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Take a court-side seat with John Dunning, Stanford University Head Women’s Volleyball Coach. As a 2x NCAA Championship Coach, Dunning, knows what it takes to build a championship caliber program. Watch the clip below to see some world class volleyball instruction that can take your team to the next level.
Grab a partner and work on your arm swing with the drills in this clip. Gradually, build up the strength of your hits to one another. These exercises will allow you to practice both offensive and defensive skills.
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If the weather or seasons force you inside, see how you can get full use of your facilities and still work on a variety of different skills with Dr. Dirk Baker, Worcester State University Head Coach. He has the Most Wins in WSU History (392) and takes you indoors to full practice sessions with his team. See what ideas you can get from this excellent new Baseball DVD:
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In this week’s edition of All Access we take you to the campus of Texas A&M for a in-depth look into The Aggies Pole Vault Program. Coach Jim VanHootegem and Assistant jumps coach Mike Bina take you through drills & progressions that help make their vaulters some of the best in the country. From their beginning multi jump series, sprint mechanics with the pole, pole plant progression, and specific pole vault strength training with a clear progression will be given to aid even the most advanced pole vaulter.
Multi Jump Progression with stubby:
The progression is started with a single leg bound, and progresses to a double-double. From here the bounding sequence is done both medially and laterally. This series of multi jumps helps the vaulter work the shoulders as well as the legs.
Tips: While doing this progression let the ground come to you. If done correctly the shoulders should counter the hip movement. The movement should be harmonious from the hips to the ankle, and continuously maintaining tall posture.
Sprint Mechanics with Pole:
The progression begins with jogging in place, and progressively adding more speed to the motion. From there a slow jog down the runway can be utilized still focusing on the cues given in the earlier progression. Once this progression is mastered the lowering and plant of the pole can be added, and can eventually lead to the build up with the pole.
Tips: The movement of the knees and hips must act as one unit. As the athlete jogs in place they should focus on relaxing their shoulders, and pushing their hips up. When completing the buildups the cues from earlier in the progression must still be emphasized.
In this crucial portion of the vault the correct timing of the plant timing is everything. Working from the “Shift-Lift-Push” or as it’s commonly known as the curl to press this progression helps the vaulter get into the proper position. From here walking plant drills from a 5 step thru 9 step is demonstrated, and transitions the vaulter into a jogging progression utilizing the same step pattern. Next the wall plants come into play where the pole bend can be utilized while working on the plant fundamentals.
Tips: When setting your plant keep your top hand above your toes. A visual cue to begin the pole plant is when the pole is at eye level.
Specific Strength Training for the Pole Vault:
The strength training begins with static Bubka’s, and progresses to swing Bubkas which are all preformed from a high bar or raised squat rack. From there you progress to L-ups, V-Ups, J-Ups, Wipers, and Muscle ups which are all performed on a high bar.
Tips: For the Bubka’s keep feet above the bar, and roll the shoulders back while extending your hips towards the bar. For the wipers keep your feet above the bar with the hips above the shoulders.
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Watch and learn from 3x Arizona High School State Championship Coach, Mike Woods! He is the Hamilton (AZ) HS Head Coach and gives you an all access look at his program. Check out this new Baseball DVD right here:
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Take a look at the University of Nebraska women’s volleyball team and head coach John Cook. He is a 2x National Championship Coach and the 2008 All-Time Great Coach Award winner by USA Volleyball. His players go through a drill that works on bumping, setting, and covering for a teammate. Players’ communication skills are greatly developed through this exercise and are an essential component for successful volleyball. The players will learn to improve their awareness when they partner up and rotate throughout the drill. Coaches and players can both benefit from this drill as it allows for both groups to be able to identify and correct issues related to touch and movement.
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