach your volleyball goals.
Be sure to subscribe to my email newsletter so you can learn more each week!
Stay strong! Stay motivated!
to my email newsletter below!
Mar 09, 23 02:19 AM
Feb 28, 23 08:13 AM
Feb 28, 23 08:11 AM
New! CommentsHave your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.