This “dig to the middle” drill helps players improve in 2 ways:
- It encourages them to work on ball control as they dig balls high to the middle of the court.
- It forces them to practice running an out-of-system offense.
As USA girls' youth national team coach Jim Stone explains here, non-setters need to be ready to step up when the ball doesn't go to the setter.
To learn how to run this dual-purpose drill, watch the video.