Teaching players to convert or at least make smart plays with bad sets is a very important and tough task for most coaches at any level. Coaches want players to be aggressive and smart “Taking Out The Trash” (#5 “What Great Looks Like!” (™) – The Volleyball1on1 Playing Standard) set, thus lowering the opponents opportunity to…
Volleyball spiking and hitting drills to help teach you how to spike a volleyball like the pros. This is a series of indoor volleyball drills for outside, opposite, middle, back row, transition spiking and more. Also great drills to help hitters see the block and defense better and help improve hitting efficiency when the ball is spiked.
Hitting Lines Drills – 2 Balls, One Fast, then Another Slower With Transition Footwork – Chris Austin (6 Videos)
This videos features a different version of the hitting lines warm up drills. Each player gets 2 balls, one fast, then another slower ball which simulates transition footwork with a slower set. This drill again shows how much thought Cris puts into every drill and designing his practice to maximize good touches and game like situations.
This series of 3 videos features Chris Austin teaching his players the important skills of jousting and tooling the block. This is another series of videos that highlights how good Chris is as a coach. He is able to help and teach his players a new skill quickly and because of how the drill is designed and how he teaches, the player experience allot of transfer and pick up the skill rather quickly.
In this video Chris Austin has his players run a drill focusing on taking advantage of an over pass by hitting around the block, swiping or tooling. This video demonstrates Chris creativity as well as should help coaches learn how to make more unique drills themselves. Also again it is insightful to see how a coach should adjust practice planning based upon individual and team goals and problems.
Bill Ferguson – Breakout Sessions – Middle Hitter Starting Position, With and Without Passer (3 Videos)
In this final breakout session you will get to see Bill and his team of incredible coaches working closely with the middles on problems they were having moving and hitting out of certain rotations. This skill building session shows how diligent the coaches are about improving and helping players get better.
Round 2 of the tough swings drill from earlier. This video sequence includes more verbal cues from the coaches as well as watching the opposites now run the drill. As stated earlier Wes runs this drill to help his attackers deal with a defense that they are not used to particularly on a bad pass where the defense knows the ball is going to the outside.
This video features Wes Schneider running the tough swings volleyball drill. Wes run this drill to simulate the tough situations, particularly the tough and large block his hitters will face in matches competing in the NCAA MPSF division. In this volleyball drill for hitters, his spikers have to hit against his 2 biggest blockers where the blockers know the ball is going to the hitter. (Hitter gets 4 out 5 sets!)
Mike talks about three different drills using a medicine ball to increase hitting power.
Mike walks through how to warm up hitting by starting from the back row with easy long shots. Visualizing the blocker is up.
This video is a great example of something Stein picked up while competing in Boulder, Colorado on the AVP Pro Tour that really helped him be a better player and get more kills and more aces while playing at altitude. The technique is call the “Goose Neck – Snap it Like a Pig”.
In this video Ron Larson former USA assistant coach and Tom Black do a progression on the previous setter tutor drill. Now the setters are running the middle blockers through a series of attacks and hits.
The transition toss volleyball drill works on transition hitting as well as “Read the Game” blocking and defense. The drill fits nicely into a progression from the setter tutor drills already run as well as working on the split step stretch-shortening cycle concepts.
This drill emphasis includes “reading the game” for blockers and defenders, as well as working on the fundamentals of transition and getting off the net after you block so that you get a good attack.
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Volleyball spiking and hitting technique taught by Brian Gimmillaro is what you will find in this 45 minute instructional volleyball video. Brian has taught some of America greatest players and in this video he will share the same tips, tools and techniques used by these volleyball legends.
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.
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.
The tweener ball transition volleyball drill is one of Dan Fisher’s favorites. The tweener ball drill focuses on running an in system offense from 8 to 12 feet off the net. Basically the ‘in between’ area of a good pass and a bad pass thus giving the drill the name ‘tweener’. The goal is to run a middle attack and make it part of your normal offense.
These videos contain the high ball outside hitting drill. This is done to have middles expand their skills to outside hitting. Dan Fisher’s starting outside hitter and star got injured a few weeks before playoffs. As a result they were forced to move middles outside to fill the gap. Also the some of the other players are doing passing ladders.
Steve presents a series on spiking which is what every beginner wants to learn. In these videos everything is broken down and builds confidence with easy to understand instruction and drills.
1. The arm swing on the beach is unique and slightly different from indoor. Proper technique prevents injury and forms a base to work on.
This incredible video and drill features Bill Ferguson working with a player one on one to improve their arm swing. It includes volleyball spiking technique from Bill, verbal queues, as well as step by step on how he teaches spiking! This video is a must for all club and high school coaches who teach youth and junior volleyball players.
Station Drills are one of the most effective way to improve individual skills. The problem with stations is you need space or it is difficult to do. What is so impressive about this practice planning is how they are able to do all these stations and work on all these individual skills on just one volleyball court.
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.
STD Volleyball Drill – “Super Technical Drill” is a great drill to help area 2 and 4 hitters as well as blocking in area 2 and 4. The drill basically forces the ball to the outside where the outside hitters can only hit line or angle. This forces the hitter to improve spiking shots as they are now forced to work on all their shots.
Bill Ferguson and USC Volleyball Practice – Individual Breakout Sessions Jeff Nygaard working on players arm swings.
Bill Ferguson and USC Volleyball Practice – Individual Breakout Sessions with the focus on Outside Hitter Arm Swing technique and improvement.
Bill Ferguson and USC Volleyball Practice – Individual Breakout Sessions and Volleyball Drills with Jeff Nygaard and Cam Green. Individual Videos are as follows: King Court & Individual Breakout Sessions with Outside Hitter Arm Swing, Outside Hitter Serve Receive, Team Arm Swing.
Rapid fire volleyball spiking drill with by Brian Gimmillaro and LBS Women’s Volleyball. The players go through a series of different attacks and spikes in rapid succession helping with warm up, technique and more. This drill allows for allot of quick feedback towards the players on very specific sets.
Volleyball team offense and spiking drill by Brian Gimmillaro.
Practice Plan #1 – Part 4 of 10 – Outside and Middle Hitter Tutor Volleyball Drills – These drills are set up to work on specific needs of either the outside hitters or the middle attackers! Great series of videos!
Hitters vs. Diggers Drill and Hut to Five Drill. Great series of drills that work on numerous skills for all levels of volleyball players.
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.
Outside Hitter Tutor Volleyball Drills – This drill works on specific needs of your outside hitters. Note we have included the conversation from the office where Tom discusses this drill in detail.
Middle Hitter Tutor Volleyball Drills – This drill works on specific needs for the middle. In this case the setter and the middles were not connecting on a fast set so they adjusted the set slightly higher so that they connected better.