With the blue dot UP and a strong open-hand contact, see if you can directly strike the Skill Ball so that the blue dot is still in view upon catching it. Keep the volleyball in front of the striking shoulder and maintain a big, open striking hand. The blue dot should be a point of reference in attempting to “cover” the dot at contact.
Tip: Make the floor down ball movement two moves: 1) draw off the ball and pause, and 2) downward strike on top of the ball or direct hit on the blue dot. These steps will help avoid an unwanted whip motion of the arm when moving away and back to the ball.