The best teams have hitters that are able to mount an effective attack even when the pass or set has not been perfect. In the video clip below Coach Frank Lavrish, head volleyball coach at Regis University in Denver Colorado, demonstrates a Dig Hit Drill. This Dig Hit Drill or Pass Hit Drill is a 2 vs 2 volleyball drill that forces hitters to be very aggressive. In this drill hitters must attack on the second ball as only two contacts are allowed. The drill requires the first pass or dig to be high and to the center of the court. By hitting the ball high and to the center, the hitter will have an opportunity to take a swing. This teaches the hitter to be aggressive to get in position and attack every ball that comes her way.
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The dig hit drill begins with two players on side of the court (called the winners court) and pair of players on the other side (challenge court). The rest of the team is in pairs waiting for their turn on the challenge court. If players on the challenge side win the point they rotate to the winners court and a new pair of players step up on the challenge court. Players on the winners court remain on that side as long as they are able to dig hit or pass hit and win a point.
Rules can be added to require that the hitter jump to attack. For the dig hit drill to work the dig or pass must be high and in the center of the court.