Covering the block is one of the important little things that great volleyball players do every single time. When you’re well-positioned to bring a ball up after your teammate has been blocked, it can lead to many extra point opportunities during the course of a match.
Here, Austin Juniors demonstrates a fun and useful coverage drill. The receiving team only gets points for tooling the block – and the tool can’t be playable on the other side of the net – or by covering a blocked ball and then getting a kill.
Notice how Austin Juniors Coach Mike Garcia emphasizes hitting high and hard to get tools that are out of reach of the defense.