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.
Reading the game volleyball drills will help your players better read the game on defense and offense.
This volleyball movement drill helps with both passing and defensive movement. The drill teaches players to move in all directions without taking a negative step. This drill is great for players of all levels!
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 great drill works on all skills including passing, setting and tipping. Why we like the drill is that players work on skills while warming up thus making more productive use of practice time.
Working on all skills, this volleyball drill improves passing, setting and spiking. Again like the previous drill this warm up is game like and over the net as it builds skills. With limited gym time many coaches are having success using drills like this to start practice!
To see 12 similar drills by NAIA champion coach and Volleybal1lon1 instructor Dan Fisher click here.
Go here for a list of all warm ups in our library.
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.
This series of videos contain one of Dan Fishers favorite volleyball warm up drills the Dig Set Volleyball Drill. This drill is utilized early in practice to help the team warmup as well as work on the net ball control and reading the hitters shoulder on defense. One thing Dan stresses is warming up in non traditional ways.
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.
This series of videos contain the 3 ball wash volleyball drill for middle blockers. This great drill helps middle blockers with eye sequences and footwork. This helps middles with obvious game situation moves that often get neglected because they are not practiced successfully! Additionally it helps middles and blockers more successfully read the game, plus focus on watching the hitters arm swing.
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.
Hitters vs. diggers volleyball drill is a great drill for reading the game and helping your defenders become better at reading attackers arm swings.
We have also included and explanation of the drill from the conversation from the office.
In this video Tom Black reviews the hitters vs. diggers drills and also goes into details regarding “Reading the Game Concept” as well as shares verbal cues for coaching defense and reading the hitter. This is a great drill and you really get an opportunity to see the work Tom has done in this area with other volleyball coaching pioneers like Karch and Hugh. Enjoy!