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Hajraa - men's second division - Misha Latuhihin - 2009

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This practice for Hajraa's second division men's team from 2009 was led by Misha Latuhihin.

6x Section: Core I 5x Blocking: Position 2 4x Blocking: Position 4 4x Drill type: Game phase in isolation 3x Attacking: Spike ...

1. Warming up

1.1. Warm up with two or three players

Diagram for the volleyball drill 'Warm up with two or three players'

It's not the most exciting drill on Volleytools, but it's a part of the warming-up for a lot of coaches.

A and B play the ball back and forth in a number of different ways, possibly with an extra player.

Variations:

  • Only overhead passes are allowed
  • Only forearm passes are allowed
  • A overhead passes the ball to B, B spikes the ball back to A, and A digs the ball back to B. Subsequently, B overhead passes the ball to A and the drill continues in the same way.

2. Core 1

2.1. Spike and short ball

Diagram for the volleyball drill 'Spike and short ball'

First variant (left-hand side of the diagram):

A spikes the ball to B or C. This players digs the ball back to A, after which A plays a short ball in the direction of the other player. The other player moves towards A, plays the ball back to A, and moves back to his starting position.

Second variant (right-hand side of the diagram):

A spikes the ball to B or C. The players digs the ball back to A, after which A plays a short ball to the left or the right for the other player. This player moves towards the ball and plays it back to A.

The player that plays the short ball moves backwards in a straight line after playing the ball. When necessary, the other player takes the old position of the player that is playing the short ball, as shown in the diagram.

Because A is allowed to spike hard, you could work with an extra spare player that holds a spare ball. If a player is unable to dig a spike, the spare player can take the position of this player will he fetches the ball.

2.2. Middle blocker without ball

Diagram for the volleyball drill 'Middle blocker without ball'

The player at the net moves to the right or the left and blocks without a ball. Afterwards, M joins the spare players and the spare player that is next in line takes M's position.

2.3. Middle blocker and outside blocker without ball

Diagram for the volleyball drill 'Middle blocker and outside blocker without ball'

Middle blockers M start at the center of the net and outside blockers B start on the outside, but slightly to the center. M and one of the outside blockers move to the right or left and form a two-person block.

Afterwards, B joins the spare players, M takes the position of B, and a spare player takes the position of M.

2.4. Three-person block without ball

Diagram for the volleyball drill 'Three-person block without ball'

B1, B2 and B3 move to the right or left together to form a three-person block. Afterwards, the spare players that are next in line take their place, and B1, B2, and B3 join the remaining spare players.

3. Core 2

3.1. Spiking on 4

Diagram for the volleyball drill 'Spiking on 4'

A overhead passes the ball to setter S. S sets to position 4. A spikes, collects the ball, and joins the line of spare players at the other side of the net.

Variations:

  • S first plays the ball back to A. A digs the ball back to S, after which S sets the ball and A spikes.
  • There's a fixed blocker on position 2 on both sides of the net.

3.2. Spiking on 2 and 3

Diagram for the volleyball drill 'Spiking on 2 and 3'

A plays the ball to setter S and moves behind D or M. S sets to position 2 or 3. M or D spikes, depending on the set. Whoever spikes fetches the ball afterwards and moves to the line of spare players on the other side of the net.

3.3. Fixed spikers

Diagram for the volleyball drill 'Fixed spikers'

Two teams play against each other, where each team serves only once in a row. In the diagram, the team on the bottom serves first. The player that served moves into the court to defend. When the rally is over, the spare player on the opposite side serves.

When the opponent serves, the setters are only allowed to play first tempo on position 3 or to the back row on positions 1 and 6.

During the rally, the setters are only allowed to set to position 1 and 4.

4. Conclusion

4.1. Two side-outs: one point

Team A plays against team B. A team scores one point by winning two consecutive side-outs.