During pre-season, Head Coach Kelly Sheffield runs his University of Wisconsin players through the “serve / pass ladder” drill.
This 1 v 1 drill pits server against passer in a best of 5 match with each game going to 3. Winners “ladder” up to a higher court while losers “ladder” down.
Sheffield likes this drill because it teaches players to rely on themselves to earn points. For more on this approach, watch the video.