Are you finding that your hitters are unprepared for a fast set? Watch as Coach Arturo Rivera discusses this up and available hitting philosophy that he teaches his athletes and shares one drill for reinforcing […]
Watch as Coach Anne Kordes explains and shows video of kids running the Kneepad Touch Drill. This is a physical drill, requiring players to touch the kneepad of the teammate that passes the ball. Coach […]
Watch as Dr. Lee Dorpfeld explains how coaches will not experience burnout if they do not care about what they do and are not passionate about their work. Most successful coaches put in tremendous amounts […]
Watch as Coach John Grossman explains, and players demonstrate this jump float serving drill that focuses on creating a good, straight line. The ball and the serving shoulder both start on the line (which you […]
Chet Scott explains the ‘leadership is influence’ concept, and that you know you are a leader if you have followers. If you are going to lead and influence your players, it would be beneficial if […]
By: Dan Gould & Cliff Mallett Originally Published in: Sport Coaches Handbook Provided by: Human Kinetics To help you make ethical decisions in your own coaching, here are seven key steps. Recognize that ethical decisions […]
Watch as Coach explains, and players demonstrate this slide connection drill that works on tempo and vision. Each player takes two balls and focuses on transition before the second swing. Start with players hitting line […]
Dr. Josie Nicholson of Ole Miss Athletics discusses today’s technology and how it can have a negative effect on an individual athlete’s mental health. She explains that the world of sport is a world of […]
By: John Klessinger Originally Published in: A Coach’s Manual Provided by: Championship Productions “Be hard on them when you win, and love them when you lose.” – Unknown Years ago, I read this quote in […]
What is more important for a set, location or tempo? Watch as Coach Emily Kohan discusses the benefits of using a stopwatch in practice to give your athletes immediate feedback and help them, and yourself, […]
Looking for a high-rep drill that incorporates passing, setting, and hitting? Watch coach John Newberry demonstrate this dragon fly drill where players rotate through all 3 skills to accomplish a predetermined goal.
Does your team struggle with off-blocker defense? Watch as Coach Joseph Morales demonstrates a defensive focused transition drill that teaches your athletes to come towards the ball instead of moving backwards.
Watch as Coach Mackenzie Chrisman explains, and players demonstrate this blocking drill series that works on one-hand blocking and sealing the net. First, players will focus on reaching over the net and grabbing a tennis […]
Watch as Dr. Dale discusses accountability and empathy. Your program should have high standards, and everyone should be held accountable to those standards. He describes empathy as the ability to put yourself in someone else’s […]
By: Alan Stein, Jr. Originally Published in: Raise Your Game Buy-in means that the members of your organization choose to embrace, share, and maintain the culture a coach is trying to create. A culture doesn’t […]
Watch as Coach Genny Volpe explains, and a player demonstrates how they train base to defense transition movements. Coach has her players touch the floor before they dig which reinforces speed and helps the defender […]
Watch as Peg Pennepacker discusses the 50th Anniversary of Title IX and where she sees the end goal or “mythical finish line”. There has been a lot of positive movement in the last 10 years, […]
By: Coach Mickey Marley Originally Published in: Game Ready – 52 Takeaways for Winning Previously, I shared that my daddy was a professional cowboy in Texas. Kid Marley had many clever sayings related to his […]
Watch as Coach Tom Hilbert discusses, and players demonstrate this tiny ball blocking drill to encourage your athletes to reach over the net and hold instead of drifting to one side.
Do you have athletes that lose focus after they make contact with the ball? Watch as Coach Allison Yaeger discusses, and players demonstrate this drill progression that helps athletes stay engaged with the play after […]
Do you assign serving spots for your athletes? Watch as Coach Ruth Nelson discusses her philosophy on serving to specific areas of the court and some tips for communication with your athletes.
Watch as Coach explains, and players demonstrate the Blockbuster Drill that works on transition footwork. This is a 5v5 competitive, high-energy drill that also works on a full range of shots and has middles focusing […]
Watch as Coach discusses the 2 most impactful qualities for a setter. The first is setting a hittable ball. There are no perfect sets. Set a hittable ball and let the attacker do the work. […]
By: Dan Gould & Cliff Mallett Originally Published in: Sport Coaches Handbook Provided by: Human Kinetics The old saying that “it’s not what you know but who you know” doesn’t always hold true, but having […]
Watch as Coach explains, and players demonstrate this bucket passing drill working on proper movement, tracking, and angles. The goal is to keep good form and not worry too much about the ball going in […]
Watch as Coach explains, and players demonstrate this flexible over-the-net pepper drill progression. Players will pass, set, and set over the net progressing to cross court and then down the line. Coach explains how you […]
By: Alan Stein, Jr. Originally Published in: Raise Your Game Confidence comes from an understanding of your own agency, your own influence, and your own ability to make things happen. Bob Rotella is a sports […]
Watch as Coach Chad Callihan discusses which stats he tracks for Wyoming Volleyball and shares one example of an all-in-one stat sheet that you can use during your next match.
“Don’t be a spectator of your own game.” Watch as Coach Zwerver explains the importance of keeping focused on your next task. Simple moves must be perfect and multiple reps help achieve this. The Set […]
Watch as Coach Alyssa D’Errico discusses, and players demonstrate three passing keys that every player should use as a progression for any defensive situation.