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    This package includes Johan Dulfer's Serving with Purpose: Speed, Scoring & Using Radar Gun Feedback video (VD-5235) and the Ball Coach Pocket Radar.

    Using a radar gun gives great feedback that isn't available in any other way. A radar gun can help train each of your servers to locate their individual optimum serving zone for maximum impact. In his video, Coach Dulfer presents drills involving a radar gun that can help develop your serving teaching strategy.

    It also allows players to begin to "feel" what certain speeds feel like. His serve data provides athletes concrete evidence on where they can improve in the areas of range, speed, and accuracy. Coach Dulfer also explains the technique for the use of a stopwatch; stopwatch timing can serve the same measurement purpose as a radar gun.

    The Ball Coach Pocket Radar is the ideal training tool and radar gun for volleyball. Includes new easy triggering, hands-free use and deeper memory than the Classic model. Dial in serve speeds to keep the opposition off balance, increase hitting power and provide instant objective feedback to improve performance.

    2017.


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    with John Kosty,
    Stanford University Head Men's Volleyball Coach;
    2010 AVCA D I-II National Coach of The Year;
    2x Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Coach of the Year;
    took Stanford from three wins in 2007 to national champions in 2010 - a three-year turnaround

    Stanford University's John Kosty demonstrates attacking and passing skills on the court. You'll learn how to re-train the art of forearm passing, how and where to utilize overhead passing, mechanics of the arm swing, developing a successful attacker, and more key tips to improve your team.

    Forearm and Overhand Passing

    Coach Kosty goes through step-by-step instructions on how he's set up his players to have a solid platform for more control with forearm passing. He includes key drills he does in his own practices and also provides detailed explanation for each drill.

    Next, Coach Kosty transitions into overhand passing techniques and drills. He describes the different times when his team uses both overhand and forearm passes. These drills are fundamental for both advanced players and beginners.

    Arm Swing Power

    The second part of the video flows into how to develop more power into a player's swing while minimizing the stress on their shoulders. Coach Kosty details how to train a player to use more of his or her body to increase power. The drills will show you step-by-step instructions for developing your hitters' power while decreasing stress in the shoulders.

    This video also includes a Q&A session which supports the skill breakdown.

    Need to improve your team's passing and attacking skills? John Kosty provides the answer.

    Produced at the 2016 AVCA Annual Convention in Columbus, OH.

    49 minutes. 2017.


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  • 09/30/18--22:00: Step Box Hitter Training
  • with Heidi Cartisser,
    College of Southern Idaho Head Coach;
    3x NJCAA National Champions (2015, 2012, 2009);
    3x NJCAA Coach of the Year;
    3x Scenic West Athletic Conference Champions; over 300 career wins

    Heidi Cartisser shares how to take an aerobic step platform and turn it into a practice implement you can't live without. Through this progressive set of drills, you'll be able to coordinate footwork and arm swing together to develop more efficient attackers.

    This training tool has become a staple in Coach Cartisser's program. She uses it any time she needs to fine-tune approach, work out a kink in the approach, work out any issues with the arm swing, or if her player has issues putting the approach and arm swing together. The beauty of the program is that once you train the athlete with it, all you need to do is set up the station. The athlete can work on it on their own and get the reps if/when they're needed.

    Warm-Up

    Prior to starting on the step box, Coach Cartisser introduces hitting drills, with an emphasis on rotating hips, and different shots with key points of what TO do and what NOT to do. She also shows how to work on the non-dominant arm.

    Demonstrators walk through the technique with plenty of correction and feedback, focusing on the progression of the attack, working backward with the 2-step approach, then adding arm swings and the full approach, and finally with a jump - all without the ball. Coach Cartisser gives key points in her feedback as she looks for things to correct. Then, she repeats the skill progression with a ball.

    Step Box Training

    The step box is a training tool to emphasize key hitting points. You'll learn how to start with a step approach, then advance the step approach to load and full jump. Coach Cartisser shows you how to take advantage of looking for key points in technique and form.

    Training focuses on:

    • Footwork - The drill breakdown helps players focus on where their feet should be in relationship to the net. Without the arm swing, this drill teaches footwork and ensures athletes aren't goofy-footed. Coach Cartisser teaches the three-step and emphasizes the load on the approach.
    • Arm Swing - Learn how to emphasize the rhythm of the arm swing in relation to the approach. See how to get your players to use the proper sequence to their arm swing as they approach the ball.
    • Hitting Shots - Learn how to use different shots using the box and then immediately take it out of the drill to get the feeling of how the skill should be executed.

    This is a great video to use when teaching athletes of any level. Soon, your players will be hitting more efficiently and you'll be winning more games!

    Produced at the 2016 AVCA Annual Convention in Columbus, OH.

    56 minutes. 2017.


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    with Kristen Rohr,
    Grand Canyon University Head Coach;
    Co-founder of Coastline Volleyball Club (FL);
    Member of the AVP - started playing beach volleyball professionally in 2007

    and Joe Rohr,
    former Grand Canyon University Assistant Coach;
    has played on various professional beach volleyball tours; finished as high as 25th on AVP tour.

    Court awareness and the understanding of how to evaluate what a competitor is doing offensively and defensively are tools that will help every team become more successful. In this video, Kristen and Joe Rohr present multiple training tools that emphasize the importance of court awareness.

    Through a progression of drills, the coaches demonstrate drills covering basic fundamental skills, but inject chaos to improve necessary communication skills and court movement. They share variations of each drill that can be used at multiple skill levels.

    Court Check

    Many athletes tend to watch the flight of the ball. By understanding how to evaluate the court quickly, players can adjust efficiently to get better offensive and defensive plays on their side of the net. Early communication amongst players must be reiterated on a daily basis in order for players to become comfortable in their assessment of the court.

    You'll learn how to:

    • Train players to look at the other side of the court early for physical clues.
    • Train players to relay information to setters in a quick, concise manner.
    • Emphasize information regarding an opponent's block.

    Court Vision

    Players who can see what's happening across the net will be more successful on offense and defense. The coaches show you how to:

    • Train players to start reading the opponent's court as soon as the ball is passed on their side of the net.
    • Train players to identify the block early so there's an opportunity to adjust offensively if necessary.

    Court Awareness Drills

    The Rohrs suggests that too many players don't evaluate the court to use for their competitive advantage. They introduce multiple drills that can be used in practice to encourage players to gain strong communication skills while performing at game tempo. The drills are performed in two-player situations that can be adapted for multiple players. Drills include:

    • Revolver Drill - A version of the Pepper drill applied in a half court situation to train your athletes to be better tactical attackers.
    • Target Pepper Drill - This is another variation to train an attacker's eyes on where to look on the other side to attack. It provides a good way to establish ball control prior to your practice regimens.
    • Chaos Drill - Works on communication amongst teammates, and less watching the flight of the ball.
    • 2-on-1 Sideout Drill - Covers the sections on sideout, defense, and court assessment. The scoring system forces the defense to make a second effort to score, while the offensive side should look where to score against a single defensive back.

    Coaches Kristen and Joe Rohr emphasize the importance of court awareness as an excellent tool to become a well-rounded player.

    Produced at the 2016 AVCA Annual Convention in Columbus, OH.

    33 minutes. 2017.


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    with Kilee Goetz,
    Founder/CEO of Spotlight Athletics;
    Director of Volleyball at the Legacy Center of Michigan (Legends Volleyball)

    We often drill, and drill, and wonder "why" aren't players getting it or "what" is it that they don't understand? This can be due to many things, but a primary cause is how people learn. Some are good at verbal comprehension, and those kids can visualize what you say. Then, there are visual learners who oftentimes need an animated picture of what's being instructed.

    Once you gain a better understanding of this, and the varying learning styles, your teaching methods will be better and your athletes will be more receptive to you!

    Kilee Goetz has considerable knowledge in the skill of behavior medication. She is methodical about teaching other coaches how to capture kids' hearts at volleyball practice.

    Teaching Players to be Successful on the Court

    Coach Goetz has great passion for teaching the sport of volleyball using positive reinforcement and allowing players to be more active in practice drills. In this video, she shares some tools to show you "quick fixes" that can become lasting staples to your program and will positively impact your athletes:

    • Positive reinforcement in a constructive, yet competitive setting.
    • How to get more out of what you say without saying anything differently.
    • How do develop team chemistry immediately.
    • Communication - Simple, quick tools to teach your athletes how to find comfort in "what to say."
    • One drill to teach everything you need in the game of volleyball, beginner to college. It's probably something you already do ... with a spin!
    • FUN! Your athletes will have high expectations and hard work, while enjoying and embracing the process!

    This is a great motivation session training you how to communicate more clearly with your players. The content in this video opens a gateway for coaches to learn better ways to improve their team and teach players to achieve more.

    Produced at the 2016 AVCA Annual Convention in Columbus, OH.

    56 minutes. 2017.


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    with Anne Kordes,
    Associate Director of KIVA Volleyball Club;
    former University of Louisville Head Coach; 2015 ACC Champions;
    2015 ACC Coach of the Year - her third coach of the Year honor at Louisville, also earning the award as the Big East (2012) and American Athletic Conference (2013) Coach of the Year;
    2010 and 2011 USA Select National Team Lead Coach

    Having a great libero is a tremendous asset to any team. They can energize an entire team and turn a match around quickly with their gutsy play. Anne Kordes delivers a comprehensive video that serves as a critical library of drills for any coach wanting to develop the libero position for his or her team.

    Kordes explains the value of the libero position and how to select your libero from your best defenders. She covers five areas of focus with respect to playing defense and the libero position:

    • Ball Control
    • Passing
    • Defensive Technique
    • Out-of-System Setting
    • Serving

    This video goes into detail about how coaches at every level can develop technically strong defensive players. Coach Kordes uses a group of defensive specialists from KIVA to demonstrate over 35 drills to use to improve your team's defensive play. Isolated drills are balanced with team-based drills that focus on situational awareness and game speed to cover nearly every aspect of player development.

    Better Ball Control

    Kordes emphasizes the importance of posture and balance, and demonstrates how they correlate to better ball control. She goes through an entire series of shuffling and passing progressions that create movement patterns and forced footwork designed to increase passing effectiveness and efficiency. No detail is overlooked, as Kordes discusses how platform angles and posture changes are fluid, and how they should be adjusted based on the location of the pass.

    Individual and partner drills begin the series on ball control, followed by team ball control drills to keep more players active and engaged. Fast-paced drills are demonstrated at slower paces, as well as at "game speed" to give viewers a firm understanding of how the drill should run.

    Several scoring methods are used for both incentive and accountability. Kordes demonstrates drills that use targets that must be hit in order to continue the drill, as well as ways to incorporate competition into practices. Whether it's a cooperative drill designed to reach a certain number of "correct reps," or having serving competitions based on location and speed of the serve, Kordes finds ways to keep even the most technically-focused drills a competition.

    Passing Fundamentals

    Kordes explains the differences in playing the various back row positions as well as moving into the attack zone to be a successful passer. She discusses the subtlety of playing each side of the court and the various techniques necessary to be a strong passing team.

    Platform control and posture are emphasized, as she introduces "small drills" to engage players in the technical aspect of passing. Kordes provides a situational analysis of platform angles and demonstrates how they change based on where the ball is coming from, where the passer is located on the court, and where their desired target is.

    Run Your Offense With Your Libero When Your Setter Makes First Contact

    Kordes provides a series of drills to help your libero learn how to set up the offense when your opponent attacks your setter. She discusses tips on how to have the setter and libero communicate to successfully utilize your hitters.

    From a simple warm-up passing circuit to advanced, dynamic scoring drills, you will find countless ways to incorporate the drills, techniques, and tactics presented in this video into your daily practices and matches. Coach Kordes breaks down the skills needed to be a successful libero, and the in-game strategies you can use to maximize the defensive and ball control efforts of your team.

    137 minutes. 2017.


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    with Brian Rosen,
    Carolina Juniors Volleyball Club Assistant Director and Coach;
    Davidson College Assistant Coach;
    former Charlotte County Day School Head Coach, Back-to-Back NCISAA 3A State Champions

    Brian Rosen has compiled a comprehensive tool for training your players the skill of blocking. Everything you need to know to teach your blockers is in this video, from footwork, to transitioning from blocking to offense, and back to defense again.

    The overall emphasis of the video is to teach blockers not just the proper footwork and movements, but how to read and react to the offense and how to communicate with the other blockers to become an effective defense. Rosen breaks down the fundamentals in blocking and covers hand position, efficient footwork, and how to effectively press the block. He also talks about how to read the offense so the blockers can become more effective on the net.

    Zero-Step Blocking

    In the first portion of the video, the emphasis is on training the basic blocking position where the player is already in position to block and doesn't need to make any footwork moves. With footwork out of the equation, the focus is to have the proper hand position, learn to jump and press the block, and learn how to take up space on the net.

    One-Step Blocking

    Rosen builds on the skills learned in the first part of the video by adding footwork to the mix. He teaches the step (or shuffle) footwork used for some blocking situations. This section also includes many drills that will enable players to get multiple reps so they can learn the skills faster.

    Swing Blocking

    Coach Rosen spends most of the video on the skill of swing blocking and reading the offense. You will learn the footwork, arm movements, and communication that goes into swing blocking so you can effectively teach your team this skill.

    Blocking Drills

    Drills in this video include:

    • Warm-Up Progressions - Rosen goes over a number of warm-up drills with and without the ball to both warm-up and teach footwork, hand position and pressing the block while staying out of the net. These include partner drills as well as full team and shadow drills.
    • Perfect Blocking Drill - This is one of Coach Rosen's favorite drills and it stresses the importance of a perfect block. Since the drill's only focus is the block, you can only score with a perfect block. This pressures the blockers to read, communicate and then close the block, all in a fast-paced, game-like situation. There are many progressions to this drill so you can focus on different aspects of your defense depending on where you need the most work.
    • See the Ball / See the Hitter - Similar to the 'Perfect Blocking Drill,' this drill is game-like, but the focus is on teaching the blockers to watch the opponent's pass and determine if it's on or off. Once that decision is made, players need to turn their attention to the hitters and make the proper read.

    Coach Rosen offers us his views on what it takes to become an exceptional blocker. Whether your players are beginners or have been playing for years, they will certainly benefit from the philosophies & drills presented in this video.

    81 minutes. 2017.


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    with Brad Van Dam,
    Milwaukee Sting Volleyball Club Youth Director

    Brad Van Dam shares his insights from being a youth director to create a successful tot to junior program guide, as well as useful play structures for educating and engaging youth so they remain in, challenged, and engaged in your youth program. Coach Van Dam also provides examples of game and practice adjustments that can be used to increase touches and fun for youth aged 3 to 10.

    The drills presented are challenging, while also leaving players some room to enjoy and have fun learning. Van Dam shares how he introduces the competitive culture into training tots and beginners in order to keep them engaged and having fun.

    Breakdown Drills for Better Understanding

    The breakdown drills for players are short and easily understood. The language of the instruction is simple and succinct, which keeps the young players' level of interest high and gets them on-task. You'll see:

    • Drills that introduce shuffling and movement - Young players tend to not move their feet. These drills introduce a fun way to get players to move their feet while they have fun competing.
    • Drills that introduce body position - The use of fun "key" words provide players a visual of how their body should look, making concepts more memorable to young players.
    • Competitive toss and catch drills - Young players wait for the ball to come to them instead of moving to the ball. Van Dam shares catching drills that have a scoring component, teaching players to move in order to score.

    Van Dam also shares how to modify games when things don't go according to plan.

    These fun and engaging drills and games will teach young kids the skills to be successful and keep them coming back for more sessions! The fundamental progressions for young players will provide them a good foundation for learning the game as they continue to improve.

    Produced at the 2016 AVCA Annual Convention in Columbus, OH.

    53 minutes. 2017.


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    with Bre Johnson,
    Marshall (MI) High School Head Coach

    As anyone who has coached beginner volleyball to young players knows, keeping the attention of the players is job number one. Bre Johnson understands what it takes to teach youth volleyball to all skill levels.

    In this video, Coach Johnson demonstrates how to teach basic skills to players as young as 5 years old, as well as older players that are just taking up the sport of volleyball. She demonstrate drills to train players on how to pass, set, hit, block and serve. What makes her coaching style so effective is that, while breaking down the skill, she uses fun terms for each of the physical movements of a skill so that players can remember the progression of each skill.

    Dynamic Warm-up and Movement Drills

    Incorporate dynamic warm-up exercises for your youth players. Johnson goes through different warm-up options that you can implement in your practice, from hand eye coordination to footwork. She does a great job at making the drills both fun and effective in order to keep younger players engaged while they warm up.

    Platform Training

    Johnson illustrates the proper form that is required for passing and teaches players to remember by using "fun terms" while teaching this skill. Once the platform has been taught, she progresses to a number of progressive passing drills that teach how to shuffle while keeping the platform static.

    Four Points of Setting

    The basics of setting are taught to youth players using Johnson's "four points of setting" that are belly button, five head, finish and follow-through. As with all the other skills, Johnson progresses with a number of drills so that the players can get plenty of reps while learning the skill.

    Coach Johnson does a wonderful job of teaching the basic fundamentals of volleyball in a fun and energetic way so that young players can learn and stay focused!

    Produced at the 2016 AVCA Annual Convention in Columbus, OH.

    55 minutes. 2017.


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    VD-05315A:

    with Cliff Hastings,
    Parkland College Head Coach;
    Back-to-Back NJCAA DII National Champions (2015-16) - finished a perfect 57-0 in 2015;
    8x Mid-West Athletic Conference Champions (2009-16);
    Director of the Prime Time Volleyball Club (IL)

    In this video, Coach Hastings shares drills and coaching techniques as he explains the drills, corrects his players, and provides many different variations to the drills.

    Hastings does a good job of showing a clear cut, step-ladder way of building a practice session with high expectations. He separates practice into three areas of focus:

    • Strength and Conditioning
    • Position Training - Where he breaks down the learning process to build consistency across the board.
    • Team Training - Where he allows players to gain a better understanding of his expectations through game-like situations.

    Strength & Conditioning Workouts

    Coach Hastings shares his teams' exercises and how they are designed to prepare players for the upcoming season. You'll learn:

    • The one arm bench press to allow your players to work on both arms equally.
    • How the medicine ball toss can be a great way to work on abs and body rotation.
    • How Bosu ball squats will help your players develop balance and strength in their squat.
    • Rowing exercises that can be used to simulate body mechanics during a swing.

    Position-Specific Training

    Learn to use a variety of drills that simulate game-like situations. Coach Hastings divides players into different stations to help with individual skills to allocate practice time for individual player development. Position-specific training is incorporated into the team drills.

    You'll see how Hastings creates consistency in the gym so that all players are on the same page. Peer to peer leadership and feedback is encouraged and seen and reinforces a legacy of learned experience and wisdom passed on from the upper classmen to the newer players. Additional skills taught include:

    • Achieve correct footwork by isolating players in a series of drills to imitate moves that will happen during a match
    • Isolation footwork
    • Using team statistics
    • Blocking as a unit
    • Setting accuracy and aggression

    It's critical for teams to have an understanding that during a match, not everything will run perfectly as practiced, so, in anticipation of that, Hastings spends specific practice time working on things that could go different - such as playing a bad pass, your setter taking the first ball, and other unplanned/likely to occur scenarios that lead to out of system play in a match.

    Team Training

    Coach Hastings takes everything learned in the position-specific training and incorporates it into the team drill segment. In this session, he uses game-like settings to work on areas that present themselves during a match. The control drill allows your team to work on various skills in a controlled environment. Hastings also shares his insights on why he uses the different drills based on statistics gathered from the season's matches.

    Finally, one of the gems of this video is to see, firsthand, some of the on-court 'verbal coaching cues' Hastings uses - giving you terrific insight into his coaching while at the same time seeing how attuned he is in keeping players engaged and focused on getting better.

    Need some structure and ideas for your practice time? This video from Coach Hastings is the answer!

    54 minutes. 2018.



    VD-05315B:

    with Cliff Hastings,
    Parkland College Head Coach;
    Back-to-Back NJCAA DII National Champions (2015-16) - finished a perfect 57-0 in 2015;
    8x Mid-West Athletic Conference Champions (2009-16);
    Director of the Prime Time Volleyball Club (IL)

    Cliff Hastings and his team are known for implementing the short serve into their volleyball arsenal, which has helped the Parkland College Cobras win back-to-back national championships. The approach to strategically using the short serve will lead to your opponent spending more time hitting out of system, which will help your team's defensive effectiveness and ability to control the opponent.

    Hastings walks through the purposes of using the short serve, specific technical approaches to performing a short serve effectively, and how to defend against the short serve. Throughout this video, he provides tips for helping players disguise their short serve, recognize situations where a short serve will be most effective, and maneuvers to pass a short serve to target in game situations.

    Executing the Short Serve and Alternating Between Short to Deep Serves

    Coach Hastings uses a series of seven drills to teach the technical aspects of serving short in zones 2 and 4 while emphasizing the importance of a higher trajectory for the ball and proper follow through for the serving arm. These include engaging and competitive drills to serve in targeted locations to hit flat targets, to knock a ball off a cone, and others that have teammates work together to serve to each other in rotating short serve zones.

    Hastings then migrates to drills that help players find control to be able to serve deep immediately after completing a short serve and vice versa to keep teams off balance. He also shares an effective technique of serving high and deep when you face a team that can pass short serves well. One drill focuses on players learning to approach short and deep serves with the same speed and body position while finishing with a solid contact for a punishing float serve.

    Short Serve Strategy

    You'll get rotation-specific strategies for short-serve options that will put the most pressure on the other team's passers. The strategies will also try to force the other team's setter to backtrack to find the pass and/or be forced to set to the outside, where your team can more easily defend.

    Defending the Short Serve

    Hastings shows how to implement a partner drill that teaches sliding forward on two knee pads to be able to pass the short serve more effectively, followed by a full game-like drill that integrates this passing technique with execution of an attack. He ends the video describing a strategy to break another team out of short serving by pushing the serve into a deep corner location.

    Take advantage of this video to systematically teach your team how to serve short consistently, implement a strong short-deep serving strategy, know the best game situations and zones for the short serve, and defend against the short serve!

    55 minutes. 2018.




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    with Nabil Mardini,
    Director of Operations with Los Angeles Volleyball Academy;
    Pierce College Head Coach;
    3x CCCAA California State Champions and Back-to-Back Runners-Up;
    2x AVCA National Two-Year College Coach of the Year

    This video takes you to an off-season workout with Coach Nabil Mardini and will show you how to allow many passing opportunities for your athletes in a 4v4 game. Coach Mardini sets up a handful of drills along with a wide variety of variations that you can use to adapt the core drill to fill the needs of your team.

    Coach Mardini shares the core values, concepts, and methods he uses in the gym to train serving and passing. By understanding the "why" along with the "how" to perform the techniques, Coach Mardini explains how to get your players to understand what they are doing.

    Key Techniques for Better Serves

    You'll get insights from Coach Mardini on three common types of serves: the stand float, the jump float, and the jump serve. While each serve has its own method, Coach Mardini explains how there are shared techniques between all three, including maintaining high elbows, location of the toss, and using a consistent rhythm on every repetition. When you put all of the instruction together, your athletes will be able to become less sporadic and serve with more power and movement on the ball.

    Core Techniques Used by All Passers

    Coach Mardini breaks out the key elements of the pass and uses his players to demonstrate arm position, body posture, and footwork to be an effective passer. He explains why the various elements work so you can explain them to players that need adjustment in their passing technique, along with core techniques and strategies that apply to the whole team.

    Learn the Value of VOLLEYSAL

    Need a passing drill that can morph into a game with endless ways to focus on different skills, court placement and position work, and allow your athletes to get several touches? VOLLEYSAL is that game!

    Coach Mardini has adopted the concept of indoor soccer training, called FUTSAL, to develop VOLLEYSAL. He demonstrates a variety of drill variations you can use to train serving and passing within a 4v4 or even 3v3 environment, which works well with smaller club or recreation teams. Coach Mardini explains how the smaller court presence can improve the number of touches per player and increase court awareness.

    Coach Mardini completes the video by demonstrating specific drills using the VOLLEYSAL concept to work on specific elements of passing while creating competition with the smaller teams. His drills allow you to create drills that challenge players of any skill level and push athletes to challenge each other to become better servers and passers.

    104 minutes. 2018.


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    with Cliff Hastings,
    Parkland College Head Coach;
    Back-to-Back NJCAA DII National Champions (2015-16) - finished a perfect 57-0 in 2015;
    8x Mid-West Athletic Conference Champions (2009-16);
    Director of the Prime Time Volleyball Club (IL)

    In this video, Coach Hastings shares drills and coaching techniques as he explains the drills, corrects his players, and provides many different variations to the drills.

    Hastings does a good job of showing a clear cut, step-ladder way of building a practice session with high expectations. He separates practice into three areas of focus:

    • Strength and Conditioning
    • Position Training - Where he breaks down the learning process to build consistency across the board.
    • Team Training - Where he allows players to gain a better understanding of his expectations through game-like situations.

    Strength & Conditioning Workouts

    Coach Hastings shares his teams' exercises and how they are designed to prepare players for the upcoming season. You'll learn:

    • The one arm bench press to allow your players to work on both arms equally.
    • How the medicine ball toss can be a great way to work on abs and body rotation.
    • How Bosu ball squats will help your players develop balance and strength in their squat.
    • Rowing exercises that can be used to simulate body mechanics during a swing.

    Position-Specific Training

    Learn to use a variety of drills that simulate game-like situations. Coach Hastings divides players into different stations to help with individual skills to allocate practice time for individual player development. Position-specific training is incorporated into the team drills.

    You'll see how Hastings creates consistency in the gym so that all players are on the same page. Peer to peer leadership and feedback is encouraged and seen and reinforces a legacy of learned experience and wisdom passed on from the upper classmen to the newer players. Additional skills taught include:

    • Achieve correct footwork by isolating players in a series of drills to imitate moves that will happen during a match
    • Isolation footwork
    • Using team statistics
    • Blocking as a unit
    • Setting accuracy and aggression

    It's critical for teams to have an understanding that during a match, not everything will run perfectly as practiced, so, in anticipation of that, Hastings spends specific practice time working on things that could go different - such as playing a bad pass, your setter taking the first ball, and other unplanned/likely to occur scenarios that lead to out of system play in a match.

    Team Training

    Coach Hastings takes everything learned in the position-specific training and incorporates it into the team drill segment. In this session, he uses game-like settings to work on areas that present themselves during a match. The control drill allows your team to work on various skills in a controlled environment. Hastings also shares his insights on why he uses the different drills based on statistics gathered from the season's matches.

    Finally, one of the gems of this video is to see, firsthand, some of the on-court 'verbal coaching cues' Hastings uses - giving you terrific insight into his coaching while at the same time seeing how attuned he is in keeping players engaged and focused on getting better.

    Need some structure and ideas for your practice time? This video from Coach Hastings is the answer!

    54 minutes. 2018.


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    with Tanya Jarvis,
    Orlando/Tampa Volleyball Academy Coach;
    Bishop Moore Catholic (FL) Head Coach;
    2015 Florida 5A High School State Champions and Florida 5A High School Coach of the Year;
    2012 MaxPreps National Coach of the Year

    Volleyball success is based on the foundation of quality ball control in all phases of the game. Through a progression of individual, partner, 3-person and team drills, Tanya Jarvis demonstrates how to guide your team to improve its ball control by implementing strategies for encouraging proper form and court position for passing and setting. Your team will also improve conditioning, team communication, and learn to react to different game-like scenarios.

    Throughout this video, Coach Jarvis provides tips for teaching players to quickly acquire better ball control skills, for keeping players engaged, and for using these drills to get the most out of your limited practice time. The video includes 27 drills (including variations) that can be adjusted to player skill level.

    Individual Movement Series - Three Phases of Ball Control

    When developing ball control, Jarvis takes her players through three phases of training. These phases feature drills involving getting to balls more quickly and learning to track balls that go over the head. In each phase, players practice passing a controlled pass to themselves while emphasizing proper ready position, body balance, and acceleration to the ball.

    Partner Series

    This series of four drills teaches players how to work together in tossing, passing, setting and digging balls in a controlled fashion through progressively more difficult actions. Jarvis shows how to use this series to reinforce the right form and continuous communication between teammates, along with improving the ability to transition between different skills.

    3-Person Passing Series

    The third part of this video shows how to develop a player's ability to shuffle short and long distances at a fast pace and then pass balls using good form throughout the drills. Coach Jarvis uses the last part in this series to incorporate dives or rolls with proper passing and ball control techniques through a fun, competitive drill.

    Net Series

    In this series, Jarvis uses three- to four-person drills to help players get "comfortable with the uncomfortable" by practicing how to play balls successfully out of the net, along with developing more precision in their different platform angles by controlled passing over and under the net.

    Shuffle Series

    Next, Jarvis moves to three drills that incorporate training in shuffle movement, body positioning to pass in the center line, and adjustment to pass short balls. In the first drill, a coach tosses a ball over the net to have players shuffle to the left or right to pass it to a setter target; in the second, players move to have the tossed ball bounce between their legs; and in the third, players perform knee drives to slide into position to properly pass short balls.

    Butterfly Series

    This series incorporates a progression of drills to train players to hone their skills in passing, setting and hitting under control using a butterfly configuration and emphasizing continuous ball movement during each drill. This approach engages players to transition smoothly between skills as the drills progress to reflect game play.

    Out-of-System Series

    Coach Jarvis uses this series to teach players how to adjust to set out-of-systems balls using their hands or platform and also hitting to specific zones during out-of-system plays. Throughout this series, Jarvis gives specific tips on passing and setting location for out-of-system balls as well as pointers for hitters.

    Cross-Court Pepper

    The video ends with a cross-court pepper drill that focuses on controlling digs from a cross-court spike and transitioning to counter-attack. This drill helps all players become more adept at each core ball control skill, with a variation that allows for position-specific training.

    In the final variation, teams compete in a competitive cross-court pepper that incorporates all of the principles taught throughout the different series to build the confidence and consistency for each player to reach their potential in maximizing ball control.

    If you want to systematically train your players to get better at ball control, then take advantage of this video by Coach Jarvis to increase your team's passing and digging abilities, which will translate to greater success on the court.

    80 minutes. 2017.


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    with Cliff Hastings,
    Parkland College Head Coach;
    Back-to-Back NJCAA DII National Champions (2015-16) - finished a perfect 57-0 in 2015;
    8x Mid-West Athletic Conference Champions (2009-16);
    Director of the Prime Time Volleyball Club (IL)

    Cliff Hastings and his team are known for implementing the short serve into their volleyball arsenal, which has helped the Parkland College Cobras win back-to-back national championships. The approach to strategically using the short serve will lead to your opponent spending more time hitting out of system, which will help your team's defensive effectiveness and ability to control the opponent.

    Hastings walks through the purposes of using the short serve, specific technical approaches to performing a short serve effectively, and how to defend against the short serve. Throughout this video, he provides tips for helping players disguise their short serve, recognize situations where a short serve will be most effective, and maneuvers to pass a short serve to target in game situations.

    Executing the Short Serve and Alternating Between Short to Deep Serves

    Coach Hastings uses a series of seven drills to teach the technical aspects of serving short in zones 2 and 4 while emphasizing the importance of a higher trajectory for the ball and proper follow through for the serving arm. These include engaging and competitive drills to serve in targeted locations to hit flat targets, to knock a ball off a cone, and others that have teammates work together to serve to each other in rotating short serve zones.

    Hastings then migrates to drills that help players find control to be able to serve deep immediately after completing a short serve and vice versa to keep teams off balance. He also shares an effective technique of serving high and deep when you face a team that can pass short serves well. One drill focuses on players learning to approach short and deep serves with the same speed and body position while finishing with a solid contact for a punishing float serve.

    Short Serve Strategy

    You'll get rotation-specific strategies for short-serve options that will put the most pressure on the other team's passers. The strategies will also try to force the other team's setter to backtrack to find the pass and/or be forced to set to the outside, where your team can more easily defend.

    Defending the Short Serve

    Hastings shows how to implement a partner drill that teaches sliding forward on two knee pads to be able to pass the short serve more effectively, followed by a full game-like drill that integrates this passing technique with execution of an attack. He ends the video describing a strategy to break another team out of short serving by pushing the serve into a deep corner location.

    Take advantage of this video to systematically teach your team how to serve short consistently, implement a strong short-deep serving strategy, know the best game situations and zones for the short serve, and defend against the short serve!

    55 minutes. 2018.


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    with Dan Fisher,
    University of Pittsburgh Head Coach;
    2017 ACC Coach of the Year;
    2017 ACC Champions;
    former Concordia -Irvine University Head Coach,
    2012 NAIA National Championship (perfect 38-0 record), National Runner-Up finish in 2011;
    NAIA/AVCA National Coach of the Year (2011);
    Head Coach for the US Women's National Team/Pan Am Games- in 2015 (Gold Medal) & 2016 (Bronze)

    University of Pittsburgh head coach, Dan Fisher, invites you into his gym for a series of preseason practices. These two-a-day practices feature morning practices consisting of teaching technique with a lot of reps, and afternoon sessions that focus on game play.

    Throughout the video, Fisher makes drills as game-like as possible to keep the intensity level high and the effort and energy level similar to that of a game or match point. He engages players by first describing each drill and the goal of the drill. He then allows his team to execute the drill and providing timely feedback.

    Day 1 - Morning Practice

    Basic fundamentals are the core to a successful program, and that's exactly where Coach Fisher starts this practice. He begins with setting and serving drills to get his players lots of touches. The video continues with some out-of-system hitting, as well as reps for setters and middles.

    You'll also see how Fisher uses hitting lines to train his attackers. This allows you to isolate outside, middle, and right side attackers to teach and correct technique both in-system and out-of-system. Ladder serving drills allow for service progressions to escalate with speed and intensity for each successful attempt.

    Day 1 - Afternoon Practice

    The afternoon practice focuses on blocking and running a faster tempo attack better. Blockers need to be in sync with each other to slow down the opposing offense. Fisher emphasizes the key components for successful blocking. You'll see short wash games that encourage competition and focused intensity.

    Coach Fisher divides the court into three areas. In the first court, he's specifically working with setters on setting a faster tempo when out-of-system. On the next two courts, players work on out-of-system setting. During this sequence, the assistant coach teaches the fundamentals of read defense. The third court is also a dig/set court, with the hitters digging with control and the off hitters attempting to fake a back-row attack and jump set from behind the 10-foot line.

    Day 2 - Morning Practice

    The focus shifts to defense and the science behind what makes a great defender. The majority of practice is done in stations to maximize the amount of reps. Each station had a different drill or a different way of teaching the skills of digging and blocking.

    Your players will learn how the hitter's arm movements dictate how they are swinging and where to prepare for the return.

    Coach Fisher shows how he trains a step block. You will see the technical side of using hands correctly along with proper footwork. He also shows you how to train the triple block. He teaches players how to work together to form a closed block and creates few hitting options for an opponent. The last segment of the morning session focuses on serving using the Flean Ladder Drill and then finishes with game situation serving while trying to add pressure to the servers.

    Day 2 - Afternoon Practice

    Fisher and his staff focus on defensive transition, defending the middle of the court, and the science behind great defensive strategies. A middle has 180 degrees of hitting options. Coach Fisher gives great tips on learning how to read the block, read the hitter's arm, and move with purpose. You'll also see how to focus your defense to play line shots and angle shots off the hitter.

    The team warms up with the butterfly drill, some floor routine drills and, after spending a little bit of time on hitting lines, they jump right into 6-on-6 game play. One of the games they play is Virus, where the coach initiates a poor first touch and the team has to play it out from there. It focuses on better handling out-of-system play.

    Improving Your Team's Mental Game

    Championship teams set themselves apart by how they deal with adversity and pressure. This session is about players learning about themselves from a sports psychologist. Athletes learn how to develop a better coping mechanism individually and as a team during a match, or certain parts of the season. Dr. Conte talks about the importance of the words that we use to describe things and how we can make ourselves better people just by changing the way we self-talk. Learn about words that you should avoid and also how your players can make their self talk-better. Dr. Conte uses examples that allow players to come together through problem solving to achieve higher levels of play and develop their own team culture.

    This video from Coach Fisher will help you figure out a practice plan for the preseason while training your players to be technically sound.

    466 minutes (5 DVDs) 2017.

    All Access videos are designed to allow viewers from all over the world to see how successful coaches run their practices in a "live" practice setting. All Access videos allow viewers to see the practices un-edited and in real-time. You will see how top coaches run their drills, interact with their team and staff, how they motivate their team, the cue words they use, the atmosphere of the practice and how practices are structured from day to day. Many coaches visit successful colleges and high schools to watch practice. But if you live out of state or out of the country, visiting another coach's gym can be costly. That's why we created the All Access Practice Series of videos -- to bring the practices to you!


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    with Kirsten Bernthal Booth,
    Creighton University Head Coach;
    2016 VolleyballMag.com National Coach of the Year - 3x National Coach of the Year;
    Back-to-Back-to-Back Big East Regular Season and Tournament Champions (2014-16);
    all-time wins leader at Creighton

    This all-access video features the Creighton women's volleyball team, which has built itself into a successful program on the national stage thanks to head coach Kirsten Bernthal Booth. The video takes place early in the volleyball season, which means you'll see Creighton work methodically to refine their mechanics and technique in order for players to success master various skills.

    During the morning sessions, you'll see the team spend more time on ball control while limiting the amount of jumping that athletes do. Meanwhile, the afternoon sessions have a tendency to ramp up the intensity!

    Day 1 Morning Practice

    The focus of this practice is passing and serving, which are key ingredients to being able to run a successful offense. Tremendous attention is devoted to using techniques that will save the shoulders and keep athletes healthy during a long volleyball season.

    The first part of practice focuses on passing and using different angles from both sides of the body, as well as high and low shots. Meanwhile, the middle hitters work on resistance footwork using bands and a partner to practice blocking footwork.

    The coaches emphasize defense by teaching players how to get their hips around the ball, and then by hitting balls off of a pad to imitate a ball hitting the block. After a few minutes of 6v6 play with only tipping or rolling allowed, the coaches shift their attention to serving. The last half of the practice shows more drills with the focus on passing and blocking.

    Day 1 Afternoon Practice

    The afternoon practice features some split work focusing on individual positions, but the majority of practice focuses on serve receive as Creighton gears up for their season.

    In the first half of the practice, Bernthal Booth demonstrates creative ball control drills, with middle hitters working on right side attacks and outside hitters working on back row attacks. From there, the coaches push serving and passing drills to better prepare the team for going through rotations.

    During the second half of the practice, the coaches start off by playing short games through each rotation, focusing on what the players' strengths and weaknesses are. The First Swing Game allows both sides to get points up until the first swing is completed.

    The intensity level increases by the end of the practice, where the pace of play is very game-like. The coaching staff does a fine job gradually increasing the load and intensity. Players begin at about 70% effort level and build up to full speed at the end.

    Day 2 Morning Practice

    Winning the serve and pass game is critical at every level. In this morning practice session, Coach Bernthal Booth presents multiple drills that focus on passing from different types of serves. The drills highlighted for individual passing can easily be adjusted for passing with a partner or multiple partners.

    Specific focus is placed on platform readiness, locking in angles, and encouraging players to keep their feet active in order to produce quality passes. When players understand that they must play the ball before it plays them, they will make a more conscious effort to be assertive with their pass contact.

    The practice ends with a game called 10 before 0, where passers compete in teams to make more 2 or 3 point passes, then 0 or 1 point passes.

    Day 2 Afternoon Practice

    The highest level of the game of volleyball is played out-of-system. In this practice session, Bernthal Booth emphasizes the importance of players being able to handle out-of-system play confidently and aggressively. This segment features multiple drills that focus on an out-of-system scenario. Early and assertive communication when making a read on the ball is a focus throughout all drills. The game-like scenarios will strengthen your team's ability to handle out-of-system play at an effective and consistently high level.

    The major emphasis of this practice is to work on handling situations and setting from locations that are less than ideal. The Creighton coaching staff understands the need to spend a tremendous amount of time and energy working on these situations simply because it's the reality of what will be most common throughout a season.

    Players go through out-of-system setting where everyone becomes a setter and works on setting the balls to the pin. This is followed by out-of-system hitting, where the goal is to attack the set and swing for kills.

    Next up is focusing on serving short and deep, but keeping the ball out of the middle zone on the floor. After some serving, they go right into team defense versus the coaches hitting from the pins.

    322 minutes (4 DVDs). 2018.

    All Access videos are designed to allow viewers from all over the world to see how successful coaches run their practices in a "live" practice setting. All Access videos allow viewers to see the practices un-edited and in real-time. You will see how top coaches run their drills, interact with their team and staff, how they motivate their team, the cue words they use, the atmosphere of the practice and how practices are structured from day to day. Many coaches visit successful colleges and high schools to watch practice. But if you live out of state or out of the country, visiting another coach's gym can be costly. That's why we created the All Access Practice Series of videos -- to bring the practices to you!


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    with Hugh McCutcheon,
    University of Minnesota Head Coach;
    2015 AVCA National Coach of the Year;
    2015 Big Ten Coach of the Year;
    2013 AVCA North Region Coach of the Year;
    2008 USOC National Coach of the Year;
    2x NCAA Final Four (2015, 2016), 2012 NCA A Elite Eight and 2x NCAA Sweet Sixteen (2013, 2017);
    former Men's and Women's U. S. National Team Head Coach (2012 Women's Olympic team silver medal; 2008 Men's Team gold medal)

    Hugh McCutcheon provides multiple considerations in establishing an effective blocking system. He explains multiple defensive court scenarios and how to place your players in the best position for your team to be successful.

    The true goal for blocking balls is to stuff the hitter for points. Hitting efficiency is reduced as more blockers are introduced. Coach McCutcheon demonstrates multiple drills that can be used by players at every level to increase their body position awareness and foot speed in relation to effective blocking skills.

    The Five Blocking Movements

    McCutcheon explains that defensive footwork should depend on the speed of the offense as well as the speed of the blocker. He stresses the importance of how the body - from the feet to the head - should respond when blocking.

    The five blocking movements that McCutcheon covers include:

    • Three-Step Crossover - The most widely-used blocking technique, where the first step is a short one and the second step is long. The first step is just a simple push and go, while the last step is a jam step used to push back toward the court.
    • Two-Step Block - A simple hop move that is used to cover a small space in a short amount of time.
    • Five-Step Blocking Movement - Utilizes the combination of the two-step block and the three-step crossover.
    • Quick 3 - This blocking move is run as fast as possible. Blocker drift is acceptable for this action.
    • X2 - This move is similar to a layup in basketball. The takeoff is done with one foot and is even faster than the Quick 3 blocking movement.

    Blocking Footwork Drills

    A great way to check footwork is to create lines on both sides of the net to work on the five blocking movements concurrently. With players lined up across from each other, coaches are able to get a visual of the potential mistakes that can be made while identifying gaps that may exist in athletes' training.

    One method that McCutcheon uses is to call out a series of movements to allow players to become comfortable using multiple blocking strategies quickly. This is a game-like action that adds some fun and creativity to blocking systems.

    Ultimately, there is much misconception regarding the use of the swing block. The swing terminology is only intended for the jumping portion of the block. There should be no swinging of the arms with the blocking motion itself. McCutcheon has the expertise to break down the entire swing blocking movement and concepts in an easy-to-understand segment.

    This video gives you all the tools and knowledge required to improve your team's blocking game. Coach McCutcheon has a unique perspective having been a high school player, professional player, collegiate player, Olympic athlete, and now elite coach of the sport of volleyball. Let him help you take your team's blocking skills to the next level!

    Produced at the 2018 Iowa Volleyball Coaches Clinic.

    60 minutes. 2018.


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    with Hugh McCutcheon,
    University of Minnesota Head Coach;
    2015 AVCA National Coach of the Year;
    2015 Big Ten Coach of the Year;
    2013 AVCA North Region Coach of the Year;
    2008 USOC National Coach of the Year;
    2x NCAA Final Four (2015, 2016), 2012 NCA A Elite Eight and 2x NCAA Sweet Sixteen (2013, 2017);
    former Men's and Women's U. S. National Team Head Coach (2012 Women's Olympic team silver medal; 2008 Men's Team gold medal)

    When teaching passing skills, coaches should remind players that the "less is more" philosophy holds true. Hugh McCutcheon explains that players should work to have a consistent contact surface by establishing a consistent platform. In this video, he demonstrates multiple passing and serve receive drills that can be incorporated into any practice for players of varying skill levels.

    Basic Forearm Passing Keys

    Coach McCutcheon emphasizes that players need to be aware of their platform on contact in order to have consistent, high quality passes. He encourages athletes to remember that passing is a hand and arm activity - not a body activity.

    Thinking about angles ahead of time in a non-linear manner will allow players to get their weight on their lead leg and drop their shoulder to create the desired angle. McCutcheon shows that by keeping movements simple, athletes will be able to increase their pass execution and quality.

    The Passing Angle drill is used to demonstrate how passing backward simply requires a different angle of the platform. The Triangle Passing drill helps players learn to face where the ball is coming from and create the platform angle to where the ball is going to. When teams play the ball forward at the point of contact, good things will happen!

    Performance Keys For Serve Receive

    Time is a valuable commodity in volleyball because the game moves so quickly. It's essential to get on the line of the ball quickly and be balanced so that passing becomes a hands and arms activity.

    McCutcheon explains that players should focus on making sure their body is in alignment of the trajectory of the serve in order to achieve optimum results on serve receive. Additionally, you'll learn about the "big opportunities" for reading the opposing team's server when on serve receive.

    Overhead Passing Skills and Drills

    Ultimately, the platform is where 'the rubber hits the road.' The better that defenders get at moving to the line, the better the defense becomes. The Butterfly drill can be used to create game-like situations for overhead passing.

    McCutcheon believes that teams should consider passing off the net to avoid the overpass. Statistically speaking, the overpass is likely to reward the opposing team with a point. You'll learn why setters have more options to run the offense when passes aren't "on the net."

    Coach McCutcheon does an excellent job covering execution of simple, quality passing skills. By breaking down the skills into small segments, viewers will see how each segment builds on the previous one. The drills in this video provide a strong foundation for you to build on your team's passing and serve receive potential.

    Produced at the 2018 Iowa Volleyball Coaches Clinic.

    61 minutes. 2018.


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    with Craig Skinner,
    University of Kentucky Head Coach;
    2017 SEC Co-Coach of the Year - 2x SEC Coach of the Year;
    2011 AVCA All-South Region Coach of the Year;
    2006 USA Junior National Team Head Coach (won Gold Medal in the Under-20 NORCECA Championships);
    former Nebraska Assistant Coach (won the 2000 NCAA Championship)

    Craig Skinner shares his concept of time management and why the critical first 10 minutes of a practice help set the tone for the rest of the session. He shows how you can warm-up your players with a variety of over-the-net pepper drills that emphasize keeping players engaged.

    Skinner believes in having a base of five core drills that can be used over the course of a week to promote improving a chosen skill. By incorporating the drills shown in this video, you'll find a way to break up any monotony that your players are getting sick of in practice.

    Practice Drills

    Warm-up drills should provide your team time to learn fundamentals while maintaining a competitive culture. Some of Coach Skinner's drills include:

    • Columbus Drill - A co-op drill that incorporates thinking and control.
    • Cover Drill - The defense goes into their coverage and then into transition, promoting offensive coverage.
    • Many fundamental transition footwork and passing drills.

    Skinner concludes the video with his philosophy of why progressing as a team is more important than trying to be perfect.

    Coach Skinner displays many drills in this video that are functional for the beginning of your practices. There are also many ways you can adjust them according to your team's level of play or to make them applicable toward the focal point of a practice. These exercises will promote playing with energy, get your players' minds in the right place for the rest of practice, and incorporate a focus on fundamentals.

    55 minutes. 2018.


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    with Beth Launiere,
    University of Utah Head Coach;
    AVCA West Region Coach of the Year (2004, 2006, 2008);
    14 NCAA Tournament appearances;
    over 540 career victories

    University of Utah head coach Beth Launiere has put together a comprehensive skills and drills video capturing her fundamental coaching style. This video will allow you to watch and listen as she sets up drills for warm-up, serving, blocking, passing and digging!

    Serving

    Coach Launiere begins with her methods to score more points off the serve. The jump float serve is presented in detail because it generates power and accuracy into a small area. She covers why making a serve "Flean" - flat and clean between the top of the net and the top of the antenna - will make it more difficult for your opponents to receive it.

    Launiere also helps you understand why it's important to accelerate through the serve to increase power. Finally, you'll see how to work on taking a longer approach with the mentality of "slow to fast."

    Blocking

    Swing blocking movements utilize specific footwork actions that can be taught to beginners or experienced players. The pace of the game has sped up, which requires blockers to cover a large territory in a short amount of time. The Over In Two drill will help your team work on defending the pins. If you want to break down the defensive side of the game, this drill will give your players plenty of good reps.

    Launiere shows how to help athletes focus on pushing off their back leg with a small first step to create momentum. Additionally, you'll learn how and when to move the arms to maximize the speed and power of the block. Launiere also covers how to execute a two-step swing block with a pause.

    Out-of-System

    Next, you'll get an out-of-system game that teaches players to play 'uncomfortably to become more comfortable' when the ball isn't played in ideal conditions. Your athletes will learn to work with what they get and stay competitive. This forces conservative players to think outside the box and be aggressive without taking too much risk.

    Eye Sequencing and Scoring Drill

    Having player-centered drills allows coaches more time to focus on coaching instead of being too physically involved. Launiere's Eye Sequencing drill will help you break down certain types of digs and passes to help your players determine where the setter will place a ball.

    Finally, a scoring drill is presented that makes a team have to try to score a point ONLY when they get the opposing team out-of-system. However, if the other team executes a perfect pass to win the rally, then they become the team with the opportunity to score.

    This is a great video for anyone wanting to train their team to play better out-of-system, increase problem solving ability on the fly, and become better at serving the ball.

    53 minutes. 2018.


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  • 09/30/18--22:00: Simplified Setter Training
  • with Craig Skinner,
    University of Kentucky Head Coach;
    2017 SEC Co-Coach of the Year - 2x SEC Coach of the Year;
    2011 AVCA All-South Region Coach of the Year;
    2006 USA Junior National Team Head Coach (won Gold Medal in the Under-20 NORCECA Championships);
    former Nebraska Assistant Coach (won the 2000 NCAA Championship)

    Setters have become an integral part of any program regardless of the type of offense that a team might run. A setter's leadership, demeanor, and command of their peers' respect are all key factors in molding a dominant volleyball team.

    In this video, University of Kentucky head coach Craig Skinner shares his methods to training a top-tier setter. He covers fundamental hand and body positioning and gives you drills that use props, such as boxes, to emphasize angles to better shape, window, and freeze. Skinner's drills will help your setters get their teammates to trust where the ball will be set while also promoting leadership skills and confidence.

    Working the Hands

    Hands are the key to setting technique. Coach Skinner shows how to use a physio ball to create some stabilization to isolate hand placement, movement and finish. This will improve the angle and timing of your setters' balls!

    Once players have become comfortable with the correct hand technique, Skinner progresses to drills featuring a coach on a box. Receiving balls from a box and pass will allow athletes to continue working their hands while also introducing a footwork/base element.

    Improving Footwork

    Coach Skinner's footwork movements cover:

    • Starting in loaded position
    • Getting a rhythm to step hop
    • Step hopping forward, backward, diagonal toward the net, and back

    To close the video, Skinner has a brief Q & A with high school coaches, adding insight and detail to the drills presented.

    This video will help you create an aggressive setter by teaching how to dump, read blocks, set a low-passed ball, and take the ball out of the net. Learn how to take your setters to the next level today!

    55 minutes. 2018.


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    VD-05397A:

    with Craig Skinner,
    University of Kentucky Head Coach;
    2017 SEC Co-Coach of the Year - 2x SEC Coach of the Year;
    2011 AVCA All-South Region Coach of the Year;
    2006 USA Junior National Team Head Coach (won Gold Medal in the Under-20 NORCECA Championships);
    former Nebraska Assistant Coach (won the 2000 NCAA Championship)

    Setters have become an integral part of any program regardless of the type of offense that a team might run. A setter's leadership, demeanor, and command of their peers' respect are all key factors in molding a dominant volleyball team.

    In this video, University of Kentucky head coach Craig Skinner shares his methods to training a top-tier setter. He covers fundamental hand and body positioning and gives you drills that use props, such as boxes, to emphasize angles to better shape, window, and freeze. Skinner's drills will help your setters get their teammates to trust where the ball will be set while also promoting leadership skills and confidence.

    Working the Hands

    Hands are the key to setting technique. Coach Skinner shows how to use a physio ball to create some stabilization to isolate hand placement, movement and finish. This will improve the angle and timing of your setters' balls!

    Once players have become comfortable with the correct hand technique, Skinner progresses to drills featuring a coach on a box. Receiving balls from a box and pass will allow athletes to continue working their hands while also introducing a footwork/base element.

    Improving Footwork

    Coach Skinner's footwork movements cover:

    • Starting in loaded position
    • Getting a rhythm to step hop
    • Step hopping forward, backward, diagonal toward the net, and back

    To close the video, Skinner has a brief Q & A with high school coaches, adding insight and detail to the drills presented.

    This video will help you create an aggressive setter by teaching how to dump, read blocks, set a low-passed ball, and take the ball out of the net. Learn how to take your setters to the next level today!

    55 minutes. 2018.



    VD-05397B:

    with Craig Skinner,
    University of Kentucky Head Coach;
    2017 SEC Co-Coach of the Year - 2x SEC Coach of the Year;
    2011 AVCA All-South Region Coach of the Year;
    2006 USA Junior National Team Head Coach (won Gold Medal in the Under-20 NORCECA Championships);
    former Nebraska Assistant Coach (won the 2000 NCAA Championship)

    Craig Skinner shares his concept of time management and why the critical first 10 minutes of a practice help set the tone for the rest of the session. He shows how you can warm-up your players with a variety of over-the-net pepper drills that emphasize keeping players engaged.

    Skinner believes in having a base of five core drills that can be used over the course of a week to promote improving a chosen skill. By incorporating the drills shown in this video, you'll find a way to break up any monotony that your players are getting sick of in practice.

    Practice Drills

    Warm-up drills should provide your team time to learn fundamentals while maintaining a competitive culture. Some of Coach Skinner's drills include:

    • Columbus Drill - A co-op drill that incorporates thinking and control.
    • Cover Drill - The defense goes into their coverage and then into transition, promoting offensive coverage.
    • Many fundamental transition footwork and passing drills.

    Skinner concludes the video with his philosophy of why progressing as a team is more important than trying to be perfect.

    Coach Skinner displays many drills in this video that are functional for the beginning of your practices. There are also many ways you can adjust them according to your team's level of play or to make them applicable toward the focal point of a practice. These exercises will promote playing with energy, get your players' minds in the right place for the rest of practice, and incorporate a focus on fundamentals.

    55 minutes. 2018.




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    with Donan Cruz,
    Grand View University Head Men's Coach;
    2018 NAIA Men's Volleyball National Invitational Champions;3x AVCA NAIA Men's Volleyball National Coach of the Year ('14, '15, '17)

    In this video, Donan Cruz demonstrates how to create a practice plan that builds to focus on a specific skill. He will help you understand how to streamline your practice to focus on one or two skills and how to provide feedback to your players to encourage growth in that area.

    Warm-Ups

    Many times, the warm-up period of practice is spent doing non-volleyball specific activities. Cruz suggests creating a theme or goal for the practice and shows ways to warm-up with the intention of improving a specific skill. From there, you will want to build layers or progressions that build up toward meeting your goal for the practice.

    For example, if the goal of a practice is to improve out of system attacking, then practice could begin with partner setting. From there, players could progress to setting over the right shoulder, setting over the left shoulder, and self-passing with a set to the right or left hitting position

    Adding Layers to a Practice Plan

    Coach Cruz has his team demonstrate by extending the concepts of a single drill until the team has progressed to scrimmaging while focusing on a specific skill. He explains how each element of the practice creates a new layer toward incorporating the skill throughout the team. Next, Cruz extends the original warm-up drill with new elements to provide an example of improving out of system attacking.

    Live Drills and Feedback

    Finally, Cruz demonstrates ways to provide feedback to your team collectively so that the focus of the practice remains at the forefront of the team's attention. Additionally, he shows how to provide feedback to individual players that helps them focus on improving that skill.

    Among the many points that Cruz makes throughout this section, you should especially consider:

    • Players should feel safe to make mistakes in practice. Coaches should allow athletes to practice being aggressively smart with their attacks.
    • Each practice should be organized and well thought out, but you may need to deviate from the original practice plan if an injury happens or key player cannot attend.
    • Individual skill development will occur more or less depending on where the team is at in the season. Most skill development takes place before the season, but there may be stretches during the season where there are fewer games, which allows for additional in-season development.

    This video demonstrates how to practice with a purpose. Coach Cruz spends a great deal of time explaining how teams can add layers or progressions to their practice plans in order to achieve their goals for the day. Cruz-coached teams have an excellent track record for improving year after year, and this approach can be implemented with any team.

    46 minutes. 2018.


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    with Christy Johnson-Lynch,
    Iowa State University Head Coach;
    2009 Asics/Volleyball Magazine National Coach of the Year;2009 AVCA Central Region Coach of the Year;2009 Big 12 Coach of the Year;
    2011 & 2008 Elite Eight appearances; Coached 9 of the past 10 years 'Big XII Libero of the Year' award winners

    The coach of 9 of the past 10 Big XII 'Libero of the Year' winners, Iowa State's Christy Johnson-Lynch, shares her thoughts on selecting and utilizing your libero and demonstrates drills with her own players. She gives suggestions on how to allow your best passers, including your libero, to get touches on more balls, and, how to be more active during a game.

    This video will help you understand the key skills in your defenders so you can select your libero, in addition to giving you a clear understanding on how to utilize that libero to maximum effectiveness.

    Libero Strategies

    Johnson-Lynch discusses strategy and rationale to determine if you should place your libero in the left back or middle back positions, including topics such as the libero setting the second ball when out of system. Additionally, she provides thoughts on how to adjust serve receive to take advantage of a strong passer while also keeping your strong hitters in the best position to attack the ball.

    Drills for Improving the Skill Set

    Johnson-Lynch has her players demonstrate the development of defensive skills in seven drills as she explains the strategy and focus of each drill. She discusses how to work on individual defensive skills in addition to ways to get more touches from your best defender when the opponent is trying to avoid them. Also covered are out of system drills that train your libero to handle the second ball when your setter has made the initial pass.

    Develop Attitude, Grit, and Intensity

    You will see how to create more aggressive and responsive defensive players. By stepping away from purely game-like drills, Johnson-Lynch explains how drills that focus on speed and reactive skills can create defenders with more attitude, grit and intensity. These mental traits are vital for enhancing your overall team defense as well as helping you develop and train your libero to dominate on the court.

    Throughout this entire video, Johnson-Lynch provides observations, insights and drills to enhance your libero's overall skills, including both physical and mental attributes, to become a stronger defender. She demonstrates these skills in simple-to-execute drills and provides strategies for using your best defender.

    The skills you'll learn in this video are critical for developing a dominant libero!

    48 minutes. 2018.


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    with Dan Fisher,
    University of Pittsburgh Head Coach;
    2017 ACC Coach of the Year;2017 ACC Champions;
    Head Coach for the US Women's National Team/Pan Am Games- in 2015 (Gold Medal) & 2016 (Bronze);
    former Concordia -Irvine University Head Coach,
    2012 NAIA National Championship (perfect 38-0 record), National Runner-Up finish in 2011; NAIA/AVCA National Coach of the Year (2011)

    This in-depth video from 2017 ACC Coach of the Year Dan Fisher is a two-part video providing both the philosophy behind aggressive offensive play and the methodology of instilling this mindset in your program and players.

    In the first segment, Fisher provides statistical and video analysis to compare aggressive and non-aggressive play. He examines mindfulness training and the process of overcoming the fear of failure to reach a growth mentality.

    The second segment of the video moves into the gym, where Fisher demonstrates drills to train hitters on adjusting their approach, leading to an expanded range of attack. He examines the idea of corresponding approaches based on passes and sets to take an aggressive swing on a higher percentage of balls. The drills progress to 6-on-6 play, rewarding players for hard-hitting attacks.

    Chalk Talk

    Coach Fisher shares his philosophical background using many slides and stats during the first hour of the video. He provides a different method of keeping track of errors and free balls, while showing how he twists the coaching terms to help improve his team huddles during timeouts and after games.

    During the chalk talk session of Fisher's presentation, you'll see slides, sample videos, and stats that detail:

    • What makes Pitt volleyball different from other programs
    • How Fisher defines offensive aggressiveness
    • How Coach Fisher developed his style
    • The science behind winning and losing
    • The problems behind only focusing on the positives

    On The Court

    Coach Fisher demonstrates multiple drills that encourage quick footwork to the ball and exercises that take away the fear of failure when playing aggressively. You'll get:

    • An in-depth look at the four step approach with a focus of getting under the ball
    • Step close drills to train your players to go in any direction with their approach
    • Butterfly drills that touch on a wide range of swings

    By drilling your players to focus on getting their feet to the ball, they will develop a wider range in their offensive play. Throughout this video, Fisher reiterates that when players have a wider range, they will be comfortable swinging at any ball in any situation.

    Also included are five drills specifically designed to help hitters become more aggressive:

    • High Hands
    • Line Shots
    • Shove
    • Swing for the Daylight
    • Tap and Cover

    Coach Fisher does an excellent job explaining all of his drills and their benefits. He also breaks down the correlation between a player's mindset and their aggressiveness on the court. This video encompasses all aspects of implementing an aggressive offensive system in your program!

    100 minutes. 2018.


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    with Joe Sagula,
    University of North Carolina Head Coach;
    2016 ACC Coach of the Year,
    5x ACC Coach of the Year;
    7x ACC Champions;
    4x AVCA Regional Coach of the Year

    Joe Sagula's work at North Carolina over the better part of three decades has been a model of consistency. He's led the Tar Heels to seven regular season ACC championships and also captured three ACC tournament titles.

    This All Access video provides you with a look inside three UNC volleyball practices as Coach Sagula and his staff give technique instruction to athletes while running many of their favorite drills. Sagula's high standards are apparent throughout as he challenges his players to reset their focus and up their skills to championship levels.

    Disc One

    Using a progression morphed into team serve-receive, Sagula allows his athletes to gain a better understanding of how to handle the toughest serves. The drills presented in this session will help break down the serve-receive, improve tracking of the serve, and alleviate stress that is constantly placed on the passers.

    Ever have your team get to 23 points but not 'finish' and win the game? In Sagula's game of Slip and Slide, your players will learn how to focus on finishing when the team gets to 23, while providing consequences when the players don't reach their goal.

    Sagula does a great job of monitoring his athletes and delegating to his assistant coaches as his team runs through drills on multiple courts. The athletes are in constant movement, which helps keep them productive. Team drills such as 5v4 are conducted where the ball control techniques are emphasized and evaluated.

    Disc Two

    For the afternoon session, Coach Sagula begins with team cross-court pepper progressions. This drill can stress out players mentally, which actually teaches them to use better/faster coping skills.

    You'll see the Tar Heels work through their process of over-the-net ball warm-ups with emphasis on ball control. Sagula doesn't accept sloppiness and constantly corrects players to raise the bar on the quality of each practice.

    In the 1st Team to 5 game, players compete 4v4 and everyone rotates in the up-tempo mini games. Your athletes will get reps in front and back row offense and defense. Since players move to the individual skills court when not competing, the teams get smaller as they work to get to 5 points. When a team gets to 5, then the other players working on individual skills come back to the court to participate.

    The rest of the session involves team play with rotations, which is helpful because you can see how personnel works well in particular rotations.

    Disc Three

    In the final session, the focus is putting individual skills and team play together to refine offensive and defensive systems. After a quick talk, the team jumps straight into a 2v2 over-the-net warm-up before progressing to competitive games. Some of Sagula's games include:

    • 3x3 Pass + Run
    • 4x4 Back Row Attack
    • 5x5 Setter, Front Row, and Middle Blocker

    You'll also see other half court drills that are useful to create defensive situations for teaching players how to read/react based on how blocks are set-up or how attacks ricochet off the blocker's hands or arms.

    As the team drills evolve to 6v6 scrimmages, Sagula takes time out to remind players to keep focus, stay sharp, and finish stronger. He provides information on how to read the opponent and how to score with a purpose.

    This video gives you a unique perspective on how Coach Sagula interacts, instructs, and corrects his players at daily practices. It's also a terrific look into how he reinforces a healthy dose of competitiveness into the fabric of his team culture every season. Sagula isn't afraid to stop a drill and get players to refocus when he feels that the team is losing the purpose of the drill. If you want to see how one of the longest-tenured coaches in Division I runs his program, this is the video for you!

    354 minutes. 2018.


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    with Cliff Hastings,
    Parkland College Head Coach;
    Back-to-Back NJCAA DII National Champions (2015-16) - finished a perfect 57-0 in 2015;
    Back-to-Back NJCAA DII National Champion Runner-up (2013-14); 8x Mid-West Athletic Conference Champions (2009-16);
    Director of the Prime Time Volleyball Club (IL)

    Cliff Hastings has amassed an impressive .905 winning percentage in nearly a decade as the head coach at Parkland College. His efforts led to back-to-back NJCAA D-II National Championships in 2015 & 2016 (following back-to-back NJCAA D-II National Championship runner-ups in 2013 & 2014) and it's clear that Hastings knows what it takes to build a winning program.

    In this video, you'll see Coach Hastings cover his essentials for team defense. He focuses on back row play, collaborative drills, and improving control to help you boost the effectiveness of your team in the defensive portion of the game.

    Back Row Position Qualities

    Each back-row position is unique such that the outside positions move forward and backward most frequently while the middle-back defender performs more side-to-side movements. We should put our players in the back-row position that they are most likely to succeed in. You'll see Coach Hastings cover a number of topics, including:

    • Why it's important for coaches to know their players and to understand the best way to use them effectively in the back row.
    • Warm-ups that include segments where players pass the ball while moving forward and backward. Alternatively, they can focus on the side-to-side skill that is needed from the middle-back position.
    • The Shuffle Passing drill, which is used to focus on footwork and maintaining good body control.
    • Having players self-evaluate the skills being taught and putting them into practical game-like situations to improve performance and skill level.
    • The Knee-pad drill, which is used to make sure players pass with the chest up, hips forward and in a neutral position at impact.

    6-on-6 Collaborative Drills

    With this video, you will learn how to incorporate collaborative drills into your team practices to gain a clear picture of what you should cover the most with your defense. Too often, coaches lose sight of the simple things when they go into attack mode and miss out on making the little changes needed to be successful in defending every aspect of an offense. You will see:

    • The Backpedal drill, which is used to force the passer to exit the court after a good pass by backpedaling.
    • The 6-on-6 Setter Dump drill, in which points are scored only when the setter dumps the ball untouched to the other side of the net. This is a great way to observe how well a defense moves to the ball on setter dumps.
    • Ways to decide which defense to run and who does what on defense in a variety of conditions.
    • The 6-on-6 Overpass drill that allows teams to focus on where they should position themselves in the event of an overpass.

    Control Drills

    Control drills will allow you to see and coach a ton of defense. Coach Hastings guides you through how to build a high-caliber defense and shows:

    • How a coach or manager can fill the 6-person role to run the collaborative drills when your team is short on players.
    • Why blocking middle hitters isn't a 'cookie cutter' approach. Coaches need to understand which offensive players are most effective and how to play defense with the percentages. For instance, if an offense has a good weakside hitter, you may want to cheat the double-block in that direction.

    When coaching volleyball, it's important to understand the considerations for establishing a team defense. This video from Coach Hastings will guide you through a systematic approach to incorporating collaborative drills and skills into your practice regimen.

    60 minutes. 2019.


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    with Ryan McGuyre,
    Baylor University Head Women's Volleyball Coach;
    2017 Big 12 Coach of the Year; Back-to-back-to-back NCAA Tournaments in '16, '17, '18 (first time in school history!);
    former Cal Baptist University Men's & Women's Head Coach;
    9x National Champions; NCCAA Division I National Coach of the Year (2011);
    Named AVCA's Men's & Women's NAIA National Coach of the Year in the same year (2010)

    In this video, Baylor University head coach Ryan McGuyre covers the fundamentals needed for coaches to get their players to become more dynamic attackers. This includes working on more deceptive and effective shots that will result in a higher kill percentage for your attackers.

    Concepts Critical to Attacking

    The foundation for the attack begins with proper footwork. Coach McGuyre teaches how footwork should look from small, to big, to even bigger steps and from a slow, to faster, to fastest pace. The first step begins when the ball is in the setter's hands. Once players can repeat the correct footwork, they can look at the double arm lift. While teaching the double arm lift, coaches should see relaxed arms out in front, then back by the player's side, and finally up by their side.

    Through a series of progressive drills, McGuyre takes you through the process of training your hitters in the fundamentals of attacking, as well as some higher-level drills on how to become a more deceptive hitter. Some of the principles that Coach McGuyre teaches to make your players more dynamic hitters include:

    • Elevate - Learn to hit over the block.
    • Annihilate - Power the ball through the block.
    • Locate - Find the open spot on the court.
    • Variate - Change up your hitting locations.
    • Humiliate - Don't allow blocker to read your attack.

    Hitting Techniques

    McGuyre teaches the elements of attacking the ball with precision. The cut is performed with a thumbs-up attack that works well for hitting down the line on an outside attack. The wrist away works in opposition to the line shot and is an effective tool for an outside hitter used to scramble up the defenders. One way to incorporate the cut and wrist away attacks is to use only these two attacking methods during practice sessions.

    Whether your team is big or small, it's essential for your hitters to have a full bag of shots from which to choose. McGuyre teaches how to help your hitters better understand the little things they can do to improve their dynamic attacks. There are many ways to attack the ball and part of being a dynamic attacker is being able to draw upon all of these hitting tools in combination.

    Practice Drills

    Finally, you'll see McGuyre break his athletes into three equal teams with a Queen of the Court concept, rotating after sideouts. The Jungle Ball drill requires attackers to only use pre-named attack techniques. This blocked training creates game-like situations for hitters to work on being more dynamic. The final round of Jungle Ball includes a "Whatever it Takes" segment where the attacker can use their whole bag of shots to create a dynamic offense. This is a great way to challenge attackers to tool the block, to be unpredictable and to work on all of their attack skills.

    When coaching volleyball, it's important to understand the full range of attacking skills that can be taught. This video from Coach McGuyre is a great reference for any coach who wants to improve the details of attacking for their team!

    59 minutes. 2019.


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    with Nabil Mardini,
    Director of Operations with Los Angeles Volleyball Academy (LAVA);
    former Pierce College Head Coach; 3x CCCAA California State Champions and Back-to-Back Runners-Up;
    2x AVCA National Two-Year College Coach of the Year

    Developing a strong setter is critical to the success of any volleyball program. While it would be convenient for coaches to consistently find and recruit leaders who are already setters, it's definitely not a routine you can rely on. This video from Los Angeles Volleyball Academy's Nabil Mardini will guide you through the most essential setting skills for all age groups.

    Principles and Fundamentals

    Coach Mardini has an engineering background that allows him to incorporate quality control methodology into his practice regimen. Most coaches understand the X's and O's, but what Coach Mardini focuses on is the `why'. He spells out each important setting feature and walks through why the setter should follow the methodical approach.

    You'll see Mardini demonstrate how important it is for your setter to shape their hands like a volleyball, keeping the wrists firm and driving the elbows instead of the wrists. Additionally, you'll learn why an upright posture will help setters improve the versatility of your team. Once setters have their hand position and body posture mastered, they can begin learning how to face the ball and open up to where it's coming from. You will learn the visual cues that setters should look for in order to see the direction, speed, and height of the ball.

    Next, Coach Mardini presents how to have setters move off the net with a right or left foot spin depending on the angle of the pass. The spinning movement will allow your setter to create enough energy to move the ball to the pins if needed. Additionally, Mardini touches on how to set quickly, create hittable sets, understand which hitters are hot and which ones are off on a given night, and utilizing left/right footwork patterns to maintain balance.

    Practice Segments

    Mardini brings a refreshing perspective to the setting philosophy. He spends a lot of time working with setters in rotations 1, 3 and 4, which are the most challenging starts for a setter. You'll see how to help your setters:

    • Use a spin and kick with the jump when moving off the net to set the pins.
    • Understand the concept of jump setting, not jumping to set.
    • Set against the flow to take advantage of teams that may want to follow the pass.

    Setting can either make or break your team's offensive execution, which is why it's so important to train setters who are fundamentally sound and can take charge as a leader. This video from Coach Mardini details exactly how to train setters who are more than capable of commanding your squad in the heat of battle.

    63 minutes. 2019.


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    with Johan Dulfer,
    Ithaca College Head Coach,
    2016 Empire 8 Conference Tournament Champions;
    former Clarkson University Head Coach; 9x Liberty League Champions (5 tournament titles and 4 regular season titles);
    led Clarkson to 20+ wins in nine straight seasons, including four straight 30+ win seasons (2012-15)

    The serve is the one skill in volleyball that teams have complete control over. It's also one of the biggest weapons in the game. If your team serves aggressively, it takes a lot of pressure off your offense. At Ithaca College, Johan Dulfer focuses on serving speed to train his servers to have the biggest impact they can have. Coach Dulfer explains that top speed is not the only thing - having a "speed target zone" for each player is key from where they serve on the court.

    Coach Dulfer gets you to think about statistics when it comes to serving. What are the goals? What's a good ace-to-error ratio? Those questions and more are answered in this video.

    Serving Drills

    Servers need to know how much heat they can deliver consistently. The faster a serve reaches its target, the more likely it will score! Coach Dulfer presents drills to optimize serving velocity, improve accuracy, and develop better coping skills under serving stress or pressure. Drills include:

    • Servers vs Passers - Focuses on the serve receive quality and speed of the serve.
    • Last Thought of a Server - What your player thinks at the line matters.

    The drills provided can be modified and can be completely assessed separately from each other; this provides athletes a better focus on achieving goals for whatever they need to improve. Some modifications to the drills are given for a better idea on how to adjust to fit your team.

    Radar Gun Strategies

    Using a radar gun gives great feedback that isn't available in any other way. A radar gun can help train each of your servers to locate their individual optimum serving zone for maximum impact. Coach Dulfer presents drills involving a radar gun that can help develop your serving teaching strategy. It also allows players to begin to "feel" what certain speeds feel like. His serve data provides athletes concrete evidence on where they can improve in the areas of range, speed, and accuracy. Coach Dulfer also explains the technique for the use of a stopwatch; stopwatch timing can serve the same measurement purpose as a radar gun.

    If you want to get laser-focused about improving the serving abilities of your team, this video from Coach Dulfer is exactly what you need.

    Produced at the 2016 AVCA Annual Convention in Columbus, OH.

    44 minutes. 2017.