Western Washington coach Diane Flick runs a drill here that discourages unforced errors and helps players handle high-pressure points. The way it works: The game goes to 15, and teams can't have any unforced errors between 0 and 5. They can make one unforced error between 6 and 10 and none between 11 and 15.
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Purpose: Give one team the pressure of having to reduce unforced errors in order to win the drill. How it Works: Side A starts with 0 points and Side B starts with 18 points. A coach initiates free balls from the side of the court to either team to start the points.
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University of Kentucky. Clinician: Craig Skinner, head coach at University of Kentucky. Purpose: A side out drill that challenges the starting unit to kill the ball on the first swing in all six rotations or extend the rally by limiting unforced errors if there isn't a great opportunity to kill the ball. How it works: Side A sets up in serve receive in Rotation 1 with a starting score of 19 points.
The only way to fix "skill" errors is through practice and any drill you do with your players is going to help them improve. "Mental" errors can be a bit trickier, but can be reduced by drills and team mentality. In practice, run drills that focus on control and consistency. You can even go as far as drills that require consecutive events.
The worst nightmare of many coaches is seeing their players commit unforced errors in a match. Coach Kordes shows drills that help make players accountable for their errors by putting game-like pressure on them to excel. Other skills that get work in this section include serve receive and serving. Coach Kordes takes a common servers vs. passers drill and tweaks it to make it more competitive than normal. Play Action Games
The worst nightmare of many coaches is seeing their players commit unforced errors in a match. Coach Kordes shows drills that help make players accountable for their errors by putting game-like pressure on them to excel.
In my eyes, a good team shouldn’t make more than 6 or 7 errors a set. But in the first half of this collegiate season, it hasn’t been unusual for both teams to make more than 10 in a match. So, even though the set scores might be close, it’s not necessarily an indicator of quality volleyball. This is not a critique of collegiate coaches ...
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Unforced errors can really hurt your team during a drill. This drill will help your team stop making those errors and giving the other team free points.