To work and improve the footwork of offense to defense transitions with a ball in play 

What You Need: 

  • Divide your players into two teams 
  • Each team should have a coach with two balls 
  • One team will go at a time 

How It Works:

  1. The coach will toss the first ball up to the attackers (simulating a set)
  2. The attackers will hit the ball over the net
  3. Immediately after the attackers hit, the coach will toss the second ball (simulating a block or a tip)
  4. The team must transition immediately from offense to defense and keep the second ball in play
  5. Rotate teams once each has completed the two tosses

Results & Tips: 

  • This adds variety and multiple repetitions for players in working to transition from offense to defense 
  • It is always helpful to start more advanced drills at 50-75% so that your players understand the core concepts and technique first, then move it up to full speed