CROSS STEP BLOCKING Learn volleyball skills and volleyball practice from Dr. Gylton Da Matta, a member of the International Volleyball Federation technical development committee. Watch how to integrate this drill into your volleyball lessons. From the basic blocking position, the blocker utilizes a cross-over step plus a close step with the other foot to explode and block the attack held from a further distance close to two yards. Volleyball blocking is defined as deflecting the ball coming from your opponent’s spiker. Blocking is used to deflect the ball coming from a spiker. The goal is to block, intercept and absorb the ball back into the opponent's court.