Purpose: To increase ball control in both digging and setting
How it works: Start with a coach in middle front with two players in left back (LB) and right back (RB), and two targets (T). The coach hits to either left or right back, who digs the ball to the “X” (tape in the center of the court, 2 feet from 10ft-line). The other back row player steps in and sets the ball to one of the targets. After a few rounds, the target and back row players can switch.
Variations: Targets can approach, jump and take a swing at the ball.
Requirements: Four players, floor tape, a coach and a half court