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Spike, Down, Up, Dig, Spike

Focus
Setting (Overhead Pass), Ball Control, Spiking, Endurance, Defence.
Skills
Defensive Dig, Spiking, Passing, Individual Defence.
Purpose
Improving players reaction time and general coordination from a lying position.
difficulty
Difficulty
group
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Groups of
2
ball
Balls/grp
1
cone
Cones
0
  • Setup

    2 players use a 1/3 of a court. They are spaced 4m apart.
  • Step 1

    Player (A) starts by tossing up the ball then spiking to (B).
  • Step 2

    After (A) spikes, they must drop to the floor so their stomach touches the floor.
  • Step 3

    Player (B) then digs up, then spikes back towards (A). Player (B) then drops to the floor.
  • Step 4

    (A) then steps up and repeats the sequence.
  • Step 5

    The drill continues until an error is made. Then a player resets.
  • Step 6

    Coaches can progress this drill by:
    making players roll before they get back up
    making players do 1 push-up before getting back up
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Difficulty
skill level
Groups of
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2
Balls/grp
ball
1
Cones
cone
0
Focus
Setting (Overhead Pass), Spiking, Offence.
Skills
Spiking, Setting.
demo
play
video
Difficulty
skill level
Players
group
5+
Balls
ball
4
Cones
cone
0
Focus
Setting (Overhead Pass), Ball Control.
Skills
Setting.
demo
play
video
Difficulty
skill level
Players
group
11+
Balls
ball
2
Cones
cone
0
Focus
Passing, Setting (Overhead Pass), Ball Control.
Skills
Passing, Setting.
play
video
Difficulty
skill level
Players
group
6+
Balls
ball
1
Cones
cone
0
Focus
Passing, Ball Control, Endurance, Defence.
Skills
Defensive Dig, Passing.
play
video
Difficulty
skill level
Players
group
5+
Balls
ball
1+
Cones
cone
0
Focus
Passing, Setting (Overhead Pass), Ball Control, Spiking, Middle Spiker, Team, Offence, Serve Receive.
Skills
Serving, Spiking, Passing, Setting.
play
video
Difficulty
skill level
Groups of
group
group-arrow
icon-group
4
Balls/grp
ball
1
Cones
cone
0
Focus
Ball Control.
Skills
Defensive Dig, Spiking, Setting.
play
video
Difficulty
skill level
Players
group
5+
Balls
ball
3+
Cones
cone
0
Focus
Setting (Overhead Pass), Spiking, Offence.
Skills
Spiking, Setting.
play
video
Difficulty
skill level
Players
group
+
Balls
ball
Cones
cone
0
Focus
Spiking, Middle Spiker.
Skills
Spiking.
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