University of Iowa Head Coach, Bond Shymansky, shares a drill that helps build the slide hitter from the ground up. Coach Shymansky takes a closer look at the one foot take off and how to improve a hitters footwork. He explains how important the last two steps are when practicing the drill. Coach Shymansky shows how to train all hitters from any zone at the net to run a slide or one foot take-off type of attack.
Setup: The coach tosses the ball up to the athlete and clears out so the hitter has room to land. The athlete is focusing on the last two steps before the one foot take-off. The approach is irrelevant, it can be a three or five step approach to the ball. The hitter finishes the hit with the elbow over the wrist.
Bond Shymansky, the University of Iowa Head Volleyball Coach, examines how players have to become comfortable in hitting to zones where they can take advantage of their opponent’s weaknesses. This simple drill gets hitters to aim to specific zones on the court.
Once your players master this drill they can then progress to more advanced drills.
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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.
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.
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