Clinician: Sean Byron, assistant women’s volleyball coach at University of Michigan
Purpose: To train quick transitions with free balls then change the speed by getting a side out point
How it works: To start this six-on-six drill, a coach tosses a free ball. The rally winner gets one point and the next free ball. When one team wins three straight points, they earn the opportunity to win a big point by siding out. Teams rotate whenever one of these big points is earned. Play continues to three or five points as time permits.
Variations: When a coach is working with teams of varying abilities, the stronger side can receive one free ball, one hard-driven ball and a ball that must be chased down instead of three free balls.
Requirements: 12 players, a cart of balls, a full court and a coach