University of Illinois Head Coach, Kevin Hambly, works with his players on a core focused blocking exercise. It is important for the athletes to feel they are pushing with their core as they block the ball. This will give you more strength in your blocks than pushing with just your shoulders.
Kevin Hambly is the University of Illinois Head Coach and his team was the 2011 NCAA Runners-up. Coach Hambly will help your attackers develop confidence in their movements by showing them how to rotate and jump properly.
This exercise is part of a progression which is discussed in the full DVD.
Often volleyball players don’t have access to nets, gyms, etc. to work on their skills. In this sequence University of Illinois Head Coach, Kevin Hambly, shows you how players can work on their approaches and swings using nothing, but a tennis ball and a wall.
He points out keys like the correct approach, keeping the twist in the movement and remaining tall throughout the movement.
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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.