Purpose: To work on reading whether the hitter is hitting a hard ball at your platform, a floater at your head, or is tipping the ball short.
How it works: One player is in middle back with the coach at the net. The coach tosses the ball up and makes one of three hitting moves: a ball hit at the player's platform, a floater hit just above the player's head, or a tip that falls short. The player's job is to read what the coach's arm is doing instead of looking at the ball and react depending on what the coach is showing.
Requirements: One player, one coach, and a half-court