Five Challenging Beach Volleyball Drills To Improve Your Ball Control

February 25, 2020

 

If you play beach volleyball on a regular basis, you know how important it is to have extreme ball control if you want to win. There are many ways that you can improve your ability to control the ball, regardless of whether you are standing or diving for the ball that is coming your way. It’s also important to practice different strategies when setting up, especially close to the net, in order to win the point. Here are five challenging Beach volleyball drills that you can use to improve your Ball control in no time at all.

Four Touch Beachbody Control

Group of young people playing volleyball on beach

This type of drill begins with the digger who is going to be in the middle. The coaches going to initiate the play by hitting the ball down the center. This will continue, forcing the player to dig in once again, practicing bump sets and handsets so that everything becomes automatic. Likewise, the left side and right side attacker will also be there to create a very realistic situation. This will improve dexterity, speed, and also positioning of not only your hands, but where your body is going to be to get set for the ball coming your way.

Jump And No Jump Volleyball Strategies

One of the most common drills that is done involves jumping which is a large part of the game of volleyball. People are going to spend a lot of time either jumping up and down by the net, were jumping side to side to get the ball, depending on where it is going to land. However, if you practice drills that do not involve jumping, this can be even better because it forces you to position yourself long before the ball arrives. This will allow the players to focus in on their own personal skills, those that are in their immediate area, so that they will know how to bump the ball, and also strike the ball, effectively from a standing or squatting position.

Tactical And Systematic Drills

Tactical drills are simply those that will put you in a better position, whether you are in an offensive or defensive stance. Systematic drills are those that are done automatically, ones that you have practiced so that you will no longer have to think but simply respond to wherever the ball is coming over the net. This does involve some conditioning, and the reason you want to combine systematic and tactical drills is that you want your tactics to be automated. This will involve setting up mock games, practicing one particular position for each player, and they will learn to react in a specific way.

The Benefits Of The Butterfly Drill

The butterfly drill is one of the best for developing hand eye coordination. It is because you will have two balls in the air at all times. It is recommended that you practice this from the back of the court, and also at the front of the court, so that the repetition of reacting becomes automated. This can also be helpful in developing other skills such as serving, digging, blocking, spiking, setting and passing which are all integral components of the game.

Additional Drills To Consider

In relation to all of the different components of the game, there are additional drills that can be helpful. You can use what is called Around the World for improving serving, or doing Servers versus Passers to develop not only serving but passing the ball from player to player. You can also do setting, blocking, and digging drills, all of which can vary depending upon the coach. The more that you practice, and the more that the responses of the players become automated from the aspect of the team, the better the players will be overall.

These are just a few things to consider if you are a volleyball coach and you would like to help improve how your players are doing. In no time at all, they will become much more proficient at playing the game of volleyball by utilizing these five or more useful and challenging beach volleyball drills that can improve the way that they play.

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