Start off the players with tipping instead of actually spiking the ball. This way they will start with some control in the pepper. In my experience, most girls cannot control the ball because the spike is usually out of control or one player is consistently hitting the ball too hard. Have them start off with easy tips then work to aggressive tips. They should always be sure that they control the tip and allow the other player to dog the ball. Quick Pepper
This is how I warm-up my liberos before volleyball matches. Have the players stand very close to each other and pepper as fast as they can. By this I mean quick set, quick hit, and quick dig. If done correctly and under control, this warm up gets them much better at peppering and also gets them ready for the game. Have players do this in practice to help with their reaction time. Long Court Pepper This is by far the hardest version of peppering. Each partner should stand, facing each other, on opposite sidelines. Have them pepper. See if they can long pass, long set, and long spike. This drill is outstanding for getting players to control their spikes. This is obviously very important. What to Look For
When peppering there are few things that you should be conscious of. To begin with, make sure that you are always in the athletic position. A player should never be standing stright up and not ready, especially in practice. Be very careful to stay on the toes, not flat footed. A key point here is that players should never be standing still, rather always in motion. Once they stop moving, they will get stuck and will not be able to play a ball correctly.