Other training keys that should be emphasized in Phase 1:
– Footwork for all of the primary skills.
– Strong focus on serving and passing.
– Introductions to base positioning for serving and serve-receive, basic court coverage responsibilities and transitions from defense to offense and offense to defense.
Some players will pick things up faster than others, but the more you reinforce the basics in practice and create a fun gym culture, the better chance you have of helping all players make steady improvement.