Tip by Scott Reslow, Providence, RI.
One of the top drills we do is one that incorporates serving and passing. We call it, serve, sprint, and pass. Coach is in the setter box as the target. Three passers on the floor with one guy slightly off in the queue. The rest of the team is serving with the intent to cause a bad pass or an ace. Ten minutes on the board.
If the server misses the serve, he then sprints the full length of the court and back. If the server's serve is passed perfectly, he then sprints the length of the court and back. If the passer passes a perfect ball, he then stays on the court. If he passes a poor ball (2, 1 or X), he then sprints the full length of the court and joins the servers. The server who caused the bad pass goes to the the queue, and the guy who was in the queue is now one of the passers on the floor.
We require the team to get 40 perfect in 10 minutes or we're running. The drill covers a lot of bases...conditioning, serve toughness, passing, precision, pressure, etc.