drill requires 4 players and one ball. Setup one offensive
player on the right block, one offensive player on the left
block, one offensive player at the top of the key with the
ball and one defensive player three steps ahead of the two
offensive players on the block in the middle of the key.
The defender should stand in the defensive "ready position"
(Defensive stance) with hands ready and focusing on the
person with the ball. The offensive player with the ball
throws the ball to the person on the left block. The defender
must anticipate the throw and step into the passing lane
and catch the ball before it reaches the offensive player.
Once the defender catches the ball, the player will pass
it back to the point player who will then try to make a
pass to the right block. Again, the defender should read
the pass, step into the passing lane and catch the ball
before it reaches the offensive player. At first you can
let the defender know which block the pass is going to be
made to. Once the defender becomes more experienced at reading
the pass, the pass should be made to either block without
letting the defender know where the pass is going. Make
sure the defender is stepping into the passing lane and
not running at the offensive player. Rotate players through
so that each has an opportunity to pass, receive and play