5x NCAA coach of the year, Jack Bauerle, details how to train your swimmers to maintain the proper head position which results in a proper alignment and posture for minimizing drag. The ‘Explosion Drill’ starts with the head positioned properly in a sculling position and then exploding to a full sprint while maintaining an ideal head position.
This drill can also help you during a race when you have to change speed suddenly.
Learn three different types of attacks in this segment that you can use to frustrate the opponent’s defense. Former U.S. national team player, Lizzy Stemke, provides you with tips which will also increase the power in your attacking hits.
The three ways your hand can contact the ball is: high snap, cross body, and wrist away. It is also important to get in the frame position at the start of your attacking move.
University of Georgia Head Volleyball Coach, Lizzy Stemke, focuses on techniques that work on First Ball Side Out principles. The Passer on the Box will develop the proper use of the arm swing in order to push the ball toward the target with greater accuracy.
Vary the speed of the toss depending on the ability/age level of your athletes.
Learn stroke finishing and recovery tips from Jack Bauerle, who was the Team USA Women’s Head Coach at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Finishing the stroke and the recovery should be comfortable and easy with no stress on the shoulders. This will ensure that the recovery will not contribute to swimmer fatigue and reduce the power of the pull stroke.
Coach Bauerle’s advice is accompanied by excellent demonstration from one of his former athletes.
The more efficient your team becomes with converting the opponents’ serves into first ball side outs, the higher your players’ confidence will soar! Former All-American setter, Lizzy Stemke, explains the principles of successfully converting first balls into side outs (FBSO) as her University of Georgia volleyball team demonstrates drills and progressions for training this concept.
Looking to enhance your setters? Then check out one of Lizzy Stemke’s other video with nearly 2 hours of setting instruction to get your athletes playing better to setup the attack!