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Become Mentally Tough with the 1-2-1 Drill!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Friday, August 1, 2014

The University of Iowa Head Volleyball Coach, Bond Shymansky, presents a 1-2-1 Drill. This is a sideout drill with a serve for the final point to mimic the stress of serving and scoring after a rally.

1-2-1 Drill

The drill begins with the “scoring” team receiving a serve. If they sideout, they receive a small point. This team then receives two free balls, receiving a small point for each sideout. If the team scores three small points, the team serves. If they lose any of the three prior points, the team returns to the start of the drill and receives a serve. If the team scores all four points, they receive one big point and rotate.

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Five Different Ways to Feed the Ball in Practice!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Tuesday, July 1, 2014

University of Illinois Head Coach, Kevin Hambly, explains five different ways for a coach, assistant coach, or parent to correctly feed the ball to their athletes to maximize the instruction time and reduce errors.

Feeding the Ball

The five different feeds are:

  • Bowl Feed
  • Chest Pass Feed
  • Overhead Feed
  • Throw
  • Bounce Pass

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




Read the Defense and Hit the Open Spots on the Court!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Tuesday, July 1, 2014

How many of your athletes can only hit cross court? Former USA Select National Team Lead Coach, Anne Kordes, walks players through a progression to learn how to develop multiple shots and how to read blockers to best take advantage of any open spot on the court.

Hitting Direction

A consistent approach is important to disguise the shot as well as maximizing hip action in the swing.

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Learn Responsibilities on a Tip and other Defensive Situations!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Anne Kordes, University of Louisville Women’s Volleyball Head Coach, goes over the proper positioning of your team based on the opponent’s attack. She points out which players have responsibility for covering a tip and where players need to move for other attacks by the opponent.

Tip Responsibility

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Use Different Sets to Make Your Attack Tougher to Predict!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Jim Moore, 3x National Coach of the Year, discusses how to create misdirection by playing different sets from the same starting point for the hitter. Multiple quick tempo sets are demonstrated from the same starting point so the blockers cannot predict where the setter will go with the next attack.

Creating Misdirection

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




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