Accurate passing is key to the success of your team. Helping younger players pass accurately can be tough, but this drill will help. I also have many other great drills and videos to help improve passing accuracy inside my Volleyball Magic training. Check it out here:
Now, on with this drill – Providing a target and competition into a passing drill can help younger players develop the skills they need to pass with precision.
Divide your team into two teams. Each team on different sides of the net. Have each time line up single file in the middle of the court about 15’ back.
Have a ball cart in the middle on both sides of the net right near the net. The goal is to receive a tossed ball from the opposite side of the net and pass it into the ball cart. You can start with a tossed ball from the same side depending on the Age of your players.
First team to put 10 passes in the hole wins and does not have to do stairs, push-ups, lunges, suicides or whatever you choose. Players who miss the hole retrieve their ball and return it to thrower. You can increase the difficulty by saying they need to have 5 or 10 in a row.
In the hole is a great drill because you can move the initial passing point closer to, further away, or off to the side from the hole to vary the difficulty. Have them pass from every position. Position 3 (closest to the hole) can be one of the
toughest because it requires a bit more finesse.
In addition, once tossed balls have been successfully mastered you can add receiving served balls. Once stationary passing has been achieved, you can put them on the move from side to side, back to front, front to back. The goal of every pass is to get in the hole.
Your setters will appreciate In the Hole because you’re increasing the odds that they will get a precise pass at the desired location. They won’t be so tired running around after errant passes.
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