Clinician: Christi Posey, head women’s volleyball coach at Missouri-Kansas City University
Purpose: To incorporate fun and strategy into competitive six-on-six play
How it works: In this six-on-six drill, teams race to complete a set of three tasks (i.e. stuff block, combination play, setter dump). The coach initiates play with a downball and continues to alternate downballs until one team completes their tasks. Neither team knows what the other team must accomplish. But as the drill progresses, an attentive squad can determine what their opponents are attempting and defend accordingly. To assign these secret tasks, the coach can either verbally indicate the assignment or have teams draw from a customized deck of task cards.
Variations: A coach can vary the required tasks depending on the needs of the team or assign tasks at random using task cards.
Requirements: 12 players, a cart of balls and a full court