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Often volleyball players don’t have access to nets, gyms, etc. to work on their skills. In this sequence University of Illinois Head Coach, Kevin Hambly, shows you how players can work on their approaches and swings using nothing, but a tennis ball and a wall.
He points out keys like the correct approach, keeping the twist in the movement and remaining tall throughout the movement.
University of Georgia Head Volleyball Coach, Lizzy Stemke, focuses on techniques that work on First Ball Side Out principles. The Passer on the Box will develop the proper use of the arm swing in order to push the ball toward the target with greater accuracy.
Vary the speed of the toss depending on the ability/age level of your athletes.
See how to properly prepare your jump followed by a turn in this progression exercise from Chris Lamb, Wichita State Head Volleyball Coach. Training with Coach Lamb’s tips and athlete demonstration will help you strengthen your attacking skills.
Points of emphasis for the players are getting out of jumping position quickly, swinging their arms to help them jump, and rotating at the top of the jump.
View an additional clip from the DVD: The Goofy Foot Repair Kit: Attacking Footwork Progressions. Also, view other Attacking from our massive Volleyball DVD collection!
Learn a very useful blocking drill from one of the top blockers in USA and NCAA volleyball history, Kim Oden. The Gauntlet Drill keeps players moving quickly by doing a step-hop to make a block on the hitters.
Make sure the hitters have a stable surface to hit from. Also, the blockers can use various types of shuffles to get to each spot for the block.
View an additional clip from the DVD: The Complete Guide to Blocking: Technique, Tactics & Drills. Also, view other Blocking videos from our massive Volleyball DVD collection!
4x NCAA Championship coach, John Dunning, provides you with a couple exercises that will help you with setting technique and accuracy. The Rainbow Drill and the One Set Drill are great for working on setting the ball at different heights and angles.
Look at the extension of your athlete’s arms and hands as they set the ball. It is important that they extend completely through all the various types of sets shown in the clip above.