Training a Setter with "Deliberate Practice"
with Terry Pettit,
Director of Leadership Academies at the University of Denver and Colorado State University,
former NCAA Championship Coach at Nebraska,
3x National Coach of the Year,
USA Volleyball All-Time Great Coach Award Winner
Coaching legend Terry Pettit delivers THE most information-packed 46 minutes of setting instruction imaginable!
In this presentation from the 2010 AVCA Convention, Pettit provides an overview of the five characteristics of "deliberate practice;" a theme that is echoed throughout his presentation. Pettit reviews the evolution of setting that has led to the current technique of today's successful setter--the incorporation of the wrist as the most prominent lever of the set.
On the court, Pettit takes two demonstrators through the basics of how to engage the wrists into setting. Next, he delivers more than 20 drills, many of which include multiple progressions and sets. These drills cover individual skills, partner drills and situational drills for all aspects of the position.
Throughout the presentation, Pettit shares nuances for each of the drills and offers invaluable insight into coaching your setters.
The skill set presented is appropriate for developing setters at any level. This presentation is a gem from one of the most prolific volleyball coaches of all time!
46 minutes. 2011.Forearm Passing: How the Best Do It!
with Carl McGown, Ph.D.;
Founder of Gold Medal Squared,
former USA Men's National team head coach,
former BYU head coach and 2x NCAA Men's Championship Coach,
USA Volleyball All-Time Great Volleyball Coach Award Winner
Use statistically proven principles to improve your passing success!
Coaching legend Carl McGown shares statistical evidence that will assist you in strategically setting up your serve receive and effectively training your athletes for passing success. These are the same methods used by the USA men's volleyball team to capture the gold medal in Beijing.
McGown delivers five key principles to forearm passing and demonstrates a simple teaching method for implementing these principles into your volleyball program. Watch as on-court demonstrators methodically progress through each of these five keys.
Included in this skill set is proper hand placement, arm movement, angling the platform, seeing the server and ball spin, and other great passing "nuggets" from McGown.
Also included is a quick review of national team video that shows game footage of ideal forearm passing technique and strategies.
Give your team an advantage this season with passing expertise from legendary coach Carl McGown!
49 minutes. 2011.The Re-Emergence of the 6-2 System
with Peggy Martin,
the winningest coach in the history of NCAA Division II with 33 consecutive winning seasons at the University of Central Missouri where she compiled a 1,064-281-8 record and current head coach at Spring Hill College
In this on court presentation at the 2010 AVCA Convention, Legendary Hall of Fame coach Peggy Martin takes a look at how the game has changed and how these changes have had an effect on coaching the game today. Specifically, she discusses how these changes have affected her coaching consideration of going from a 5-1 to the 6-2.
To assist her preparation for this presentation, Martin tapped into three of the most successful coaches in the country that run a 6-2 and gathered their input as to why they run the 6-2. A review of their responses serves as a launching point into the specifics of the emergence of the 6-2. Martin details five pros and six cons to running a 6-2 that all serve as consideration for you to select a system that best suits your personnel.
Martin next takes her demonstrators through the serve receive rotations of a 6-2 and shares strategies for each rotation.
This presentation is sure to serve as food for thought in consideration of implementing the 6-2 and why the 6-2 could benefit your program.
56 minutes. 2011.Swing Blocking: Strategies, Progressions & Drills
with Beth Launiere,
University of Utah Head Coach;
3x MWC Coach of the Year; 3x MWC Champions
In this four-part on-court presentation from the 2010 AVCA Convention, Beth Launiere takes you through strategies, teaching progressions and drills designed to help you incorporate swing blocking into your program.
Coach Launiere identifies three major benefits of swing blocking before proceeding into the presentation, which covers:
- Blocking Basics - See how Launiere reinforces the basics of the block position through drilling the takeoff and landing and then adding a two-step shuffle to the skill.
- Swing Blocking Footwork Patterns - Learn a drill progression to train your players in the basic two-step shuffle through the most complex footwork for a five-step approach. Each progression builds off of the one before with clear, easy to follow sequencing.
- Eye Work for Swing Blocking - Focuses on the importance of training the eyes to detect when to swing block and the type of approach that will be most effective. See several situations that are critical in training the eyes of your blockers.
- Drills and Skills - Launiere shares six drills designed to combine footwork patterns, eye sequencing and blocking technique that take the skill set full circle.
This presentation serves as a great training tool and implementation plan for bringing the skill of swing blocking into your program!
48 minutes. 2011.Winning the Middle: Getting Your Middles More Swings
with Fran Flory,
Louisiana State University Head Coach;
2010 SEC Champions, 2010 SEC Coach of the Year
Fran Flory demonstrates how she trains her middles to play fast and to emphasize jumping that is quick vs. high. Within this discussion she offers strategies for teams that have middles who are slower or have a slower swing.
Flory demonstrates a series of eight middle hitting drills that include:
- One foot spikes
- Location setting
- Creating angles
- Offensive timing
- Beat the middle
- Middle with three blockers
- Force the middle
- Force the middle tips and rolls
Flory explains the format and function of each drill and offers narrative during the drill that gives invaluable insight into coaching systems and reacting to challenges that the defense creates.
Flory concludes her presentation with Q & A that gives more insight for developing your middles and your middle attack.
Take advantage of this effective offensive weapon this season!
53 minutes. 2011.Taking Advantage of Your Disadvantages: Designing Systems That Fit You
with Anne Kordes,
University of Louisville Head Coach;
former St. Louis University Head Coach
In any given season, all teams face challenging situations that force change. Anne Kordes believes that teams can creatively take on the challenges of change and not only survive, but thrive.
In this high energy on-court presentation from the 2010 AVCA Convention, Coach Kordes shares a variety of system adjustments that you can implement to put your players in the best position to succeed. She examines fives situations and gives you strategies to address each.
How to adapt to a slow middle - Strategies addressed include creating and tweaking your offensive system to allow time for the middle to get to the ball. Kordes then reviews how to best utilize the slower middle on the defensive side with blocking and passing strategies.
How to best utilize a small outside hitter - Included in this situation: How to adjust the approach, how to "hide" in the offense, and how to win a ball on a block at the net. Kordes also covers specific shot technique for the small hitter.
How to best assist with serving and free ball challenges - Kordes identifies preferred zone strategies for serving and free ball situations.
How to best utilize a slow setter - Teach your setter the key to "getting a step" on the ball. Kordes also outlines how to best defend with a slow setter.
How to get more practice reps for teams with only one coach - Kordes demonstrates several drills that show how to maximize reps through player and coach initiated drills.
Kordes' strategies will greatly assist you to make the most out of the cards that you are dealt.
51 Minutes. 2011.Serving: Giving Each Player the Tools to Succeed
with Gwen Egbert, Doane College Head Coach;
former Head Coach at Papillion-LaVista South (NE) High School; 6x Nebraska Class A State Championship coach; 2012 PrepVolleyball.com national coach of the year; ESPN and MaxPreps National Champions in 2010 and 2011; over 700 career wins; her teams made it to the state championship game 13 of the 19 years that they qualified for the state tournament; All-conference player for University of Nebraska
Out of necessity with a weak serving team, long time Nebraska high school coach Gwen Egbert was motivated to break down the serve into a simple progression. In this 2010 AVCA Convention video, she shares the progression she has used with great success.
Coach Egbert is very innovative in creating skills that help the athlete groove a feel for the proper technique. Her methods control the variables for the player in a way that prevents the most common serving technical errors and accentuates the techniques necessary for serving success.
She details how to teach the float, the jump float and the jump spin serves. After sharing the skill set of each of these serves, Egbert details how she presents and identifies serving zones to her players.
Watch as Egbert demonstrates a series of full serving drills and competitive serving games, all of which include a coaching narrative from Egbert on what to look for in your players to improve their serving success.
Egbert is in the trenches of high school and club volleyball and completely in tune with the challenges of coaching younger players. This presentation offers an invaluable proven skill set that is sure to add success to your serving game!
61 minutes. 2011.Practicing to Compete
with Julie Kaiser,
Vista (CA) High School Head Volleyball Coach;
San Diego Volleyball Club
In games, score is kept and there is a winner. Why not treat your practices the same way?
Julie Kaiser dedicates this 2010 AVCA Convention presentation to showing how to offer more competitive situations in practice.
Coach Kaiser begins with a brief discussion on how to get girls to be competitive and how to convert any drill into a competition.
Kaiser shows a creative variety of competitive drills for conditioning and skill development that includes passing, hitting, serving, digging, middle work, serve receive and more! Learn the key components of each drill and hear an ongoing narrative from Kaiser of how to maximize the goals of each drill.
As a bonus, this DVD includes a PDF attachment featuring descriptions, diagrams and charts of the drills in the presentation, plus an additional 15+ drills to create competitiveness in your practices.
Implement these practice drills and create a tough-minded competitiveness with your team!
53 minutes. 2011.Exploring New Roles for the Libero
with John Kosty,
Stanford University Head Men's Volleyball Coach
John Kosty believes that the Libero position is a "game changing" position. Coach Kosty breaks down of the qualities of the libero position including physical attributes and volleyball skill proficiency along with the mental aspects necessary for success in the position.
- The importance of training the libero to set the tempo for the offense.
- Libero specific defensive strategies and responsibilities.
- Skill specific training for the libero.
- Four libero roles that he feels will give you the best opportunity to maximize team success through your libero.
In a final Q & A segment, Kosty fields questions from coaches and offers advice on how to overcome a variety of libero specific areas.
53 minutes 2011.Teaching Movement Skills to Beginning & Intermediate Players
with Cheryl Butler,
Co-director of the Sports Performance Volleyball Club and co-owner of the Great Lakes Center in Aurora, Illinois.
She has been part of 67 National Championships and coached in Gold Medal National Championship matches in 14's, 16's and 18's. Her travels have included Japan, China and Dominican Republic with the SPVB 18 Elite Team.
Cheryl Butler shares a series of progressive drills perfect for teaching movement skills to players from kindergarten through high school. Each drill includes a 3-phase progression from the most elementary, total beginner to "real volleyball."
These progressions arm you with multiple options of the same fundamental skill set that you can adapt to any level you coach.
This five-section DVD features:
- Passing Progressions - A 12-activity progression that includes shuffle roll, shuffle-catch, and shuffle catch and toss in a variety of movement patterns.
- Pass-Set-Attack - A four-activity progression to teach basic passing, setting and attacking movements.
- Angle Work Progression - A five-activity segment to assist players in getting around the ball and into passing position.
- Partner Passing Drills Series - 20 rapid fire drills with skill sets for all levels of players.
- Ball Movement Drills - Butler presents a 10-drill series that includes 30 demonstrated progressive options.
As a bonus, a PDF attachment of all of these drills and more is included on the DVD.
This presentation is unique because it offers a comprehensive skill set that can be used with players K-12. The drills are easy to understand, easy to implement and are sure to help you better your players' movement skills!
57 minutes. 2011.International Setting: Examining the Styles & Techniques of the World's Best Setters
with Tom Hogan,
University of Colorado Assistant Volleyball Coach,
former member of the USA Women's Volleyball National Team coaching staff;
and Jim Miret,
Front Range Volleyball Club Head Coach (Englewood, CO)
Tom Hogan and Jim Merit reveal the results of their in-depth research and analysis into the styles and techniques of the world's best setters. From these findings, Hogan and Merit have zeroed in on six key technical elements that are universal with all great setters.
Hogan presents the technical components of each element followed by a video breakdown of the world's best executing the element. Adding these elements to your training will produce setters with more control over the ball, hold the block longer with improved deception, and consistently improve the quality of each set.
Coach Merit provides a video analysis of setting from four positions. For each set, Merit shows video of the key techniques followed by training drills using 17 year old players. Left Side Sets Slide Sets Back to the Net Quick Set
These techniques will assist your setter in creating energy, controlling rotation into the ball and movement training.
Throughout each of these four areas, Merit points out the technical elements that all sets need to possess.
What you will learn from this great presentation is that no matter what country or style of setter, the technical elements at the highest level of play are all the same. Order now to ensure that your setters are using and perfecting these successful techniques.
59 Minutes 2011.Team Talk: Talking Your Way to Volleyball Success
with Stephen Florio,
Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne Associate Head Volleyball Coach
Universally, volleyball coaches put an extremely high premium on communication, but many coaches approach communication as an expectation rather than an essential skill set.
In one of the most innovative presentations at the 2010 AVCA Convention, Stephen Florio will challenge you to look at how you approach communication in your program.
Coach Florio reveals what his research has uncovered about how communication in pre-rally, in rally and after rally situations can positively affect a team. Based on his findings, Florio treats the skill of communication the same way he treats any other skill in the game.
Florio shares his innovative communication skill set using more than 25 drills and activities dedicated to training on court communication. These drills are appropriate for any level of team and have been implemented by Florio at all levels from club through university.
Included in these activities are two-player warm-up drills, partner drills, pepper drills, serve receive drills and 6-on-6 drills. What makes these drills so effective is that they require concentration and thought in order to be successful and they're fun and unique which keeps players engaged. Florio's drills are all integrated into game skills, position and team play.
The statistical evidence shows how many more points are won with effective communication - you cannot afford to miss out on implementing these strategies with your team!
59 minutes. 2011.Brazilian Training Drills: Subtle Differences, Dynamic Results!
with Marcelo Melado Mesquita,
Senior Volleyball Coach at the Minas Tłnis Clube of Belo Horizonte, Brazil;
Has coached several teams to state and national championships
Brazil is notorious for producing Olympic Gold and World Championship teams in both its men's and women's volleyball programs.
In this 2010 AVCA Convention presentation, Brazilian club coach Marcelo Melado Mesquita demonstrates his "highly active" progressive training method.
Each drill series begins with a base drill concept. With each sequential drill, additional skills are added to the base drill to increase both the complexity of movement and the difficulty of the skill.
There are three drills series included in this DVD:
3-on-3 Drills - Mesquita offers a six sequence drill progression of pass, set and spike drills executed in a half court setting. High energy, a high numbers of touches and great movement training are at the heart of this sequence.
Serving and Defense Drills - A seven-sequence progression is presented, again moving from basic to complex in both difficulty and skill.
2-Phase 4-on-4 Challenge the Pens - This is a unique, high energy full court drill that requires movement and focus to accomplish the goal of the drill.
Order now and infuse this effective Brazilian training into your program!
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