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Zone 1 Solo Defending

Focus
Defence, Downball (Standing Controlled Hit).
Skills
Defensive Dig, Individual Defence.
Purpose
This drill will teach players how to defend the back court positions effectively.
difficulty
Difficulty
group
Players
3+
ball
Balls
2
cone
Cones
0
  • Setup

    A queue of defenders (A) start in a line behind the corner of Zone 1 (off court). Two players (B) and (C) have a ball each at the net in Zones 4 and 2.
  • Step 1

    (A) runs forward along the sideline until they reach the attack line.
  • Step 2

    (B) SLAPS the ball, (A) then back steps into Zone 1 and turns to face (B).
  • Step 3

    (B) then spikes the ball firmly into Zone 1. (A) has to do their best to dig the ball up, imitating a saved point.
  • Step 4

    Then immediately, (C) spikes a ball into Zone 1 also. (A) adjust their footwork and digs up again.
  • Step 5

    (A) must make sure they give (B) and (C) their volleyball back before joining the queue off court behind Zone 1.
  • Step 6

    Rotate players accordingly.
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play
video
Difficulty
skill level
Groups of
group
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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
3+
Balls
ball
1
Cones
cone
0
Focus
Passing, Spiking, Dig, Set, Spike (Motion Drill Sequence), Offence, Blocking, Defence.
Skills
Defensive Dig, Spiking, Blocking, Passing, Individual Defence, Setting.
play
video
Difficulty
skill level
Players
group
4+
Balls
ball
2
Cones
cone
0
Focus
Passing, Setting (Overhead Pass), Spiking, Team, Blocking.
Skills
Spiking, Blocking, Passing, Setting.
play
video
Difficulty
skill level
Players
group
3+
Balls
ball
3
Cones
cone
0
Focus
Passing, Ball Control, Serving, Defence, Downball (Standing Controlled Hit).
Skills
Defensive Dig, Passing, Individual Defence.
play
video
Difficulty
skill level
Players
group
4+
Balls
ball
3
Cones
cone
0
Focus
Passing, Setting (Overhead Pass), Ball Control, Spiking, Serve Receive, Defence.
Skills
Serving, Defensive Dig, Spiking, Passing, Individual Defence, Setting.
play
video
Difficulty
skill level
Players
group
6+
Balls
ball
2
Cones
cone
0
Focus
Passing, Setting (Overhead Pass), Ball Control, Spiking, Middle Spiker, Offence, Blocking.
Skills
Spiking, Blocking, Passing, Setting.
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