Clinician: Tod Matttox, head volleyball coach at Bishop High School
Purpose: To practice playing under pressure by simulating an “end of game” situation where players must concentrate on all aspects of the game.
How it Works: Start with two full teams and a score of 22-22. One team initiates the point by serving the ball and the rally is played out normally. If that team wins the point, the score is now 23-22. If they win another, they are up 24-22. If the opposing side wins a point, the score resets and they are now up 23-22. What makes this so challenging? One team must win three points in a row to win the game. Additionally, a server can only serve once; even if their side wins the rally, they must rotate.
Requirements: 12 players, a cart of balls, a full court and a coach.