Names For Games and Grills

By John Kessel, USA Volleyball Director of Sport Development

When I first came up with the idea of having coaches submit their “favorite drill” for CAP, I started collecting the titles. This is not a comprehensive collection, but serves as food for thought for naming a GAME better. Rather than a “drill” (or what might make you wince on a witness stand in a lawsuit).

# vs. #
“Mascot name” “Skill”
2 Min Defense
21
3 Blind Mice
3 vs. Nobody
9 and 18 holes Golf
Accu-Speed
Ace and Replace
ACE to Win
Ball Control
Bam Through Blocking
Bank
Blind Volleyball
Blocking Waves
Blue Lips
Bongo
Bonus Ball
Bread n’ Butter
Butterfly
Carousel
Chaos
Chaotic Sixes
Circuit City
Clean up Your Backyard
Clock
Concentration
Continuous Scrimmage
Cross Country
Cuban Passing
Custer’s Last Stand
Dead Fish
Dig and Cover
Doghouse
Exponential Scoring
Feed the Beast
Figure 8
First Swing
Football 
  Force the Middles
Four Corners
Giant Rotation
Give and Go
Go for Two
Goofy Golf Serving
Haitian Backsetting
Hit Your Own Pass
Hitting Killer Drill
Hook
H-O-R-S-E
Hustle
If-Then- Tip-Swing
In-A-Row
Japanese _______
Joust
Just “Skill” It
Ketchup
King of the Court
Kids Games – Tic/Tac/Toe,
Hangman, Connect 4,
Battleship, Candyland, Risk
Location “Skill”
Lone Ranger
M & Ms
Monarch of the Court
Musical Chairs
Never Say Die
Over the Net Pepper
PacMan
Pass and Switch
Penalty Box
Perfect Pass Offense
Pick-Em-All-Up
Ping Pong
Pinpoint
Pressure Cooker
Pretzel
Queen of the Court 
  Rapid Fire
Read the Setter
Rock and Roll
Rodeo
Romanian Running
Rotation Boogle
Round the World
Run Setter Run
Russian Pepper
Russian Roulette
Scatter
Scramble
Serve and Run Forever
Set and Switch
Set the Standard
Shoot the Moon
Short Court
Simon Says
Sitting Bulls
Skill & Follow
Softball
Speedball
Starburst
Stay Low Passing
Survivor (Immunity Challenge)
The Great Chase
The Pit
Tip Wars
Turn/Spin/Sprint – and Skill
Two plus Two
U-S-A
Virus
Vortex
Weave
W-I-N
You’re the Star
Yo-Yo