Volleyball Practice Introduction to Team with Chris Austin, 2 Time NCAA Champ

Chris has finished working with the setters individually and is now focused on the full team. To start practice he introduces the players to the full practice outline / plan, plus shares his individual and team goals for the training. This is a great video as you get to see how he interacts with his players, how he discusses topics and drills plus much more. Watching others coach is one of the best things you can do yourself to get better as a coach.

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Chris Austin – Setting Drill for Decision Making – 2 Balls, Choice – Set or Dump, Area 4 Start

This setting drill is final drill in the progression of setting drills and the focus is on decision making and dumping the ball. The players approach from area 4 and then based upon the pass have to decide are they dumping or are they setting. Chris often changes the drills in the series based upon what he see as the setters needs for that week but he always trys to get at least 1 decision making drill into the setter warm up drills.

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Chris Austin – Volleyball Setting Multi-Ball Stationary Drill, Plus Setting Drills Explained

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.

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Chris Austin – Volleyball Setter Drill for Footwork Patterns and Technique

This early practice volleyball setting drill works on just footwork patterns when setting. This drill should be performed before practice or while the rest of the team sets up the nets and warms up. You will notice hand position (Drill 1 in series) is broken up from footwork (Drill 2 in the series). This drill teaches detailed info on volleyball setting footwork.

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