Clinician: Juliann Faucette-Johnson, former athlete with the Women's U.S National Team.
Requirements:Purpose: Learn the basics of proper digging form for a variety of different ball tempos, trajectories, and speeds. But despite digging form, there's one critical factor that matters most with digging: Effort. Go for every single ball, no matter how impossible it may seem.
Requirements:How it Works: One digger is fed balls by a coach. Start with hard tosses, simulating a medium-tempo attack. The digger should remain low, poised to move laterally or back and forth, with arms relaxed and in front of the body. The digger should practice moving forward and scooping the ball up from the ground, avoiding hard impact with the floor. Next, the coach should hit hard-driven balls to either side of the player. The player must practice dropping the knee and remaining relaxed.
Requirements:Requirements: At least one digger, half a court and balls.