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  • Complete guide to establishing a solid, "smart" defense that produces more swings
  • Get five easy to teach progressions to build the attack
Smart Defense for Creating More SwingsSmart Defense for Creating More Swings
with Kevin Hambly, University of Illinois Head Coach;
2011 NCAA Runners-up; 2011 Volleyball Magazine Coach of the Year; President of the AVCA Board of Directors

Build a smart defense that will create more swings for your team! Kevin Hambly lays out the fundamentals, strategies and tactics of these stingy defensive concepts.

Individual Defense
Coach Hambly examines specific techniques that will put your players in position to move and pursue. Starting in the go position, you will see a simple-to-complex teaching progression that includes individual concepts like moving without the ball, digging to yourself, back-up-and-go posture, angle digging and more.

Team Defense
This segment introduces seven training variations that include a back up and dig set from base position, a team dig and set, cross court defense, handling the seams, base crossing patterns and more. With each variation, Hambly shares invaluable nuances, tips and strategies.

Learn the go posture for blockers and how to initiate movement based on the setter. You will see two movement patterns for blockers: the shuffle step crossover and the 3-step crossover. Hambly provides detailed instruction for the last two steps and proper arm movement and hand positioning for creating the most effective blocking. Hambly also details partner blocking movement patterns and tactics for safer blocking and injury free contact.

Eye sequencing is an essential skill set for blockers and Hambly teaches a ball-setter-ball-hitter sequencing pattern. He takes you through a step-by-step demonstration of how to effectively teach eye sequencing to your players. His breakdown is divided into two parts: ball-setter and ball-hitter skills. Hambly also includes eye sequencing strategies for the back court players. He wraps-up eye sequencing with a 3-drill progression to train eye sequencing and reading.

Hambly discusses strategies for playing against three hitters and shows you how to divide the court into blocking zones. He demonstrates a zone blocking drill for the three-hitter system, followed by drills for a two-hitter system.

Coordinating Your Defense
Once the back court and front court defense has been established, the final segment deals with Defensive Coordination. Hambly details how to coordinate blocking with hitters to create more swings. He takes his players through a seven-drill progression that focuses on getting the ball high and back toward the center of the court in order to get a good swing at the ball.

This is an extensive collection of drills and strategies that will help you build a solid team defense.

148 minutes. 2011.

Arm Swing Progressions for High Power AttackingArm Swing Progressions for High Power Attacking
with Kevin Hambly, University of Illinois Head Coach;
2011 NCAA Runners-up; 2011 Volleyball Magazine Coach of the Year; President of the AVCA Board of Directors

Maximize the power of your swing by knowing the secrets of body positioning, arm action and rotational torque!

Kevin Hambly delivers five step-by-step progressions to teach this powerful attack. Each phase starts simple and adds variables to make the progression more complex. Whether you coach beginning or advanced athletes, these techniques will provide a road map for advancing your athletes through the phases of attacking.

Progression 1 - Throwing Motion
Hambly provides two simple drills to help teach upper body movements and the throwing motion. These drills will allow your athletes to feel how the attack plays out from their core through their arm swing. Hambly shows how to work this initial routine into an efficient, station-based workout activity.

Progression 2 - Take Off
Turn your horizontal momentum into vertical momentum! Hambly presents a simplified take off that focuses on the last two steps of the approach. Learn techniques that will ensure your athletes jump straight up versus floating forward, a common error in attacking.

Hambly builds on the take off by adding the upper body twisting motion required to generate power. He provides drills that will assist you with teaching these techniques to less experienced players.

For experienced players, Hambly shows swing mechanics for generating torque through the rotation and learning how to finish the swing.

Progression 3 - Adding a Ball
This progression begins simple and adds two variables to increase movement while remaining focused on the technical aspects of getting torque into your players' swing.

Progression 4 - Adding a Setter
Having established a great attack movement and swing, Hambly increases the complexity moving into game like situations on the court. He includes variables such as setting a quick, setting a second tempo ball, hitting from a variety of locations along the net, directional hitting and more.

Progression 5 - Adding a Block
The final progression adds a blocker. Again, the drill variations move from simple to more complex and include skill such as hitting against a static block, against a moving block, allowing the hitters to place their shots and more.

These progressions are applicable to players of any age and any level of proficiency. This DVD provides the tools you need to minmize shoulder injuries while increasing the power in your attack!

40 minutes. 2011.

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Kevin Hambly 2-Pack
on January 19, 2012
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
5/5 Stars

by KamanHung937

Kevin Hambly is a genius when it comes to hitting and blocking. The guy was a former BYU college player and takes the same sound instruction that Hugh McCutchen teaches the Olympic team. In these videos you'll find that his front row is smooth and shows you a variety of transition drills to help them with blocking. The back row is all about movement. He teaches the "go" position which is a neutral position allowing movement in all four directions: forward, backward, left and right.
Each drill builds upon the last as he hammers the point of TEAM DEFENSE. In order for the backrow to be effective, the front row must be expected to do certain things.
His hitting instruction is understood easily and he explains the mechanics behind a better type of hit. Allowing your abs and your back muscles to initiate the spike as opposed to using your arm and rotator cuff. Great Tennis ball drills to build on foundational hitting mechanics.
If you buy one set of DVDs this year... this is the set to buy. You will turn your players into a more proficient TEAM.

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