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University of Louisville Head Coach, Anne Kordes, goes over the most popular system in volleyball which utilizes only 1 setter and 5 attackers. This formation demands a very good setter who is the team leader, possessing knowledge of volleyball strategy, enthusiasm and the ability to provide clear communication to the team.
Coach Kordes demonstrates multiple 5-1 options on the rotations following receiving the serve. The coach explains which option to select based on the talent at each position. In the 5-1, the hitters rotate to the front row with the setter. The hitters to the right and the left of the setter are the team’s strongest players.
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Here is an excellent segment for teaching both the college and the high school volleyball athlete. Highly successful volleyball coach at the University of Illinois, Kevin Hambly, focuses on digging the low ball. Digging the low ball is often the most difficult move to teach the young athlete. Hambly goes through a full progression of movements and drills to make this move easy and positive.
The keys points to emphasize to athletes are:
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Thanh Pham and his University of St. Thomas program has a conference winning percentage of .900 in league play. Now, you can get insight from this highly successful coach with a fun and competitive drill called ‘Bounce.’ The organized chaos in this drill forces players to communicate, collaborate, and play aggressively to win.
Players must keep the ball from bouncing 25 times on their side of the court or having it roll. Relentless pursuit is the name of the game.
In this segment 2012 Volleyball Magazine National Coach of the Year, Jim Moore, describes the concept of having your players “disappear” and “reappear out of nowhere” at the right time. The best hitters are placed purposefully in the serve receive pattern so they can contribute most effectively to the offense.
Watch how their outside hitter passes middle and “disappears” behind the middle blocker, only to reappear to make the hit.
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Anne Kordes, University of Louisville Women’s Volleyball Head Coach. uses an experienced group of junior high school players and thoroughly discusses the ‘Setter Up Defense.’ This drill gets the team moving in unison to the opponent’s movements and allows you to determine if your players are mastering the system.
After discussing the correct position for each player on the team in a Setter Up Defense, Coach Kordes has players move to Base, Read, Stage, and Cover positions.
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