This is a great drill to evaluate a player's all-around volleyball skills. One player is on each side of the net, and 1 “sub” is at a net pole or behind the court. The game goes for 3 minutes. The court is divided in half the long way.
The drill starts when one player “bowls” the ball over the net to the player on the other side. The 2 players then play 2-touch (a forearm pass/dig or overhead dig and an attack). A point is earned for each overhead swing and another point is earned for winning the rally. The player who wins the rally stays on the court and the other player comes in to replace the loser. The new player initiates the ball to start the next point.
Play continues like this until 3 minutes are up. Then, the player with the highest score goes up the ladder and the player with the lowest score moves down.