Clinician: Ray Bechard, head women’s volleyball coach at University of Kansas
Purpose: To instill a defensive culture and understanding that more range and opportunities are opened when the first contact is with the hands
How it works: In this six-on-six drill, the score starts at 20-20 with both teams in base defense. A coach initiates play with a down ball, alternating sides every time. If a player takes that first ball with overhead hands, her teammates are allowed two more contacts to get the ball over. If the first ball is dug, the next contact must be used to put the ball over. The ball is played out with normal rally scoring but throughout the rally, every first contact should be with the hands to permit two more contacts. The game is played to 25, win by two.
Requirements: 12 players, two carts of balls, two coaches and a full court