Bill Ferguson Volleyball Coaching Conversations from the Office 1

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

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Bill Ferguson USC Volleyball Practice Summary

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.

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Bill Ferguson Italy Volleyball Drill

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.

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Bill Ferguson Over the Net Pepper Volleyball Drill

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).

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Bill Ferguson in Practice Serving Drill

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

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Bill Ferguson Team Stations – Area 1 Volleyball Defense Drill

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.

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Bill Ferguson Team Breakout Sessions Middle Blocker Volleyball Defense Drill

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.

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Bill Ferguson Team Breakout Sessions – Volleyball Setting Drills

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

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Bill Ferguson USC running STD Volleyball 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.

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