To help players prepare for attacking and blocking scenarios that are close to the net 

What You Need: 

  • Divide your players into two lines 
    • One line of Attackers
    • One line of Blockers
  • One coach will be near the net will balls 

How It Works:

  1. The coach will toss the ball into the air, placing it very close to the net
  2. The first Attacker will react and will need to decide if they need to hit, tip, or make a defensive play
  3. At the same time, the first Blocker will reposition and need to decide whether to block, or make an offensive play
  4. The players can rotate within their line since the ball can be tossed on either side of the net
  5. Make sure each player gets the chance to complete this drill at least 3-5 times

Results & Tips: 

  • Sometimes in games the ball is set tight to the net which can create difficult or uncertain situations; Blockers and attackers need to be able to get up and make a play on the ball despite the closeness to the net
  • This will instill more confidence in your players and will help them be even more prepared for real game situations