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A Defensive Exercise that Focuses on Digging!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Sunday, June 1, 2014

Here is an excellent segment for teaching both the college and the high school volleyball athlete. Highly successful volleyball coach at the University of Illinois, Kevin Hambly, focuses on digging the low ball. Digging the low ball is often the most difficult move to teach the young athlete. Hambly goes through a full progression of movements and drills to make this move easy and positive.

Digging the Low Ball

The keys points to emphasize to athletes are:

  • Bending the knees for the low ball
  • Bending the ankles to get down to the floor
  • Practice with catching the ball before digging the ball

CHECK OUT more valuable insight from “AAU Volleyball Skill Progressions: Individual Defense.” VIEW other exceptional Defense videos in our world class Volleyball library!






Develop Your Wrestlers’ Defensive Instincts!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Thursday, May 1, 2014

University of Wisconsin La-Crosse Head Coach, Dave Malecek, teaches you how to develop wrestlers’ defensive instincts. Coach Malecek states that “opponents are going to get to your legs; How are you going to defend it?” The “Hips Back/Head Down Drill” is his answer.  

Hips Back/Head Down Drill

It may be a simple drill, however, it is still an important drill that can be practiced at the highest and lowest levels of wrestling.

Watch and learn more from this Championship Productions’ DVD “Focused and Fundamental Drilling on the Feet.” Take a look at additional Wrestling videos on Practice Organization.




Develop Your Team’s Defensive Movements!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Thursday, May 1, 2014

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.

Setter Up Drill

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.

CHECK OUT more valuable insight from “AAU Coaching Girls Volleyball Series: Winning Defensive Systems.” VIEW other world class videos in our massive Volleyball library!






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