In this Volleyball Coaches Insider | 10-Minute Clinic, Carolyn Condit, Head Women’s Coach at Miami University, shares six different types of drills you can use to train your setters. Techniques & Drills Inside the 10-Minute […]
Dot Passing Drill with Melissa Wolter – Univ. of West Florida
Watch as Coach Melissa Wolter explains, and players demonstrate this competitive dot passing drill. Using circles on the court, Coach has players focus on control while tracking the ball and presenting their platform early. This […]
You Have to Teach Culture and Leadership with Joe Sagula – Univ. of North Carolina
Watch as Coach Joe Sagula talks about team culture and how you must teach people what you expect. Coach explains that the more turnover you have, the more time you will need to develop leadership […]
Developing a Group Into a Team
By: Dr. Colleen M. Hacker Originally Published in: Achieving Excellence Provided by: Human Kinetics One of the main points from this chapter is that groups and teams are formed through intentional actions; they don’t just […]
Bucket Passing Drill with Mick Haley – Volleyball MasterCoaches
Watch as Coach Mick Haley explains, and players demonstrate this bucket passing drill that focuses on footwork and body movement. Coach explains how the bucket forces you to dip the shoulder and line it up […]
Med Ball Core Exercises with Nancy Dorsey – St. James Academy (KS)
Watch as Coach Nancy Dorsey explains and players demonstrate these med ball core exercises. The Russian Twist works the core as well as the shoulders followed by the Wood Chop that works on flexibility as […]
Postgame Meetings with Paco Labrador – US Naval Academy
Watch as Coach Paco Labrador discusses postgame meetings and why he is not in favor of them. After looking at stats and watching game video, he is more prepared to speak with his team after […]
Serving Stats That Matter the Most with Emily Kohan – Colorado State Univ.
Watch as Coach Emily Kohan discusses serving stats and explains which stats mean the most. Not every server will have the same goal or expectations when it comes to stats. High ace servers will require […]
Setting: Square to Pole Drill with Zach Weinberg – Tennessee Tech Univ.
Watch as Coach Zach Weinberg explains, and a player demonstrates this square to pole drill that works on setting footwork and placement. Setters will choose a target and focus on squaring up when setting and […]
My Take on Leadership
By: John Klessinger Originally Published in: A Coach’s Manual Provided by: Championship Productions “If you expect people to follow you, you have to be willing to be the first to get dirty.” – John Klessinger […]
Jump Float Serving Stations with John Grossman – North Carolina State Univ.
Watch as Coach John Grossman explains, and players demonstrate this serving progression drill used to train float serving. Coach uses pool noodles and elastic to shape the court and create three stations. This is a […]
Zone Hitting Drill with Jim Moore – Lane Community College (OR)
Watch as Coach Jim Moore explains, and players demonstrate this hitting drill that has players focus on specific zones on the court. Players begin by throwing hard to certain zones with no backspin on the […]
Reflecting On Why You Coach
By: Wade Gilbert Originally Published in: Coaching Better Every Season Provided by: Human Kinetics Most coaching books start with a discussion of the importance of creating a coaching philosophy and follow up with a section […]
Burn Communication Drill with Tom Hilbert – (Retired) Colorado State Univ.
Watch as Coach Tom Hilbert explains, and players demonstrate the Burn Drill which focuses on communication. This is a pass and set only drill, no jumping. Players will go over in 1, 2, or 3 […]
Building an Environment for Parents and Athletes to Communicate with Dr. Lee Dorpfeld – Univ. of South Florida
Watch as Dr. Dorpfeld explains that you want to build an environment based on communication in which the athletes are comfortable talking to you. Many times, parents or even coaches can hinder this process and […]
Blocking Penetration and Shaping Drill with Arturo Rivera
Watch as Coach Arturo Rivera explains, and players demonstrate this blocking penetration and shaping drill. This drill works on eliminating the space between the forearm or tricep and the net. The goal is having the […]
Slide Attacking with Dan Meske – Univ. of Louisville
Watch as Coach Dan Meske explains, and players demonstrate this slide attacking drill progression. Start by tossing balls over the net to your middles which helps to train vision, making it easy for players to […]
Jump Float Serve Remedy for Hitting the Ball Into the Net with Joe Sagula – Univ. of North Carolina
Watch as Coach Joe Sagula talks about serving and shares his remedy for serves that are going into the net. Coach has players slow down their first step when serving which helps with control. Being […]
Be Careful Not to Overuse Technology in Coaching
By: Adam Sarancik From the time most children can walk and talk today, they have a technological device of some type in their hands. By the time they finish elementary school, children can code, decode, […]
Ball Control 1-on-1 Drill with Megan Wargo-Kearney – North Carolina State Univ.
Watch as Coach Megan Wargo-Kearny explains, and players demonstrate this 1-on-1 drill that works on ball control. The major focus is on the first ball being high which gives players time to set up for […]
Teaching the Jump Set with Jim Stone – Univ. of Denver
Watch as Coach Jim Stone explains, and a player demonstrates jump setting. Coach will talk about the proper starting position (back to the net), footwork patterns (including a hop), and the importance of setter rhythm. […]
By: Coach Mickey Marley Originally Published in: Game Ready – 52 Takeaways for Winning If you are a professional, or at the least someone who has sought out to be a champion, you probably have […]
Passing Technique Review with Mick Haley – Volleyball MasterCoaches
Watch as Coach Mick Haley discusses factors in passing: who has their core on, who drops and loads before the ball is served, and who pushes and re-balances. As players demonstrate, Coach Haley stops and […]
Serve Receive Wave Drill with Allie Yaeger – Binghamton Univ.
Watch as Coach Allie Yaeger explains, and players demonstrate this serve receive wave drill. This is a great drill to use after warmups as you can tie all your skills together. Servers and blockers start […]
Non-Traditional Setting Cross Court Dig Drill with Kendra Potts – West Texas A&M
Does your team struggle to capitalize on out-of-system situations? Watch as coach Kendra Potts discusses this cross court setting drill that will help players become comfortable with non-traditional setting.
Tennis Ball Blocking Footwork with Mackenzie Chrisman – Northeastern Junior College
Watch as Coach Mackenzie Chrisman explains, and players demonstrate this blocking drill that uses multiple tennis balls. Players will grab and drop the balls while alternating hands, focusing on short arms, and sealing the net. […]
Warmup Prehab Band Circuit with Adrianna Blackman – Colorado State Univ.
Watch as Coach Adrianna Blackman explains, and players demonstrate the Warmup Prehab Band Series they use to help prevent injury and increase shoulder strength and mobility. Players will complete eight reps of each move while […]
Developing a Culture
By: Jen Welter Originally Published in: Winning Ways of Women Coaches Provided by: Human Kinetics You must give players a voice in shaping the identity and setting the tone. With the most powerful teams I […]
Blocking Drills with Haley Kindall – Univ. of West Florida
Watch as Coach Haley Kindall explains, and players demonstrate a few blocking drills that work on positioning and tempo. The solo commit block helps players work on a one-step, hop to close the block in […]
Are You Building a Better You? with Chet Scott – Built to Lead
Watch as Chet Scott explains why it’s necessary to build a “better you” to be an effective leader. The way coaches regulate or react to a room influences the type of team they have. He […]