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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Learn fast pace drills from Bond Shymansky, Marquette University Head Coach. Also, he is the 2011 Big East Coach of the Year. Developing young volleyball players requires quality reps and touches in a practice. On top of that, Coach Shymansky delivers the when, the why, and the strategy behind each drill. These drills will create a practice atmosphere that will increase your players’ volleyball IQ, tempo, ball touches and the competitiveness of your team.
Above, you will see a great warm up drill called the Butterfly Drill Continuous. Make sure players communicate with one another and don’t get consumed with the difficulty of play in the drill. Always practice with a purpose and you will see excellent results!
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Bond Shymansky, Marquette University Head Coach; 2011 BIG EAST Coach of the Year. Developing young volleyball players requires quality reps and touches in a practice. Many videos give you a lot of drills, but in High Energy, High Rep Practice Drills, Bond Shymansky also delivers the when, the why, and the strategy behind each drill. Check out this phenomenal Volleyball DVD below:
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Get breakdown of middle hitting and blocking with 2011 Big East Coach of the Year, Bond Shymansky! He is currently the Head Women’s Volleyball Coach at Marquette University and has some great advice to offer. Coach Shymansky points out that middle hitting is not all about just being able to hit the ball hard, its about communicating with your teammates and putting forth a great deal of effort. This first clip shows the details of footwork mechanics. See how to maximize elevation off the ground and rise high above the net to make a hit over opponents blockers.
Tips: Coaches, make sure to teach your players to position themselves no more than 3 meters between them and the net. Athletes, do not jump to close to the net as that will make it easy for opponents to block you.
A good blocker must have excellent vision and be able to read the setter. One important set of instructions Coach Shymansky feels is necessary is for the blocker to first watch the ball, then the setter, then back to the ball and finally focus on the hitter. Using a good shuffle will allow you to get in the best position for a block.
Tips: Athletes, try to anticipate the actions of your opponent by watching the opponent’s shoulders. Coaches, watch the arm mechanics of your players to ensure they are driving their elbows back to propel themselves off the ground higher.
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