Jump Serving: Mechanics, Drills, & Strategies
with Neil Mason,
TCA Founder/California Club Director/Coach;
US Olympic Committee Developmental Coach of the Year in 2006
Neil Mason feels that the jump serve offers the best opportunity to teach aggressive play and to help a player develop court and game sense. Coach Mason begins this AVCA on-court convention DVD with drills for how to incorporate jump serving into a practice warm-up activity. He then demonstrates a technical progression for teaching and coaching the jump serve. Mason includes keys for teaching the toss, footwork and arm movement, as well as strategies for how to generate speed and power into the skill. Adding invaluable substance to the technical aspects, Mason shares ongoing tips for coaching the skill and how to hold players accountable for proper technique. Mason's instruction includes a high velocity jump serve and a jump float serve, with differing contact techniques for a variety of ball rotations. He also shows a series of serving strategies for game considerations and common fallacies when it comes to jump serving. Mason's jump serve DVD is perfect for players at any level who want serving reps with a purpose.
56 minutes. 2009.Stop Running in Circles! Play Games to Warm-Up
with Bill Neville,
U.S. Volleyball Association National Commissioner of Coaching Education, 3X Olympic Men's Coach
and Bill Hamiter,
USAV National Team Coach for Men's Sitting Volleyball
Are you looking for creative ways to increase touches, create competitiveness, and increase athleticism and fitness levels? Stop running in circles! Play games to warm up! In this creative AVCA convention on-court presentation, legendary coaches Bill Neville and Bill Hamiter present you with a variety of activities and games that incorporate all of these essential elements of successful volleyball into your warm-up. Neville and Hamiter present more than 10 different activities, with each possessing a variety of progressions that you can adjust to create a desired outcome. Their instruction includes mixing up drill combinations, varying the amount of ball touches and changing the skills you want to incorporate into your practice. The goal throughout this presentation is to stimulate your imagination into wrapping these drills and games around the needs of your team. The desired outcome of this skill-based warm-up is to blur the line between the end of your warm-up and the beginning of practice. Use your imagination and make warm-ups a more valuable part of your practice.
58 minutes. 2009Improving the Range of Your Passers
with Trish Knight,
Head Coach, Texas Tech University;
2x AVCA Junior College Coach of the Year while at Missouri State;
member of the NJCAA Volleyball Coaches Hall of Fame (2005), Career record at Missouri State 676-170
As a 4x state championship high school coach and multi-time Junior College Coach of the Year, Trish Knight has experienced success at every level she has coached. In this on-court AVCA convention presentation, Coach Knight shares a series of skill and drill progressions designed to improve overall passing skills, with the ultimate goal of mastering deep receive passes. Knight begins with passing basics featuring a review of proper passing mechanics including platform and body positioning, and a three-drill progression to train stationary and movement pattern passing. Knight moves to her 5-phase progression for lunge passing, which includes lunge basics, low lunge passing, deep ball passing and deep and short passing combinations. This series of progressions offers a clear idea of how to work your players from the basics through more advanced passing. The key to successful skill development in passing is the development of the toss. Throughout her presentation, Knight shares instruction on how to perfect the toss to assist in more rapid passing development. Knight offers you creative ways to improve the range of your passer.
49 minutes 2009.Transition Skills & Strategies for Championship Volleyball
with Suzie Fritz,
Kansas State University Head Coach
Suzie Fritz feels that it is imperative to breakdown your stats to help you understand and determine priority areas in which to dedicate practice time. In this on-court AVCA convention DVD, Coach Fritz provides drills and strategies that will assist you in creating game-like situations for coaching successful transition. Fritz begins with a statistical breakdown for her season and how it relates to transition. She incorporates footwork development instruction beginning with a right front block move utilizing a "turn, spin, and hop" movement with a 3-step back to the ball approach. Fritz demonstrates this movement with a quick exchange drill that uses both the right front block and left front block moves. Fritz moves into left side transition and shares strategies and drills that emphasize out of system balls. An excellent volleyball DVD from one of the top college coaches in the nation.
44 minutes. 2009.Drills & Mechanics for Attacking
with Lee Maes,
University of Virginia Head Coach;
former University of Nebraska Assistant Coach and Head Coach for USA Volleyball's Junior National A2 Program.
Coach Lee Maes begins his on-court AVCA convention presentation with a three-phase warm-up that includes simple band work for shoulder strengthening, a series of unique seated and standing swing drills stressing a fast arm, and ball throws to develop swing technique. Maes teaches the basics of the approach by drilling a 2-step approach. His approach features a two foot landing, a focus on jumping high, and three arm swing techniques: high snap, full rotation, and cross body. In his slide approach sequence, Maes drills tight, intermediate and wide slides. His progression begins with a ball "carry and throw" before adding a setter. His drills increase in foot speed during the approach and vary in court positions. Maes' wide variety of ball control drills features out of system hitting, counter attacking with middles, overloading a block and more. With over 25 drills and great teaching from Maes, this program will increase your athletes' speed and efficiency in attacking,
56 minutes. 2009.How To Develop Consistency in Your Setter
with Cathy Noth,
former University of Nebraska Assistant Coach (1995 National Champs)
In this on-court presentation at the AVCA Convention, Cathy Noth shares a wealth of information that will assist you in developing a "complete" setter. Coach Noth begins with a positional skill set for the setter that includes proper hand positioning, body posture and court positioning. Noth moves into max jump drills that force the setter into varying court positions to reinforce proper positioning. Noth's footwork drills, transition drills and multiple ball contact drills are easy to understand and easy to implement. Noth is a firm believer in the importance of core body strength for successful setting and shares how she builds core training into a practice by showing a wide variety of core training exercises. Noth offers her invaluable coaching expertise on such topics as what to do when a drill breaks down, how to build player accountability in all areas of instruction and how to develop team communication and trust - all critical elements of developing consistency in your setter. A fantastic setting DVD.
64 minutes 2009.No Space? No Problem! Half-Court Drills for Effective Training
with Lauren Sauer,
University of Kentucky Assistant Coach
Got space issues? Here are some great solutions! Former Georgia Tech All-American and current Kentucky assistant Lauren Sauer takes you on a high-energy chase through a series of half court drills in her on-court presentation from the 2008 AVCA Convention. Coach Sauer shows how to get between 300 and 500 reps per practice with limited time and space that many coaches face. Learn a quick, high rep warm-up that will maximize your practice time. Sauer's ball and partner drills will challenge your players - not only for high reps but skill development in all areas of the game. Sauer shares ideas for station drills utilizing all areas of the half court: walls, the net and the floor. Learn a series of blocking drills, 4-corner drills and dig-set drills that will keep you players moving. Sauer's presentation will show you that your training is limited only by your imagination, not by your lack of space.
40 Minutes. 2009.Game-Like Training & Skill Development
with Beth Launiere,
University of Utah Head Coach;
2X MWC Coach of the Year; over 300 career victories
Coach Beth Launiere's philosophy is "to learn the game, you must play the game." This philosophy resonates throughout her presentation. Launiere shares her views on motor learning including demonstrations that focus on key words to simplify the skill, performing the whole skill, and giving feedback by attending to one key at a time. She carries this teaching methodology into her series of drills, showing you how to incorporate game like training into your practice, along with how to manipulate a drill to meet the need areas of your team. Launiere shares ideas of how to creatively incorporate winning into every aspect of training.
58 minutes. 2009.Beach Volleyball Defensive Strategies & Footwork
with Danalee Bragado-Corso,
USA Junior Beach National Team Coach
Did you know that volleyball players spend over 95% of their time away from the ball? This makes footwork and court awareness paramount for success! As a player, Danalee Bragado-Corso developed her own unique system for footwork training. In this sand court presentation from the 2008 AVCA convention Bragado-Corso shares this training system along with invaluable strategies for the sand game. Her footwork instruction focuses on patterns for defending a variety of shots including cut shot, deep angle shot, high line shot and short over shot, along with drills to reinforce proper footwork positioning. Bragado-Corso shows a simple method for dividing the court into strategic defensive positions. Her block call signal strategies along with verbal communication strategies are imperative in the sand game. Bragado-Corso's teaching style is simple and very effective with exceptional verbal cues for each movement.
53 minutes 2009.The Triangle Offense: Finding Success with Three Middles
with Jeff Carroll,
Billings (MT) High School Head Coach;
8x Montana State Champions
Are you limiting the strengths of your athletes? Does your offense take advantage of your player's strengths? Coach Jeff Carroll feels that the Triangle Offense has been the single most valuable tool in his program's success. In this on-court AVCA convention presentation, Carroll shares with you what the triangle offense is, what it does, and how it can help you. Carroll likes the triangle because of the high number of one-on-one situations that it creates-often to the disadvantage of your opponent. Carroll takes you through all six rotations with precise, easy-to-follow instructions, strategies and nuances for each set. For each rotation, he provides a detailed walk-through followed by live ball demonstrations. The triangle offense will allow you to be tactically creative, allow your players to do what they do best and create excitement in your program!
57 Minutes 2009.Maximizing Practice Repetitions
with Steve Aird,
TCA Volleyball Director Of Operations,
former Penn State Director of Volleyball Operations
Coach Steve Aird, capitalizing on his experience at Penn State, takes you on a fast ride through a series of drills and concepts that are designed to maximize the productivity of your team, every minute of every practice. Beginning with practice planning, Aird leads you through an example of how to run your players through a volleyball-specific warm-up that will keep your athletes engaged in the practice. Aird shares ideas to utilize the early season to establish drills so that they become more time efficient as the season progresses. As your players gets warmed up, and the practice progresses, Aird believes that the coaching and teaching need to intensify. He demonstrates drills and activities that will allow your players to think and read and develop game sense in a practice setting. Aird includes four important team skills that guide his practices and follows with a 5-on-5 no middle drill series that shows how to design play that best serves the needs of your team. This presentation shares drill ideas and coaching methodology so that you, too, can maximize practice repetitions.
58 Minutes 2009.
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