Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Three Drills to Help Beginning Volleyball Players Improve Their Skills

A Canadian resident, Iftach Jacob served as sergeant of operations for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) in Israel. Iftach Jacob stays active with multiple hobbies, including playing volleyball.

Learning how to play volleyball takes time and practice. Here are a few drills that allow beginners to hone their skills:

* Pepper drill. One of the most common volleyball drills, this helps players perfect their ball control in addition to serve-and-receive techniques. In this drill, two players stand about six feet apart from each other. One player tosses the volleyball to the other, and this player passes the ball back using a volleyball technique. Both players continue the rally using volleyball-specific techniques.

* Dead fish drill. Two groups of players stand at opposite service lines. The first player serves the ball, and if the serve is successful, that player goes to the back of the line. If the server misses, he or she must go to the other side of the court and lie down in the field of play. The only way the player can go back is if a server hits the player with the ball.

* Shuffle drill. One player tosses the ball high into the air, at least 10 feet away from the other player, who must pass it back. The passer is supposed to shuffle step without crossing his or her feet.