The Gauntlet Youth Volleyball Drill / Game is usually the last game / drill of the day and it usually goes for 15-25 minutes. Our goal is to create: Game like situation, That is competitive, Allows for lots of touches on the ball (Usually 2 on 2), Co-Ed, Encourages play with different people both as teammates and opponents, Rewards hard work but at this level still has an element of luck
6 on 6 Exchange Volleyball Drill on the Net at Uni High – Focus on Ball Control and Controlled Hitting
The 6 on 6 Exchange Volleyball Drill on the net is one of the best drills to focus on team ball control and individual controlled hitting. This drill also works on the important and often ignored volleyball skill of moving without the ball. Now considering the fact that the majority of the time players are moving without the ball it is always surprising how little coaches practice this critical skill.
This is a 6 on 6 Game Wash Drill which includes 4 balls: Serve, Bounce Ball, Free Ball and then a second Serve. Two balls are entered via serve as this is the most common way the ball is entered in volleyball. One ball is entered as a free ball as this is common for this age group and skill level and then one ball is entered as a bounce ball followed by a set to help the team work on transition setting.
This video features Andor teaching and running the his Omaha Pressure Serving Volleyball Drill. This drill is designed for all skill levels and will help teach your team to serve aggressively under pressure. On top of this the drill does a great job of building team unity. The drill should be run once or twice in practice and can be used to raise the energy of practice plus have some fun!
2 Drills – Serving and Passing Drill and Teaching Middles Movement Patterns Drill – Day 2 – Uni High (3 Videos)
This series of 3 videos follows 2 drills Andor sets up for the players. The drills divide the outsides and liberos on one court to work on serving and passing while on the other court Andor takes the middles and setters to work of movement patterns. This video series is really basic in nature and is designed for players very new to the game. In this case Uni High has several players that have just started playing volleyball, meaning they have played for a year or two, yet they are extremely athletic. This drill works to teach how to be an effective middle player.
Modified On the Net Pepper Volleyball Drill with 3 Players – Multi Skill – Day 2 – Uni High (2 Videos)
Modified on the net pepper volleyball drill with 3 players is a great multi – skill to follow up 90 passes drill. The drill builds on the work players did to imprint good form in the 90 passes drill and now takes that to a more game like situation on the net. The result is players now work on their passing more like what they will see off a serve receive or a free ball.
Andor Teaching Pre Practice Setters Skill Building Drill Focusing on Hands and Footwork – Day 2 – Uni High
The setter is the most important player on the court touching the ball almost twice as much as any other player on the court. This volleyball setter drill helps the setter during a time in practice when not much is going on get better with their hand and footwork technique for setting.
90 Passes Skill Building Warm Up Drill – Day 2 – Uni High – Volleyball Coaching Nightmares (2 Videos)
The 90 Passes skill building warm up drill is a great drill to teach players concentration, while warming them up focusing on the important skill of passing. What the drill is able to accomplish is a high number of reps (90 For each player) in a really short period of time with very specific focuses, while passing from different points on the volleyball court and onto the net.
Andor Changes the Drill to a Simple Exchange Drill with Heavy Instruction – Day 1 – Uni High (3 Videos)
Andor has taken over practice and has modified the offense drill he was running into a simple exchange drill based upon the skill and ball control of the players. This series of 3 videos is extremely revealing and shows so many important points with regard to good coaching.
In this video Andor teaches important serving principals, by discussing a study done with regard to the most important things for having success in volleyball. This is followed by a pressure serve drill that brings the point home for the players.
This part of practice features 5 rep standing float serve drill for each player. This video features coaching verbal cues info as to the purpose of working on the standing float serve. What I also like about Chris coaching style is that all players can perform all serves successfully. This allows allot more flexibility of what the players can do at the service line plus raises the expectations and responsibilities each player has when serving.
This drill features 5 different skills / mini drills that they do 5 times each between 2 players. The drill, call 5 by 5 ball control and armswing warm up again shows how Chris controls every aspect of practice so as to maximize every ball touch and help his players develop ball control and good habits while doing it. It is remarkable watching this when you compare how 99% of coaches organize their practice by comparison.
This video features the controlled volleyball setting warm up drill with Chris Austin. This video is revealing as it shows how Chris control many aspects of the practice to help the players maintain good form and technique. In this drill the number of contacts is limited during the drill in order to keep the players in system and thus more controlled while executing the skills needed to perform the drill.
The next progression of the warm up skill building setting drills is the two setters approaching from rotations 1, 3 and 4 in serve receive type format. Each setter sets one ball and then repeats. 4 Balls each for a “In System”, “Medium”, “Out of System” pass. Focus is getting their feet set then making the same moves and footwork to the ball.
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.
This video features the team working on float serving. The team is not a very good jump serving team and as a result moved more towards serving the jump float serve. In this video you will see how the coaches make this serving drill fun and competitive. Also you will start to see how the loud music in practice affects affects everything.
This is another “Tutor Drill” specifically for skills the coaches thought need work from “Tell the Truth Monday” video session. This drill is working on passing the float serve and rather than passing the serve overhand, using a platform to pass the ball. What the coaching staff observed is the offense tends to have better rhythm when this is done verses overhand passing.
The practice theme of the day is “Tell the Truth Monday”, what this means is the team reviews videos and looks for individual and team weaknesses that they can work on. The coaches then often add specific skill building drills called “Tutor Drills” to improve on those skills that need work. This video contains a tutor drill the coaches are running to fix and improve passing off spin serves.
This video features the conversation from the office regarding the volleyball exchange drill. The point of this drill is to warm up the players while still building skills and working on movement in transition. With the increased speed of the game transition movement has become more and more important.
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.
The next drill is servers verses passers drill. The drill consist of a serve followed up by an additional ball from a coach hitting on a box in order to increase the number of repetitions.
Wes Schneider Exchange Volleyball Drill is a great drill to help your team with all areas of the game while still warming up the players successfully. Some the the things we see players get out of the drill in particular include learning over head ball control meaning a control swing.
Volleyball Tennis Drill is a movement and passing warm up drill Wes uses occasionally with his team before match days to have a little fun and get the team moving. The drill focuses and improves a number of different skills including but not limited to; passing, movement and reading.
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.
This volleyball movement drill helps with both passing and defensive movement. The drill teaches players to move in all directions without taking a negative step. This drill is great for players of all levels!
Shawn Patchell 10 high, 10 low volleyball defense warm up drill is a great drill to warm up your hitters shoulders plus work on defense and digging a low ball followed by digging a high ball with your hands.
Stein presents part 24 of 27 for setters. Shown is a drill to be able to set forward or back at the last second.
Stein presents part 17 of 27 for setters. Shown are several volleyball setting drills that can be done solo.
The pass to hit butterfly volleyball drill works on the skills that every coach wants most, passing and hitting! In this drill the players pass the ball and then go outside for the hit. Super simple drill that Dan uses for warm up during practice. You will notice some changes in the tempo of the hits based upon how warm the players are.
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.
The warm up 20 20 28 volleyball drill is one of our all time favorites. What this drill does is focus on both underhand and overhand ball control. For underhand the players get to pass, bump set and play defense. For overhand the players get to tip, set, roll hit and hit.
This series of videos contain Dan Fisher running the correction volleyball drill, one of Dan’s favorite drills.This is a great drill where you can work on almost every skill except serve reception. In this drill Dan is working on specific skills each individual player is having problems with.