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!
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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.
This series of coaching volleyball videos features Dan Fisher sharing his valuable thoughts on coaching. Given his record last year of 38-0, I highly encourage every coach to listen. Andor Gyulai, Volleyball1on1.com owner rates Dan Fisher as one of the top coaches in the country. Every coach that watches this will agree and understand why!
This is a great video where Dan shares his thoughts on some of his mentors and the people that have influenced him as a volleyball coach.
This is an extremely powerful video and a video every volleyball coach should watch! This video will motivate you as a coach and help you become better quickly. This video also focuses on often the most important aspect of coaching, and this is not drills, not running your practice, rather it is your ability to lead and how to lead your student athletes in a way that is positive and that will forever make them better people in life!
Part 2 on how Dan connects, inspires and motivates his student athletes inside and outside the gym. This is an incredible video and I encourage all coaches to watch both parts as I guarantee it will make you a better coach in all aspects.
Steve presents a series on spiking which is what every beginner wants to learn. In these videos everything is broken down and builds confidence with easy to understand instruction and drills.
1. The arm swing on the beach is unique and slightly different from indoor. Proper technique prevents injury and forms a base to work on.
teve walks beginners step by step through instruction and drills on how to pass like the pros do. Easy to use verbal cues and examples are included to build confidence with game like situations.
1. Footwork progresses from the starting position to moving sideways, backward and forward with efficiency.
Steve presents a series of videos on setting for beginners that is easy to understand with instruction and drills that can be put into action with confidence.
1. The most common question is answered on what is a legal versus illegal set with a demonstration on the differences.
teve presents a video series on serving specifically for beginners. This vast amount of coaching and drills build confidence by breaking down the mechanics and technique for all players to become effective servers.
1. Begin with the correct way to address the ball
Steve walks through a video series on blocking for beginners on the beach. Height is not always needed and confidence is easily gained with coaching cues and drills that are easy to understand.
1. A blockers mentality is taught in a drill without ball so the blocker understands how active blocking is on the court.
Steve describes and demonstrates how to pull from the net when blocking. These videos show the easy and efficient way to properly pull off the net that has players build confidence quickly.
1. Staring position and balance with efficient footwork has players cover a large amount of ground when staying at the net.
Steve presents a full video series of playing defense on the beach for beginners. This series goes through the process for players and coaches to efficiently build skills and confidence quickly.
1. Defense starts with the player covering their half of the court and determining how many shots they can systematically cover.
SCVC is one of the most successful volleyball clubs in the United States. Coached by Bill Ferguson and an elite staff of volleyball coaches SCVC has won more awards in the boys division than any other boys volleyball club. In addition to coaching SCVC Bill is the head coach of USC Men’s Volleyball where he has been awarded coach of the year honors twice.
This post contains videos and breakdown for a full USC Men’s Volleyball Practice. The coaches include Bill Ferguson, Jeff Nygaard, and Cam Green. Additionally we filled exclusive content where we sat with Bill and discussed the volleyball practice, drills and his coaching style including details of the practice and what he was looking to get out of each drill.
Great final video where we review the entire day and the practice at SCVC and USC. Also we talk about his coaching and club philosophies and what he is trying to do at USC and SCVC.
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.
Little Italy Drill is a version of the Italy Drill except for Juniors. The drill Bill picked up from the Italian national team before the Olympics. The drill is a version of the “Italy Drill” except that it uses 3 balls verses 4 balls! Great drill for team play and transition. To see all of…
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.
This incredible video and drill features Bill Ferguson working with a player one on one to improve their arm swing. It includes volleyball spiking technique from Bill, verbal queues, as well as step by step on how he teaches spiking! This video is a must for all club and high school coaches who teach youth and junior volleyball players.
Station Drills are one of the most effective way to improve individual skills. The problem with stations is you need space or it is difficult to do. What is so impressive about this practice planning is how they are able to do all these stations and work on all these individual skills on just one volleyball court.
Great video where we see Bill teaching junior players how to jump serve with this extremely effective jump serving drill. What I also like about the drill and video is what the coaches focus on and the verbal ques for teaching jump serving to juniors.
Great video where Bill gives his SCVC club players advice on how to do the pepper volleyball drill better! This includes tips for players and tips for coaches.
In this video we discuss Bills goals for the practice: Get the players more touches, Getting used to playing big boy volleyball (Higher net!), Understanding 6 person volleyball, responsibilities and roles. Helping a new kid with his arm-swing.
In the video Bill and the assistant coach work on technique for the two libero’s. What is interesting is the technique they teach is the same as what Jeff Nygaard was teaching the USC men’s middle in the morning. Some of the verbal ques include the “Staggered Step” meaning you have one foot in-front of the other so you can move forward quickly.
This is a great video where you see Bill Ferguson running the blocking trips volleyball drill for juniors. This drill is simple and extremely effective. What I like about the video is you see Bill teaching the kids correct technique as well as it is interesting watching him interact with the kids and push them to do it better!
Great video of Bill Ferguson introducing the USC practice! What I like about this video is you see how Bill explains the entire practice in advance and gets the players involved with the practice. Also you see how Bill outlines team and some individual goals relating them back to the practice and how players need to improve in specific areas!
SCVC – Bill Ferguson Volleyball Club SCVC is one of the best if not the best boys volleyball club in the United States. In this series of videos we will go through a full volleyball practice will Bill Ferguson coaching his Youth u15 boys Team.
The USC Men’s Volleyball Program has one of the richest traditions and some of the best facilities of any male volleyball program in the country. In this series of videos you will get an in depth look at some of the things that makes USC not only a great volleyball program, but one of the best college sports programs in the country.
In this video Bill talks about some of his favorite players he has coached and why.
this video Bill offers advice for young players looking to get scholarships in college and play at a higher level. With Bill background coaching college and club there are few that can offer better advice on the subject. On top of that there are few coaches that have helped as many players as Bill get scholarships to play at D1 schools.
Bill Ferguson is one of the few volleyball coaches that coach both a top NCAA college program as well as a club team. This video give a great perspective / insight on coaching and how practice / drills are run based upon the players age and skill level. In this video Bill talks in detail about how he changes practice