I like incentivizing my servers to challenge my passers in practice. Here's a way you can get your servers competing.
A volleyball practice game scoring system provides examples of how players might be incentivized in ways contrary to what we're after.
This is a wash style volleyball game that put's a premium on earning a sideout, especially on the first ball.
You can use process scoring rather than more standard outcome based scoring to continue your development work in training games.
This small-sided volleyball game takes a cooperative drill and makes it competitive with a heavy focus on defense and transition.
Players love winners style games, and for good reason. We coaches should love them too as they offer us opportunities to work on lots of different things.
This game, also known as Brazilian 2-ball, is a great warm-up that gets players moving and competing while also working on communication and strategy.
What are your favorite drills/games to practice serve receive? That question, or variations of it, come up a lot. Here are some thoughts and ideas.