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Get Athletes to Protect the Ball and Survey the Field!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Ann Elliott, head women’s coach at the University of Colorado, teaches her players to read the defense and exploit its vulnerabilities. The “Offensive Stickwork & Defensive Footwork” drill does a great job of training players to protect the ball from the defense while keeping their eyes up to spot attacking opportunities.

Offensive Stickwork & Defensive Footwork

Drill Summary: Set up a line of cones across the field with five yards between each cone. A coach stands near the end of the line of cones, while the players line up at the beginning in pairs of offense and defense. Each pair of players goes up the field. The offensive player carries a ball and does a “stop and go” or “rocker dodge” at every cone. The defensive player shuffles their feet, throws checks and focuses on staying balanced. While this is happening, the coach at the end of the cones holds up different numbers with their hands every few seconds. The offensive players must shout out which number the coach is holding up. Do this exercise down and back on the field.

Keys to the Drill:

1) Shuffle feet on defense.
2) Throw checks on defense.
3) Do “stop and go” and “rocker dodge” at cones on offense.
4) Stay balanced on defense.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Progressive Team Drills for Women’s Lacrosse.” View other world class Lacrosse videos!




Develop Your Footwork for a Stronger Attack!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Tuesday, April 1, 2014

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. 

Approach Footwork

She takes athletes through a 3 step progression which teaches athletes how to use their entire body to generate both precision and power.

CHECK OUT more valuable insight from “Attacking Fundamentals for Volleyball.” VIEW other world class Digital Volleyball videos in our massive Volleyball library!






Jumping Progression to Enhance Your Team’s Play at the Net!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, October 4, 2013

See how to properly prepare your jump followed by a turn in this progression exercise from Chris Lamb, Wichita State Head Volleyball Coach. Training with Coach Lamb’s tips and athlete demonstration will help you strengthen your attacking skills.

Points of emphasis for the players are getting out of jumping position quickly, swinging their arms to help them jump, and rotating at the top of the jump.

View an additional clip from the DVD: The Goofy Foot Repair Kit: Attacking Footwork Progressions.  Also, view other Attacking from our massive Volleyball DVD collection!




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