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2014, USC Men’s Volleyball Practice, Post Practice Lifting, Q and A, with Bill Ferguson, Jeff Nygaard, Cam Green

This post contains a full USC Men’s volleyball practice, start to finish, plus post practice lifting / workout session, plus full video review with questions and answers regarding every drill, practice coaching philosophy and more. The coaches include USC volleyball coaching staff; Bill Ferguson, Jeff Nygaard, and Cam Green.

Wes Schneider – Volleyball Tennis Drill or Vollis

Volleyball Tennis Drill is a movement and passing warm up drill Wes uses occasionally with his team before match days to have a little fun and get the team moving. The drill focuses and improves a number of different skills including but not limited to; passing, movement and reading.

Wes Schneider – The Standard Volleyball Drill

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 Coaching Advice on Coaching Men vs. Women and How to Connect with Players

In this video Trevor Johnson offers volleyball coaching advice on coaching men vs. women and how to connect with players. Trevor has a great deal of experience in this area having coached the Men’s NAIA National Champions in 2013 and while coaching the women’s team that took a 3rd in the NAIA.

Tom Black Volleyball Practice Plan 3 – College Womens Indoor Reading the Game Practice

This volleyball practice plan is a D1 NCAA College Women’s Indoor Reading the Game Practice. This practice will help coaches with important concepts and drills related to the topic. Additionally Andor and Tom filmed individual videos in Tom office discussing the topic.

How To Run the Bic Set for Volleyball – With Bill Ferguson

This video we filmed for the AVCA video tip of the week a few years ago. I think its the best video in the world on running the “Bic” set. This video shows why Bill Ferguson is such an incredible coach! Enjoy and be sure to thank him next time you see him! 🙂

Developing Athletes and, More Importantly, Developing People To Impact Volleyball Team Results (Article 6 of 8)

Facilitating whole-person growth is one of the eight most effective ways to build trust in a team environment… One of the most important aspects of coaching a sports team has nothing to do with the literal duties of coaching a sports team. What we learn in sports goes far beyond the court or field, which…

Step Close Beach Volleyball Blocking Technique by Andor Gyulai

This article and accompanying videos will introduce a new method of blocking in beach volleyball. With enough momentum, it could revolutionize blocking in beach volleyball. I am calling this new blocking technique the “Step Close Beach Volleyball Blocking Technique.” My goal with this post is to change the method blockers use when playing beach volleyball.…

Generate More Power When SERVING AND SPIKING Using Your Hips

ARE YOU LOOKING TO GENERATE MORE POWER FROM YOUR HIPS, CORE AND SHOULDER WHEN SERVING AND SPIKING? The Passback Football – Create a simple, repeatable & powerful Volleyball Armswing for Serving or Spiking. For Younger Players this tool will help you or your players serve overhand over the net! The Passback is a great training…

Building a Volleyball Culture of Trust – Building Trust Through Challenges (Article 2 of 8)

What are sports, if not a series of achievable challenges presented to a team on a yearly, monthly, weekly and daily basis? Indeed, challenges are ubiquitous in sports, so it should come as no surprise that it is those very challenges – achievable but not too easy – that brings teams together with the wonderful…

400 Volleyball Passing Reps – Volleyball Coaching Advice from Shawn Patchell

This past week I got the opportunity to sit down and have breakfast with Shawn Patchell, Head Men’s Coach at Concordia University and one of my favorite coaches here in the United States. Shawn is an incredible coach having helped coached Pro teams in Europe, Top D1 Colleges Men’s and even the USA National Boys…

All of Bill Ferguson Volleyball Videos, Drills and Articles

I am excited to add our newest volleyball coach this month (1/18/13) USC Men’s Head Volleyball Coach – Bill Ferguson. I have been friends with Bill for a number of years now, back to when I ran my own club of 8 teams and his volleyball coaching accomplishments are nothing short of incredible!

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Bill Ferguson – Conversation From Office – Pete Carroll Influence on Bill As a Coach

In this video Bill shares coaching advice and tips he picked up from Super Bowl, National Champion, and former USC Football coach Pete Carroll. This video also reveals some of Bill’s roots in coaching and how he looks outside of the sport of volleyball to innovate and improve his coaching ability.

Bill Ferguson – Conversation From Office – How Have You Grown as a Coach

The sign of any great person is their ability to change and grow as the circumstances need. To reflect on what happens and make improvements in the future. In this video Bill Ferguson talks about some of the challenges he has experienced as a coach and improvements he has made in himself, with his staff and in his program to try and overcome these challenges.

Bill Ferguson – Conversation From Office – How Do You Connect With Players

In this video Andor and Bill talk about how Bill connects and motivates his players. USC Volleyball is a program that really cares about its players development both on and off the court. This video plus other videos previously filmed really makes this apparent. This video also offers great insights for coaches to use themselves when coaching and building relationships with their players.

Bill Ferguson – Conversation From Office – USC Coaching Staff

In this video Bill and Andor discuss the USC Coaching staff and their responsibilities. This is a good video for all coaches to see and also learn how each coaches skills and personality is used successfully to enhance the program and its results.

Bill Ferguson – Conversation From Office – Starting the Play or Rally

This video is a result of a question Andor asked from Bill Ferguson on his opinion on of what are the best ways to start the play or rally more effectively in practice. A Problem many coaches have is they are not making their practice as game like as possible and putting balls into play that are not balls the players will see in matches.

Bill Ferguson – Conversation From Office – Amount of Float Serving

In this video Andor and Bill discuss how the teams serving strategy has changed with its players and how this affects practice and team goals. This is an insightful video and shows how good coaches adjust to their personal, strengths and weaknesses.

Bill Ferguson – Conversation From Office – 6 on 6 Break Point Drill

The final drill for practice was the 6 on 6 Break Point Drill. This drill is not an easy drill to understand the scoring and it is an even more difficult drill to win on the offense. This drill really calibrates the offense and really show the value of tough serving and scoring on defense.

Bill Ferguson – Conversation From Office – Pat Powers Battle Star 3 Man Block Transition Drill

In this video we discuss Pat Powers famous Battle Star Drill as well as who in Bills staff is Han Solo. But seriously this is a simple yet extremely effective drill to help your blockers plus teach your hitters to swing out of tough situations. Also this is a great transition drill because of the nature of the drill often a transition play follows.

Bill Ferguson – Conversation From Office – Cam Green Rapid Fire Volleyball Correction Drill

In this video Bill and Andor discuss Cam Green rapid fire correction drill. Also discussed is the timing of the drill and why it is included in practice. If you do not know or currently use a correction drill in parts of your practice make sure to watch this video.

Bill Ferguson – Conversation From Office – Breakout Sessions

This video describes in details some of the breakout sessions used by Bill and his coaching staff to build individual skills in players. This video offers an insight to practice design and Bill volleyball coaching philosophy.

Bill Ferguson – Conversation From Office – Blocking Trips

In this video Bill and Andor discuss changes to how blocking trips drill is run now verses practices in the past. The main point being that a ball is hit from the box to make it more game like and simulate someone hitting. The results are significant and include players jumping higher, making better moves, following better technique and most importantly be far more engaged to the outcome of running the drill at 100%

Bill Ferguson – Conversation From Office – Tell The Truth Monday

In this conversation from the office Bill Ferguson explains “Tell the Truth Monday” and how they got the name and how it fits into his volleyball practice planning and coaching philosophy.

Bill Ferguson – USC Volleyball Post Practice Lifting Session (7 Videos)

This video features the post practice USC Men’s Volleyball lifting session with Strength and Conditioning Coach Brent Mentz. This video series is extremely powerful and revealing and you will get to see everything from what type of exercises the players do to their reps and how the coach changes lifts based upon athlete age and body type.

Bill Ferguson – End of Practice Review Video

This video features Bill Ferguson and Andor Gyulai reviewing practice, the drills and what was accomplished. The theme of the practice was tell the truth Monday and this definitely came across in how the practice was designed and the goals for the practice.

Bill Ferguson – End of Practice Team Meeting

This video contains the end of practice team meeting. This video is another great video that shows the quality of the USC Men’s Volleyball Coaching Staff as well as shows what a great place USC is to play men’s volleyball in college.
 
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Bill Ferguson – Volleyball 6 on 6 Breakpoint Drill

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.

Pat Powers – Battle Star – 3 Man Block Volleyball Transition 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.