Digging Drills to do.....Line and cross court digging reps
Hitters in zone 4 and zone 2. Two diggers in zone 5 and zone 6. Two targets catching the balls while standing on the other side of the hitters ball court
First Zone 5 digger digs the line ball hit by hitter in Zone 4. (Brandon in turquoise shirt) They dig ball to target close to Coach Brandon basket.
At the same time hitter in zone 2 hits to digger in Zone 6 who digs the ball back to the target standing in zone 3/2.
Then digger in zone 5 does a quarter turn and faces hitter in Zone 2 who hits at them to dig the ball to their target standing in zone 3/2. .
At the same time digger in zone 6 does a quarter turn to their left and digs the ball cross court that was hit from the hitter in zone 4 (Coach Brandon)
Hitters don’t hit until they have the eye contact of the digger .
Diggers working on staying low even during their turn as they prep to dig the next ball
Diggers working on target practice
Diggers work on keeping hips below the level of the oncoming ball.
Do for time or do after setting a goal for perfect digs to the target
Good job Neveah and Cass!
Dafne Digging. .with Coach Brandon
Libero workout. Three balls to the target. A hard hit. A tip. A deep ball to the corner to chase down.
One group shags balls positioning themselves around the court they keep balls from interrupting the drill. .
One group is target for diggers to dig to.
Establish a goal a number the digging group of 3 as to get that many balls to the target without making the target move...to finish the drill.
Or.... go for time...
Hitting coach should remember to hit from different zones in the front court so the diggers work on platform angles, reading and believing what they see.
Defensive digging drill with 3 groups of 3 players.
-One group digs
-One group shags balls positioning themselves around the court they keep balls from interrupting the drill.
Not Digging Balls That Are HiT Right At Your Feet? .
One Digging Problem You Might Have is that you are Putting your hands together too late!
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 II 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.
When they saw what they were doing they corrected themselves.
Then they started digging balls like this...
Emma and Soraya getting Saturday training with awesome coaches!
702 liberos be digging’!
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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