Chris Austin – Volleyball Setting Multi-Ball Stationary Drill, Plus Setting Drills Explained

In this video Chris Austin starts by explaining how they run setting drills and clinics. Then the video follows with a progression of the setting drills with a multi-ball stationary drill. The multi-ball stationary drill basically allows the setter to get a feel of just setting, pulling together what they did in drill 1 – where the focus was just hands, and drill 2 – where the focus was just feet. The drill consist of coach tossing 8 balls to the players and the setter setting front or back with an “In system” toss.

Bill Ferguson – Breakout Sessions – Middle Transition Setting and Defense (Both Sides)

In this breakout sessions you will see a great drill that works on middle defense and transition setting. As you can see from this drill allot of attention is paid to developing all players ball control including middles and this falls into Bill Ferguson’ philosophy on coaching volleyball and making sure his team (meaning all players – including middles) develop good ball control. This post features the coaches running the drill from both sides.

Conversations from the Office – Volleyball Tennis Drill

In this video Wes and Andor talk about the volleyball tennis drill. This is a drill Wes likes to run at the start of practice to warm his players up. The drill also works on several skills including ball control, passing, movement, and reading. Also Wes like the drill because it sets a good tone for practice and gets his players competing early.

Spiderman Dynamic Volleyball Warm Up Drill with Shawn Patchell

Spiderman dynamic volleyball warm up drill with Shawn Patchell works on stretching the players while immediately getting on the ball. It is a simple drill that works on a skill not often focused on during practice, namely passing low balls, plus it gets the team on the ball and touching the volleyball.

Brian Gimmillaro Learn to Play Volleyball – Defense

This is a 45 Minute video on volleyball defense taught by one of America best technical coaches name Brian Gimmillaro. This video will go through all aspects of learning to play defense and is great for players and coaches.

Dan Fisher Warm Up Volleyball Drill – The Dig Set Drill

This series of videos contain one of Dan Fishers favorite volleyball warm up drills the Dig Set Volleyball Drill. This drill is utilized early in practice to help the team warmup as well as work on the net ball control and reading the hitters shoulder on defense. One thing Dan stresses is warming up in non traditional ways.

Dan Fisher Volleyball Warm Up – Volleyball Blocking Reading Drill

This reading volleyball blocking drill helps blockers to better read the hitters arm as well as the setters to be better blockers. This is another warm up volleyball drill Dan incorporates on the net in game like situations in order to rapidly improve players skills. This is a great “reading the game” drill by improving the blockers vision and defensive covering.

Dan Fisher Warm Up – Partner Roll Volleyball Drill

In this video Dan Fischer does a quick 1 minute volleyball warm up drill called Partner Rolls Volleyball Drill. The goal is to have your partner work on defense. They will accelerate to the ground in order to do this drill successfully. Be sure to check out the video from the office where we discuss this drill in depth and answer your questions.

Dan Fisher Conversations from Office Practice Warm Up – Dig Set Drill

This video features a conversation from the office where Dan and Andor discuss Warm Up specifically the Dig Set Drill. This is a great drill for all levels and used preferably early in the practice for team warm up while working on ball control. Dan goal during warm up is to maximize his time with the athlete touching the ball and getting game like situations where possible.

Dan Fisher Conversations from Office Practice Warm Up – Partner Rolls

In this video Andor and Dan discuss the Volleyball Practice Warm Up Drill – Partner Rolls. The goal of this drill is that they accelerate to the floor on defense. Click play on the volleyball video below to find out more information! Also we added the video where the players are doing the drills.

Steve Anderson Beach Volleyball Defense for Beginners

Steve presents a full video series of playing defense on the beach for beginners. This series goes through the process for players and coaches to efficiently build skills and confidence quickly.

1. Defense starts with the player covering their half of the court and determining how many shots they can systematically cover.

Bill Ferguson SCVC Teaching Volleyball Defense Drill – Pancake

In the video Bill and the assistant coach work on technique for the two libero’s. What is interesting is the technique they teach is the same as what Jeff Nygaard was teaching the USC men’s middle in the morning. Some of the verbal ques include the “Staggered Step” meaning you have one foot in-front of the other so you can move forward quickly.

Bill Ferguson – Conversations from the Office, Stations – Jeff Blocking & Cam Defense

This video discusses the stations that Jeff Nygaard and Cam Green were managing! Jeff was focused on the middles and blocking namely reading the hitters shoulder and making strong moves. Cam Green was focused on defense and the area 1 defenders digging balls. Both drills focus on key points and in this volleyball videos we discuss details.

Bill Ferguson – Conversations from the Office, Breakout Sessions, Ball Control

This video continues with the breakout session from early practice for the USC men’s volleyball team. This video focuses on what the assistant coaches were doing while Bill was focused on the setters. Jeff Nygaard and Cam Green, Bill two assistant coaches are focusing on different skills in the game, particularly ball control.

Bill Ferguson – Conversations from the Office, STD Drill

This video contains the in office conversation between Andor and Bill Ferguson where they discuss the STD or Volleyball Super Technical Drill. This video contains details of the origin of the drill, why the coaching staff likes the drill, how Jeff Nygaard was introduced to the drill.

Bill Ferguson Team Stations – Area 1 Volleyball Defense Drill

Area 1 Defense Volleyball Drill with Bill Ferguson, USC practice during the breakout sessions. Great simple drill that can be used for players of all levels. It basically includes two hit balls, one hit from area 2 and one from area 4. The area 2 ball is the hard cross court hit while the area 4 is hit high at the players head.

Bill Ferguson Team Breakout Sessions Middle Blocker Volleyball Defense Drill

Middle Blocker Volleyball Defense Drills for Area 5. As part of Bill Ferguson’s ongoing goals one area he puts particular focus on is team defense and ball control. As a result of this his team has consistently ranked in the top 5 in the MPFS for digs per game.

This volleyball drill highlights this focus by showing the work the coaching staff does with the middle hitters working on their defense in area 5.

Team Work Volleyball Defense Drill by Brian Gimmillaro

Volleyball Defensive Drill by Brian Gimmillaro. This is a great team volleyball defensive drills that progresses across the court and covers all areas of defense. What this drill does is perfect individual as well as team volleyball defense. This drill really stands out from other similar drills in that it really focuses on team communication and dividing up the court successfully.

Tom Black – Hitters vs. Diggers Volleyball Drill From Practice 1

Hitters vs. diggers volleyball drill is a great drill for reading the game and helping your defenders become better at reading attackers arm swings.

 

We have also included and explanation of the drill from the conversation from the office.

 

 

Tom Black – Hut to Five Volleyball Drill From Practice 1

Hut to Five volleyball drill – Is a drill run early in the season to help middles with their eye sequence and to help them have better technique and make better moves when they block. Additionally it is a great drill for outside hitters to work on attacking as well as for defense to work on defending the outside attack.