Teach your kids how to bump, set, and spike like the pros with these volleyball drills and practice tips.
Leaside Volleyball Club (Toronto, Canada) shares a progressive drill to train your attackers and team to score in transition off of a dig.
St. Louis Crossfire shares the Chaos drill that trains out-of-system attacking when the setter digs the ball. There are three parts to the drill that prepares players for three different scenarios so the play ends in an attack.
You now have a couple of statistical methods for rating your blockers. I suggest you try one or the other during a team scrimmage.
Illini Elite of Bloomington, Illinois, shares a walking ball control progression to learn passing, setting and attacking that can be modified for all ages and skill levels. The first level begins with a balloon, and at each level the coaches adapt the focus of the feedback from framing to technique.
Lloy Ball, former Men's National Team setter and club director of Team Pineapple Volleyball Club based in Fort Wayne, Indiana, shares a setting warmup at the wall and with a partner that engages the core, builds strength and improves the setter's touch on the ball.
The game has obviously evolved a great deal since those days, but certain fundamental principles remain. Keeping a level head when hitting is one of them.
"One of my early (and best) coaches explained to me that a middle’s job on offense is to pull the opponent’s blockers away from your pin hitters, and this was achieved by calling for a set early and loudly."
Club Director and former USA Men's National Team setter Lloy Ball of Team Pineapple Volleyball Club based in Fort Wayne, Indiana shares a few ways to train setters to push the set to pins and reverse the set away from the pass when the pass is far off the net.
One of the many points I share in the program is to CLAP for mistakes instead of pouting. ... Pouting is selfish – but winning teammates will CLAP (Claim it, Learn from it, Affirm their ability and Play on!).
Coaches can video players' serving technique using a cell phone in practice, so the player can watch starting position, toss, follow- through, hand contact, transfer of weight, approach for jump float.
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