Feel like your squad's blocking is a bit sloppy? Here's a great drill to add to your practice plan to help your team improve its ability to defend at the net.
How the Drill Works
Standing still, jump as high as possible. Fully extend the arms, seal the net by pointing thumbs to the ceiling at a ball’s distance apart and extend hands over the net to penetrate.
When you land, immediately jump and repeat the process. This can be done for 10-30 reps or on a time basis depending on what the coach wants.
What the Drill Does
It is a good way for athletes to improve vertical jump as well as blocking ability. This is a good drill for coaches to work both blocking fundamentals,conditioning, and the combination of blocking and fatigue.