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Next Level 400 Series

Next Level 400 Series Lesson #5

Thank you for attending Lesson 5 of our 12 week Training Series! Please note that lessons do not have to be taken in numerical order. You are welcome to start anytime during the 2 month rotation.
Here are your notes and homework from class. Keep practicing to solidify all you learned.
Looking forward to seeing you next week!

Swing Volley Mechanic

  • Soft hand, soft stable wrist, soft body

  • Swing forward and up

  • Lay back your wrist and brush up the back of the ball

  • Contact Point in front – no backswing behind the body

  • Allow weight to flow- don’t let legs get locked down

  • Prep Pause Swing


Swing Volley/Overhead Gasser Drill

  • 1 player at NVZ off towards sideline – Hitting Player

  • Feeder at T of NVZ

  • Feeder tosses 1 swing volley and then a lob for an overhead

  • Hitter practices loading forward and through the swing volley on their way up to the NVZ after the overhead

  • Go until baskets are empty and switch roles


Flick Speed Up Mechanic

  • Laid back wrist

  • Approach like a dink

  • Accelerate through contact with flick of the wrist

  • Follow through out in front and pointing where you have hit the ball

  • Wait for the right ball

    • Be balanced and in position

    • Ball out in front and the right height


Block/Reset Mechanic

  • Soft Hand and body

  • No sharp angles or straight lines

  • Contact out in front

  • Weight forward and fluid

  • Don’t Chop or Go out to meet the ball – just hold and let it hit your paddle


Skinny Singles Dinking Drill

  • Players stand at NVZ straight on

  • Engage in game play focusing on dinking, speed ups, swing volleys and blocks

  • Possession Scoring- play game to 11 win by 2

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