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Improve Your Footwork to Enhance Your Hitting!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Wednesday, October 1, 2014

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.

One Foot Takeoffs

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.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video Developing the Slide Hitter.  To view more volleyball videos from America’s top coaches, click here.

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.

CHECK OUT more valuable insight from “AAU Coaching Girls Volleyball: High Energy, High Rep Practice Drills.” VIEW other world class Volleyball videos!


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