The two 6-on-6 games you’ll see here, shared by Coach Aly Dahl of Pacific Ridge High School (Carlsbad, California), have 2 primary objectives:
- Encourage players to avoid errors.
- Teach the team to be mindful of giving up point runs.
The first game, which pits the starting side vs. the second side, is played to 15. Scoring goes like this: The starting team can’t make any errors from 0 to 5, and they're allowed just 2 errors from 6 to 10 and 2 more from 11 to 15. If the starters make an error from 0 to 5 or 2 errors in either of the second 2 phases of the game, the game is over and there is a consequence: burpees, sit-ups, push-ups, etc.
The other game featured in this video is played to 25, again with the starters against the second team. Scoring for this game penalizes the starting team heavily for giving up point runs. When serving, the second team gets a single point when they earn the first point but 2 points if they get a 2nd consecutive point, 4 points for a 3rd in a row and 8 points for a 4th. So each consecutive point is worth double the previous one, which means the game can end very quickly if the starting team is struggling to side out.