Watch as Coach Carolyn Condit explains and players demonstrate this balance ball setting drill with an emphasis on maintaining a good contact point and the follow through.
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 […]
By: Nate Thompson, Assistant Coach – Bradley University Originally Published in: Coaching Volleyball Copyright and Provided by: American Volleyball Coaches Association This past spring, our program had a great opportunity to train and compete against […]
Watch as Coach Cliff Hastings explains and players demonstrate serving over the serve-receive drill. The serve should be up and over the serve-receive and be dropped near the end line.
Watch as Coach Diana Kramer discusses why setting is so difficult for Jr. High School setters. Moving the feet and getting to the proper position is difficult so setters must not try to set a […]
By: Wade Gilbert Originally Published in: Coaching Better Every Season Provided by: Human Kinetics The Pyramid of Teaching Success in Sport is a popular athlete-centered coaching philosophy framework. Legendary American college basketball coach John Wooden […]
Watch as Coach Geoff Carlston explains and players demonstrate this volleyball-specific conditioning drill. The drill is 30 seconds on, then 30 seconds off, with an emphasis on transition footwork, digging, and diving.
Watch as Coach Craig Skinner explains and players demonstrate this one foot setting footwork drill. The setters must get under the ball and get their hips around to be squared up.
By: Joseph M. Hoedel, Ph.D. Provided by: Character Development & Leadership “It takes time to develop trust and confidence in each other (and) get the handle on teamwork. We felt as if we both could […]
Watch as Coach Ray Bechard and staff oversee this three-person base release digs drill. The players will rotate, and the drill emphasis is on maintaining a solid platform and making solid contact with the forearms.
Watch as Jeff Meeker explains and players demonstrate this balance ball activity. This a fun activity for the end of practice and is also great for team building.
By: Becky Schmidt Originally Published in: Volleyball: Steps to Success Provided by: Human Kinetics Being a good digger means having solid technique but also an acute awareness of what is happening on the court and […]
Watch as Coach Geoff Carlston discusses how error percentage stats are the top factor in winning and losing. Coaches must determine where they are scoring points and where they are giving them away.
Watch as Jeff Meeker explains and staff/players demonstrate this timeout strategy. The staff huddles to discuss two or three adjustments. The team huddles by position group and then the coaches will discuss adjustments with the […]
By: Jim Miret – Front Range Volleyball Originally Published in: Coaching Volleyball Copyright/Provided by: American Volleyball Coaches Association Most volleyball coaches want their players to be fit, strong and well conditioned. The question we want […]
Watch as Coach Christy Johnson-Lynch explains and players demonstrate this dig – set drill. The liberos will bump set and everyone else will over hand set. When digging, the objective is to dig 5-10 feet […]
Watch as Coach Craig Skinner explains and players demonstrate this back setting drill. The setters are in a sitting position with the focus on hand placement and not arching the back but keeping it vertical.
By: Teri Clemens and Jenny McDowell Originally Published in: The Volleyball Drill Book Provided by: Human Kinetics WHATEVER DRILL Purpose To encourage an understanding of positive communication, both verbal and nonverbal, when dealing with those […]
Watch as Coach Geoff Carlston discusses how individual players react to misplays and errors and the team’s reaction to that player. Coaches should encourage players not to act negatively after a bad play, but to […]
Coach Anne Kordes explains and players demonstrate this ball control – up and back passing drill. The passer receives the ball on the end line and, after passing, moves two steps forward before sprinting to […]
By: Wade Gilbert Originally Published in: Coaching Better Every Season Provided by: Human Kinetics Effective coaches devote considerable time to identifying and creating training activities for their athletes. But even the most creative and engaging […]
To those outside the volleyball community, the libero is typically known as “the girl in the different colored jersey.” However, since its creation in 1998, the libero has evolved into one of the most unique and important positions in the sport…
Watch as Coach Todd Dagenais discusses his serve receive system and the four ways to beat the defensive block. He explains isolation, overloading someone, crossing patterns, and a trick play.
Watch as Coach Cliff Hastings explains and players demonstrate this box blocking drill. The emphasis is on getting the hands and feet moving together, getting the line closed, and pushing the ball back into the […]
By: Becky Schmidt Originally Published in: The Volleyball Coaching Bible Volume II Provided by: Human Kinetics A positive team climate is one in which athletes improve their ability and learn more about their potential. The […]
Each side of the court is divided in half, using lines, tape, cones, markers, or jump ropes. Four teams of two or three players and a supply of balls are on the endline behind a zone…
Watch as Coach Nancy Dorsey explains and players demonstrate the Hitter Heck Drill.
Watch as Coach Paco Labrador discusses a player’s 2nd performance when the whistle blows and the ball is dead. How does the player react to negative situations? Are they negative or do they keep their […]
Watch as Coach Tanya Jarvis explains and players demonstrate these net series drills with emphasis on scooping the ball out of the net and working on platform angles.
By: Dorothy Webb – Head Volleyball Coach, PERA Professor of the Practice – Wellesley College Provided by: American Volleyball Coaches Association In college, my teammates and I had our own sports psychologist. We were the […]