Drill to Improve Contact and Ball Control While Aiming to Different Areas of the Court
It's important for players to learn how to make adjustments to the ball when making a play.
For example, a hitter is constantly making quick decisions on how to contact the ball.
If the set is low, the hitter may need to move sooner or faster to get in position to hit the ball.
The important skill players need to develop is anticipation.
Anticipation is basically paying close attention to what's happening. You must watch the play unfolding then make good decisions based on this information.
To be a successful hitter, you must anticipate the ball. If you don't anticipate well, then you will struggle to get in a good position to hit.
The following drill helps the hitter learn to anticipate the ball. The key is the decisions you make before you make the play. For this drill, you are anticipating the height of the bounce.
The better you are at reading the bounce, the better you will be at getting in position to hit this ball.
Use the following drill to improve these important skills: