In this video Tom Black reviews the hitters vs. diggers drills and also goes into details regarding “Reading the Game Concept” as well as shares verbal cues for coaching defense and reading the hitter. This is a great drill and you really get an opportunity to see the work Tom has done in this area with other volleyball coaching pioneers like Karch and Hugh. Enjoy!
We have also included the videos from the drill in action!
Video 1 – Drill explanation Hitters vs Diggers
Hitters vs Diggers Video 1 – Game to 15 with each dig = 1 point, each ball down = 1 point. Coaches reinforce getting every dig as no blockers are involved
Hitters vs Diggers Video 2 – Same game from a different angle
Hitters vs Diggers Video 3 – Explanation of what Tom is calling out for reinforcement to the diggers
Hitters vs Diggers Video 4 – Tom explains the eye sequence diggers look for and increase reaction time