Mike shows the correct way a player moves their feet to pass the ball. Avoid the cross over and use a shuffle as much as possible.
Mike talks about how to pass when in position one. Most importantly how to react when the server changes position on the back line and where your body should be facing based upon the serve.
Mike discusses why the passer in position six takes the most responsibility on serve receive plus more important tips when passing in position 6.
Mike presents a video on how passing in position five is very active for outside hitters.
Mike talks about how communication is critical for volleyball passing success. Players need to talk quickly, clearly and more tips included.
Mike demonstrates how to receive a ball overhand. Keep the hands close together along with other important overhand passing tips.
Mike talks about how to read queues from the setter and hitter when blocking. This includes: watch the setter’s body position, the hitter’s shoulder and more.
Mike discusses the first responsibility of the outside hitter blocker. Also how to assist the middle blocker.
Mike demonstrates further the first, second and third hits the outside blocker is responsible for.
Mike presents how much to commit to the back one attack and still be able to block the outside ball.
Mike talks about the value of two steps to an outside block versus the cross over steps for a swing block. This is an interesting video and offers alternative perspective to just swing blocking.
Mike presents how to execute the cross over step to move from the middle to the outside block position.
Mike shows how to use the cross over step when doing a swing block. This covers some of the most important techniques in volleyball blocking footwork.
Mike presents how to use cheat steps to help out with volleyball defense, while still being available to block.
Mike talks about and demonstrates what to do with the hands and upper body when blocking.
Mike presents a video on the first responsibilities of an outside blocker in position two plus other important volleyball blocking tips.
Mike demonstrates the correct footwork to use including the step, double step, cross over and more for blocking. This is a great technical on the different types of volleyball blocking footwork.
Mike talks about what to do with the hands and upper body when reading the hitter and blocking in position 2.
Mike presents a video on several volleyball warm up exercises to do before a match or practice.
Mike shows three different medicine ball drills to increase a players vertical jump when playing volleyball.
Mike talks about three different drills using a medicine ball to increase hitting power.
Mike shows how to jump serve from a different angle and mentions how execution, not style, scores points.
Mike demonstrates the jump serve by making the serve compact with the correct approach and other important tips.
Mike talks about the approach and how to experiment hitting the jump float serve.
Mike demonstrates how to do a float serve with a simple motion, an open hand and more.
Mike talks about how active a player in position four must be on defense, plus other important volleyball defensive concepts and tips.
Mike breaks down what the defender in position six must look for, hand position and other tips.
Mike goes into greater detail on position and movement of the hips, knees and other parts of the body when defending position six.
Mike talks about how to increase speed when moving off the net from position two defense and more.
Mike demonstrates where a defender in position one starts, responsibilities, footwork and more details.
Mike talks about the defenders mentality, volleyball team defense and more.
Mike demonstrates and explains different methods of jogging during your volleyball warm up. This seems simple but you will notice the detail Mike pays to this and it will help you understand why he has had so much success and such a long and incredible playing career.