Far too often, a practice can turn into more of a social event and becomes less about playing with aggressiveness and intensity.
In this video from three-time Division III National Champion coach Amber Warners, demonstrates her No Fluff Hitting Drill that is designed to get players to ultra-aggressive.
In fact, in this drill, they are forced to hit the ball hard every time. There are no “fluff” shots allowed.
If during the course of a point a player hits a ball that is struck hard the other team wins the point.
Coach Warners believes it is important to do this to give the players the freedom to see how hard they can hit and to teach them to be aggressive.
If you are interested in running intense, game-like practices, then you might want to check out the video that this drill came from. Coach Warners excels at teaching others how they can take their practice drills and tweak them to keep players more focused and self-accountable.
To learn more about Coach Warners’ instructional video click the link: How to Develop Match Simulation Opportunities in Practice to Increase Practice Intensity
The YouTube video below has audio so please make sure that your speakers are turned on and that you have access to the site. Note that some schools block access to YouTube