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Defensive Drills: Cross Court Digging


To practice digging balls a good distance away from the net and from different angles.
  1. Hitters alternate hitting balls at the defenders.
  2. The defenders dig the balls to the target.
  3. After the defender digs the ball they alternate lines.
  4. Repeat until a set number of digs is

After each dig the defender must execute a roll.

The defender must use an overhead pass to receive the dig.

Diagram Key:
D = Defensive Player   T = Target   H = Hitter

From Maxine Mehus, Head Coach Emporia State University

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