Clinician: Cindy Fredrick, head women’s volleyball coach at University of Nevada Las Vegas
Purpose: To improve overall ball control through a demanding and concentrated drill.
How it Works: One player stands in right front and hits a cross court ball at a digger who is standing in left back. A second player is to the right of the digger and sets the dug ball to the hitter at right front. The setter then becomes the digger, shifting to left back. The player who dug the first ball shifts to the right to become the second digger’s setter, and so on. The drill goes for as long as the two players can keep the ball alive.
Variations: The digger can remain as the only digger the entire time, and the setter remains the setter. However, after each set the setter must run around the digger, making it much harder for the setter.
Requirements: At least 3 players, one ball, a full court and a coach.