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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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Gain insight from University of Illinois Head Women’s Volleyball Coach, Kevin Hambly. In 2011, he led the team to the NCAA Championship Game and was the 2011Volleyball Magazine Coach of the Year. See how to have a better posture for digging the ball. Also, understand the importance of eye movement on defense.
Check out this Catch Drill that will allow you to get in position to make a well executed dig. Look at the coaching points Coach Hambly makes here in this exercise. Your players will be able to develop a nice posture for the dig.
Another great activity to create a better defense is this Eyework Sequence Drill. Use visual cues that will help you identify how you should react. Focus on alternating from the ball back to player at specific time frames.