This is the perfect backyard practice warm-up or PE class challenge drill!
From a self-toss, players quickly build their platform and pass to themselves, calling out the panel numbered they immediately see just as the ball drops onto their arms. Players are encouraged to not reach, but to move their feet to adjust their platform under the volleyball and to let the ball fall in their stance.
Tip: Emphasize the importance of talking and communicating in the game of volleyball. This “calling out” the numbers is a way to begin being vocal and an early introduction to the talking expectation.