- It creates “a lot of random situations for players to deal with,” Cavella says.
- It forces players to cover a lot of court, which means they have to read and react and communicate well with their teammates.
- It requires players to defend different types of attacks – in this case, free balls and two-handed shots.
- It encourages creativity on the offensive side by making players aware that there are many different shots they can use to score points and that strategic placement of free balls can often create bad passes on the other side of the net.
As you’ll see in the video, this drill also inspires fun competition. If teams keep winning points, they stay on the court.