This is a good drill to determine how well outside hitters can deal with a challenging block/defense.
Play begins when the ball gets “bowled” in deep to the 3-player side, which consists of a passer, setter, and attacker. Two or 3 players stand in line behind the court on that side, ready to enter as attackers. The passer passes, the setter sets and the attacker hits against the 6-person defense. A point is awarded for a kill and subtracted for an error. A kill is counted if the first defensive touch isn’t caught by another player on the defense. If it is caught, the player gets zero and goes to the back of the line.
When the play ends, the next attacker comes in, but if the previous attacker ended the rally with a kill, they get to cut to the front of the line (but not in front of the person who was first in line, who is now the attacker).
This drill can be done on either the left or right side.