What is "the wipe" and when is it used? Watch to find out!
Cary Wendell Wallin, a coach at 949 Athletics in San Juan Capistrano, California and a former NCAA Player of the Year at Stanford, offers a tutorial here on the wipe, which is a great way for outside hitters to tool the block for kills.
Wallin emphasizes that it’s best to use only a partial approach (just the close step) when practicing the wipe because it reduces the risk of injury. She also talks about the differences between wiping across your body (for right-handers at the left pin) and outside of your body (for right-handers at the right pin).
Cary Wendell Wallin has a lot of other great videos that will teach you how to train your hitters to adjust to certain situations. Click here to view them all!
For more videos on hitting different shots and teaching hitters how to adjust to the set, click on one of the videos below.
Dealing with the wide set as an outside hitter
Teaching the roll shot with Bond Shymanksy (Premium)
Practicing the middle of the court shot using men’s height nets
Disguising the cross-body hit for MBs and OHs (Premium)
The do's and don't's of the beach pokey
Lift tip drill with Tod Mattox (Premium)