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HOMESCHOOL CH. 5 BLOCKING

CHAPTER 1 - CHAPTER 2 - CHAPTER 3 - EXTRA CREDIT - CHAPTER 4 - EXTRA CREDIT: ATTACK - CHAPTER 6 - CHAPTER 7

From Kyle Mashima of SoloStats Live, the AVCA presents at-home training concepts for a period of social isolation.

We've touched on many facets of the sport in our home training series so far, and now we turn our attention to blocking. This one is particularly easy to work on from a fundamental standpoint, especially if your players aren't super tall and you have decent ceiling height.

If you're working on this outside, the garage door height offers a good benchmark - they're usually just about net height. Work on blocking from a standing position. Put a mark on the wall (or just above the garage door) and visualize having a strong jump and slapping the mark with strong hands.

After that, mix it up: work on shuffling left or right and emphasize quick movements. Add some swing blocking components. Make sure to maintain control and maximize penetration.

And the shuffle block:

And the cross/hop block:

Next, we'll get into some home defensive drills that will knock your socks off...literally!

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