Synopsis: This is a pepper variation which creates a more realistic 3-touch sequence. It is a good warm-up drill, one which can be used in place of normal 2-player pepper.
Age/Skill Level: This is a drill for all levels
Requirements: 4 players, one ball
Execution: This is a basic pepper done with two pairs of partners. It starts with the pair on one side attacking a ball at the other other pair. That pair then executes a dig-set-hit to send the ball back to the first pair. Continue from there as normal pepper. Essentially, it is a cooperative 3-touch pairs game played without a net.
- For less skilled players, you could go with a dig-set-set or dig-set-pass exchange, removing the hitting element.
- For more advanced players you can reduce the contacts to 2 touches and require the dug ball be attacked.
- This drill can be used in warm-ups. It offers the advantage of taking up a bit less space on the court than two set of pairs peppering.