Perfect Your Volleyball Drop and Drive Defensive Movement

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You're facing a towering attacker who is killing cross-court shots at an alarming rate. Rather than being defensive on defense, you must be aggressive and attack the ball. How? By executing the Drop and Drive movement.

  • Assume Two-Triangle Stance, keeping back flat with arms extended straight and palms up
  • Drop outside foot back and shuffle toward sideline, keeping eyes on opposing attacker while holding arms out straight and palms up
  • Drive forward to make play, sliding arms together to create platform
  • Aim high and toward middle of floor to bump ball

Base to Release Drill

Perfect the Drop and Drive movement by performing the Base to Release defensive drill.

  • Assume start position in middle of court with coach in front of net
  • As coach bounces ball, execute Drop and Drive movement toward sideline
  • As coach spikes ball, play ball and return to starting position

Sets/Reps: 3x5-10


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Topics: VOLLEYBALL | COACH | DRILL | STANCE | SHUFFLE | SPIKES