This practice plan is designed for Top High School / Adult / College / Pro players in early season. It uses the Brazilian style of volleyball coaching meaning high reps, lots of ball touches, and making every drill a competition in order to bring out the best in your athletes.
In this Practice Plan we focus on:
1) Cut Shot
2) Covering the Hitter
3) Side Out / Defense Skills
# Athletes: 4
# Coaches: 1
For this practice plan we have top FIVB and AVP players to demonstrate.
Casey Jennings – Top AVP and FIVB player (married to Kerri Walsh)
Joey Dykstra – Top AVP and FIVB player
Jody Gooding – Top FIVB player from England (www.jodygooding.com)
Gregg Weaver – Top FIVB player from England
Adriano Ticao – Coach Ticao first played and coached in his home of Brazil. While there he became a certified beach coach in 2004 through their national program. In 2007 he came to the US where he’s continued coaching by combining the Brazilian and US styles of play. Some of the top players he has worked with are Nicole Branagh on the AVP and Pedro Solberg on the FIVB.
In 2009 his coaching raised the AVP team of Tatiana Minello/Priscilla Lima from 11th to 3rd place finishes with his drills in volleyball. Along with top players he coaches high school and club teams where his effectiveness of breaking down the game applies to all levels.
More you can expect
1) Total of 12 drills
2) Total of 25 videos
3) Diagrams of each drill
4) Explanation and comments of how player skills are improved
5) Explanation and comments of how coaches skills are improved
Drill 6 – Cut Shot Warm up 3 in a Row
Easy warm up drill. Focus on getting in the rhythm of pass, set, hit, also focus on pulling angle and digging the cut shot.
• Call the shot
• Don’t cheat, wait for the cut
• Use proper footwork when pulling off the net
Start with the left side hitter
Player serves the ball.
Opposite team pass, set…
Player cuts the ball.
Defender digs the cut.
Defender after digging the cut pulls off.
Partner sets the ball.
Player hits the cut shot.
The blocker pulls off the net angle and digs the cut shot.
Partner sets the ball.
Player is free to hit where they want.
Repeat 5 times to the right side player.
Repeat to the left side player 5 times.
Switch to the opposite team and repeat.