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Create Energy and Awareness with this Rotating Drill!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, July 5, 2013

Jenny McDowell, Emory University Head Coach, led her team to a 2008 NCAA-DIII National Champions as well as won the award for D-III National Coach of the Year! “Rotating Doubles” is a game-like, competitive drill, which emphasizes movement and communication. This drill can be run on one court or two for maximum effectiveness. Players must rotate on the court and from side to side as they play, each time the ball crosses the net. Individual players keep their own points to 7.

You can add the following variations:
Scramble – Mix up partners so different players must adapt to one another
Point Scoring – can be modified for your level of play. Example: players rotate after each point is scored instead of each rally.

View an additional clip from the DVD: Our 7 Favorite Drills and Where to Find 115 More.  Also, view other AVCA Instructional DVDs from our massive Volleyball DVD collection!

High Energy Warm Up Drills for Enhancing Ball Control!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, June 7, 2013

Create a high energy warm-up with the Pass Out Drill from NCAA D-III National Coach of the Year, Jenny McDowell! This routine will help increase endurance on the court as well as ball control and communication. Players are constantly moving throughout this fast paced exercise.

You can adjust the drill to work on back row attacking or front row attacking.

View an additional clip from the DVD: Our 7 Favorite Drills and Where to Find 115 More.  Also, view other AVCA Instructional DVDs from our massive Volleyball DVD collection!

Latest Volleyball DVDs featuring Jeff Meeker & Geoff Carlston!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, August 10, 2012

Check out our newest Volleyball Products featuring four quality coaches; Jeff Meeker,  Geoff Carlston, Teri Clemens, and Jenny McDowell.  Coach Meeker is the Cornell (IA) College Head Coach and a 2x Iowa Conference Coach of the Year.  Coach Carlston is the Ohio State University Head Coach and a 4x Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year.  Also, Coach Clemens is a distinguished member of the AVCA Hall of Fame and a7x NCAA Division III Championships in eight years at Washington University St. Louis.  And Coach McDowell is the Emory University Head Coach and was the 2008 D-III National Coach of the Year.  The titles of these three new Volleyball Products are:

Mega Drills for Volleyball

  • Over 25 drills and games including suggestions on how to customize them for your team’s unique training needs
  • Learn out-of-system transition drills designed to promote communication and problem-solving at game-speed
  • Learn head-to-head and alternative-scoring drills designed to create a competitive environment in your gym
  • Control the pace and difficulty of your drills to make them as game like as possible

Spikeology: Mental Toughness Drills for Volleyball

  • See how “Focus Cues” can help players tune out distractions and prepare to execute a skill
  • Learn training progressions using mental imagery to achieve consistency in physical skills
  • Discover methods for handling stress on the court and converting negative energy to positive energy
  • Learn drills that train a “This Point” mentality; being persistent and focusing on one play at a time

The Volleyball Drills Book

The Volleyball Drill Book presents 125 drills compiled by two of volleyball’s top coaches, Teri Clemens and Jenny McDowell. This book from The American Volleyball Coaches Association includes drills to improve skill development, team tactics, and conditioning and uses drills that simulate real game situations to enhance in-match performance. It is the most comprehensive resource for today’s players and coaches.

New Volleyball DVDs from the 2009 AVCA Convention!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Monday, April 5, 2010

We have recently released eight new volleyball DVDs featuring Bill Neville (3X Olympic Men’s Coach), Craig Skinner (Kentucky head coach), Christy Johnson – Lynch (Iowa State head coach), Marv Dunphy (Pepperdine University / USA National Team head coach), Cecile Reynaud (former Florida State head coach),  Jenny McDowell (Emory University – 208 NCAA Champion), Peggy Martin (Spring Hill College – all-time winningest coach in Division II), Christyn May, Rose Shires, and Jill Stephens

The new volleyball DVD titles are:

Drill Ideas to Start and End Volleyball Practice
Skill Development Drills for Training the Libero
Competitive Training Drills for Error-Free Outside Hitting
Setting for Team Success
Serve Receive Formations: Highlight Strengths and Hide Weaknesses
Marv Dunphy’s Attack Strategies
Drills to Increase the Speed and Efficiency of Your Transition Game
Fun in the Summertime: Games and Activities for Your Summer Camp


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