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.
A consistent approach is important to disguise the shot as well as maximizing hip action in the swing.
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.
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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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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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Anne Kordes, University of Louisville Head Coach, breaks down attacking fundamentals by beginning with teaching proper “dynamic footwork.” Coach Kordes emphasizes the importance of efficient footwork mechanics in setting the athlete up in a position to create vertical leap from their momentum.
She takes athletes through a 3 step progression which teaches athletes how to use their entire body to generate both precision and power.