Purpose: Teach players to reach high during attacking. BONUS: It also helps improve their landing!
How it Works: Stretch an elastic band across the length of the net 6-12 inches above the top of the net. Go through a hitting line with the outside hitters, followed by middle hitters and right side hitters. The goal here is to clear the elastic band: To do so, players must reach high and work on proper jumping and landing techniques in order to maximize their reach.
Variations: To increase the intensity of the drill, eliminate players from the drill one-by-one if they do not clear the elastic band. To enforce good jumping form, eliminate players from the drill if they land on one foot following their attack.
Requirements: Elastic band, net, several players, balls.