Defend Hard Driven Attacks:
Dig and catch 10 medium driven balls (no arch but no more power than that) from a coach on a box in 1 Minute.The coach can feed as quickly as possible to help the athlete beat the clock but must hit driven balls as close as possible to 3/4's depth and width.
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Question 1 of 52
When playing in windy conditions, what should you adjust in your serve receive positioning?
I shouldn’t adjust anything in my positioning, but I should be aware of where the wind could be taking my pass and try to contradict that. For example if the wind is in my face I would need to press the ball into the wind to get it to the same spot I would usually aim.
I should always take half a step in the opposite direction of the wind, to temp the other team to serve with the wind and hopefully get the ball out of bounds.
If the wind is blowing in my face I should take a step back. If the wind is at my back I should take half a step forward. If there is side wind I should take half a step in the opposite direction of the wind, to protect the more difficult side where balls are going to drop faster.
I should adjust my positioning only in the case of side wind. In that case, I should take half a step in the opposite direction of the wind
Question 2 of 52
When tracking and passing a float serve, you’re eyes should focus on
The left side of the ball
The bottom middle of the ball
Question 3 of 52
It’s easy for most players to get into a deep squat to pass short balls.
Question 4 of 52
When passing a top spin jump serve, you should break your platform immediately after every pass:
Question 5 of 52
When the pass is at its peak and I am preparing to set, I should…
Hold my breath
Start to exhale slowly
Focus on how big this moment is
Question 6 of 52
To finish my hand set, I should…
Pull my hands down as fast as possible
Extend in the direction of my set
Fold my wrists on my release like Kobe or a “dainty lady”
Question 7 of 52
When it’s really windy, I should…
Go home. It's not worth playing or training sloppy.
Hand set everything, the rules are looser in the wind
Use spin when bump setting into the wind. It helps the ball move more predictably
Never set my partner
Question 8 of 52
When it’s very windy, it’s advisable not to…
Hand set high
Hand set into the wind
Hand set high and into the wind
All of the above
Question 9 of 52
When running a quick offense I should attack the set to speed up the offense
Question 10 of 52
When running a faster offense, I should…
Make my approach long and deliberate
Always hit shots
Use a lot of pokes because it's more accurate and they are off balance.
Maintain quick arm speed and hand contact
Question 11 of 52
When running a spread speed offense, my partner and I should…
Never communicate out loud. The defense can’t know your plans.
Try to be a threat on-two
Set high and off the net
Question 12 of 52
When running a fast offense, you should set…on
Where the blocker is to attack him
Set away from the blocker to make him move
With your platform only
Question 13 of 52
The idea of a speed offense is to…
Have as much fun as possible
Make really cool looking plays for social media
Accelerate the play and get the defense off balance
Question 14 of 52
I should not trust what I see with my snapshot of the defense. I should hold my decision as long as possible while in the air
Question 15 of 52
When attacking a bad, out of rhythm set from off the net, it is best to…
Swing hard angle every time
Control the ball, contact as high as possible and accelerate the ball to the deep middle
Forget about attacking, bump over a free ball
Question 16 of 52
When attacking from off the net, I should…
Take a softer jump and slow the play down. Put some arch on the ball.
Hit as hard as I can
Jump and reach high. Try to accelerate the ball.
Question 17 of 52
Play it safe and free ball it over
Contact the ball high
Yell at my partner for a terrible set
Always attack short in front of the defense
Question 18 of 52
When attacking from off the net, I should keep my arm loaded and moving quickly
Question 19 of 52
Low, hard line is a low percentage swing when attacking a high set that comes from the back of the court
Question 20 of 52
Hitting on my way up…
Means I can swing at the blocker to "beat their build"
Can throw the defender off rhythm
Is a good change up if I've been shooting and getting blocked.
Question 21 of 52
When the set is tight, what should I do?
Bounce that thing if nobody is up
Contact the ball as high as possible and aim for the last few feet of the court
Use the blockers hands to "recycle" the ball and cover yourself
All of the above
Question 22 of 52
What is the worst situation for you to attack on-two?
It’s never a bad idea
When the ball is passed from the back half of the court
When your partner just dug a cut shot
When your partner is passing a short free ball
Question 23 of 52
It’s more difficult to hit an "option" when your dominant arm is on the outside
Question 24 of 52
When attacking on-two you should…
Wind up and hit hard and steep. You should have an open net
Hit Fast to open spaces and take advantage of the other team out of position.
Always hit cut shots
Question 25 of 52
You should hit on two if it’s a perfect set, even if you can’t see the defens
Question 26 of 52
When digging a hard driven ball coming at me outside my body I should…
Drop my inside shoulder to block the ball back towards the front of the court
Keep my shoulders straight up and turn like top
Always use one hand for these types of digs
Question 27 of 52
On defense, from the moment of the pass, I should be looking at, in this order…
The ball, the hitter, the ball, the hitter
The hitter the whole way -- that’s the only person hitting
The ball, setter, hitter, ball, the hitter and his or her approach and arm swing
Question 28 of 52
A hitter can tell you a lot with their approach. When the hitter makes a hard fast approach, they are typically more likely to…
Question 29 of 52
When the hitter makes a soft approach, they are more likely to…
Poke Behind their back
Question 30 of 52
When the hitter takes a long look the defender during their approach, they are more likely to…
Ask you on a date
Question 31 of 52
It’s a good idea to use juke plays as a defender and a blocker when the hitter cannot or does not look at the defense.
Question 32 of 52
A juke is when the defender or blocker
Spins in a circle
Pretends to box
Tries to make the hitter believe they are moving to a different spot than they actually are
Question 33 of 52
A key to running a successful juke is to…
Watch the attacker’s eyes
Watch the setter’s eyes
Watch the attacker’s pass
Question 34 of 52
When should we not run a juke?
When the attacker has full vision
When the attacker has no vision
When the attacker is not looking at you
Question 35 of 52
The best place to hit when facing a peeling blocker is….
Directly at him, then yell “WHAT ARE YOU DOING?” for good measure
A cut shot
A high line
Around the peeling blocker, fast
Question 36 of 52
During your attack approach you should “look” at the defense when…
Your partner sets the ball
When the set hits its peak height
Your Step-Close or last two steps are happening
Question 37 of 52
What swing is open when the opposing team runs a FOUR BLOCK against you?
Over the blocker cross
Question 38 of 52
When you shank a ball off and behind your court and your partner runs to set it you should
Go, help them and say “just up”
Run to the net
Stand where you are and see how they set it
Go to a distance you normally attack from and tell them to set you where you need it for a kill.
Question 39 of 52
As a defender, the most important thing to watch before the other team attacks is….
The attacker’s approach and impact window
Question 40 of 52
You are the defender and your blocker shows you 4 fingers on one hand. What is your primary responsibility?
Defending the hard line swing
Defending the hard angle swing
Defending the high line shot
Defending the cut shot
Question 41 of 52
How many fingers are used for a “bait and switch” call?
One or two
Three or four
Question 42 of 52
You are defending and the attacker is early/under the ball and leaning back but still jumping and spiking. Your blocker peels. You should
Usually Shift towards the middle because the hitter can’t hit fast steep angles any more
Stay where you are
Cover the short ball since your blocker is peeling.
Do the hokey pokey.
Question 43 of 52
When blocking, I should be looking for, in this order:
The hitter the entire time
The ball, setter, and then the hitter the rest of the time
The ball, setter, hitter, back to the ball, then to the hitter’s approach and arm
The ball the entire time
Question 44 of 52
In my base blocking position, my hands should be…
Positioned like a praying mantis
Pressing over the net at a width on the outside edges of my shoulders
By my feet
Question 45 of 52
When blocking, the blocker should only defend their sideline. They have no responsibility for the middle of the court
Question 46 of 52
To dig a ball with my hands, I should....
Try to go over on one
Have my hands up and “frame” the ball with my hands as the hitter makes contact
Gator dig it
Question 47 of 52
As a blocker, when an attacker slows down on their last two steps, you should…
Jump with them.
Jump before them.
Delay, expect a slow shot and jump after they jump.
Question 48 of 52
You are a blocker and you are in the air when the attacker is about to make contact and you still can’t read where they are trying to go, your arms should be…
Straight in front of your face.
Out wide in a T shaper
Penetrating the net and just outside your shoulders.
Reaching as high as you can
Question 49 of 52
I am a blocker positioned next to the antenna. The opposing team hit a high, deep line over me. My next instinct should be…
Chase the ball.
Get close to my defender.
Wait where I land.
Hop towards the middle of the court and off the net.
Question 50 of 52
I am a blocker positioned next to the antenna. The opposing team hit a cut shot that my defender is pursuing. My next instinct should be…
Wait where I am
Get 15 feet off the net
Get a step off the net and close the distance to my defender without crossing the middle line
Run at my defender to help him with the dig.
Question 51 of 52
After the whistle is blown the server has ___ to initiate their serve
There’s no shot clock in beach volleyball
Question 52 of 52
When running to and passing a ball ather your arms and load them with strength so you can swing with force at the ball like a baseball bat.