TOOL THE BLOCK: Advanced Attacking Skill 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. Tool The Block consists of the hitter using the block to hit the ball out of bound. Also called "block out". It is an offensive attack when a hitter hits off the blocker's hands and the ball goes down on the opposing team's side to earn a point.