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.
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.
Volleyball 6 on 6 Breakpoint drill is a drill that works on all skills and is used to help calibrate the offense and teach a rhythm to your offense. The drill makes it extremely difficult for the sideout team to win because they have to get so many balls in a row over the net without making a mistake. On the other hand the defense just needs to convert a few mistakes or stop the offense in order to score and win the drill.
The next drill is USC Assistant Coach Cam Green’s Rapid Fire Correction Drill. The staff joke that this is how Cam gets so buffed but this is basically a very very fast passed correction drill that is used to get the team ready for the 6 on 6 team portion of practice. We like this drill at volleyball1on1 because of the energy it create and how it gets the players ready to compete.
This video features a conversations from the office with Wes Schneider on the Standard Drill. The drill is used for 6 on 6 game like situations instead of just playing a game to 25. What it allows the teams to do is focus on just defense or just offense while still playing balls out and working and playing out of transition.
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.
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 post contains 2 videos from Wes Schneider’s Standard Drill. How is a 6 on 6 drill where the goal is to have the offense side out at 70% while the defense scores at 50%. If for some reason the offense scores higher than 70% this becomes the standard that the other team needs to now side out at and obviously how you drill gets its name.
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.
Shawn Patchell 5 In, 5 Out of System drill is a drill that works on defense – reading the game and on the offense calibrating their attack. This drill can be run with just 1 coach yet allow the coach to accomplish an incredible amount. This video combines 3 videos for easy viewing.
This series of 5 videos features the 6 on 6 game like portion of practice. The drill is the 4 ball drill that features 2 serves, an out of system attack and then a free ball. The game is scored in such a way that the offense should sideout at 75% to score points while the defense should side out at 50% to score points.
This great drill works on all skills including passing, setting and tipping. Why we like the drill is that players work on skills while warming up thus making more productive use of practice time.
Working on all skills, this volleyball drill improves passing, setting and spiking. Again like the previous drill this warm up is game like and over the net as it builds skills. With limited gym time many coaches are having success using drills like this to start practice!
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Compete with transition emphasis volleyball drill is the final progression of the practice and in many ways works to improve and emphasize all that the team has worked on thus far in the practice. Note: We have added the conversation from the office where Tom discusses this competition drill.
This content was filmed with a High School team in Los Angeles. Our goal with this series of videos was to have Dan Fisher show us his on the net, game like warm up volleyball drills that he uses to improve skill with limited gym time! The key is that rather than doing traditional pepper
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 correction drill is a great drill to work on any skill except serve receive. What Dan likes to do on occasion is start that the players can only tip. This forces the players to work on their tips shots and work on getting better at defending the tip shot.
This is another volleyball warm up drill which focuses on improving skills while on the net in a game like situation. 2 Person, 2 Touch Volles Volleyball Drill really gets the players moving and gets their bodies warm by forcing a lot of contact on the ball.
another great volleyball warm up, the reading butterfly drill, forces the players to focus on reading the game. How this drill works is players call out what they are seeing. So for example you will hear the players calling: Ball, Setter, Ball, Hitter.
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.
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.
This series of videos contain the 3 ball wash volleyball drill for middle blockers. This great drill helps middle blockers with eye sequences and footwork. This helps middles with obvious game situation moves that often get neglected because they are not practiced successfully! Additionally it helps middles and blockers more successfully read the game, plus focus on watching the hitters arm swing.
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.
This instructional volleyball video features a conversation from the office where Dan and Andor discuss the volleyball practice warm up – reading butterfly drill. This drill follows aspects of a traditional butterfly drill but adds reading the game components so as to help the players get far more out the drill than a traditional butterfly drill.
In this conversation from the office video Dan and Andor discuss the volleyball warm up drill – blocking with cover. This is another great on net volleyball drill that warm up your players while building skills in real game like situations. On top of that it helps your players read the game better and helps your team play better cover defense.
This volleyball coaching conversation from the office features one of the most popular volleyball drills ever filmed on volleyball1on1.com This warm up drill has it all and it is no wonder that shortly after presenting it to our members a large number of them started using it in their practices!
We are now finished with our warm up drills and now are moving into Dan first full team drill that can also be used as a correction drill if needed. A correction drill is a drill that allows the coach to work on specific skills for specific players. All skills can be worked on with this drill except serve receive. In this video you will hear Dan talk about the correction drill and how they use it in practice!
In this conversation from the office Dan and Andor discuss the Tweener Ball Drill. A tweener ball as Dan defines it is a ball passed or dug 5 to 12 feet off the net. For dan and his coaching staff they feel one of the most important aspects of winning is having his team be able to run the offense in system off a tweener ball.
Crunch Time Volleyball Drill is both team and coach favorite. When there is a draw in the “Little Italy Drill” the players move to the crunch time drill. The players have to kill 3 balls in a row in order to move out of crunch time and then go into a game with regular score win by two starting at a particular score, often 22-22.