Kathy Barker, North Lamar HS in Paris, TX.
All Cover Drill
To simulate block recovery and coverage, we run the following drill:
We will set up normal offense on 1 side of the floor. I will place 3 girls directly in front of each hitter, with a ball in their hand, on the opposite side of the net. I will have a cart in the middle, with 2 extra girls to supply the 3 on the front. I will also add 1 girl with a ball in a short back position.
If the hitter attacks the ball, the girl in front of her with the extra ball will toss one over the net, as if it was blocked. As the year progresses, I have the tossers look for the girl late, or not covering. If it is a free ball or back row attack, the girl in the short back position will throw a free ball or down ball.