In pairs players simply pass the ball to each other without bouncing, only using headers and volleys.

 

Aim: To improve control, heading and volleying techniques

Suitable for: U11’s and upwards

Equipment: Marked area appropriate size for age, 8 cones, 2 ball between 4 players

Organisation: Players set up as in the video and diagram and they must pass, volley or head the ball to their team mates side of the court / area over the net (or coned area). The aim is to pass it between them more times than their opponents in 1 minute.

Progressions:

  • Allow more or less touches and bounces
  • No bounces
  • Increase / decrease the size of the area

Coaching Points

  • Emphasis is on 1st touch, soft touch, keep ball out of feet and in the direction of supporting player
  • Players encouraged to keep the ball in the air which will allow team mate an easier pass to deal with before knocking over the net