Volleyball Ball Control Drills Presented In Pepper Drill Challenge

OTL Volleyball’s Coach K Shows Us How To Do Volleyball Ball Control Drills At Home.

Even with the mandatory quarantine amid this pandemic, you can still hone your volleyball skills in the safety of your home. In this new video, Coach K demonstrates the 7-touch volleyball ball control drills.

The volleyball pepper drill is a great and simple way to develop ball control. This type of volleyball drill requires minimal set-up. And you can do it on your own or with a partner from your household.

Let’s break it down.

Pepper Drill 101

  • Start with simple ball control warmups. Like Coach K, pass the ball to yourself. For younger players, you can use improvised wrist bands to help you find the right spot where the ball should make contact. Next, practice setting to yourself. The goal is to get to 50 reps.
  • Now, we’re ready for 3 touches. Start off with three-touch passing. Pass with your platform then to one arm and then the other arm. Aim for 30 seconds without the ball hitting the ground.
  • After the three-touch passing now move onto three touch setting. Toss the ball to yourself, set, tip with one hand and then tip with the other. Then go back to setting.
  • Now, it’s time to put the two volleyball drills together. This is the 6-touch ball control drill. Start with passing to each arm and your platform. Next, set using a single arm and then onto your other arm. Set with both hands like you would in an actual volleyball game. Do a single hand tip and the opposite single hand tip. The goal is to keep the ball up and keep it alive. Even if you pass with your platform a couple of times before you do those single arms, that’s okay. Keep the ball alive and keep moving. This helps increase your endurance and cardio.

Final Touch In The 7 Touch Pepper Drill Challenge

The seventh and final touch is an attack either over the net or to a partner. But before you get to that stage, there is still a progression. As you can see in the video, Coach K added a bucket on the other side of the ‘net’ to be the target.

You can try to pass the ball into the bucket. Next, you set and hit into the bucket. Finally, you can do the full 7 touches with an attack. The goal is to hit the ball into the bucket.

Additional note: You don’t need a volleyball net for pepper drills. The great thing about these volleyball drills for beginners is that they’re flexible. You can check out this link for a training guide. This will help you keep track of your progress.

Regardless of your skill level, volleyball drills at home are a great way to keep yourself physically active and motivated. The global pandemic has upended our normal routines, sports included. But with some helpful guide and a bit of resourcefulness, you can continue doing what you love in a safe manner.

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