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.Details
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
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.Details
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).Details
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 videoDetails
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.Details
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.Details
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.Details
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.Details
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.Details
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