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Features & Benefits
  • Use your block for more than just stuffing a shot
  • Gain the advantage in the transition rallies and win more transition points--and games
  • Learn 5 keys to playing championship-caliber defense
  • Get tips to communicate effectively as a defensive unit
with Tom Keating,
former Dubuque Wahlert HS Head Coach,
11x state champions, 7x Iowa coach of the year and 2003 National coach of the year.

Effectively defend various types of attacks with proper body position.

Tom Keating covers all aspects of defense starting with the first line of defense - blocking. Blocking is more than just stuffing the ball for points. Keating introduces proper blocking form by explaining effective hand, arm and hip positioning. This is followed by a progressive series of stretching exercises that will help to reinforce blocking technique. Learn four footwork patterns that will help your blockers efficiently span the net.

Keating closes the blocking segment by explaining how to gain effective position versus the attacker, and when to jump in order to maximize block potential. A series of block jump drills provides quality repetitions to train necessary footwork techniques while conditioning your athletes. Keating also includes one- and two-hand blocking drills to emphasize hand positioning in order to control the ball.

The next segment of the video focuses on defensive philosophy and technique. Coach Keating discusses the importance of team communication and how to read the opposing team in order to better defend them. He then breaks down defensive posture and passing technique. He further explains how to make adjustments in the digging posture based on the speed and trajectory of the attack.

The video ends with five defensive drills that emphasize communication, movement, ball control, and aggressiveness. The series starts with pepper drills that focus on the mechanics of defensive digging. He finishes the session with team oriented drills that put the digging mechanics and philosophies into action.

Order now and assemble a complete and lethal volleyball defense this season!!


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Ratings & Reviews

High School Coaching Academy: Defense & Blocking
on October 20, 2014
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
4/5 Stars

by WillFoote918

This is the best entry level blocking tape I have seen. Lots of good stretches and break downs far as hands, arm positioning, roofing, movement and footwork. Unless your playing at very high level this covers the basics in a very useful and concise way. The defense side is good as well but does not have enough on how to extend the passing range of your defenders. Still most people will be pleased with disc.

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High School Coaching Academy: Defense & Blocking
on February 11, 2013
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
5/5 Stars

by Anonymous

This video provides great techniques for teaching fundamental skills of blocking and defense. I really liked the blocking breakdown of form and footwork and the logical sequence of cues to help the athlete understand and perform. Coach Keating gives great ideas on how to present defensive philosophy in an organized and concise format. Advanced defensive moves such as dives, collapsed digs, and rolls are not covered in this DVD.

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