Hitting Drills Should Be Practiced?
We have talked about the importance of running drills in the game
context, just like skills occur in the game.
For example it
is more beneficial to practice hitting from the setter’s set than the
hitting drills are traditionally done?
Often volleyball hitting is trained by somebody tossing the ball to the
hitters. Or by feeding the ball to the setter who sets the
ball to the hitters. Hitters have lined up and wait their turn to spike
the ball over the net one ball after another.
Volleyball hitting will become a complete
different task when
adding a real serve and pass into it.
In order to learn
should practice it just like it occurs in the game.
we should practice volleyball hitting drills?
So, it is important to run drills in the game context.
However, things would be very simple if we could become a winning
volleyball team just by playing.
Sometimes the coach needs to focus on specific details of the game.
Here is an example how to practice cooperation between the middle
hitter and setter.
Middle Hitting Drills
Common Issues in Quick Offense:
Most of us have experienced the issues in running quick offensive plays
in the match.
Either timing may be difficult, or
the setter and middle
lack the confidence
to run quick plays
– especially if the pass if
off the net.
How to work on the timing and trust issues between the setter and
How to Improve Timing Between Setter and Middle
Middle Hitting Drills
A serving-passing drill is an excellent chance to work on cooperation
between the middle and the setter because the servers force the pass
off the net, or make passers run for a short serve, etc.
Here is the twist.
No other hitters should be used, so the setter is forced to play the
ball for the middle.
Why to Use
Middle Hitters Only?
If there are other hitters on the court, the setters often choose an
easier option and set other hitters when the pass is off.
Now they can set the ball only for the middle. This helps the team to
have one more offensive option when the pass is off in the match.
Remember to add a block for the middle hitter.
Volleyball Middle Hitting Drills for Beginners
If the previous drill is too difficult for beginning volleyball
here is a similar but easier option.
The volleyballs are hit over the net to the defending players.
Defenders line up on position 6 (zone 6) to dig the ball up to
The ball should be spiked hard over the net. This ball should not be
too easy for the defenders since the pass should not be perfect every
time in this drill.
The purpose is to make the setter and middle really work on timing and
building trust between them - and make them practice the scenario when
the pass is off.
After working on this drill successfully setters and middle hitters
become much more confident to play the quick offense in the match.
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