Tip by Robin Kuhn in Riceville, IA.
We play a little game called "Dodge Ball." My assistant coach created this game late one night after not being able to sleep.
Divide your girls into teams and prepare to scrimmage 6 on 6. You play the game like any match, except when a player makes an error and their team loses the point, that player has to sit out. The next ball is served, and that team has to play down a player.
This continues until one side has all six players eliminated. Players can come back onto the court in the order they were eliminated as their team "earns" points. For example, a missed serve means that player is eliminated, but the other does not get to reactivate a player as they didn't "earn" the point.
This really focuses on communication skills as the number dwindles for a side. It also forces the players to look for high percentage scoring opportunities during play.