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Beach Volleyball Drill-book FÉDÉRATION INTERNATIONALE DE VOLLEYBALL Edouard-Sandoz 2-4 CH-1006 Lausanne - SWITZERLAND Tel : +41 (21) 345 3535 Fax : +41 (21) 345 3545 E-Mail : technical.developmentfivb.org Website : www.fivb.org Beach Volleyball Drill-book TABLE OF CONTENTS 22 WARM-UP DRILLS LEVEL PAGES DRILL 1.1 VOLESTE (beginner) 10 DRILL 1.2 SINGLE TWO BALL JUGGLE (beginner) 11 DRILL 1.3 TWO BALL JUGGLE IN PAIRS (beginner) 12 DRILL 1.4 THROW PASS AND CATCH (beginner) 13 DRILL 1.5 SKYBALL AND CATCH (beginner) 14 DRILL 1.6 SERVE AND JOG (beginner) 15 DRILL 1.7 CATCH BEHIND IN LUNGE POSITION (beginner / intermediate) 16 DRILL 1.8 PASS TOMAHAWK TURN AND DIG (beginner / intermediate) 17 DRILL 1.9 PASS MEANS SET / SET MEANS PASS (beginner / intermediate) 18 DRILL 1.10 VOLESTE (intermediate) 19 DRILL 1.11 MOVEMENT DRILL (Intermediate) 20 DRILL 1.12 ONE BALL UNDER ONE BALL OVER (intermediate) 21 DRILL 1.13 BLOCK/DROP/PASS (intermediate) 22 DRILL 1.14 IN THREES SET BEHIND (intermediate) 23 DRILL 1.15 OFF THE GROUND GAME (intermediate) 24 DRILL 1.16 BUTTERFLY (intermediate) 25 DRILL 1.17 NO JUMP SHOT GAME (intermediate) 26 DRILL 1.18 SQUARE DRILL (intermediate / advanced) 27 DRILL 1.19 1 ON 1 VOLLEY CROSS COURT (intermediate / advanced) 28 DRILL 1.20 ONE ARM GAME (intermediate / advanced) 29 DRILL 1.21 VOLSETE (advanced) 30 DRILL 1.22 STANDING SHOT WITH RETREATING (advanced) 31 7 SERVING DRILLS LEVEL PAGES DRILL 2.1 SERVE AND GET INTO POSITION (beginner) 34 DRILL 2.2 SERVING OUTSIDE THE HEART (beginner / intermediate) 35 DRILL 2.3 DEEP SERVE PRACTICE (beginner / intermediate) 36 DRILL 2.4 FORCE THEM BACK (intermediate) 37 DRILL 2.5 SERVING VARIETY DRILL (intermediate / advanced) 38 DRILL 2.6 FIRST TO 10 SERVING DRILL (intermediate / advanced) 39 DRILL 2.7 SPLIT THE PASSERS (intermediate / advanced) 40 2 © 2011 Technical & Development Department Beach Volleyball Drill-book 16 PASSING DRILLS LEVEL PAGES DRILL 3.1 PASS AROUND THE LINES (beginner) 44 DRILL 3.2 ONE ON ONE (beginner) 45 DRILL 3.3 PASS AND SLAP HANDS (beginner) 46 DRILL 3.4 PASSING NON PASSER MOVE (beginner) 47 DRILL 3.5 DIAMOND PASSING (beginner) 48 DRILL 3.6 THE U PASSING DRILL (beginner / intermediate) 49 DRILL 3.7 PASSING IN SYSTEM (beginner / intermediate) 50 DRILL 3.8 W PASSING DRILL (intermediate) 51 DRILL 3.9 PASS AND SPIKE (intermediate) 52 DRILL 3.10 ALTERNATING PASSING DRILL (intermediate) 53 DRILL 3.11 BACKSPIN AND TOPSPIN PASSING (intermediate) 54 DRILL 3.12 ONE ARM PASSING (intermediate) 55 DRILL 3.13 SHORT/DEEP (intermediate) 56 DRILL 3.14 PASS AND SWITCH (intermediate) 57 DRILL 3.15 PASS AND LOOK (intermediate / advanced) 58 DRILL 3.16 TOPSPIN SERVE OFF BOX DRILL (advanced) 59 9 SETTING DRILLS LEVEL PAGES DRILL 4.1 SET AND MOVE (beginner) 62 DRILL 4.2 HIGH REP SETTING - TRIANGLE (beginner / intermediate) 63 DRILL 4.3 HIGH REP SETTING (beginner / intermediate) 64 DRILL 4.4 HIGH REP SETTING - TRIANGLE (intermediate / advanced) 65 DRILL 4.5 RETREAT AND TRANSITION TO SET (intermediate / advanced) 66 DRILL 4.6 SETTING BALL OUT OF THE NET (intermediate / advanced) 67 DRILL 4.7 4 GREAT SETS (Intermediate / advanced) 68 DRILL 4.8 BLOCK AND TRANSITION SET (advanced) 69 DRILL 4.9 SET AND LOOK (advanced) 70 8 ATTACKING DRILLS LEVEL PAGES DRILL 5.1 STAND AND SPIKE (beginner) 73 DRILL 5.2 SHOT PRACTICE (beginner) 74 DRILL 5.3 OVER ON TWO (intermediate) 75 DRILL 5.4 SHORT DEEP (intermediate) 76 DRILL 5.5 SHOOTING AWAY FROM DEFENSE (Intermediate) 77 DRILL 5.6 AROUND THE WORLD (intermediate) 78 DRILL 5.7 SPIKE EXHAUSTION DRILL (intermediate / advanced) 79 DRILL 5.8 CONTINUOUS SPIKING (advanced) 80 © 2011 Technical & Development Department 3 Beach Volleyball Drill-book 10 BLOCKING DRILLS LEVEL PAGES DRILL 6.1 BASIC BLOCKING DRILL (beginner) 83 DRILL 6.2 BLOCK OPTION TRAINING (beginner / intermediate) 84 DRILL 6.3 READ THE POWER SHOT (beginner / intermediate) 85 DRILL 6.4 PULLING OFF THE NET (FOOTWORK) (beginner / intermediate) 86 DRILL 6.5 BLOCKER TRANSITION (Intermediate) 87 DRILL 6.6 PULLING AND PLAYING THE BALL (intermediate / advanced) 88 DRILL 6.7 BLOCK AND TRANSITION TO SET (intermediate / advanced) 89 DRILL 6.8 RETREAT DECISION DRILL (intermediate / advanced) 90 DRILL 6.9 JOUSTING DRILL (advanced) 91 DRILL 6.10 TURN AND GET THE SHOT (advanced) 92 17 DEFENSE DRILLS LEVEL PAGES DRILL 7.1 KNEELING ONE ARM DIG TRAINING (beginner) 94 DRILL 7.2 SOFT HIGH BALL OPTION TRAINING (beginner) 95 DRILL 7.3 SHIFTING OVER DEFENSE (beginner) 96 DRILL 7.4 TOWEL DEFENSE (beginner / intermediate) 97 DRILL 7.5 DIGGING HARD DRIVEN SPIKES (Intermediate) 98 DRILL 7.6 DEFENSE COMMITMENT DRILL (intermediate) 99 DRILL 7.7 MOVING TOGETHER DRILL (intermediate) 100 DRILL 7.8 CHASING DOWN LINE BEHIND A BLOCK (intermediate) 101 DRILL 7.9 HARD LINE DEFENSE (intermediate) 102 DRILL 7.10 2 PERSON DRILL (intermediate) 103 DRILL 7.11 RAINBOW CHASE DRILL (intermediate) 104 DRILL 7.12 BULK DEFENSE DRILL (intermediate) 105 DRILL 7.13 CHASING DOWN THE SHOT (intermediate) 106 DRILL 7.14 HARD DRIVEN HIGH BALLS (intermediate) 107 DRILL 7.15 PASSING ON THE MOVE (intermediate) 108 DRILL 7.16 ONE ARM DIG (intermediate / advanced) 109 DRILL 7.17 ZIG-ZAG ONE ARM DIG (intermediate / advanced) 110 15 MODIFIED GAME DRILLS LEVEL PAGES DRILL 8.1 MOVEMENT DRILL (beginner / Intermediate) 113 DRILL 8.2 THE WEAKEST LINK (beginner / intermediate) 114 DRILL 8.3 DOUBLE OR NOTHING (beginner / intermediate) 115 DRILL 8.4 ADD UP THE SCORE (intermediate) 116 DRILL 8.5 SHORT SERVES / RAINBOW SHOTS (intermediate) 117 DRILL 8.6 OLD SCHOOL NO BLOCKING (intermediate / advanced) 118 DRILL 8.7 SERVE / DIG / JOUST (intermediate / advanced) 119 DRILL 8.8 MONARCH OF THE COURT (intermediate / advanced) 120 DRILL 8.9 SERVE / FREE BALL /DOWN BALL (intermediate / advanced) 121 DRILL 8.10 BASEBALL (intermediate / advanced) 122 DRILL 8.11 MODIFIED COURT 1 ON 1 (intermediate / advanced) 123 DRILL 8.12 STANDING SHOT GAME (advanced) 124 DRILL 8.13 OVER ON 1 (advanced) 125 DRILL 8.14 CONTINUOUS SPIKING (advanced) 126 DRILL 8.15 ADDITIONAL NOTES ON VOLESTE 127 4 © 2011 Technical & Development Department Beach Volleyball Drill-book PREFACE The FIVB Technical & Development Department through the guidance of its Development Commission is launching this Beach Volleyball e-book as a part of the mission to grow Beach Volleyball. This book contains over 100 special drills from the beginner level to the advanced level and as such it will endorse and support the growth of Beach Volleyball from the grass roots to the qualified athlete’s status. Although Beach Volleyball is growing in popularity it is still a sport in the embryonic stage of its development there is a need to introduce quality material that supports development of players and coaches through practical literature. With the collaboration of Mr. Hayden Jones FIVB instructor who is teaching fundamental Beach Volleyball techniques in several countries where the sport is emerging, and with the contribution of Mr. Daniel Dalanhese this e-book has been realized to create a resource material for coaches and players worldwide. The e-book goes directly to the heart of Beach Volleyball and takes the reader step by step through various drills and skills in a clear and understandable form. We trust that this e-book is a useful tool for coaching Beach Volleyball players and assists those who are really in need for a simple and comprehensive material. Enjoy Beach Volleyball © 2011 Technical & Development Department 5 Beach Volleyball Drill-book HAYDEN JONES is a FIVB International Beach Volleyball Instructor and is USAV BCAP certified. He was born in Christchurch New Zealand and is a former New Zealand National Champion, (2002) New Zealand King of the Beach Champion, (2000) and Asian Beach Volleyball Champion (2002) Hayden’s passion for development of all forms of Beach Volleyball has seen him involved in the establishment of a number of Beach Volleyball clubs and programs in New Zealand along with involvement on Beach Volleyball commissions for Volleyball New Zealand and local associations. He currently coaches for Beach Volleyball California – Huntington, and resides in Huntington Beach, CA. He also teaches middle school along with his wife who plays professionally. DANIEL DALANHESE was born in Brazil and grew up in Sandy Utah. He plays professional Beach Volleyball and qualified for his first main draw in a US national event (formally the AVP) in 2009. The following year he took a 9th place the in the Huntington Beach AVP event. He currently coaches for Beach Volleyball California – Huntington, and resides in Westminster California. 6 © 2011 Technical & Development Department Beach Volleyball Drill-book KEYS Dashed line = Movement of athlete with target Movement of ball with target Hard attack Free ball or soft attack Athlete involved in play Athlete or coach running drill © 2011 Technical & Development Department 7 Beach Volleyball Drill-book THE WARM UP The function of the warm up is to prepare the body for high-level performance, reduce the chance of injury and also to allow the athletes to get a feel for the current conditions. The warm up does not necessarily need to be Beach Volleyball related. Sometimes a random fun but safe movement activity is a great way to start a training session. Activities with a ball will be better however as they allow the participant to get a feel for the current wind conditions. Most importantly – get moving – have fun Beginners Improving beginning athletes’ ability to maintain a rally and enjoy the game will be largely related to the athletes (young or old) ability to move through the sand and correctly anticipate where the ball will need to be played considering the wind conditions. Obviously teaching them the basic skills of the serve, pass, set, and spike is important but this should not be at the detriment of the athletes learning about general game concepts and how the environment affects the ball. With this in mind, drills or games where the ball is tossed and caught or passed over certain distances / heights are great for developing body awareness in the sand and will enable the development of the skill of anticipating ball movement in the wind. The feedback from a bad throw or pass to a partner is not as clear and fast as the feedback that you receive from not being able to catch your own pass, so invent some fun ball related challenges that provide the athlete instant feedback on their success. Games using a larger and lighter ball which exaggerates the effects of the wind may help to promote quicker learning and are a fun way for very young athletes to be introduced to the game. The more opportunities beginning athletes get to become students of the environment the better. Remember: One training in the wind is worth three in the calm Intermediate Assuming that intermediate athletes have the basic skills of the game and have developed an ability to adjust to the wind, warm-ups could move towards focusing on the development of specific skills. Advanced Preventing Injury is important at all levels of the game but perhaps it takes on even more significance at the professional level where staying healthy is vital to the livelihood of the athlete. Some aspect of the warm up should be dedicated to paying special attention to those areas of the body that are tight and have a potential to flare up. 8 © 2011 Technical & Development Department Beach Volleyball Drill-book WARM UP DRILLS DRILL 1.1 VOLESTE (beginner) DRILL 1.2 SINGLE TWO BALL JUGGLE (beginner) DRILL 1.3 TWO BALL JUGGLE IN PAIRS (beginner) DRILL 1.4 THROW PASS AND CATCH (beginner) DRILL 1.5 SKYBALL AND CATCH (beginner) DRILL 1.6 SERVE AND JOG (beginner) DRILL 1.7 CATCH BEHIND IN LUNGE POSITION (beginner / intermediate) DRILL 1.8 PASS TOMAHAWK TURN AND DIG (beginner / intermediate) DRILL 1.9 PASS MEANS SET / SET MEANS PASS (beginner / intermediate) DRILL 1.10 VOLESTE (intermediate) DRILL 1.11 MOVEMENT DRILL (Intermediate) DRILL 1.12 ONE BALL UNDER ONE BALL OVER (intermediate) DRILL 1.13 BLOCK/DROP/PASS (intermediate) DRILL 1.14 IN THREES SET BEHIND (intermediate) DRILL 1.15 OFF THE GROUND GAME (intermediate) DRILL 1.16 BUTTERFLY (intermediate) DRILL 1.17 NO JUMP SHOT GAME (intermediate) DRILL 1.18 SQUARE DRILL (intermediate / advanced) DRILL 1.19 1 ON 1 VOLLEY CROSS COURT (intermediate / advanced) DRILL 1.20 ONE ARM GAME (intermediate / advanced) DRILL 1.21 VOLSETE (advanced) DRILL 1.22 STANDING SHOT WITH RETREATING (advanced) © 2011 Technical & Development Department 9 Beach Volleyball Drill-book 1.1 WARM-UP TEACHING POINTS VOLESTE 1 Athletes need to stay very low and be activated and (beginner) ready to move as the opposition is about to contact the ball. EQUIPMENT: 2 Athletes should be encouraged to watch the athlete Ideal: 4+ balls not the ball. 3 Athletes should be reminded that they should think Minimum: 1 or 2 strategically about where they are placing the ball, looking to play the ball away from the opposition. PARTICIPANTS: Ideal: 4 athletes + coach observing Maximum: 12 athletes + coach observing Minimum: 3 athletes + coach participating DRILL OBJECTIVE This objective of this drill is to raise body temperature in preparation for more strenuous activity and increase awareness of how current conditions affect the ball. Additionally this drill reinforces correct defense techniques. DRILL DESCRIPTION Drill starts with two athletes on either side of the net with one athlete serving underhand before moving into the court. Athletes are attempting to win a point by playing the ball over the net using the forearm pass. The ball can only be contacted once on each side of the net. Initially however you could allow 2 touches, as this makes the game slightly easier. For athletes under 9 or 10 (or for beginners) voleste should be played on a smaller court. Any ball played overhead must be played with both hands together and a one armed play is only allowed below the waist. If you have more than two teams you can play with a ‘challenger’ and ‘points’ side. If the team on the challenger side wins they go to the ‘points’ side to receive the next serve and chance to win a point. To speed the game up a coach can initiate a free-ball onto the ‘points’ side. For additional Voleste ideas go to page 127. DRILL VARIATIONS / MODIFICATIONS A 6 x 6 meter court is ideal for beginners  Athletes need to drop to the ground between each contact they make with the ball.  Athletes can run around the net after each play. 10 © 2011 Technical & Development Department Beach Volleyball Drill-book 1.2 WARM-UP SINGLE TWO BALL JUGGLE TEACHING POINTS (beginner) 1. Arms should move from below the ball straight up after catching, that way the ball goes straight up and EQUIPMENT: down, and not away from the body. Ideal: 2 balls per individual 2. Athletes need to be reminded that an athletic position enables them move more effectively and Minimum: 2 balls per person reach for balls that are away from the body. PARTICIPANTS: Ideal: 3 or 4 athletes + coach observing Maximum: As many as space allows Minimum: 1 athlete + coach observing DRILL OBJECTIVE This objective of this drill is to raise body temperature in preparation for more strenuous activity and increase the athletes awareness of how current conditions affect the ball. Additionally this drill develops hand eye coordination and encourages good athletic body position. DRILL DESCRIPTION Athletes start with two balls. The challenge is to juggle both balls by throwing each ball up on either side of the body. Athletes start with one ball in both hands and the other ball either between the legs or under an arm. While one ball is up in the air the athlete reaches to the other ball in order to throw it up before the initial ball has come down. Ideally athletes should be catching and throwing one ball up to the left side of the body and the other to the right. A two handed contact should be made on each ball. In order to make this drill even more beneficial the athletes should try to keep the arms straight as they catch and throw the volle yballs. DRILL VARIATIONS / MODIFICATIONS  Have athletes focus on something while completing the drill.  Have athletes moving from sideline to sideline during drill. © 2011 Technical & Development Department 11 Beach Volleyball Drill-book 1.3 WARM-UP TEACHING POINTS TWO BALL JUGGLE IN PAIRS 1 Athletes should focus on throwing their own ball (beginner) straight up in the air, this way it is easier to catch when it comes down. EQUIPMENT: 2 The ball that is thrown across should be thrown fast Ideal: 1 ball per person and flat otherwise it may bump into the other ball. 3 Athletes need be in the athletic position to enable Minimum: 1 ball per person them to catch balls away from them. PARTICIPANTS: Ideal: 1 or 2 pairs for every coach Maximum: As many as space allows Minimum: 1 athlete + coach assisting DRILL OBJECTIVE This objective of this drill is to raise body temperature in preparation for more strenuous activity and increase awareness of how current conditions affect the ball. Additionally this drill develops hand eye coordination and encourages good athletic body position. DRILL DESCRIPTION 1 2 Each athlete starts with one ball. The drill begins with one athlete throwing their ball to their partner in this drill. (athlete 1 throws the ball to athlete 2) Before the thrown ball reaches athlete 2 they must throw their own ball up in the air, catch the ball thrown to them, throw the caught ball back to their partner and then proceed to catch their own ball. Once each pair has managed this successfully several times then they should try to throw their own ball up every time the ball comes to them. Athletes should be encouraged to do this drill facing all directions in the wind. DRILL VARIATIONS / MODIFICATIONS  Try to speed it up so it eventually looks like the two athletes a juggling.  Then add an additional ball so there are 3. 12 © 2011 Technical & Development Department Beach Volleyball Drill-book 1.4 WARM-UP THROW PASS AND CATCH TEACHING POINTS (beginner) 1 Athletes should make sure that they get to the ball early and set themselves for the pass in a stable EQUIPMENT: position. (one leg in front and one behind with a Ideal: 1 ball per athlete wide base) 2 Be aware of where the ball will move in the wind and Minimum: 1 ball per athlete adjust accordingly when moving to the ball and also with respect to the direction you pass the ball. PARTICIPANTS: Ideal: 3 or 4 athletes per coach Maximum: 8 to 10 athletes + coach observing Minimum: 1 athlete + coach observing DRILL OBJECTIVE This objective of this drill is to raise body temperature in preparation for more strenuous activity and increase awareness of how current conditions affect the ball. Additionally this drill develops hand eye coordination, encourages good athletic body position and also helps athletes practice the run through pass. DRILL DESCRIPTION Athlete start behind the sideline of the court with a single ball in their hands. The athletes begin the drill by throwing the ball to the middle of the court (with two hands) and following it into the court where they forearm pass the ball across towards the other sideline. Directly after forearm passing the ball from the middle of the court they chase it and attempt to catch it before it hits the ground over the sideline. DRILL VARIATIONS / MODIFICATIONS  Get the athlete to throw the ball with one hand to simulate the throw for a topspin jump serve.  Athlete can throw then run; turn around and pass the ball behind them then turn again to catch over the sideline.  The athlete can focus on turning left after throwing and right after passing or vice versa. © 2011 Technical & Development Department 13 Beach Volleyball Drill-book 1.5 WARM-UP TEACHING POINTS SKY-BALL AND CATCH 1 Athletes should try to get to the other side of the (beginner) court as soon as possible then look for the ball. 2 Athletes should try to make a very quick initial EQUIPMENT: judgment on where the ball is going off the server’s Ideal: as many balls as you have athletes hand. 3 MAKE SURE ATHLETES WATCH OUT FOR THE Minimum: 1 ball per athlete NET AS THEY RUN THROUGH PARTICIPANTS: Ideal: 4 or 5 athletes + coach serving Maximum: 8 to 10 athletes + coach observing (if athletes can sky-ball consistently) Minimum: 1 athlete + coach assisting DRILL OBJECTIVE This objective of this drill is to raise body temperature in preparation for more strenuous activity and increase awareness of how current conditions affect the ball. Additionally this drill gives athletes an opportunity to get some sky-ball practice. DRILL DESCRIPTION Athlete starts behind the service line of the court (middle of the court for younger or beginner athletes) while another athlete or coach prepares to serve a sky-ball over the net. As soon as the ball is struck the athlete runs through under the net to catch the ball. DRILL VARIATIONS / MODIFICATIONS  Get the athletes to sky-ball to each other.  Athlete can start on the ground in the middle of the court facing the server. 14 © 2011 Technical & Development Department Beach Volleyball Drill-book 1.6 WARM-UP SERVE AND JOG TEACHING POINTS (beginner) 1 Athletes need to be reminded to take their time during serving as after jogging to the serving spot EQUIPMENT: they will often rush their serve. Ideal: As many balls as possible 2 Encourage athletes to develop a routine, as this will encourage consistency of serve. Minimum: 1 ball per athlete 3 The focus will change depending on the level of the athlete. Beginners should focus on contact rather PARTICIPANTS: that where the serve goes. More advanced athletes Ideal: 3 or 4 athletes + coach observing should be focusing on a particular service area. Maximum: 8 people + coach observing Minimum: 1 person + coach observing DRILL OBJECTIVE This objective of this drill is to loosen up the body and raise body temperature in preparation for more strenuous activity. It will also increase the athlete’s awareness of how current environmental conditions affect the ball. As well as serving you can add any particular skill or movement pattern depending on your focus DRILL DESCRIPTION Athlete serves and them jogs to the other side of the net to serve again. You can get the athlete to do any sort of movement pattern you would like after each serve. If an athlete does not like to dive you could force the athlete to serve and then run to a certain corner of the court and dive on the sand or if they block they could run to the net to perform a certain block after each serve. DRILL VARIATIONS / MODIFICATIONS  Jump serve rather than standing serve.  Mark out spots on the court that need to be served into.  Have the athlete serve 3 in a row before they jog to the other side. © 2011 Technical & Development Department 15 Beach Volleyball Drill-book 1.7 WARM-UP CATCH BEHIND IN LUNGE POSITION TEACHING POINTS: (beginner / intermediate) 1 Athletes should focus on keeping their back straight when catching the ball. EQUIPMENT: 2 Athletes should be aware of the wind and how it will Ideal: 1 ball per athlete effect the balls trajectory. 3 Athletes should be thinking about the ball and where Minimum: 1 ball between 2 athletes it is heading even if they cannot see it. PARTICIPANTS: Ideal: 2 or 3 per coach Maximum: As many as space allows Minimum: 1 athlete + coach observing DRILL OBJECTIVE This drill gets athletes moving while getting a feel for current wind conditions. It also helps athletes develop an awareness of where the ball is even when it is out of direct sight and reinforces the correct lunge position that athletes should adopt when playing a short ball. DRILL DESCRIPTION Step 1: Athlete throws the ball up in the air (low at first) and proceeds to catch it behind their back in lunge position. The athlete should focus on keeping their Step 2 has the back straight when in lunge position. Step 1 has the athlete pass up athlete throw and This drill should be done in varying directions the ball and catch behind their on the court in order for the athletes to catch behind back develop an understanding of current wind their back. conditions. Step 2: Once the ball is being caught behind the back consistently the athlete should then bring the ball around to the front of the body (while remaining in lunge position) toss the ball a few feet in the air before passing the ball up and catching it again behind the back. The level of difficulty of the drill will increase as the ball is passed or thrown higher. DRILL VARIATIONS / MODIFICATIONS  After catching the ball they bring it Advanced around to the front of the body, give variation of the it a low throw then forearm pass it up drill has for their partner to catch behind their athletes passing to each back. other.  For an advanced variation two pairs can attempt to accomplish this drill at the same time. 16 © 2011 Technical & Development Department Beach Volleyball Drill-book 1.8 WARM-UP TEACHING POINTS PASS, TOMAHAWK, TURN AND DIG 1 During movement 1 make sure that when the ball is (beginner / intermediate) being passed the outside leg is forward and the athlete is keeping their arms as close to EQUIPMENT: perpendicular to the net as possible. Ideal: 2-3 balls 2 While moving back (movement 2) for the tomahawk make sure that the athlete keeps their eyes on the Minimum: 1 ball for a group or 3 or 4 net. 3 In movement 3 when the athlete turns to play the PARTICIPANTS: ball behind them, the line made by their arms should Ideal: 2 or 3 athletes per coach be in line with the target behind them and arms Maximum: Up to 8 athletes + coach observing should move from sand to sky when contacting the Minimum: 1 athlete + coach assisting ball. DRILL OBJECTIVE This objective of this drill is to loosen up the body and raise body temperature in preparation for more strenuous activity. It will also increase the athlete’s awareness of how current environmental conditions affect the ball. Additionally this drill allows athletes to practice three beach techniques: passing the short ball, tomahawk and turning to pass the ball behind. DRILL DESCRIPTION Movement 1 Athlete (or coach) at the net throws up the ball for the partner to come forward and pass. Movement 2 Person then moves back to tomahawk a ball that is either thrown or attacked at the head. Movement 3 The previous ball is caught and thrown behind the athlete for them to turn and dig. Spare athletes can come in from the opposite passing position and either catch the ball or set the ball to the coach/athlete at the net. DRILL VARIATIONS / MODIFICATIONS  Ball could be attacked at the retreating athlete.  This drill can be done from the centre of the court and the athlete turns to either corner to get the ball thrown behind.  The athlete could play out the final ball. © 2011 Technical & Development Department 17 Beach Volleyball Drill-book 1.9 WARM-UP PASS MEANS SET / SET MEANS PASS TEACHING POINTS (beginner / intermediate) 1 Maintaining an athletic position throughout the drill will allow the athletes more time to play the correct EQUIPMENT: shot. Ideal: 1 ball per pair 2 Staying relaxed will also benefit the athletes as tension will only slow down reaction time. Minimum: 1 ball per pair PARTICIPANTS: Ideal: 2 or 3 athletes per coach Maximum: Up to 8 athletes + coach observing Minimum: 1 athlete + coach assisting DRILL OBJECTIVE This objective of this drill is to loosen up the body and raise body temperature in preparation for more strenuous activity. Additionally this drill forces the athletes to communicate, jump starts mental focus and trains the athlete to think at the same time as performing the physical skills of setting and passing. DRILL DESCRIPTION In this drill the athletes are facing each other and passing and setting the ball across the net except………. after playing the ball each athlete must either call pass or set and the athlete receiving the ball must do the opposite. If one partner says ‘pass’ the other must ‘set’. DRILL VARIATIONS / MODIFICATIONS  Athletes can attempt the drill with three skills. ‘spike’ means ‘pass’, ‘pass’ means ‘set’, ‘set’ means ‘spike’. 18 © 2011 Technical & Development Department Beach Volleyball Drill-book 1.10 WARM-UP VOLESTE TEACHING POINTS: (intermediate) 1 Athletes need to stay very low and be activated and ready to move as the opposition is about to contact EQUIPMENT: the ball. Ideal: 4+ balls 2 If there is only one athlete on each side the athlete needs to attempt to return to the middle (and slightly Minimum: 1 or 2 balls back) of the court after each contact, as this is the best ‘base’ position from which to dig any ball PARTICIPANTS: coming over. Ideal: 2 or 3 athletes + coach observing Maximum: 4 athletes + coach observing Minimum: 1 athletes + coach assisting DRILL OBJECTIVE This objective of this drill is to loosen up the body and raise body temperature in preparation for more strenuous activity. It will also increase the athlete’s awareness of how current environmental conditions affect the ball. Additionally this drill reinforces correct defense techniques and overall hustle. DRILL DESCRIPTION This drill starts with one athlete on either side of the net. One side is the ‘points’ side and the other is the ‘challenger’ side. The athlete on the ‘challenger’ side underhand serves across the net and athletes play out the rally with only one touch each. For a slightly easier option you can make the drill ‘2 touch’. The ball must be played with both hands together. If the athlete on the ‘points’ side wins the rally they get a point and if the player on the ‘challenger’ side wins they move to the ‘points’ side to receive the next serve. If there are two athletes they can stay on their own side and play to a certain score. If there is only one athlete, the coach can mark out a smaller court for her/himself and have the athlete working harder for a point. DRILL VARIATIONS / MODIFICATIONS  Athletes need to drop to the ground between each contact they make with the ball.  Individuals or teams must play the ball and run round the court to enter from the other side © 2011 Technical & Development Department 19 Beach Volleyball Drill-book 1.11 WARM-UP MOVEMENT DRILL TEACHING POINTS: (Intermediate) 1 Athletes need to keep in mind what is a good pass on every throw. EQUIPMENT: 2 Beginner athletes must focus on passing forward and slightly inside, NOT to their partner. Ideal: 3+ balls Minimum: 2 balls PARTICIPANTS: Ideal: 2 athletes + coach Maximum: 3 athletes on each side + coach observing Minimum: 2 athletes + coach assisting DRILL OBJECTIVE This objective of this drill is to loosen up the body and raise body temperature in preparation for more strenuous activity. It will also increase the athlete’s awareness of how current environmental conditions affect the ball. DRILL DESCRIPTION From close to the net the coach throws the ball first short and then deep and then short again to the athlete opposite them on the other side of the net. An additional athlete on the same side as the athlete playing the ball catches the first two balls and sets up the third ball to be played out by the passer. Additionally this drill can be done with the ball thrown: deep / short / deep. 4 deep balls, 4 short balls or 4 corners. This is a fast passed drill with a lot of hustling. DRILL VARIATIONS / MODIFICATIONS  The athlete can play out all 3 balls thrown to them.  The athlete can play out 5 balls rather than 3. 20 © 2011 Technical & Development Department

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