Advanced volleyball drills used by top NCAA, Pro and National Teams.
Level 3 – Involves players “Observing,” “Orientating,” “Deciding,” and making an “Action” based upon information on one or more posters. Players are now ideally in constant motion. The purpose of level 3 exercises are to help: Improve “scanning for objects” while in motion. This is far more difficult than when stationary Improve players skill through…
This post contains 2 videos from Wes Schneider’s Standard Drill. How is a 6 on 6 drill where the goal is to have the offense side out at 70% while the defense scores at 50%. If for some reason the offense scores higher than 70% this becomes the standard that the other team needs to now side out at and obviously how you drill gets its name.
This is a series of 5 Intermediate Visual Drills and Skills we filmed with Bill and Ryan Harrison of SlowTheGameDown.com. Bill and Ryan are leaders and pioneer in the area of vision for sports. SlowTheGameDown, their company has been training elite hall of fame athletes for over 40 years. For Volleyball Bill has worked with Hall Famers Flo Hyman and AVP star and current USA coach Matt Fuerbringer.
This is the first of 5 Static Visual Drills and Skills we filmed with Bill and Ryan Harrison of SlowTheGameDown.com. Bill is a leader and pioneer in the area of vision for sports. SlowTheGameDown has been training athletes for over 40 years. From as early as George Brett (Baseball Hall of Fame) in 1971 to currently the 2013 World Champion San Francisco Giants.
This series of 3 videos features Chris Austin teaching his players the important skills of jousting and tooling the block. This is another series of videos that highlights how good Chris is as a coach. He is able to help and teach his players a new skill quickly and because of how the drill is designed and how he teaches, the player experience allot of transfer and pick up the skill rather quickly.
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.
The next progression in the warm up / early practice setting drills with Chris Austin is setter coming from area 4 and setting 2 balls: 1 – In system, 1 – Out system. The setters are encouraged to jump set and this drill simulates more what happens in a long rally when a player is blocked.
Volleyball 6 on 6 Breakpoint drill is a drill that works on all skills and is used to help calibrate the offense and teach a rhythm to your offense. The drill makes it extremely difficult for the sideout team to win because they have to get so many balls in a row over the net without making a mistake. On the other hand the defense just needs to convert a few mistakes or stop the offense in order to score and win the drill.
Battle Star – 3 Man Block Volleyball Transition Drill is a drill named and started by Olympian and former USC Coach Pat Powers. The drill basically is initiated with a high bounce ball by the coach in the back row which then sets up a set which likely has a 3 man block. The rally is then played out to work on transition offense and defense.
This video features a conversations from the office with Wes Schneider on the Standard Drill. The drill is used for 6 on 6 game like situations instead of just playing a game to 25. What it allows the teams to do is focus on just defense or just offense while still playing balls out and working and playing out of transition.
Round 2 of the tough swings drill from earlier. This video sequence includes more verbal cues from the coaches as well as watching the opposites now run the drill. As stated earlier Wes runs this drill to help his attackers deal with a defense that they are not used to particularly on a bad pass where the defense knows the ball is going to the outside.
This video features Wes Schneider running the tough swings volleyball drill. Wes run this drill to simulate the tough situations, particularly the tough and large block his hitters will face in matches competing in the NCAA MPSF division. In this volleyball drill for hitters, his spikers have to hit against his 2 biggest blockers where the blockers know the ball is going to the hitter. (Hitter gets 4 out 5 sets!)
Shawn Patchell 5 In, 5 Out of System drill is a drill that works on defense – reading the game and on the offense calibrating their attack. This drill can be run with just 1 coach yet allow the coach to accomplish an incredible amount. This video combines 3 videos for easy viewing.
This series of 5 videos features the 6 on 6 game like portion of practice. The drill is the 4 ball drill that features 2 serves, an out of system attack and then a free ball. The game is scored in such a way that the offense should sideout at 75% to score points while the defense should side out at 50% to score points.
In this video Ron Larson former USA assistant coach works with the LMU volleyball setters in a tutor drill.
Ron is an incredible coach and this series of videos highlights a number of important talking points for setters.
• Consistent Contact Point
• High hands
• Follow through
• Feel – Getting an Intuitive feeling for the location of your sets.
In this video Ron Larson former USA assistant coach and Tom Black do a progression on the previous setter tutor drill. Now the setters are running the middle blockers through a series of attacks and hits.
Continuous Blocking Drill and the Split Step Stretch-Shortening Cycle is a great video series that will expose you to new concepts in volleyball blocking and defense. The Split Step Stretch-Shortening Cycle has been used for years now by elite tennis players to move more effectively across the court and cover more ground.
AVCA Video Tip of the Week – Diggers verses Spikers. This is a great drill to help defenders play better defense by being better at reading hitters. The drill will help defenders look at attackers arm swing, shoulders and more so that they read better on defense.
The pass to hit butterfly volleyball drill works on the skills that every coach wants most, passing and hitting! In this drill the players pass the ball and then go outside for the hit. Super simple drill that Dan uses for warm up during practice. You will notice some changes in the tempo of the hits based upon how warm the players are.
This video contains a volleyball warm up drill utilized by Dan Fisher called the 20 Pressure Passes Volleyball Drill. Dan stresses warming up in non traditional ways meaning warming up the players while working on skills on the net. This warm up drill works on passing and passing under pressure! As the number of perfect passes increases so does the intensity of the serve and the pressure to make a good pass.
This reading volleyball blocking drill helps blockers to better read the hitters arm as well as the setters to be better blockers. This is another warm up volleyball drill Dan incorporates on the net in game like situations in order to rapidly improve players skills. This is a great “reading the game” drill by improving the blockers vision and defensive covering.
another great volleyball warm up, the reading butterfly drill, forces the players to focus on reading the game. How this drill works is players call out what they are seeing. So for example you will hear the players calling: Ball, Setter, Ball, Hitter.
The warm up 20 20 28 volleyball drill is one of our all time favorites. What this drill does is focus on both underhand and overhand ball control. For underhand the players get to pass, bump set and play defense. For overhand the players get to tip, set, roll hit and hit.
The tweener ball transition volleyball drill is one of Dan Fisher’s favorites. The tweener ball drill focuses on running an in system offense from 8 to 12 feet off the net. Basically the ‘in between’ area of a good pass and a bad pass thus giving the drill the name ‘tweener’. The goal is to run a middle attack and make it part of your normal offense.
This instructional volleyball video features a conversation from the office where Dan and Andor discuss the volleyball practice warm up – reading butterfly drill. This drill follows aspects of a traditional butterfly drill but adds reading the game components so as to help the players get far more out the drill than a traditional butterfly drill.
In this conversation from the office video Dan and Andor discuss the volleyball warm up drill – blocking with cover. This is another great on net volleyball drill that warm up your players while building skills in real game like situations. On top of that it helps your players read the game better and helps your team play better cover defense.
This volleyball coaching conversation from the office features one of the most popular volleyball drills ever filmed on volleyball1on1.com This warm up drill has it all and it is no wonder that shortly after presenting it to our members a large number of them started using it in their practices!
We are now finished with our warm up drills and now are moving into Dan first full team drill that can also be used as a correction drill if needed. A correction drill is a drill that allows the coach to work on specific skills for specific players. All skills can be worked on with this drill except serve receive. In this video you will hear Dan talk about the correction drill and how they use it in practice!
In this conversation from the office Dan and Andor discuss the Tweener Ball Drill. A tweener ball as Dan defines it is a ball passed or dug 5 to 12 feet off the net. For dan and his coaching staff they feel one of the most important aspects of winning is having his team be able to run the offense in system off a tweener ball.
Crunch Time Volleyball Drill is both team and coach favorite. When there is a draw in the “Little Italy Drill” the players move to the crunch time drill. The players have to kill 3 balls in a row in order to move out of crunch time and then go into a game with regular score win by two starting at a particular score, often 22-22.
This video features Bill Ferguson reviewing Italy Volleyball Drill. As you can image this is a drill he picked up from the Men’s Italian National Team. This drill will help your team with pressure sideout and pressure defense. This is a great multi skill team drill. We have also included all 5 videos of the team performing the drill in practice.
The next videos features an intimate conversation with Bill Ferguson (USC Volleyball Head Coach/ SCVA Owner & Coach) and Andor Gyulai (Volleyball1on1.com – Owner) about the practice, the drills, his coaching philosophy and more. This video focuses on Over the Net Pepper Drill.