Clinician: Mike Sealy, head women’s volleyball coach at UCLA
Purpose: Sealy says that scramble plays make up 65% of the game. It’s time to practice those scrambles plays and get players used to being in out-of-system rallies.
How it Works: Mike urges each team to practice the “recycle” method, otherwise known as putting the other team in an uncomfortable situation by tipping or forcing the ball into places that confuse the opposing team. One of these techniques is forcing the setter to dig a tip, making the middle blocker set the ball. Another technique is to push the ball deep into the back court, making it harder for the defensive players to set up a good pass for a set and kill. In this drill, there are 6 players on each side of the net. Scoring is done normally, but each side must recycle the ball for at least three rallies before they can attempt to kill the ball.
Requirements: 12 players, a cart of balls and a full court