Blocking Form Drill

Blocking - This drill works on blocking, footwork, and making sure the middle blocker closes the block with the right or left front player.



Description
This drill works on blocking, footwork, and making sure the middle blocker closes the block with the right or left front player.

Setup
Set up a middle blocker, right side blocker, and left side blocker on both sides of the net. Have another player behind each blocker on the 10 foot line doing an abdominal strengthening exercise while they wait for their turn to block. (This should be 6 blockers total, and six other players waiting at the 10 foot line)

Instructions
1.  When players are in position, coach calls out "middle," "right," or "left."  Middle blocker must either practice a block alone in the middle or use their footwork to block with the right or left blocker.
2.  Middle blocker must re-set before next blocker is called.
3.  Switch positions with players waiting on ten foot line when signaled by coach.

Variations
1.  Coach can add a volleyball toss after calling out specific block for the players to practice with.
Coaching Points
1.  Middle blockers are working on communicating with outside players to close block and jump together.
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