Volleyball 3v3 Drill - Reading the Block

volleyball drill read block formation - This volleyball 3v3 drill is great to teach your offense how to read and react to the defense. Players are forced to read whether the defense has blockers and must react to each scenario.



Description
This volleyball 3v3 drill is great to teach your offense how to read and react to the defense. Players are forced to read whether the defense has blockers and must react to each scenario.

Setup
  1. Split into 2 teams of 3 (3v3).
  2. One team has 2 blocking players and a passer.
  3. The other team has a passer, setter, and hitting player.
  4. The coach should have a rack of balls off the court.


Instructions
  1. The coach begins the drill by playing a free ball over the net to the team with the passer, setter, and hitter.
  2. As the ball is played over the net the coach calls out whether the blockers should attempt the block or not.
  3. The passer, setter, and hitter must react to the defense and quickly get into position to return the ball.
  4. Players should play out the point 3 vs 3.

Variations
  • Allow the defense to choose when to block or not.
  • Alter the drill to focus on Blocking and focus on blocking communication and positioning.

Coaching Points
  • Listen for good communication among the players.
  • Make sure the players are reading the block and altering their position based on the blocking players.

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