Illini Elite (Bloomington, IL) shares drills to help enforce social distancing with a group or team of athletes. For more junior volleyball education visit w...
Athlete finds perfect way to practice volleyball during social distancing May 5, 2020, 11:33 AM Volleyballer Alexander Brouwer found a creative way to keep training at home during social distancing.
Slam Drill This is a good drill if you don’t have a wall to pass against but you do have some space on a firm surface (see sequence above, left to right). Slam the ball down hard enough for it to bounce over your head so you can set or pass to a target either along a net, if you’re on a volleyball court, or to some target (such as into a trash can, over a rope or into a basketball hoop.
Find a partner and stand across the court from each other. Using your hitting arm throw the ball back and forth to each to other warming up your hitting shoulder and arm. This only needs to be done for a couple of minutes to loosen up the shoulder joint.
Now that essential social distancing and home-isolation needs have replaced all the matches, practices, and tournaments, what can volleyball players do? First of all, follow those social-distancing and home-isolation orders. And make sure your families and friends follow them, too. This isn’t the time for get-togethers or in-person group practices.
distancing requirements including but not limited to: high fives, huddles, and team meetings. • Use hand whistles as opposed to regular whistles when possible.
Drills, Lead Ups, Modified games 1. Battle ball a. Divide students into two equal team b. Object is to throw the ball over the net as quickly as possible, so when time expires there will be the least amount of balls on your side of the net. c. Game has four quarters which are 3 minuets long. d. Team changes sides at halftime. 2. Pickle in the middle a.
• Maintain social distancing from other players whenever possible . • Practices should focus on individual skill work, drills, etc. • Players should not gather during downtime (spaced seating away from dugout). • Any items given to players (Water, snacks, etc..) should be pre-packaged. Players will need their own water bottle.
The host school will be responsible for sanitization of the in-game volleyballs in the rotation. Volleyballs should be removed from play and sanitized frequently and any time a volleyball is touched by a spectator. Players and coaches should practice social distancing of 3 to 6 feet when addressing the second referee and during substitutions.
"Our sport lends itself more so than any other sport to social distancing," he said. "If you think about what happens on the field of play, our players are very rarely within six feet of each other.