Clinician: David Beach of MAVS Volleyball Club
Purpose: To train going after every ball to open scoring opportunities for your team
How it works: In this fast-paced, timed drill, groups of three compete in an anything-goes atmosphere. One group of three stays on the court for the full three minutes while on the other side a new group of three enters at the end of each rally. To start, a down ball is given to the side of three that keeps rotating off the court. Only the side that remains on the court can score points during the three-minute drill. A point is earned for every dig and another for winning the rally. When the three minutes end, the final score is marked on a whiteboard and becomes the score to beat for the next group of three. When all groups have a turn on the timed side, the team with the highest score wins.
Variations: The drill can be tailored by having a coach penalize overpassing with a negative point or emphasize digging off the net by awarding an extra point.
Requirements: Groups of three players (at least three groups needed), a cart of balls, a coach and a full court