Author: The Art of Coaching Volleyball
May 3, 2016
The 3-person drill you’ll see here known as the pretzel passing drill, introduced by Coach ’Em Up founder Deborah Newkirk, teaches players that there’s a lot more to passing than just forming a good platform and directing the volleyball to the setter. Specifically, the drill trains players to focus on the proper movements they should make when their teammate is passing and to think about how their actions impact everybody else on the court.
Newkirk, who is based in Austin, Texas, and has been coaching and teaching volleyball players of all levels for 20 years, emphasizes several keys to success in this drill: