This volleyball drill will emphasise the importance of first swing sideouts.


  1. Two teams of six each on the court


  1. First team serves
  2. Play out serve as if playing a real game
  3. Score using a point system
  4. Continue playing for a set amount of time or until one team reaches a pre-determined number of points


  1. Change the scoring system to make it easier or more difficult depending on skill level

Coaching Points

  1. Watch for teamwork and encouraging hard first swings