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President of the AVCA Board of Directors, Kevin Hambly, understands what it takes to become a championship level volleyball program. Here Coach Hambly offers advice on shot placement and has his University of Illinois players demonstrate these drills. Your team’s attackers will be able to adjust to blockers better in your future matches.
Make sure to utilize a twisting motion from their hips and core to make cross court or down the line shots. Have the blockers move unpredictably for added difficulty.
See what 2011 Volleyball Magazine Coach of the Year, Kevin Hambly, has to offer for tips on creating strong attacks. Teach your athletes to continue attacking using their hips and core to generate torque and power. Striking the ball to go in various directions will allow your attackers to reduce the effectiveness of your opponent’s blockers.
Facing a blocker will make this drill more game-like. Players still hit cross body and wrist away shots, but adding a blocker requires more concentration.
Learn arm swing techniques from Kevin Hambly, University of Illinois Women’s Head Volleyball Coach. He knows what it takes to win as his team was NCAA Runner-ups in 2011. See Coach Hambly progress his athletes into a quick attack drill emphasizing a 180 degree turn using the hips to generate torque and power through their core.
Here you can focus on the timing of the jump. Also, work on aiming to various spots on the court for better shot placement.
Here we have University of Illinois Head Women’s Volleyball Coach, Kevin Hambly, has his players demonstrate for you progression drills to work the hitting motion. These exercises involve a medicine ball and develop a safe, effective and powerful attack.
Make your motions quick to the target and stay tall as you follow through. Also, keep your shoulder back as you are winding-up for the throw.
Ever wonder how master coaches develop a practice plan so that one session leads and builds upon the previous sessions? Sit back and immerse yourself in five live training sessions over three days at the University of Illinois. Follow the coaches and players as they work together and individually to achieve the goals set for them by 2011 Volleyball Magazine Coach of the Year Kevin Hambly and his staff.
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