The purpose of this up-tempo 6-on-6 drill is to get your blockers tuned in and prepared to get in front of any set, then quickly transition from blocking to hitting aggressively. Jon Hegerle, head coach at the University of Jamestown, runts this drill with these guidelines:
- There must always be a triple block against each attack.
- The only way to score a point is to get a kill or a block.
- The drill is initiated with a free ball, and the team receiving the free ball alternates each time the coach enters a ball.
As the drill goes on, players get tired. Their timing becomes later and later in terms of transitioning off the net to make a hitting approach. The key here is for players to eliminate unnecessary movements in order to stay on time and be in the best position to terminate the ball. Players must remain focused on being as efficient as possible with every move. They must also have a sense of urgency when attacking and blocking because, as each rally wears on, earning points becomes more difficult and more exhausting.