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A Defensive Exercise that Focuses on Digging!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Sunday, June 1, 2014

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.

Digging the Low Ball

The keys points to emphasize to athletes are:

  • Bending the knees for the low ball
  • Bending the ankles to get down to the floor
  • Practice with catching the ball before digging the ball

CHECK OUT more valuable insight from “AAU Volleyball Skill Progressions: Individual Defense.” VIEW other exceptional Defense videos in our world class Volleyball library!




Watch a Fun and Competitive Drill to Work on Communication!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Thursday, May 1, 2014

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.

Bounce

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.

CHECK OUT more valuable insight from “Team Oriented Drills to Improve Your Play.” VIEW other world class videos in our massive Volleyball library!




Make it Tougher for the Opponents to Read Your Offense!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Thursday, May 1, 2014

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.

Disappear/Reappear

Watch how their outside hitter passes middle and “disappears” behind the middle blocker, only to reappear to make the hit.

CHECK OUT more valuable insight from “Unorthodox Attack: Creating Openings for Smaller Outside Hitters.” VIEW other world class videos in our massive Volleyball library!




Develop Your Team’s Defensive Movements!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Thursday, May 1, 2014

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.

Setter Up Drill

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.

CHECK OUT more valuable insight from “AAU Coaching Girls Volleyball Series: Winning Defensive Systems.” VIEW other world class videos in our massive Volleyball library!




Simulate Game-Like Situations with this Warm Up!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Thursday, May 1, 2014

Bond Shymansky is the former Marquette University Volleyball Head Coach and he provides clear instruction on the performance, strategy and purpose behind this drill. Coach Shymansky explains why traditional pepper creates several problems and how this drill addresses these issues.

Triangle Pepper

In this drill involving three players, players have to work together against the hitter and the warm up evolves into a much more random, game-like fashion than traditional pepper, which tends to be more linear.

CHECK OUT more valuable insight from “AAU Coaching Girls Volleyball: High Energy, High Rep Practice Drills.” VIEW other world class videos in our massive Volleyball library!




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