Clinician: Jim Stone, former head women’s volleyball coach at Ohio State University
Purpose: To train offensive and defensive skills in a competitive drill that only requires one setter.
How it works: Only one setter is needed for this up-tempo, six-on-six drill that features multiple offensive repetitions on one side of the net and defensive work on the other. After a coach puts a ball into play, the defending side has just two contacts to get the ball back over the net. While the offensive side is working on free ball attack options, the defending team is strengthening blocking and defense. First team to 25 points wins, but the defending team starts at 20 while the offensive side of the net starts at 15.
Variations: For a different scoring option, award two points to the defense for every stuff block or dig and give the offense one point for every kill. Play games to 10.
Requirements: 12 players, a cart of balls, a full court and a coach