Clinician: Debbie Brown, former head coach at the University of Notre Dame
Purpose: Work on dig to set transitions as well as covering the ball as if a blocker were present.
How it works: Have one player in each back-row position. A coach will be in right front and another coach will be in left front to hit balls at the players. The setter is determined by which back-row player digs the hard-driven ball. Once the dug ball is set to the coach, the players cover and the coach tips to simulate a blocked ball. The back-row players cinch up to the net to dig that ball. Repeat the sequence. The drill progresses to having only two players in the back row, alternating digging and setting.
Requirements: Two coaches, a half court, several balls and at least three players