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.
Volleyball transition drills to help with transition plays in volleyball.
6 on 6 Exchange Volleyball Drill on the Net at Uni High – Focus on Ball Control and Controlled Hitting
The 6 on 6 Exchange Volleyball Drill on the net is one of the best drills to focus on team ball control and individual controlled hitting. This drill also works on the important and often ignored volleyball skill of moving without the ball. Now considering the fact that the majority of the time players are moving without the ball it is always surprising how little coaches practice this critical skill.
This is a 6 on 6 Game Wash Drill which includes 4 balls: Serve, Bounce Ball, Free Ball and then a second Serve. Two balls are entered via serve as this is the most common way the ball is entered in volleyball. One ball is entered as a free ball as this is common for this age group and skill level and then one ball is entered as a bounce ball followed by a set to help the team work on transition setting.
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.
In this breakout sessions you will see a great drill that works on middle defense and transition setting. As you can see from this drill allot of attention is paid to developing all players ball control including middles and this falls into Bill Ferguson’ philosophy on coaching volleyball and making sure his team (meaning all players – including middles) develop good ball control. This post features the coaches running the drill from both sides.
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!)
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.
The transition toss volleyball drill works on transition hitting as well as “Read the Game” blocking and defense. The drill fits nicely into a progression from the setter tutor drills already run as well as working on the split step stretch-shortening cycle concepts.
This drill emphasis includes “reading the game” for blockers and defenders, as well as working on the fundamentals of transition and getting off the net after you block so that you get a good attack.
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Compete with transition emphasis volleyball drill is the final progression of the practice and in many ways works to improve and emphasize all that the team has worked on thus far in the practice. Note: We have added the conversation from the office where Tom discusses this competition drill.
Tom emphasizes how at every level you need to focus on simple basics to stay on track. In this video Tom and Andor discuss in detail the Team Transition Tutor Drill.
This series of videos contain Dan Fisher running the correction volleyball drill, one of Dan’s favorite drills.This is a great drill where you can work on almost every skill except serve reception. In this drill Dan is working on specific skills each individual player is having problems with.
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.
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.
Over the Net Pepper has become a very popular drill for all levels! The drill teaches over the head and below the head ball control. It also is great for teaching players how to interact together on the court and what their roles and responsibilities are on the court! This video offers some great insights into running the drill for juniors as well as verbal queues for coaching kids.
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 series of videos give you an insider, in depth look at Bill Ferguson as a coach as well as the USC volleyball program.
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.
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.
Practice Plan #1 – Part 4 of 10 – Outside and Middle Hitter Tutor Volleyball Drills – These drills are set up to work on specific needs of either the outside hitters or the middle attackers! Great series of videos!
Practice Plan #1 – Part 5 of 10 – 6 on 6 Out of System, Chaos 3 Ball Team Wash Drill. This is a great drill to put everything the team has worked on so far into action in a real game like situation.
Practice Plan #1 – Part 6 of 10 – 6 on 6 Out of System, Chaos 3 Ball Team Wash Drill (Part 2)
This drill was filmed with Tom Black and his LMU College Women’s Volleyball Team. Its a Chaos 3 Ball Team Wash Drill. This drill was used to put everything the team has worked on thus far in practice into a real game like situation.
Filmed with Tom Black and LMU women Lion’s Volleyball Team this is a 6 on 6 Out of System, Chaos 3 Ball Team Wash Drill – Good team and transition volleyball drill.
Tom Black Volleyball Conversation from Office Practice 1 – 6 on 6 Out of System, Chaos 3 Ball Team Wash Drill
Tom Black Volleyball Conversation from Office Practice 1 – 6 on 6 Out of System, Chaos 3 Ball Team Wash Drill. In this video Tom discusses the details of this drill.
Tom Black doing a wash drill with a serve and a free ball. The free ball is an off target free ball forcing the setter and offense to work on transition. This drill is run before a match to work on specific rotations and also work on team transition from a bad pass or dig.
Priscilla talks about transition setting for blockers on the beach plus a transition setting drill. Details include proper footwork for how to pull off the net from both sides whenrunning this beach setting drill.
Practice Plan #1 – Part 2 of 11 – Running the Bic Drill.
Practice Plan #1 – Part 3 of 11 – Running the Bic Continued
Volleyball Practice Plan Men’s Indoor With Al Scates #1 – Part 5. Al Scates Coaching Indoor Volleyball Blocking Technique.