Setting for Team Success
with Christy Johnson-Lynch;
Iowa State University Head Coach;
2009 Asics/Volleyball Magazine National Coach of the Year;
2009 Big 12 Coach of the Year; 2011& 2008 Elite Eight appearances
Get more consistency from your setter and improve your team's success.
In this 2009 AVCA Convention presentation, Iowa State Head Coach Christy Johnson-Lynch shares the tips and strategies that have placed the Cyclones at the top of the nation in assists per set year after year.
This six-part presentation features:
- Individual Setter Drills - Use these drills to gain more consistent sets and improve court vision.
- Game Situations - Learn drills to train game situations such as starting at the net and getting to the ball, releasing from defense, releasing from side out, and block and find the ball.
- Setting the Middle Attack - If your team does not have the luxury of outside hitters with a big swing, the middle attack becomes invaluable. Learn to properly train your setter to effectively set the middle.
- Setter Training 6-on-6 Drills - See drills to keep your middles and right side involved in the attack. Each drill is designed to reward sets to the desired area of attack.
- Setting Hittable Balls - Get detailed strategies for helping the setter to determine when to set the middle or set elsewhere.
- Q & A - Johnson-Lynch answers questions with on-court answers of common setting issues that coaches encounter.
This presentation will allow you to train setter technique and gain the decision making skill set for optimizing team success!
56 minutes. 2010.Serve Receive Formations: Highlight Strengths and Hide Weaknesses
with Bill Neville,
U.S. Volleyball Association National Commissioner of Coaching Education,
3X Olympic Men's Coach
"In every rotation, expose your best serve receivers!"
Bill Neville builds this entire 2009 AVCA convention presentation around this law and shares with you innumerable ways to expose your serve receive strengths and hide weaknesses.
In the first segment of this presentation, Coach Neville sets his offense and takes you through a breakdown of six rotations. With each rotation, Neville physically shows how to set up serve receive to get the first ball to the best passer. While exposing the best passer, Neville shows how to hide the setter as well as hiding weaker passers.
Neville feels that getting a quality hit on the first pass is imperative to setting up your offense. He specifically points out what are typically the two potentially weakest rotations and presents strategies for optimizing serve receive success when in these challenging rotations.
A serve receive game of 4v2 throughout various rotations to drill serve receive is played, and with each point, Neville offers insight into the "what happened and why it happened" for each result. He then breaks down a server's sequence checklist to add more focus and purpose to each and every serve.
Neville presents a sequence for the serve receive team designed to create consistency in every serve reception. Neville models getting your team to communicate throughout the sequence.
This presentation offers specific examples of how to best set up formations that will return the highest percentage for first pass success.
44 minutes. 2010.Marv Dunphy's Attack Strategies
with Marv Dunphy,
Pepperdine University Head Coach,
4x NCAA Champions,
USA National Team Coach and 1988 Olympic Head Coach (Gold Medal)
How often do you have the opportunity to learn hitting techniques from an Olympic Gold Medalist? Now's your chance! Legendary coach Marv Dunphy -- coach of the 1988 USA Men's Vollebyall Gold Medal Team -- shows you effective methods for improving your team's hitting.
Coach Dunphy begins with his 4-step attacking footwork cadence and teaching tips for working with the goofy foot attacker. Dunphy shows how to alleviate many of the technical difficulties with hitting by sharing tips to improve approach footwork and attack angles. These modifications will allow your players to see the full court, frame the ball and see what the block is doing.
Switching from footwork drills to arm drills, Dunphy concentrates on proper arm movement. He details specific arm sequences (forward and back, together and up), three arm segments for a technically sound contact and information for arm-healthy hitting. You will see common mistakes with the arm movement and learn what to look for and how to correct errant arm movements.
Dunphy discusses rules for shot selection and includes strategies for hitting high, into the hands of the potential block and not into the arms. He offers strategies for specific hitting situations from various locations on the court with varying challenges from the set. Dunphy demonstrates drills to train high hitting followed by rally games for attacking situations. Throughout these games, Dunphy offers constant instruction and insights to all aspects of hitting.
Coach Dunphy is one of the sports finest coaches and technicians making this a must have DVD for your volleyball coaching library!
54 minutes. 2010.Drills to Increase the Speed and Efficiency of Your Transition Game
with Craig Skinner,
University of Kentucky Head Coach
Learn simple ways to improve your transition game and get more productive swings.
In this 2009 AVCA Convention presentation, Craig Skinner provides strategies, games and drills to improve your transition game.
Learn how to handle the down ball, free ball and challenging situations like balls coming off the block, balls out of the net and what to do when your setter digs.
Discover key strategies for transition footwork, movement patterns for middles and the most common transition positioning mistakes and how to correct them.
Are your practices limited by the number of players on your team? This DVD highlights box drills for training transition. Learn how to work transition from several common game-like scenarios and how to react with defensive sets.
Put it all together with Skinner's 6-on-6 drills for training effective transition.
Implement Skinner's strategies and drills and start getting those extra points you've been missing.
53 minutes. 2010.Drill Ideas to Start and End Volleyball Practice
with Peggy Martin,
Spring Hill College Head Coach;
former University of Central Missouri Head Coach; All-time winningest coach in NCAA Division II Volleyball (over 1,000 victories); 1987 NCAA Division II National Coach of Year Award. While leading CMU, her teams won 25 matches in 31 consecutive seasons and won or shared 19 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association titles, made a record 25 consecutive NCAA D-II Tournament appearances, reached the "Elite Eight" six times and finished as the National Runner-up in 1987.
After 1,000 career wins, there is no question that Peggy Martin knows what it takes to be successful.
In this 2009 AVCA Convention presentation, Coach Martin shares her favorite drills to start and end practice, as well as drills that are great for pre-match.
In the Start of Practice Drills segment, Martin begins with three warm-up specific drills. Within these three drills are more than 10 progressions that enable the coach to implement a progressive skill set during warm up. This gives your players more time to work on their skills while simultaneously warming up.
The Pre-Match Drills feature a four-drill progression Martin refers to as "necessary partner drills." These drills are designed to accomplish warm-up and skill rehearsal on a half court prior to a match.
Martin's End of Practice Drills include scored drills that are highly competitive and incorporate skill specifics with teamwork, communication and competitiveness.
For coaches who practice in gyms with limited space, Martin offers tips for maximizing available space. She also shows how drills can be modified to fit the ability level of your team.
2010. 52 minutesSkill Development Drills for Training the Libero
with Cecile Reynaud,
retired Florida State Head Volleyball Coach
Teach your libero to be more than "just a passer."
In this 2009 AVCA Convention presentation, legendary coach Cecile Reynaud breaks down the critical elements for the libero with active on-court drills and competitive play.
Coach Reynaud covers five critical elements for better libero play:
- A six-point libero job qualification list.
- Guiding principles for the libero.
- Training keys for developing the libero.
- Five essential areas for successful passing.
- 11 key points for becoming a defensive specialist.
Reynaud does a masterful job of intertwining passing and defensive drills to validate each critical element. She manipulates the drills to assure multiple first-contact touches for the libero.
This information-packed presentation will give you invaluable information to consider for selecting, developing and utilizing the libero to help your team be successful.
2010. 60 minutes Competitive Training Drills for Error-Free Outside Hitting
with Jenny McDowell,
Emory University Head Coach;
2008 D-III National Champs;
2008 D-III National Coach of the Year;
over 400 career victories
Jenny McDowell believes that ball control gets you to the big match, but outside hitting wins you the big match.
In this passionate six-part presentation from the 2009 AVCA Convention, Coach McDowell shares her philosophy, training methods and drills for creating the type of error-free outside hitting that will help win you the big match.
McDowell begins with a brief discussion to the mental aspect of outside hitting. She moves into the training segment with a brief warm-up for hitting she describes as "pepper with discipline."
The bulk of McDowell's competitive drills are broken down into four segments:
- Court Positioning: McDowell leads her demonstrators through outside hitting drills from varying court positions and out of system attacking.
- Explosive Approaches: McDowell presents drills to reinforce stronger approaches to give your outside hitters more options and the most control.
- Transitioning and Maintaining Vision: This segment features a four-drill progression that progresses from simple to complex.
- Competition with Practice: McDowell shares five additional competitive training games with scoring systems designed to reward error free hitting. McDowell shares how to modify the scoring to best fit the needs of your team.
Using these drills, McDowell's squad finished fifth in the nation in 2009 in hitting percentage (27.5%). Now you can train your outside hitters to hit for a higher percentage.
2010. 47 minutes Fun in the Summertime: Games and Activities for Your Summer Camp
with Rose Shires,
University of Nebraska Omaha Head Coach,
Florida Southern Head Coach,
University of Minnesota Duluth Assistant Coach.
Stop racking your brain for fun activities to do at your summer volleyball camp!
In this unique presentation from the 2009 AVCA convention, you will learn 10 fun, exciting, energy filled activities you can easily use to ramp up camp fun while at the same time developing essential skills.
Among the activities that coaches Shires, Stephens and May demonstrate include:
- a challenging warm-up activity for throwing, jumping and strength development;
- a cooperative partner challenge that "warms-up the brain;"
- a fun, trust building activity that requires communication and cooperation to win;
- a toss-catch progression game that progresses in difficulty through five levels that end with progressive volleying.
Several of the games can accommodate very large numbers of players at the same time, while other games have multiple variations that can be implemented.
The games and drills presented are not only great for summer camp activities, they are appropriate for in season fun, team building, competitiveness and skill development.
This DVD presents a great balance of skill development, teamwork, cooperation, communication, and trust, all under the umbrella of FUN!
2010. 55 Minutes.
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