Clinician: Leisa Rosen, associate head women’s volleyball coach at University of Michigan
Purpose: To teach young camp participants in an exciting way what it means to “move your feet!”
How it works: These three ladder drills can be used to start each day of a youth camp. To begin, place an agility ladder on the floor. As players line up in single file, a coach describes how the players will quickly place one foot in each ladder space. The coach calls this “one in the hole.” The second time through – “two in the hole” – has players putting one foot then the other in the same space (again repeating the length of the ladder). The third time – “hopscotch” – calls for jumping with two feet into the first space then jumping and landing with legs split on the outside of the ladder space. This quick, feet-in-feet-out motion is repeated the length of the ladder.
Variations: To make these drills competitive, set up two or three ladders and race.
Requirements: A ladder and floor space