Communication is a critical skill in volleyball. This Don’t Drop the Baby Drill will force your players communicate with each other in order to be successful.
In the video below Coach Penny Isenbart from Kit High School (CO) shares her “Don’t Drop the Baby Drill” which forces players to think, communicate and use their peripheral vision in order to play out a point.
The drill can be played with many variations, but the one demonstrated below is a 3v3 drill. Two of the girls on each side of the net are holding a “baby” which in this case simply a white volleyball. A blue ball is being used to play out the point.
In this version, the players are just setting and passing the ball over. The players are forced to communicate with each other because as the ball approaches a player with a “baby” the one teammate without a “baby” must communicate with her teammate so that she locate here and pass the “baby” to her receiving the ball.
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