In this video Bill talks about some of his favorite players he has coached and why.
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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
Conversation from the office featuring 4 videos on Coaching USC vs. Junior Club, Bill Coaching Secrets, Advice for Young Players, Favorite Players Bill’s Coached.
In this video Bill Ferguson talks about his journey to becoming a head volleyball coach and the people and lessons he learned along the way. This video is a great for players and coaches alike and offer wonderful insights and perspective into the sport.
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.
In this video Andor and Bill discuss the next drill, the in practice serving drill. This video brings up a number of interesting points including the timing of the drill relative to the practice and more. We have also included the live video of the drill being performed in the gym in this post.
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.
In this video Bill offers coaching advice and secrets for coaches looking to improve their coaching skill. Also Bill shares what he has learned and offers his perspectives on coaching. This includes how Bill looks outside the sport of volleyball to help him improve as a coach.
This video discusses the stations that Jeff Nygaard and Cam Green were managing! Jeff was focused on the middles and blocking namely reading the hitters shoulder and making strong moves. Cam Green was focused on defense and the area 1 defenders digging balls. Both drills focus on key points and in this volleyball videos we discuss details.
As all coaches know the importance of a good transition set by middles and libero’s. This drill and station will help improve middle and libero setting in transition when the setter defends the first ball. In this video Andor and Bill discuss the “Stations, Libero and Middle Setting” drill in detail and how important ball control for all players including middle is!
This video continues with the breakout session from early practice for the USC men’s volleyball team. This video focuses on what the assistant coaches were doing while Bill was focused on the setters. Jeff Nygaard and Cam Green, Bill two assistant coaches are focusing on different skills in the game, particularly ball control.
n this video Bill Ferguson goes over “Breakout Sessions” from the early part of practice! The goal during breakout sessions is to work on specific skills and develop the players skills individually. During a breakout sessions coaches focus on individual players and specific volleyball skills for the player. In video 1 we go over Bill and the setter specific drills
This next series of videos features an intimate conversation with Bill Ferguson about the practice, the drills, his coaching philosophy and more. This series gives you an insider, in depth look at Bill as a coach as well as the USC volleyball program. Bill Ferguson – Conversations from the Office, Breakout Sessions – Bill working with the setters
This video contains the in office conversation between Andor and Bill Ferguson where they discuss the STD or Volleyball Super Technical Drill. This video contains details of the origin of the drill, why the coaching staff likes the drill, how Jeff Nygaard was introduced to the drill.
In this next video Bill Ferguson talks about his unique coaching influences and how they impact all aspects of coaching particularly how he runs practice. Most viewers will find this video interesting from the perspective of how football and USC football has influenced Bills coaching.
This video contains detailed information about Bill Ferguson Volleyball Coaching Philosophy, including – Serve Tough, Ball Control, Game Plan Offense, Game Plan Defense.
In this video Bill Ferguson and Andor Gyulai discuss the USC Warm Up and the philosophy around the warm up. This is a good video to watch as it will help you as a coach develop a plan for your volleyball teams warm up.
This next series of videos features an intimate conversation with Bill Ferguson about the practice, the drills, his coaching philosophy and more. This series gives you an insider, in depth look at Bill as a coach as well as the USC volleyball program.
Individual Videos for Conversations from the Office 1 are as follows:
Bill Ferguson – Conversations from the Office, Warm Up
Bill Ferguson – Conversations from the Office, Coaching Philosophy
Bill Ferguson – Conversations from the Office, Coaching Influences
This is the end of the USC practice videos. In this video Bill talks to his team about goals and how the team did in practice towards those goals. He also discusses areas that need improvement and areas where the team and players did well.
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.
over the Net Pepper Volleyball Drill has become a very popular drill which we are seeing in a lot of practices all the way up to the USA National Team. The drill focuses on both lower ball control (Passing / Setting) and upper ball control (spiking / tipping / shooting with control).
Bill Ferguson Practice Serving Drill is a simple and great drill that highlights Bill’s goals of serving tough. The drill starts with two minutes of warmup serving followed by two minutes of deliberate serving where the players are serving a specific area. – Notice also the serving is done in the middle of practice, this is discussed in the video
Area 1 Defense Volleyball Drill with Bill Ferguson, USC practice during the breakout sessions. Great simple drill that can be used for players of all levels. It basically includes two hit balls, one hit from area 2 and one from area 4. The area 2 ball is the hard cross court hit while the area 4 is hit high at the players head.
Bill Ferguson USC Practice, Team Stations – Area 4 Volleyball Blocking Drill. In this drill Jeff Nygaard works with area 4 for blockers on blocking technique.
Bill Ferguson Team Stations from USC Practice – Middle and Libero Volleyball Setting Drill. One of the biggest problems during transition is after the ball is dug on defense having a middle or libero set the ball effectively when the setter can not. Drill will help the middles with the accuracy of their sets.
Bill Ferguson and USC Practice Team Breakout Sessions – Serve Receive Volleyball Drill. Bill added this drill into practice as the players were having problems standing up while moving backwards on serve receive. What this volleyball drill does is reinforce staying down, while focusing on creating an angle with your platform.
Middle Blocker Volleyball Defense Drills for Area 5. As part of Bill Ferguson’s ongoing goals one area he puts particular focus on is team defense and ball control. As a result of this his team has consistently ranked in the top 5 in the MPFS for digs per game.
This volleyball drill highlights this focus by showing the work the coaching staff does with the middle hitters working on their defense in area 5.
Bill Ferguson Team Breakout Sessions – Setting Drills for Volleyball. Also great tips, technique and verbal cues to help coaches teach indoor volleyball setting.
Breakout Sessions are a great way to focus on specific skills for groups of players. In this drill Bill Ferguson focuses on setting for his setters. There are a numbers of great points that these videos make:
Using Visual Imagery to improve and accelerate player growth
11 to 12 Clock Window for Setting
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.
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!