Once players have begun to master the basic footwork and arm motion for spiking, they can progress to the Queen of the Court-style catch, toss and spike game you’ll see here.
To warm up for this game, players pair off and toss high balls to each other. The non-tosser runs to get underneath the ball and catch it while positioned in proper hitting alignment.
Next, they play a version of doubles where they toss the ball to their partner and their partner hits it over the net. The player on the other side who is nearest the ball tries to catch it. If she does, she tosses to her partner, her partner spikes and play continues.
Scoring is up to the coach, but it can look something like this: full point for a spike that goes down, half point for a catch, half point for a ball that’s hit over the net but goes out. (It’s always better to hit the ball over the net than into the net because there’s a chance the other team might play it.)