Bingo is a popular game that you see in retirement communities across the country. It is also a game made into a drill for the sport of volleyball.
The premise is that the coaching staff makes up a card with five columns and five rows to make twenty-five boxes. In each box, put something that the coach would like their team to achieve.
The one we used in practice is listed below.
Our Bingo Drill Card
We only allowed one box to be filled in at a time, so there was no double-dipping. There were a few times that they had to choose, such as jump serve ace and ace, as well as slide kill and straight line kill.
Each coach took a timeout during the drill to show the board to their teams and let them know the options for getting a bingo. The whole drill took about twenty minutes to complete.
We began by keeping score, but scrapped scoring early on in the drill to focus on completing a successful bingo. The winning side completed the row from left to right beginning with 'Setter Donut Kill.'
The Board We Used Later in the Season
Whichever board we used, this is one of the team's favorite drills. It gets them thinking strategically and in cooperation with their teammates. It also provides a different scoring system than just getting more points than the opponent.
Another variation I'd be interested in trying with them is to give them ten to fifteen minutes of drill time and see how many of the twenty-five boxes they can get checked off. The team with the most amount of boxes wins the drill.
However you decide to run this drill, it will be one of their favorites.