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Considered one of the best Liberos in the sport of volleyball, Sarah Drury-Petkovic, will provide you with her knowledge on this position. See how the Libero’s role of setting out of the system works in this segment.
When the setter plays the first ball, the Libero must be ready to either hand or bump set a hittable ball.
Gain excellent insight into a high quality recovery drill for your Liberos! Formerly, one of the world’s best Liberos, Sarah Drury-Petkovic, walks a player through the “Rock and Roll” move designed to get a player off the floor quickly and back into an athletic position, ready to cover the next ball.
Emphasize using the leg you step with to help you get up off the ground after you roll.
Former USA National Team Libero, Sarah Drury-Petkovic, teaches you some defensive moves to allow your players to cover the court better and allow fewer points. Take a look at a technique called “The Collapse.” This is a defensive move used to dig hard driven balls in front of a player.
Players are taught how to keep the ball in front of them and dig up a playable ball on their side of the net. Make sure your athletes work on this technique slowly and extend their arms out in front.
Pick up very useful serve receive mechanics from former USA National Team Libero, Sarah Drury-Petkovic. This a two drill set that works the basic fundamentals of passing. Give your Liberos the tools they need to perform at their best in this position.
Coach Drury-Petkovic emphasizes getting behind the ball, getting your feet stopped, and push toward the target on contact. As the speed of the serve increases, the player is prompted to angle her platform to guide the ball to target.
Check out some high quality Libero drills featuring Todd Dagenais, University of Central Florida Head Women’s Volleyball Coach. He has improved the UCF Women’s program every year since his arrival and led the team to a 20+ win season last year. Here is a clip of the 6-Ball Diagonal Drill, where the objective of the drill is to catch the ball with your shirt. This allows you to develop better footwork, speed, and body positioning.
Tips: Coaches, vary the height and speed of the ball. Athletes, focus on shuffling your feet to get under the ball and in place to hit a controlled shot that you can easily aim toward your target