Make sure your team is having fun while learning the right techniques and developing their skills with some of SportsEngine's favorite practice drills and activities.
With the older kids, Rocket Sweep is a great play to build you offense around. Plays like Trap and Belly hit very quickly and complement the Rocket Sweep very nicely.
Before you teach the skills of volleyball, you should be teaching the joy of volleyball. These five tips will help.
Time in a part of the equation here, so, understanding that we need to act quickly and get out of the mindset that we can wait until we get home.
Place two agility ladders on the ground side-by-side, have the players line up at one end and then run through them, making sure each foot-fall lands within the boxes created by the ladders.
When done correctly, you should feel an extra bit of propulsion from the kick getting into the catch, something that is more subtle (but still important) with flutter kick.
It is extremly important to practice against spikers who approach and get a set from the setter - as soon as the arm/hands position and footwork have been learned
I bring these sometimes painful yet exhilarating memories up because learning fastpitch softball skills is no different.
The most important piece of hitting is gathering your energy at one time. Cal & Bill discuss how using the tee can get your body in a good position to make contact when the bat head is traveling its fastest.
By passing and setting one ball while throwing up and catching another ball, players can begin to train their eyes to leave the ball in play.
No matter how much we try to settle our focus, it wants to explore, think about other stuff, and generally not hang out with us and our goals.
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