Clinician: John Dunning, former head women’s volleyball coach at Stanford University
Purpose: To mix continuous play with match point pressure
How it works: This six-on-six drill has each team trying to earn six big points, one in each rotation. To earn that big point, a team must win three rallies in a row plus a bonus ball. The bonus ball replicates match point. Rally points begin with a chipped-in ball, but the bonus point is served by the team trying to earn it. If that same team wins the bonus ball, they get one big point and rotate. If a team loses a rally, they rotate and start over, working to get three rallies in a row. Big points don’t reset to zero.
Variations: You can also start the drill with a dig down the line instead of a ball chipped in by a coach.
Requirements: 12 players, a cart of balls, a coach and a full court