How can we use competitive activities (which are fun) with beginners when their developmental focus tends to argue against going that route?
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.
This is a 6 on 6 volleyball drill/game that you can use to keep many players active and not sitting out for long periods of time.
This fast-paced game features a lot of player movement and encourages communication and problem-solving. It's good for warm-ups or regular game play work.
A former college coach shares some good insights on working with 12-and-unders in a recent article. I just have one problem with his approach.
Here's a small-sided volleyball game you can play when you don't have a net. Potentially good for warm-ups, try-outs, or when you have large numbers of players.
This bonus point oriented game is good for focusing on key developmental areas with lots of potential for varying the complexity and challenge level.
This pepper variation introduces playing the ball over the net, which increases the game-like element and movement and puts added pressure on ball-handling.