Passing movement: Shuffling instead of reaching - The Art of Coaching Volleyball
Ron Kordes says that instead of shuffling to the ball to get their body behind it, many players just reach with their arms which can cause less accuracy and control. Use THIS simple drill to practice the passing shuffle:
Munciana Peppers Volleyball for Younger kids
This video shows a number of drills for younger kids that they use at Muncaina Peppers in order to improve on a variety of things including footwork and ball...
Middle approach drill with Lizzy Stemke - The Art of Coaching Volleyball
This drill is used by Lizzy Stemke to help her middles improve the last two steps of their hitting approach. Watch the video to find out why Lizzy calls the last two steps the "gun steps" and how the drill can help players work on balance and footwork for maximum power and accuracy.
2 vs 2 platform drill with Jill Kramer - The Art of Coaching Volleyball
Does your team need to practice sending & defending free balls? Try this 2 vs. 2 drill that only allows passing!
Two drills for developing good defensive posture - The Art of Coaching Volleyball
Clinician: Jesse Mahoney, head women’s volleyball coach at the University of Colorado Purpose: To develop good defensive posture How it works: These posture drills use half the court with two to three players in defensive position, facing the net. “China” drill: Two players set up in the short court, facing the net. A coach tosses […]
Secret squirrel drill - The Art of Coaching Volleyball
Clinician: Christi Posey, head women’s volleyball coach at Missouri-Kansas City University Purpose: To incorporate fun and strategy into competitive six-on-six play How it works: In this six-on-six drill, teams race to complete a set of three tasks (i.e. stuff block, combination play, setter dump). The coach initiates play with a downball and continues to alternate […]
Float serve fundamentals with Cary Wendell Wallin - The Art of Coaching Volleyball
When teaching the fundamentals of the float serve to young volleyball players, former NCAA Player of the Year Cary Wendell Wallin likens the skill to throwing a ball. It’s a similar arm motion, similar footwork, similar follow-through. In this video, Cary teaches the skill step by step to a team of 10-year-olds. Her points of […]
2-ball pepper - a different challenge from Emily Hiza - The Art of Coaching Volleyball
For a nice twist on pepper, try pepper with two volleyballs. It's great for ball control, and, as Colorado State assistant coach Emily Hiza points out here, it also improves court vision and stretches players' minds by requiring them to think about multiple things at once.
Practicing a calm platform - The Art of Coaching Volleyball
Before this drill, Tod Mattox addresses the entire team and says he wants calmer platforms in serve receive. He talks specifically about the technique for passing serves that are up high. The drill requires players to pass balls hit by Mattox off a box from the other side of the net. As you'll see, he […]
21 down serve-and-receive drill - The Art of Coaching Volleyball
21 Down is a competitive serving and serve-receive drill. First team to zero points loses the drill. Teams are divided in equal number and capability. The drill follows a pass-and-replace pattern that goes like this: Passers receive a ball, and no matter the outcome, they get off the court and a new passer takes […]
Four Drills to Track the Ball in Serve Receive
KIVA, based in Louisville, Kentucky, shares Four serve receive drills Designed to Help Players track the ball when passing a serve.
7 common hitting approach errors and how to fix them - The Art of Coaching Volleyball
A fundamentally sound hitting approach is crucial for your hitters to be able to jump high, attack with power and put the ball where they want without making an error. Read on for seven errors that Bill Neville (former Olympic coach for both the US and Canada) commonly witnessed in players' attack approach and suggestions […]
Demanding defensive ball control and cardio drill - The Art of Coaching Volleyball
Clinician: Cindy Fredrick, head women’s volleyball coach at University of Nevada Las Vegas Purpose: To improve overall ball control through a demanding and concentrated drill. How it Works: One player stands in right front and hits a cross court ball at a digger who is standing in left back. A second player is to the […]