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Zone 3 - Blocking/Setting to the Outside

Focus
Passing, Setting (Overhead Pass), Spiking, Team, Blocking.
Skills
Spiking, Blocking, Passing, Setting.
Purpose
This drill targets the development of a setter/middle blockers movement on court while adding outside hitter practise to the drill.
difficulty
Difficulty
group
Players
4+
ball
Balls
2
cone
Cones
0
  • Setup

    (A) who will be a blocker and a setter, starts at the net in Zone 3. Players (C) & (D), who are right side and outside hitters, start in Zones 1 & 5. (A) starts with the ball in Zone 6.
  • Step 1

    (B) imitates a block at the net, then turns and steps onto the attack line.
  • Step 2

    (A) then tosses the ball up to (B).
    (B) should be facing Zone 4 at this point.
  • Step 3

    (B) then sets the ball high towards the net at Zone 4.
    (C) starts to move into Zone 4 at this point.
  • Step 4

    (C), who is an outside hitter, two-step jumps and spikes firmly over the net into the court. They then follow the ball and retrieve it.
  • Step 5

    Meanwhile, (A) then tosses another ball up to (B).
    (B) is still facing Zone 4.
  • Step 6

    (B) then sets backwards up at the net towards Zone 2.
    (D) starts to move into Zone 4 at this point.
  • Step 7

    (D), who is an outside hitter, two-step jumps and spikes firmly over the net into the court. They then follow the ball and retrieve it.
  • Step 8

    Two new outside hitters are introduce. (A) and (B) while (A) and (E) stay the same until rotated by the coach.
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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.
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Difficulty
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Players
group
11+
Balls
ball
2
Cones
cone
0
Focus
Passing, Setting (Overhead Pass), Ball Control.
Skills
Passing, Setting.
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video
Difficulty
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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.
play
video
Difficulty
skill level
Players
group
4+
Balls
ball
5
Cones
cone
0
Focus
Passing, Ball Control, Serving, Serve Receive, Defence.
Skills
Serving, Defensive Dig, Passing.
play
video
Difficulty
skill level
Players
group
5+
Balls
ball
5
Cones
cone
0
Focus
Setting (Overhead Pass), Ball Control, Middle Spiker.
Skills
Spiking, Setting.
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