In this video, Gwen Egbert, head coach at Doane University, shares a drill that will help you train your players on blocking form techniques. Specifically, she shows how to get hips into a loaded power position before swinging the arms high and pushing the hands down.
Since the most important part of swing blocking is getting the hands over the net in one powerful motion, she starts with one hand to make it easier to push down before advancing to both. Throughout, the belly button gets sucked back to the spine to engage the core, tighten the shoulders and steady the hands.
This drill is a great way to engage and work a player’s key muscles while tightening the core.