In this Volleyball Coaches Insider | 10-Minute Clinic, Danielle Jensen, Head Volleyball Coach at Utah State University Eastern, shares blocking drills she uses to improve athletes’ skills. Drills Covered in this 10-Minute Clinic: Partner Blocking […]
The Setting Window with Zach Weinberg – Tennessee Tech Univ.
Watch as Coach Zach Weinberg explains, and players demonstrate this setting drill that has players focus on hand shape, position, and finish. The Setting Window is the area between the hands after the ball has […]
Digging Run-Through Drill with Rocco Lucci – Niagara Frontier VB Club
Watch as Coach Rocco Lucci explains, and players demonstrate this run-through drill that focuses on digging balls that are far away. Coach wants players to start very low with arms out ready for a hard-hit […]
Working With Sports Psychology Consultants
By: Dan Gould & Cliff Mallett Originally Published in: Sport Coaches Handbook Provided by: Human Kinetics Research shows that with directed effort, coaches can learn the importance of teaching mental and life skills and change […]
High Pressure Serving and Passing Drill with Emily Kohan – Colorado St. Univ.
Watch as Coach Emily Kohan explains that when you work on serving in practice, the players in the serving line can all execute great passes – however, with game pressure that is not always the […]
Golden Ball Competitive Scoring Drill with Jacob Thompson – Rouse High School (TX)
Watch as Coach Jacob Thompson discusses, and players demonstrate a 6v6 competitive scoring drill called Golden Ball that encourages athletes to ignore the score and play hard on every single point.
Accept It or Correct It with Alan Stein, Jr.
Alan Stein, Jr. explains that every single behavior that goes on in your program, on or off the field, is either something you accept or correct. He also explains how eliminating some behaviors, such as […]
Middle Blocker Cutting Off Angles Drill with Deitre Collins-Parker – Univ. of Arizona
Watch as Coach Deitre Collins-Parker explains, and players demonstrate this middle blocking drill that helps train hands to work independently. Coach has players focus on getting one hand in the seam and the other cutting […]
Are You a Prospect or a Suspect?
By: Adam Sarancik Author of: Coaching Champions for Life Questions College Coaches Should Ask and High School Players Should Be Able to Answer Better People=Better Athletes=Better Players and Teammates I am frequently surprised how rarely […]
10-Minute Clinic: Developing Culture Through Drills with Renee Saunders – Skutt Catholic High School (NE)
In this Volleyball Coaches Insider | 10-Minute Clinic, Renee Saunders, Head Volleyball Coach at Skutt Catholic High School in Nebraska, shares team culture issues and how she fixes them with drills and other ideas. Team […]
Float Serve Fundamentals with Ruth Nelson – Volleyball MasterCoaches
Watch as Coach Ruth Nelson explains, and players demonstrate this serving drill that uses puffer balls to train float serve fundamentals. Players take a quarter-turn away from the net and lift the puffer with their […]
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, alternating hands, and focusing on short arms and sealing the net. […]
By: Alan Stein, Jr. Originally Published in: Raise Your Game I don’t believe there’s such a thing as a “million-dollar idea.” The phrase implies that all you have to do is come up with an […]
Activate-Terminate Drill with Brian Gerwig – Arkansas State Univ.
Watch as Coach Brian Gerwig discusses, and players demonstrate this activate-terminate drill. This drill works on your attack and transition play. You must block and get off the net quickly. First ball goes to middle […]
Match Analysis: What College Coaches See with Chad Callihan – (Retired) Univ. of Wyoming
What information are you focusing on during your match analysis? Watch as Coach Chad Callihan discusses the college box score and what stats he uses most often to evaluate his team and organize the next […]
Blocking Footwork Patterns with Hugh McCutcheon – (Retired) Univ. of Minnesota
Watch as Coach Hugh McCutcheon explains and players demonstrate this blocking footwork patterns warmup. The drill consists of a 3-3-3 step crossover block and progresses to a 5-3-3.
Attack vs. Gloves Hitting Drill with Todd Chamberlain – Univ. of Louisville
Watch as Coach Todd Chamberlain explains, and players demonstrate this hitting drill that works on tooling the block. Attackers will approach, focusing on arm swing and their in-system and out-of-system footwork. Hitting off a blocker […]
Commit Blocking with Haley Kindall
Watch as Coach Haley Kindall talks about commit blocking and how it helps her team control the game. Knowing which opponent needs to be stopped and who on your team can do it is key. […]
Altering the Self-Esteem Syndrome
Originally Published in: Game Ready – 52 Takeaways for Winning There is no question that a team is made up of individuals all trying to accomplish a common goal. It stands to reason that a […]
10-Minute Clinic: Setter Drill Series with Carolyn Condit – Miami University
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 […]