In this next video Bill Ferguson talks about his unique coaching influences and how they impact all aspects of coaching particularly how he runs practice. Most viewers will find this video interesting from the perspective of how football and USC football has influenced Bills coaching.
This video contains detailed information about Bill Ferguson Volleyball Coaching Philosophy, including – Serve Tough, Ball Control, Game Plan Offense, Game Plan Defense.
In this video Bill Ferguson and Andor Gyulai discuss the USC Warm Up and the philosophy around the warm up. This is a good video to watch as it will help you as a coach develop a plan for your volleyball teams warm up.
This next series of videos features an intimate conversation with Bill Ferguson about the practice, the drills, his coaching philosophy and more. This series gives you an insider, in depth look at Bill as a coach as well as the USC volleyball program.
Individual Videos for Conversations from the Office 1 are as follows:
Bill Ferguson – Conversations from the Office, Warm Up
Bill Ferguson – Conversations from the Office, Coaching Philosophy
Bill Ferguson – Conversations from the Office, Coaching Influences
This is the end of the USC practice videos. In this video Bill talks to his team about goals and how the team did in practice towards those goals. He also discusses areas that need improvement and areas where the team and players did well.
The Italy Volleyball Drill is a drill Bill got from the USC Women’s head coach who saw Italy practicing the drill before the Olympics while on tour. The drill is a great team drill that puts a lot of pressure on your team to sideout on defense and score points on offense.
over the Net Pepper Volleyball Drill has become a very popular drill which we are seeing in a lot of practices all the way up to the USA National Team. The drill focuses on both lower ball control (Passing / Setting) and upper ball control (spiking / tipping / shooting with control).
Bill Ferguson Practice Serving Drill is a simple and great drill that highlights Bill’s goals of serving tough. The drill starts with two minutes of warmup serving followed by two minutes of deliberate serving where the players are serving a specific area. – Notice also the serving is done in the middle of practice, this is discussed in the video
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 USC Practice, Team Stations – Area 4 Volleyball Blocking Drill. In this drill Jeff Nygaard works with area 4 for blockers on blocking technique.
Bill Ferguson Team Stations from USC Practice – Middle and Libero Volleyball Setting Drill. One of the biggest problems during transition is after the ball is dug on defense having a middle or libero set the ball effectively when the setter can not. Drill will help the middles with the accuracy of their sets.
Bill Ferguson and USC Practice Team Breakout Sessions – Serve Receive Volleyball Drill. Bill added this drill into practice as the players were having problems standing up while moving backwards on serve receive. What this volleyball drill does is reinforce staying down, while focusing on creating an angle with your platform.
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.
Bill Ferguson Team Breakout Sessions – Setting Drills for Volleyball. Also great tips, technique and verbal cues to help coaches teach indoor volleyball setting.
Breakout Sessions are a great way to focus on specific skills for groups of players. In this drill Bill Ferguson focuses on setting for his setters. There are a numbers of great points that these videos make:
Using Visual Imagery to improve and accelerate player growth
11 to 12 Clock Window for Setting
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.
Great video of Bill Ferguson introducing the USC practice! What I like about this video is you see how Bill explains the entire practice in advance and gets the players involved with the practice. Also you see how Bill outlines team and some individual goals relating them back to the practice and how players need to improve in specific areas!
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 – Outside hitter serve receive drill and technique coaching.
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 – Breakout Sessions King of the Court Warm Up Drill while Cam Green and Jeff Nygaard with with specific players on individual skills.
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.
Proper Indoor Volleyball Pepper Technique using USC Men’s team as examples.
USC Volleyball Practice DROM -Dynmaic Range Of Motion volleyball warm up drills.
Andor Gyulai – Volleyball1on1.com Owner Introducing the USC Volleyball Practice.
Andor Gyulai – Volleyball1on1.com Owner Introducing the USC Volleyball Practice and going through the DROM (Dynmaic Range Of Motion) volleyball warm up drills. Also 1 video with Pepper Tips.
In mid February of 2013 we were able to get a quick shoot in with Brian Gimmillaro. Here are quick links to all the videos! (Over 2 hours of additional content!)
Brian Gimmillaro is the Long Beach State women’s head coach and one of the most decorated coaches of all time. NCAA coach of the year. US Olympic committee coach of the year. Volleyball magazine coach of the year. USA all time greatest coach award. Inducted into the college volleyball hall of fame
In this series of two volleyball videos we go through lifting team volleyball warm up drills. These two videos contain a series of movement exercises and drills the Long Beach State strength and conditioning coach uses to get the players ready for volleyball lifting! It is clear the thought that goes into making sure the athletes are ready.
In this series of 4 instructional volleyball videos and drills we get an in depth look at the Long Beach State volleyball lifting and workout program. This includes the workout, exercises and training the team does! What is interesting in watching these videos is how much the volleyball lifting program has changed over the last few years.
Long Beach State Women’s Volleyball locker room tour with Brian Gimmillaro. In this exceptional video Brian shares stories behind one of the greatest college volleyball programs in country. See an insiders look of the Long Beach State facilities as well as hear Brian share stories about some of the greatest players to play the game including Misty May-Trennor, Danielle Scott-Aruda, and Tara Cross-Battle to name just a few.
This video contains the Long Beach State Women’s Volleyball Warm Up Drill – Regular Version. This is a signature volleyball drill that Brian uses with his players before practice and matches.
Long Beach State Women’s Volleyball Warm Up Drill, Pepper. This volleyball pepper drill occurs after Brian’s signature warm up drill. What is great about the video is Brian explaining specific details regarding volleyball technique and volleyball form. For coaches this instructional video offers great insight into how Brian teaches volleyball as a coach.