Purpose

Saving the ball off the net is one skill that is good to teach and build for game situations.

Setup

  1. Divide your players into teams of three.
  2. Designate a Power Hitter, Offside Hitter and Middle Hitter on each team.
  3. Tape off an hourglass shape on the court.
hourglass attack volleyball drill

How it Works

  1. Toss a ball into play towards one of the hitters.
  2. The hitter must hit the ball trying to keep it outside of the taped hourglass.
  3. The Power Hitter must complete 3 hits – one sideline hit, one cross-court hit, and one deep middle hit.
  4. The Offside Hitter must complete 3 hits – one sideline hit, one cross-court hit, and one deep middle hit.
  5. The Middle Hitter must complete 2 hits – one sharp right hit, one sharp left hit.
  6. If the ball lands in the hourglass it’s minus 1 point, if it lands outside of the hourglass it’s plus 1 point.
  7. The team with the most points wins and should be rewarded

Coaching Tips

  • When you spend time using this drill your players will be building their accuracy skills through this drill, along with the pressure of beating their teammates in this competitive game