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Target Practice For Spikers

Focus
Passing, Setting (Overhead Pass), Spiking, Middle Spiker.
Skills
Spiking, Passing, Setting.
Purpose
This drill aims to improve a spikers accuracy and court positioning.
difficulty
Difficulty
group
Players
2+
ball
Balls
2
cone
Cones
0
  • Setup

    A setter (A) waits in Zone 3. A defender/outside spiker (B) waits in Zone 5. (A) starts with the ball with a trolley of balls next to them. A target is placed in each corner on the opposite side of the court.
  • Step 1

    (A) spikes the ball down to player (B) in Zone 5.
  • Step 2

    (B) passes the ball back towards (A).
  • Step 3

    (A) then turns their body and sets up at the net to Zone 4.
  • Step 4

    Player (B) runs and jumps from Zone 5 to spike the ball over the net, but must aim for the two corners of the court.
    If you don't have a target, use an empty bag, a hoop, or a mat
  • Step 5

    After spiking, (A) must run and retrieve the ball and hand it back to (A), who remains the setter for the next player in the queue.
  • Step 6

    Coaches can progress this drill by:
    The setter starting in Zone 2 then setting to Zone 3 for a middle spiker
    Use a point scoring system to make it more competitive.
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2
Balls/grp
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1
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0
Focus
Setting (Overhead Pass), Spiking, Offence.
Skills
Spiking, Setting.
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Players
group
5+
Balls
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4
Cones
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0
Focus
Setting (Overhead Pass), Ball Control.
Skills
Setting.
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11+
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2
Cones
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0
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Passing, Setting (Overhead Pass), Ball Control.
Skills
Passing, Setting.
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13+
Balls
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1
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0
Focus
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Skills
Serving, Defensive Dig, Spiking, Blocking, Passing, Setting.
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Players
group
6+
Balls
ball
6
Cones
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0
Focus
Ball Control, Serving.
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Difficulty
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Players
group
7+
Balls
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4
Cones
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0
Focus
Passing, Setting (Overhead Pass), Spiking, Middle Spiker, Team, Combinations (Tactics, Plays), Offence.
Skills
Spiking, Passing, Setting.
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video
Difficulty
skill level
Players
group
8+
Balls
ball
4
Cones
cone
0
Focus
Passing, Setting (Overhead Pass), Spiking, Middle Spiker, Team, Dig, Set, Spike (Motion Drill Sequence), Combinations (Tactics, Plays), Offence, Defence.
Skills
Defensive Dig, Spiking, Blocking, Passing, Setting.
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Players
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7+
Balls
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4
Cones
cone
0
Focus
Passing, Setting (Overhead Pass), Spiking, Middle Spiker, Team, Combinations (Tactics, Plays), Offence, Serving, Serve Receive, Blocking, Defence.
Skills
Serving, Defensive Dig, Spiking, Blocking, Passing, Setting.
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