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Eliminate Errors by Passing High on Your Center!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Illinois Head Coach, Kevin Hambly, discusses the importance of passing the ball high on your center.  Coach Hambly explains that by passing the ball high on your center you can eliminate errors that happen during competition.

Keys for Passing – Center to the Ball

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Improve Individual Defensive Skills with Proper Movement!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Friday, August 1, 2014

Kevin Hambly, University of Illinois Head Coach, instructs how to initiate basic defensive moves to the ball. All movements must start from the athlete’s center of gravity (CoG) which is located in the hips.

Defensive Movement

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Five Different Ways to Feed the Ball in Practice!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Tuesday, July 1, 2014

University of Illinois Head Coach, Kevin Hambly, explains five different ways for a coach, assistant coach, or parent to correctly feed the ball to their athletes to maximize the instruction time and reduce errors.

Feeding the Ball

The five different feeds are:

  • Bowl Feed
  • Chest Pass Feed
  • Overhead Feed
  • Throw
  • Bounce Pass

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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

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