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    with Dave Shondell, Purdue University Head Coach;
    nine NCAA Tournament berths in the last 10 years, including seven Sweet 16 appearances, and Elite Eight appearances in 2010 and 2013; 2011 Big Ten Coach of the Year

    Purdue Head Women's Volleyball Coach Dave Shondell pulls back the curtain on how he trains his team in the pre-season. Coach Shondell shows you how he develops high standards for execution and effort by establishing technique, a relentless attitude and a strong sense of competitiveness.

    Practice 1, Day 1
    This practice focuses on individual passing and passing fundamentals. The drills in this segment emphasize passing balls outside the body and moving to the ball. You'll discover what Coach Shondell believes to be the most important teaching cues when it comes to passing balls that are outside the body or involve movement.

    You'll not only hear Coach Shondell teach these techniques, you'll also see players fully engaged in drills that reinforce these skills. Although this portion of the practice primarily emphasizes passing, you'll also see blocking footwork drills performed by middle blockers, swing mechanic drills with middles and outsides and defensive digging drills. Team huddles before and after drills will give you an idea of the focus of each drill.

    Practice 2, Day 1
    Practice two of this two-a-day series features position-specific station work.

    • Liberos and defensive specialists practice passing balls hit to a variety of locations.
    • Setters work on transition and different types of sets.
    • Middles practice transition footwork.

    The camera moves from station to station to show how to run a practice that works on multiple skill sets simultaneously.

    The second half of the presentation is all team play, including serve receive work and competitive games. You'll see games that really push athletes to compete. Throughout the presentation, Coach Shondell pulls his players together to talk about what he sees, what needs improvement, what looks good and what strategies they are focusing on in the drills. You'll good sense of what needs to be done to improve all different types of skills.

    Practice, Day 2
    Practice begins with station work split between two courts. On one court, setters work with middles and outside hitters on attacking mechanics. Arm swing and ball contact are emphasized throughout these drills. On the second court, coaches work with passers on receiving different types of served balls. The drills rotate the serve locations so that passers can work on their movement to the ball.

    After station work the practice shifts to defensive-minded drills where players work on blocking and digging. The drills in this segment range from individual to full-team drills with a focus on defensive skills.

    The last part of the practice is straight up team play. Throughout these games, the coaching staff critiques players, giving them feedback and corrections on their skills and techniques.

    With All Access look, you'll go right inside Coach Shondell's team huddles before practice and before each drill and hear how he motivates his players to maximize their performance.

    Practice, Day 3
    This session focuses on developing leadership skills among key players and using fast-paced drills to set the tone and culture for hardworking practices.

    First, Coach Shondell has an in-depth discussion with his players about leadership and what it will take from them to become their best.

    The team then breaks up into station work where defensive specialists continue working on their passing and setters and hitters move to a different court to work on offensive attacks. The hitters get to work on attacks such as 4's, 9's, gaps, slides and combination plays. This segment is a great example of how to work various attacks with the left sides, middles and right sides.

    This presentation gives coaches a good idea of what an efficient practice looks like while still covering many facets of the game such as defense, offense, passing, serving and game play.

    354 minutes (4 DVDs). 2015.

    All Access videos are designed to allow viewers from all over the world to see how successful coaches run their practices in a "live" practice setting. All Access videos allow viewers to see the practices un-edited and in real-time. You will see how top coaches run their drills, interact with their team and staff, how they motivate their team, the cue words they use, the atmosphere of the practice and how practices are structured from day to day. Many coaches visit successful colleges and high schools to watch practice. But if you live out of state or out of the country, visiting another coach's gym can be costly. That's why we created the All Access Practice Series of videos -- to bring the practices to you!


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    with Marci Sanders, University of Texas-Dallas Head Coach;
    2x American Southwest Conference Tournament Champions, seven straight ASC East Division titles (2006-12);
    five straight ASC East Division Coach of the Year awards (2006-10);
    Launched the UT Dallas volleyball program as their inaugural coach in 2004;
    3x selection as an assistant coach with the U.S. Collegiate National Team (USVBA);
    Over 230 wins and 3 NCAA Division III National Tournament Bids

    In order to run specific plays, your players need to control the height of their passes. Marci Sanders provides coaches at all levels with a method for teaching their players how to assess ball contacts by performing, and therefore reading, the different tempos of ball contacts.

    You'll learn ball control drills for introducing the concept of tempo into serving and passing. Coach Sanders also shares competitive games that focus on assessing first touches and tempo during live play.

    Discover drills for teaching players to develop pass tempo. These drills will help players learn to identify and name each tempo using a simple numbering system and basic ball handling warm up drills.

    Coach Sanders introduces a number of drills and techniques to teach players how to read and understand pass tempo. Your players will learn and develop an understanding of tempo while they're gaining touches on the ball.

    Serving and passing drills continue the education for the players learning to define tempo in a game-like situation. Tempo in serving is important. Low serves over the net or high serves to the deep part of the court over a passer trying to use their hands can get aces for your team. Scoring systems are explained and used to keep the drills competitive and fun.

    Finally the Serve/Pass Grading competition is a 6 v 6 drill where scoring is based on the pass grade. It allows players to start to read earlier on what the opponent might do next with that pass and increase their volleyball IQ, and gets all of the passers on the same page in communicating how long they have to move to the ball.

    If you are looking for a way to take your players to the next level by speeding up (or slowing down) your play but don't have any idea how to communicate that to your team, look here to Coach Sanders' way of defining tempo and basic drills to teach the language of tempo to your players.

    Produced at the 2014 AVCA Annual Convention in Oklahoma City, OK.

    52 minutes. 2015.


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  • 07/07/15--22:00: Focusing on the Fundamentals
  • with Maggie Griffin,
    Club founder and Director of VCNebraska,
    VCNebraska Master Coach for the College Prep program,
    member of the 2006 NCAA National Championship Nebraska Women's Volleyball team, played for Sports Performance Volleyball Club winning two Junior Olympic titles, was a 4-time AAU All-American and 2-time JO MVP

    Maggie Griffin has been trained by some of the most successful coaches in the world. Now she's implemented her training and experience into a system for developing young volleyball players. This system includes movement training, coordination drills, conditioning and training the basic skills of volleyball using a language that athletes can understand.

    Active Warm-Ups
    A lot of coaches only know how to do a basic set of dynamics, but these warm-ups also help with agility, speed and strength. Coach Griffin's warm-up exercises are used to increase coordination, core strength, speed, agility and endurance. The goal of the warm-up is to produce a more functional athlete who is prepared to train at a high level.

    Shuffle Series
    Shuffling is an extremely important concept when preparing an athlete to pass. Using a variety of shuffle drills, Coach Griffin demonstrates how on-court movement is trained in her gym. The use of key words and `naming' the posture is critical to ensuring that everyone is on the same page and remembers how each skill and drill are performed.

    Fundamentals of Setting, Passing, Serving and Attacking
    The final third of the video focuses on introducing the fundamental skills of volleyball to the novice player. Each skill is broken down using key words and numbered steps, so everyone has a common language. Starting with the stationary execution of the skills, movement is then introduced as the basic concepts are mastered.

    This video showcases tried and true methods for training athletes in the fundamental, technical skills they need to excel and succeed in an environment of discipline, success and enjoyment. This is a valuable resource for high school teams with active feeder programs or any club that includes young players.

    Produced at the 2014 AVCA Annual Convention in Oklahoma City, OK.

    52 minutes. 2015.


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    with Fred Chao,
    George Mason University Head Men's Volleyball Coach;
    3x EIVA Coach of the Year, USA Junior National Team Assistant Coach

    The back row attack has become an instrumental part of volleyball. As blockers have gotten bigger and faster and the overall speed of the game has quickened, the need to maximize attacking options has increased exponentially.

    Coach Fred Chao explores the back row attack's past, present and future. After talking about its history of being mostly an outlet set for out of system attacks, Chao discusses and demonstrates new ways that the back row attack is being used to diversify offenses and defeat opponents' blocking systems.

    Using back row attackers as a part of a coordinated offense will result in more favorable blocking match-ups, more in-system hitting options, and more offensive firepower.

    Slide and 10 Combination
    After demonstrating how the back row attack has been used primarily as an outlet in the past, Coach Chao presents how to use attacks from behind the 3-meter line as a part of your in-system offense. With the setter in the front row, Chao has the demonstrators run a slide / 10 combination that causes the opponent's blocking system to leave at least one hitter with a one-on-one attack.

    Mobile MH and Back Row Stacks
    Current higher level offensive strategy includes running a double quick with the back row attacker following the middle hitters audible and attacking with a quick tempo attack directly behind the middle hitter. This wave of attackers draws the opponent's middle blocker. In addition to being difficult to defend both quick attacks of the stack, it can free up both pin hitters for 1-on-1 attacks.

    `On Balls' Back Row Attacks
    The final segment of the video is about the future of the back row attack. At the international level, the use of `on balls' have started to become lethal weapons. It allows the setter to have a back row option right in front of them if the pass is on or near the 3-meter line. These sets, which are floating first tempo back row attacks hit off wherever the setter receives the ball, force the opposing middle to be in the air to block the attack while all three front row attackers are still viable options.

    The back row attack can be very effective if it fits within an offensive system based on athlete capabilities, timing, and positioning. Understanding how to integrate these components can lead to a dynamic, multi-point offense in both serve-receive and transition situations.

    Coach Chao's thought provoking video will make you rethink how you are using your back row players in your offensive attack.

    Produced at the 2014 AVCA Annual Convention in Oklahoma City, OK.

    46 minutes. 2015.


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    with Chris McGown, BYU Head Men's Volleyball Coach;
    2013 AVCA National Coach of the Year; 2013 NCAA Runners-Up;
    back-to-back MPSF regular-season and tournament titles (2013-14);

    Attackers need to develop skills in assessing conditions before and during the play. This includes seeing blockers and back row defenders as well as executing a variety of shots in a very dynamic environment. BYU Head Coach Chris McGown, the 2013 AVCA Coach of the Year, shows you how to coach all three - assessment, vision, and shot development and execution.

    Coach McGown delivers 10 must have shots for pin hitters and six must have shots for middles. He calls these "shots in the hitter's toolbox." Throughout the video he explains, demonstrates and provides drills for helping players understand and work on the shots. McGown also goes into great detail on which shots are effective versus different blocking schemes and situations.

    You will learn how to develop the shots against single and double blocks. These drills help teach hitters to read the blockers and decide where to hit. Throughout the drills Coach McGown shows different progressions and variations to the drills that add to the difficulty level of reading the blockers. These drills will help hitters to read and understand blockers tendencies, which will help them to decide which shot to go with to beat the defense. Once the hitters learn what to do in different blocking situations they can then take their attacking game to a whole new level.

    The last segment adds game like situations. Threepeat is a game action drill that allows hitters three opportunities to redo a shot if they make a hitting error. Afterward the coach asks the player what they saw, what they were trying to do and which tool in the toolbox were they trying to use. These drills will help players make decisions on reading the block and shot selection.

    This video does a great job of explaining the what, why and when of hitting. Coaches will be able to take the good power hitter and turn them into a great scoring hitter!

    Produced at the 2014 AVCA Annual Convention in Oklahoma City, OK.

    34 minutes. 2015.


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    featuring drills from Bryan Bunn, Teri Clemens, Todd Dagenais, John Dunning, Christy Johnson-Lynch, Tom Keating and Lizzy Stemke

    This video is a complete toolbox of setting drills that will greatly enhance your practice library. Compiled from the best setting videos in Championship Productions' extensive library, every aspect of a setter's game is covered in this series of drills, including mechanics, movement and emergency techniques.

    Setting Mechanics
    In these drills, the setter works on hand positioning, body positioning, and setting different locations at the net. The drills are geared towards training a setter's basic fundamentals, which in turn will help your setters become more consistent. Your players will focus on hand positioning, setting to various positions on the net, masking the set, good decision making and jump setting. The "Reverse the Flow" drill practices a skill most setters don't utilize: setting opposite of the pass. This drill will train your setters to become more unpredictable as they set balls in the opposite direction of the pass.

    Movement Drills
    Your players will use more game-like skills in this set of drills, as they begin setting while moving. Setters must know how to get into position to set consistent, hittable balls. Every possible setting scenario is covered in this series of drills, including how to get to target, how to move to get under a ball, the serve receive release, covering hitters and transitioning from defensive positions. The "Set, Cover, Dig, Set" series is a great sequence that covers what a setter should do in an average offensive possession. Covering a hitter can often be overlooked by setters, but in this series it is etched into your players' brains as they are also work on moving, setting, and digging.

    Emergency Moves
    Your setters will learn how to take balls tight to the net, off the net and off target in this video segment. Even though they are labeled as emergency moves, setters face these situations many times during a typical match. You'll also learn how to teach the spin move, various types of tilt sets, balls into the net and how to attack tightly-passed balls. The "Setter Dump" drill series covers every type of attack a setter could use, explains why each attack is effective and also goes over when the best time is to use them.

    Coaches of all levels will benefit from the drills and skills showcased in this video. Improving the game play of your setters will instantly improve the play of your entire team.

    104 minutes. 2015.


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    featuring drills from Kirsten Berenthal Booth, Todd Dagenais, John Dunning, Jerritt Elliott, Terry Gamble, Chris Gravel, Kevin Hambly, Tom Keating, Joe Sagula and Bond Shymansky

    The first contact is arguably the most important, and in this video you will be shown a collection of 30 of the best passing and digging drills from an all-star cast of coaches. Everything a coach needs to know about these two skills is covered in this video. The drills flow from basic mechanics of the skills to advanced, game-like drills that put emphasis on passing or digging. Passing drills are broken up into segments focused on footwork, libero training and game play.

    The Basics
    Passing - Accurate passes are essential to run a functioning offense. In this section, you'll learn how to teach a beginning or less-experienced player how to pass properly to create consistency. The drills show easy-to-follow progressions that cover the basics of platform passing to more advanced drills that involve moving to pass in all directions. The simple steps provided will make it easy for you to understand how to organize practice drills to enhance the skills of your players.

    Defensive digging - Coach-controlled drills cover the basics and defensive digging aspects that your team will use during games. Your players will work on their footwork, reaction time, overhand digging and proper court movement. The "Diamond Passing" drill is one of two single-focus drills that are presented. It is a great drill that will engage the brain while working on ball handling. Players must learn to focus during a chaotic situation while playing the ball and performing coach-initiated tasks. This is a great drill to help players stay focused on playing the ball while various distractions occur around them.

    Team Passing
    The drills in this section focus on serve-receive and player responsibilities for serve-receive. Each drill targets a different aspect of the serve-receive, including movement, seam responsibilities, communication, and ball control. Many of the drills are demonstrated with variations that allow you to alter the main focus to suit the needs of your team. The last drill series progresses to attacking off of the pass, two important skills in one drill.

    Pepper Drills (defensive ball control)
    This series is a great practice warm-up that works on ball control with multiple touches. All of the drills are presented in a cooperative fashion, but can be used in a competitive manner as well. Your players will work on defending all types of attacks, including tips, rolls and full attacks. You will learn an entire season's worth of warm-ups from this section alone. The "Four Player Middle Back" drill is a great pepper game that gives middle backs (liberos) multiple reps defending soft shots to the deep corners, which will help them read and react quicker.

    Team Games
    All of the skills practiced in previous drills are put into game action. These team drills will bring fun to every practice, while challenging players to be the best defenders they can be. You will fall in love with the 6v6 Fun Zero Drill, which is all about effort on defense. Your players will be forced to work hard at reading, reacting and defending in order for their team to win the game.

    Everything a team needs to improve their ball control and enhance the skills of their passers is presented in this video. With over two hours of drills from accomplished coaches, this is a must-have video for any team that wants to step up their passing abilities.

    130 minutes. 2015.


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    featuring drills from Kirsten Berenthal Booth, John Dunning, Kevin Hambly, Dennis Hohenshelt, Jim Moore, Russ Rose andBond Shymansky

    Compiled from Championship Productions' vast video library, this video is a collection of attacking drills from some of the best coaches in the business. You will learn how to teach basic attacking skills to advanced techniques. These world-class coaches will teach you arm swings, approaches, transitions, various types of attacks, combination attacks and attacking out-of-system.

    The first section of the video features training on:

    • Arm Swing - After a basic introduction to the arm swing, the drills progress to more advanced skills including how to train different shots while focusing only on the arm swing. With these drills, you'll be able to teach hitters how to hit to different areas of the court.
    • Approach - Covered are the basics of the two-, three- and four-step approaches. Also included are the coaches' thoughts on the importance of the approach and how to address the common mistakes you might see your players make.
    • Transition - Discover drills that combine the arm swing and approach at a more game-like pace. These drills teach hitters how to use their footwork to transition to the right spots on the court for more powerful approaches. If hitters don't transition properly, they will not get the most out of each hit. The "Transition Attack Drill" will help your middles understand how to come off of the net after a block no matter where they are, getting them in prime position to attack.
    • The next portion of the video will teach you how to coach players to hit different types of sets. These drills work on various attacks for both outside and middle hitters. The attacks demonstrated in these drills are faster-paced and work best for more experienced teams. You will learn how to train the A, B, C, quick and slide sets. Many of these drills focus on the slide attack, a move gaining popularity in today's game.

      The last segment is for higher-level teams that are looking to make their offense more difficult to defend. Various attacks are put together in play sets, and you'll learn how to train different offensive plays in combination. The play sets are explained and demonstrated so you can understand which player is responsible for hitting every set. This section also includes drills that teach hitters to score more by using their vision to attack around or off of blockers' hands. The peripheral vision and shovel drills in this section are great ways to teach strategy to your hitters and help them become more effective.

      Even the most experienced coaches will benefit from the attacking drills presented in this video. All players can benefit from the skills and techniques provided by these world-class coaches. This product will benefit any coach who wants to help their hitters maximize their potential.

      95 minutes. 2015.


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    with John Dunning,
    Stanford University Head Women's Volleyball Coach;
    Distinguished member of the AVCA Hall of Fame (2011);
    2001 AVCA National Coach of the Year; 2004 & 2001 NCAA Champs; 4x Pac-12 Coach of the Year; over 800 career wins
    former University of Pacific Head Coach (1985 & 1986 NCAA Champions)

    The ability to improve your team's performance in specific areas is critical to your success.

    Using on-court demonstrations, AVCA Hall of Fame coach John Dunning takes you through a series of drills and explains how they address the details that are important to coaches. Coach Dunning discusses how you can make the purpose of each practice clear to your players so they know exactly what is expected.

    Drill Variation
    Warming up, serving, passing, transition, attacking, setting and team play are all topics covered by Coach Dunning. He explains how you can vary each drill to focus on different aspects of the game. You'll get tips on what to look for during the drills, as well as what players should focus on while they're on the court. Included are controlled drills that will allow you to explain the expectations to your team, control the tempo of the drill and give your players valuable repetitions.

    Offensive Consistency
    Striking quickly on offense is an effective strategy in today's game. Coach Dunning shares a set of Columbus drills that address the need to develop a consistent tempo (regardless of who sets the ball), hitter rhythm and offensive efficiency. The goal of the drill is a predetermined number of consecutive swings that considers everything from setting tempo, to approach and arm swing. The concepts in this drill can be applied to any skill requiring improvement.

    "20-6"
    Coach Dunning mentions the "20-6" concept many times during the video. The goal is to execute a skill correctly 20 times before making six errors. This concept can be used to train any skill that your players need to improve and can be used in practice with consequences and/or incentives. It's also a great way to track progress during games.

    Holding Players Accountable
    One of the most unique parts of the video is Coach Dunning's use of two scoreboards. He uses one scoreboard to score the drill and uses the other to track player or team performance. The second scoreboard can help you and your players focus on a certain aspect of the game during the drill. This encourages players to focus on the process instead of the result. This is a great way to hold players accountable for their performance in practice drills and can be used during matches as well.

    The drills offered in this video can help you improve your players' skills by focusing on areas that need improvement. Coach Dunning's tips will help you run a more effective practice and get the most out of your players. This video is a great resource for any aspiring volleyball coach.

    Produced at the 2015 AVCA Spring Clinic.

    53 minutes. 2015.


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    with Shelton Collier,
    Wingate University Head Coach; over 900 career wins;
    2013 AVCA National Coach of the Year;
    Wingate has gone undefeated in SAC play in six of the past eight seasons, compiled a league-record 83-match SAC winning streak, and has qualified for 10 consecutive NCAA Tournaments (2005-14)

    Volleyball isn't always "pretty," so you have to teach your team what to do when it gets "ugly."

    2013 AVCA Coach of the Year, Shelton Collier delivers sophisticated drills and strategies for helping players get comfortable playing out-of-system. Using on-court demonstrations, Coach Collier shows how to create chaotic situations in practice to prepare your team for live action, out-of-system situations.

    You will learn a series of progressive drills that take players through a variety of scenarios they will face when out-of-system. These drills focus on building players' confidence in a controlled environment.

    Warm-Up Drills
    Coach Collier showcases a four-phase progressive warm up for developing ball control. All players work on passing and setting skills while also improving communication - an essential skill for out-of-system play. These progressions are a great lead-in for a practice full of out-of-system work.

    Systematic Drills
    Through a series of progressive drills, Coach Collier makes sure all of his players can set or attack when out-of-system. Players get consistent reps, giving them opportunities to practice out-of-system sets and various situations. These drills cover skills like taking the easiest set available, reversing the flow and setting hitters while giving them feedback. Coach Collier's out-of-system dig and set drill series will help you create a sophisticated offense.

    Second Ball Drills for Liberos
    If you have a libero who can set a second ball, you can separate yourself from an average team. Coach Collier provides a series of drills that focus on this crucial element of out-of-system play. These drills include multiple phases that progress from basic libero sets to high-level libero moves. Your liberos will work on developing their hands, platform, setting ability and the ability to take the ball in front of the attack line with their hands. The series progresses to drills with hitters so your liberos can work on delivering hittable balls. A unique drill in this section features liberos working on setting middle hitters, which is rare in out-of-system play, but can be a valuable tool for your team to have.

    Second Ball Drills for All Players
    These drills are a great tool for developing your players' problem solving. Throughout the drills, Coach Collier shows how to use them both systematically and randomly. Systematic drills allow multiple, controlled touches, while random drills gives players game-like touches.

    Team Drills
    The last segment of the video focuses on drills that are team-oriented and game-like. These drills will teach your team to play out-of-system in each of the six rotations, cover hitters, attack out of the middle, and attack by sliding in front of and behind the setter.

    When a hitter is blocked and the coverage team digs the ball, teams usually don't have a plan or haven't practiced how to run an offense in that situation. The Cover Drills series will help teach your players how to handle this out-of-system moment in many different fashions. The drills also cover how to attack when a player other than the setter covers the hitter, when the setter covers the hitter, and when the hitter covers their own attack.

    The drills shared in this video are valuable to teams of all levels that want to take their game to the next level. Bad passes, difficult digs, and setters taking the first ball are all common occurrences. The team that is best prepared to handle these situations will be the team that achieves victory.

    64 minutes. 2015.


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    with Russ Rose,
    Penn State University Head Coach; 2014 NCAA Champions;
    Back-to-Back NCAA Championship Coach (2013-14);
    Four consecutive NCAA Championships (2010, 2009, 2008, 2007) and seven overall;
    5x AVCA National Coach of the Year,
    over 1000 career coaching victories,
    recognized by USA Volleyball as one of their All-Time Great Coaches in 2005

    The goal of developing a culture of mental toughness in your team is a tall order given the fact that mental toughness cannot be measured or charted like other aspects of the game. Coach Russ Rose views mental toughness on the court as "aggressive attitude with confidence and all of the skills to play the game." Skill-confidence leads to mental toughness and Rose feels it is essential to devise and conduct aggressive practice drills that repeatedly put each athlete and your team under challenging and stressful conditions. This will result in making high stress situations more familiar with the goal of "hardening" your athletes to stay on task during game duress. Rose's drills focus on developing mentally tough servers, passers, setters, hitters, competitors, back row players and the team as a whole. All of these drills provide unique challenges that will encourage your players to rally around their teammates in tough, competitive situations. Creating a mentally tough culture has earned Rose two national titles and it will give your team a new, competitive edge.

    59 minutes. 2008.


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  • 11/11/15--22:00: Running a Fast Tempo Offense
  • with Matt Peck,
    Middle Tennessee State Women's Volleyball Coach;
    4x Sun Belt Conference Tournament champions, 2x Sun Belt conference Coach of the Year

    Increase your team's aggressiveness and overall attacking speed!

    Matt Peck guides you through the technique, timing, and strategy for generating a quick-tempo attack out of serve receive and defense. This quick-tempo offense will challenge your opponents and create favorable match-ups for your hitters!Coach Peck breaks his instruction down into six parts:

    Passing Tempo: Coach Peck explains the form and technique used for driving quick, flat passes to initiate a quick-tempo offense and provides goals for the amount of time the pass should take to get from the passer to the setter.

    Serve Receive Offense: This segment explains how to run a diverse, multiple hitter quick-attack offense without calling set plays. Peck explains how hitters should call their attacks based on the look provided by the defense and how the setters can read the blockers in order to get their hitters in 1-on-1 and zero blocker situations.

    Play Sets: Coach Peck provides technique and timing cues for running a zero-tempo quick attack (in front of and behind the setter) and "three" attack with the middle blocker. He also gives technique and timing cues for running a "thirty two" and "two" attack with the outside hitter.

    Controlled Serve Receive: This is a progressive fast-paced drill that allows hitters and setters to cycle through and get many quality repetitions out of serve receive. Starting with just hitters and setters working off the pass to establish timing, Peck discusses strategies to stress opposing blockers. Blockers are then added to the drill, challenging both the offense and defense.

    Opposite: Coach Peck gives technique and timing cues for running quick-tempo back set attacks to the pin, seam, and just off the setter. He explains how the approach footwork and set tempo differs for right and left-handed attackers. Transition footwork progressions are provided for opposites and middles to get from the block to the attack.

    Transition: The final segment examines how to effectively transition from the block to the attack and generate scoring opportunities by staying in tempo. Coach Peck first explains basic transition footwork patterns using "turn and run" and "shuffle" techniques. He then demonstrates the "jab approach" technique, which allows attackers to maintain a quick tempo when they do not have time to get off the net. A progressive set of transition drills shows how to get quality transition repetitions out of multiple defensive situations, and the video ends with a live scrimmage in order to show all of these techniques used in a game setting.

    This entire video takes place on the court and all of the techniques and drills are performed by live demonstrators. There is an incredible amount of live-action play used to show these concepts naturally occurring in game situations. Throughout this informative presentation, Coach Peck provides running commentary and timely insights into the action taking place on the court.

    Get the drills and strategies you need to make your opponents scramble to keep up with your fast tempo offense.

    166 minutes (2 DVDs). 2011.


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    with Jim Moore, University of Oregon Head Coach;
    2012 NCAA National Runner-up; 2012 Volleyball Magazine National Coach of the Year; 2006 Pac-10 Coach of the Year; 3x National Coach of the Year; 1993 D-II National Championship (at Northern Michigan)

    Develop a faster offense with the ability to adjust to your opponent and free up your outside hitters

    Jim Moore goes over concepts he thinks every offense should have and then discusses the goals he has for his offense. Coach Moore really takes you into the offensive system that has made Oregon a top program national. The system requires a lot of work and you have to give your players a lot of responsibility, but the results will be an unpredictable offense that is a nightmare to stop.

    Coach Moore uses seven concepts to run multiple offensive sets from serve receive patterns. He explains each concept to you, then shows you drills so your team can work on each concept. The seven concepts are:

    • Create a stable serve receive formation in all six rotations. Getting your best passer to pass middle in all rotations and be effective in passing in each rotation. Also he explains where to place your hitters in rotations to start your offense.
    • Get your setter to penetrate to the net easily and quickly.
    • Get players to attack in various zones all along the net. During this concept, Coach Moore demonstrates several blocking schemes and how to attack each one by running offense into various zones.
    • Place your best hitters against the opponent's weakest blockers.
    • How to isolate hitters.
    • Create misdirection in your offense so attackers can get one on one situations.
    • Have players call out verbal audible so players can change the play while the play is occurring.
    Each of these concepts are discussed and principles are presented. Watch as he runs his team through drills so you can see how he teaches the concepts to his team. Coach Moore takes you from the basic simple offensive set and moves to the complex part of the system. You will want to view this video to gather new ideas on how to set up your offense and have a more effective sideout offense against your opponents.

    Practice video is shown so the viewer can see how to instill these concepts and achieve these goals with their own team. Game segments follow practice video to show how the concepts carry over to the match.

    This is a fast-paced unpredictable offense that is difficult to defend. It allows your players freedom to attack along the net from various places to set-up more scoring opportunities for your team.

    84 minutes. 2013.


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    with Joe Sagula, University of North Carolina Head Coach;
    2014 ACC Coach of the Year, 4x ACC Coach of the Year; 6x ACC Champions;

    Joe Sagula unveils an entire series of training drills especially for liberos and defensive specialists. He presents over 20 unconventional, fast-paced and fun individual and game-action training drills that will keep your defensive players from getting stale.

    Coach Initiated Drills
    Coach Sagula begins with basic individual drills that focus on the techniques and mechanics associated with the libero position. Your players will get a significant number of repetitions while working on their defensive posture, vision, instincts, reaction, movement and ball control. Overall, 13 drills are introduced in this section alone. Each one focuses on small aspects of what a libero needs, creating a total package. All of these drills are initiated by the coach who tosses or hits balls at the libero, giving quality feedback along the way. This creates a slower-paced atmosphere that allows defensive players to focus on their posture and the techniques of digging.

    Player Initiated Drills
    Running player initiated drills makes the drills more game-like and also helps other position players by allowing them to gain serving, setting or hitting reps. These drills will help your players build their communication skills, which in turn helps them improve their relationships during on-court play. These drills are a little more intense and game-like, requiring multiple skills to be used by multiple players.

    Many of the drills work the relationship between the libero and back row setter as they defend out of the back row together. Your players will improve their space relationships and become more comfortable working with each other in serve receive. This is valuable for teams that run a 5-1 offense or 6-2 when the front row setter gets subbed out for an attacker.

    Team Drills
    Coach Sagula brings all the skills from previous drills together in a game-like situation through a series of 6-on-6 drills. Players compete for points while focusing on certain parts of a libero's game. The "Bounce Plus One" drill is a wash drill that works a team's out-of-system and in-system play. Different players are forced to set a second ball and run the offense. At the same time hitters get great opportunities to work on their transition.

    Order now and give your defensive specialists and liberos the quality reps and drill variety they need to stay engaged in practice and the tools they need to succeed on game day.

    77 minutes. 2015.


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    with Nancy Dorsey,
    St. James Academy (KS) Head Coach;
    2015 Kansas Class 5A state champions (seven state titles in last eight years 2008-15);
    VBM 2013 High School Team of the Year;
    American Family Insurance 2013 All-USA Volleyball Coach of the Year;
    finished the 2013 season ranked #1 nationally by PrepVolleyball.com; won 56 straight matches from 2012-13; lost only one set in 2013 (finishing 96-1); 370 wins in first 8 years as head coach (2005-13)

    Nancy Dorsey uses her expertise as a high school coach to demonstrate and explain how to implement a 6-2 offense. To help you decide if this offense is right for your team, she explains the positives and negatives of running a 6-2. The information she shares is perfect for any new coach or a coach who is running the 6-2 for the first time. Coach Dorsey's presentation gives all the basic alignments for serve, serve receive, and base positioning for each rotation. You'll also gain insight into different rotational and hitting options at each level.

    Coach Dorsey walks viewers through each rotation of the 6-2. She explains where players stand for each rotation and how to avoid overlap. She demonstrates serve receive systems and shows where each player should move to for their base defense. Coach Dorsey's explanations include tips on what coaches should look for as they teach this offense. She discusses pros and cons of the 6-2, and shares practice methods to combat the cons.

    While walking through the 6-2 offense, Coach Dorsey shows the different options available for serve receive positioning and attack. Players are shown where to line up so they can get as close as possible to their touch point.

    Coach Dorsey shares drills that are great for improving siding out, playing defense and serving aggressively in the 6-2, as well as the importance of point scoring. All drills focus on getting into good serve receive position and transition to base defense while receiving serves, down balls and free balls. The 3 Serve drill promotes competition while practicing side-out and point scoring efficiency.

    This is a great presentation for new coaches who want to learn how and why to use a 6-2 offense. The best part of the presentation is Coach Dorsey's fantastic job of discussing the overlap rules and what your players need to look out for so they do not get called for being out of rotation.

    63 minutes. 2014.


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    with Bond Shymansky, University of Iowa Head Coach;
    former Marquette University Head Coach; 2013 Big East Champs;
    former Georgia Tech Head Volleyball Coach; 2004 ACC Coach of the Year

    Developing young volleyball players requires quality reps and touches in a practice. Many videos give you a lot of drills, but in High Energy, High Rep Practice Drills, Bond Shymansky also delivers the when, the why, and the strategy behind each drill.

    These drills will create a practice atmosphere that will increase your players' volleyball IQ, maintain high energy, maximize ball touches and increase the competitiveness of your team.

    Warm Up Drills
    "Triangle Pepper," an alternative to two-player pepper, trains players to defend, set, and hit at game-like angles and it replicates game-like movement and communication. "Cross-Net Pepper" will have your players working on communication, blocking, and covering the hitter - before practice even begins!

    Situational Drills and Games
    The true value of this video comes in the situational drills and games. These brilliant drills demonstrate how to teach specific offensive and defensive concepts while ratcheting up the level of competitiveness in the gym.

    Coach Shymansky shows you how he addresses all aspects of the game through his progression of drills, including:

    • Skill drills to train directional hitting and transition offense off of free balls, tips and attacks.
    • Situational drill sets that provide many repetitions in game-like situations.
    • Side-out drills that train effective performance in pressure situations.
    • Point-scoring drills that instill aggressiveness and reinforce scoring in bunches.
    • Goal-based drills to increase the "volleyball IQ" of your players.
    Competitive Drills and Games
    Run competitive drills and games that are fun and engaging for your players and simple to execute with as few as ten players and one coach. You'll learn how to make the drills more difficult as the team becomes comfortable with what they are doing and how Coach Shymansky uses the scoreboard during practice to mimic game situations. The scoring systems are easy to understand and there is always a clear winner.

    Without question this is one of the finest videos to date covering how to teach and encourage competitive play in the gym. With this arsenal of drills, you can run an efficient and effective practice that will effectively prepare your team for game time!

    This video was definitely 5 stars! I had a great time reviewing this one! My first day of practice with my team starts Monday, and I can't wait to incorporate some of the FANTASTIC drill and concepts I have learned looking at (this video)! - B. Davis, HS Volleyball Coach

    101 minutes. 2013.


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    VD-04801A: with Russ Rose, Penn State University Head Coach;
    2014 NCAA Champions; back-to-back NCAA Championship Coach (2013-14);
    four consecutive NCAA Championships (2010, 2009, 2008, 2007) and seven overall;
    5x AVCA National Coach of the Year, over 1000 career coaching victories,
    recognized by USA Volleyball as one of their All-Time Great Coaches in 2005

    Get an inside look at training powerful hitters from one of the most successful coaches in NCAA women's volleyball history. Starting with the approach and swing and finishing with competitive team drills, coaching legend Russ Rose shows you how to get the best out of your outside hitters.

    Characteristics of an Outside Hitter
    Coach Rose begins with expectations for outside hitters and what they need to do on the court to be successful. His philosophy will provide you with a blueprint for developing great outside hitters.

    Passing and Hitting Drills
    Coach Rose showcases a series of drills that enable outside hitters to practice the movement patterns they need to master to be successful. Coach Rose shows you how to adjust the drill to see how movement patterns change based on where the ball is served. As the drill progresses, defenders and blockers are added and scoring is added to make the training more game-like.

    Blocking and Hitting Drills
    This set of drills, which includes tip coverage to attack, digging to attack and blocking to attack, gives players opportunities to block from both the left side and middle before transitioning to a good attack position. Players are trained to work hard to get a big swing coming off the block.

    Drills for Hitting Out of System
    Out-of-system drills offer the opportunity for players other than setters to practice setting the ball to outside hitters. These drills also teach hitters how to adjust for an out-of-system ball.

    Competitive Drills
    One of most beneficial drill segments in the presentation is this series of competitive drills. These drills use scoring systems to push players to compete. Coach Rose has outside hitters battle head-to-head in 6v6 games. These mini-games are scored to seven points, but only one player from each side can be set during the game. You'll see many different iterations of this drill including OH vs OH, RS vs RS, and back row attacker vs back row attacker.

    Another competitive drill is played 5v5 with no middles. Only pin hitters and pipe attackers can attack in this drill. Hitters learn how to take advantage of solo blocks, players learn how to block solo when necessary, and everyone learns how to defend when the block is not perfect.

    Conditioning for Hitters
    All of these drills feature multiple attacks and game-like contacts in rapid succession. Though conditioning is certainly a big part of these drills, Coach Rose designs them as volleyball drills first; the conditioning is just a result of the pace of the contacts.

    Coach Rose gives you numerous drills that you can start using in your gym immediately. In addition, his observation on the different roles an outside hitter must master might change how you evaluate players in the future.

    56 minutes. 2015.



    VD-04801B: with Joe Sagula, University of North Carolina Head Coach;
    2014 ACC Coach of the Year, 4x ACC Coach of the Year; 6x ACC Champions;

    Joe Sagula unveils an entire series of training drills especially for liberos and defensive specialists. He presents over 20 unconventional, fast-paced and fun individual and game-action training drills that will keep your defensive players from getting stale.

    Coach Initiated Drills
    Coach Sagula begins with basic individual drills that focus on the techniques and mechanics associated with the libero position. Your players will get a significant number of repetitions while working on their defensive posture, vision, instincts, reaction, movement and ball control. Overall, 13 drills are introduced in this section alone. Each one focuses on small aspects of what a libero needs, creating a total package. All of these drills are initiated by the coach who tosses or hits balls at the libero, giving quality feedback along the way. This creates a slower-paced atmosphere that allows defensive players to focus on their posture and the techniques of digging.

    Player Initiated Drills
    Running player initiated drills makes the drills more game-like and also helps other position players by allowing them to gain serving, setting or hitting reps. These drills will help your players build their communication skills, which in turn helps them improve their relationships during on-court play. These drills are a little more intense and game-like, requiring multiple skills to be used by multiple players.

    Many of the drills work the relationship between the libero and back row setter as they defend out of the back row together. Your players will improve their space relationships and become more comfortable working with each other in serve receive. This is valuable for teams that run a 5-1 offense or 6-2 when the front row setter gets subbed out for an attacker.

    Team Drills
    Coach Sagula brings all the skills from previous drills together in a game-like situation through a series of 6-on-6 drills. Players compete for points while focusing on certain parts of a libero's game. The "Bounce Plus One" drill is a wash drill that works a team's out-of-system and in-system play. Different players are forced to set a second ball and run the offense. At the same time hitters get great opportunities to work on their transition.

    Order now and give your defensive specialists and liberos the quality reps and drill variety they need to stay engaged in practice and the tools they need to succeed on game day.

    77 minutes. 2015.



    VD-04801C: with Bryan Bunn,
    North Carolina State Head Women's Volleyball Coach

    I have honestly never seen a video that covers so much for the setter position. - Shawn Stoliker, Millbrook (NY) High School Varsity Volleyball Coach

    Take any setter with beginner, intermediate or advanced skills, and move her to the next level with the drills in this presentation. North Carolina State Head Coach Bryan Bunn covers everything you need to know to train your setter mentally, physically and technically to be successful in game action.

    Setter Fundamentals
    Train your setters to master the fundamentals like starting position, body position and hand position on the ball.

    You will see a series of drills that gives setters reps from different locations on the court and to different attacking positions. These drills create opportunities for setters to practice in game-like situations instead of standing still. Each drill shows how to set to both left- and right-side hitters. They can be used to train novice setters and to refine the skills of more experienced ones.

    Situational Drills
    In this segment, you will learn how to train game-like situations that setters must master in order to run an effective offense. Skills for addressing these situations include jump setting, tight pass sets, spin moves on bad passes and setting after the block. Coach Bunn's players demonstrate each drill as he discusses the correct way to perform various skills while giving constant feedback on areas that need improvement.

    These fast-paced, high-action drills cover concepts like covering hitters, spatial awareness, opponents' defensive vision, and defensive positioning.

    In the drill "Nines Cover Tip," setters set a back set, turn and cover a tip, dig the tip to themselves and turn and set the high ball to the left side. This drill, performed in a controlled setting, is an amazing simulation of the of fast-paced, chaotic action of a rally.

    The segment also introduces drills that work on emergency techniques, releasing from each rotational spot, ball control, speed to the ball and developing a feel for the ball-all of which are important setter skills.

    Characteristics and Priorities of a Setter
    Coach Bunn identifies and explains six important mental characteristics to look for in a setter. He also highlights the three most important priorities of a setter and gives four pieces of advice all setters can benefit from knowing.

    Coach Bunn gives you an arsenal of setter training drills. Using these drills will provide quality repetitions for your setters and will lead to consistency and accuracy from the most critical position on the court.

    75 minutes. 2015.



    VD-04801D: with Dennis Hohenshelt,
    University of Virginia Head Coach; former assistant coach at Penn State

    Get all of the information you need to train your middles to perform their dual role as a blocking force and as an available quick attack option on every point.

    Virginia Head Coach and former Penn State assistant coach Dennis Hohenshelt provides step-by-step instructions for attacking, blocking and transition footwork, arm swing, blocking hand positioning and even running slides. Every skill in this presentation includes a complete explanation and demonstration.

    Throughout out the presentation, Hohenshelt coaches his players as they demonstrate the drills and gives them the type of valuable feedback you'll want to share with your team.

    The first part of the presentation focuses on the offensive aspects of the middle hitter position. You'll learn effective practice drills for developing efficient footwork in middle hitters, which leads to dynamic approaches to the attack.

    Warm-up Drills for Middles
    Coach Hohenshelt begins with two warm-up drills that stress good approach footwork and attacking different locations on the court. He emphasizes proper approach mechanics and also tells you what to look for and how to make corrections.

    Once in the correct position, middles will be able to easily hit with power to zone five or cut back to zone one.

    Serve Receive for Middles
    Learn drills that will help your middles understand how to transition from different locations on the court without getting trapped in the serve receive. This is important as middles tend to either get in the way of passers or don't get into a good position to be involved in the offense.

    Discover a drill that will help with the confusion caused by short serves. This drill will help your team improve communication between the middle and the passer as they decide who needs to play the ball and will provide passing reps for your middle.

    Blocking for Middles
    The second part of this presentation breaks down the skills needed to be a great blocker. Coach Hohenshelt takes the time to discuss the technique a middle hitter uses to go from base to pin blocking positions. He covers body posture, footwork, hand work and how to be disciplined as a middle blocker.

    Hohenshelt explains and demonstrates a hybrid blocking style that's similar to the swing block or what he likes to call the "elbow drive." Coach Hohenshelt advocates a bent elbow drive, which he believes makes it easier for his blockers to seal the net.

    He also covers footwork and follows up with a series of drills to reinforce proper techniques. Drills include training middle hitters to use their hands independently while blocking and also teaching middles to block quick attacks by jumping into the angle.

    The last drill in the presentation puts everything together. This combination drill is a game-speed drill that involves the middle passing, attacking, blocking, transitioning and attacking again. Middle hitters will get numerous game-speed reps while working on every skill they will use in a match.

    In this presentation, the technique is broken down bit by bit for novice players who need to learn basic skills. For the more advanced middle, the presentation offers complicated transition patterns and drills that force the middle to use their hands independently while blocking.

    The middle hitter role is difficult to train because it requires excellence in two very difficult skills, blocking and hitting. Coach Hohenshelt gives you the tools you need to train this position with confidence and to bring out the very best in your middle hitters.

    58 minutes. 2015.




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    with Bond Shymansky,
    Marquette University Head Coach;
    former Georgia Tech Head Volleyball Coach; 2004 ACC Coach of the Year


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    with Walt Ker,
    founder and coach of Legacy Volleyball Club;
    started Cal State Northridge's men's volleyball program and is former head coach of the women's team that won three national championships;
    former UCLA Assistant Coach (2006 National Champions);
    former Coach of the Synergy Volleyball Club, 4x U.S. Junior Olympic Gold Medalists

    Are your players struggling with serve receive passing? Learning how to track the ball with their eyes will help them improve their passing!

    In this video, three-time national championship coach Walt Ker will teach you how to handle a ball that moves late in its flight path and share several "tools" that, when used at the proper time, will increase your players' ability to not only recognize the pace, trajectory and movement of the serve, but also how to play the ball successfully.

    The Blind Spot

    Coach Ker begins the video by demonstrating the basic visual technique that most players lack. He shows how many players have a blind spot that leads to inaccurate passes. Using Coach Ker's techniques, your players will increase their visual contact with the ball and learn to adjust their platform to any last second movements the ball might make.

    Visual Identification

    In this section, you will learn several visual cues for quickly identifying key pieces of information about the serve. He demonstrates how that information can immediately be used to make early movements to the ball. During the initial flight of the serve, players will learn to identify pace, trajectory, and movement of the ball.

    Tools to Combat Movement on the Serve

    To help your athletes adjust to the ball, Ker shows four different footwork patterns, one for each of the passing movements necessary for success. The benefit of each movement is discussed by Coach Ker, as well as the philosophy behind each concept. He also talks about the advantages and disadvantages of every move he trains.

    Coach Ker identifies three of the most common cues he uses during matches to quickly communicate to his players: "press this ball to the net," "make me jump set," and "see the ball to the sweet spot." All of these cues are proactive, goal-driven messages that players can immediately apply during the speed and chaos of a match.

    Various drills are demonstrated that will help you train the vision and footwork of your players. Each drill is explained in-depth and demonstrated several times, giving you a great idea of how to teach these techniques to your team.

    This video provides an outstanding overview of the visual tools and applications of passing the ball in serve receive for coaches of all levels. Using the information taught by Coach Ker will increase your passers' ability to start each rally in-system.

    Produced at the 2014 AVCA Annual Convention in Oklahoma City, OK.

    62 minutes. 2015.


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    VD-04832A: with Shelton Collier,
    Wingate University Head Coach; over 900 career wins;
    2013 AVCA National Coach of the Year;
    Wingate has gone undefeated in SAC play in six of the past eight seasons, compiled a league-record 83-match SAC winning streak, and has qualified for 10 consecutive NCAA Tournaments (2005-14)

    Coaches spend numerous hours trying to find "magic" drills that will give their players a winning advantage, but they spend little time studying and understanding what it takes to manage a game effectively. Put your team in position to win more games by effectively preparing for and managing your matches. Coach Shelton Collier offers practical and easy-to-follow advice that he's learned and developed over the course of 900 career wins.

    In this PowerPoint presentation, you'll learn how to manage game day situations by rehearsing them in practice so when they occur in a match, your players will be prepared and confident. Coach Collier covers many aspects of what it takes to run great practices and make successful in-game decisions.

    In-Match Adjustments
    To successfully make adjustments during a match, its imperative to rehearse them in practice. Coach Collier shares insights into practicing game adjustments such as: shifting passing formations, serving to different zones, stopping a priority hitter, attacking over a small setter, attacking various defenses and the use of substitutions. Once you rehearse these adjustments in practice, your team will be better prepared to make them during a match.

    In-Match Communication
    To keep the your opponent from overhearing your strategies, Collier discusses how to discreetly communicate with a player on the court. The ability to make a call or an adjustment without your opponent hearing you could be the difference between winning or losing the next point.

    Match Preparation
    Coach Collier shares strategies you can use to give your team an advantage before the match even begins. He talks about how to communicate with your team before and during a match, strategies for preparing players for game situations, and the dos and don'ts of pregame communication, pep talks, talking with players and warm-up strategies. Collier also goes in-depth on the variables involved in setting a starting rotation. Effective match preparation will put your players in position to be successful in the match.

    Match Strategies
    Discover match strategies you can use to succeed in the heat of battle.

    • Time outs - Learn the when, why and what of time outs. Calling a time out at the right time can have a huge impact on getting your team back on track.
    • Bench stats - Learn what stats can tell you during and after the match and how to use them to help your team win.
    • Serving strategies - Learn how to maximize your team's point scoring percentage by making good decisions and getting the most value from every server.
    • Volleyball's version of the full court press - Discover a philosophy you can use when your team is down in a match to a good opponent.
    • Included is a list of quotes to avoid to prevent players from getting discouraged and many more concepts for succeeding in your matches.

    The concepts and ideas in this video will open your eyes to things that you may not have considered or didn't fully understand. Implementing these concepts and strategies will give you valuable techniques to help your team win more games.

    45 minutes. 2015.



    VD-04832B: with Shelton Collier,
    Wingate University Head Coach; over 900 career wins;
    2013 AVCA National Coach of the Year;
    Wingate has gone undefeated in SAC play in six of the past eight seasons, compiled a league-record 83-match SAC winning streak, and has qualified for 10 consecutive NCAA Tournaments (2005-14)

    Volleyball isn't always "pretty," so you have to teach your team what to do when it gets "ugly."

    2013 AVCA Coach of the Year, Shelton Collier delivers sophisticated drills and strategies for helping players get comfortable playing out-of-system. Using on-court demonstrations, Coach Collier shows how to create chaotic situations in practice to prepare your team for live action, out-of-system situations.

    You will learn a series of progressive drills that take players through a variety of scenarios they will face when out-of-system. These drills focus on building players' confidence in a controlled environment.

    Warm-Up Drills
    Coach Collier showcases a four-phase progressive warm up for developing ball control. All players work on passing and setting skills while also improving communication - an essential skill for out-of-system play. These progressions are a great lead-in for a practice full of out-of-system work.

    Systematic Drills
    Through a series of progressive drills, Coach Collier makes sure all of his players can set or attack when out-of-system. Players get consistent reps, giving them opportunities to practice out-of-system sets and various situations. These drills cover skills like taking the easiest set available, reversing the flow and setting hitters while giving them feedback. Coach Collier's out-of-system dig and set drill series will help you create a sophisticated offense.

    Second Ball Drills for Liberos
    If you have a libero who can set a second ball, you can separate yourself from an average team. Coach Collier provides a series of drills that focus on this crucial element of out-of-system play. These drills include multiple phases that progress from basic libero sets to high-level libero moves. Your liberos will work on developing their hands, platform, setting ability and the ability to take the ball in front of the attack line with their hands. The series progresses to drills with hitters so your liberos can work on delivering hittable balls. A unique drill in this section features liberos working on setting middle hitters, which is rare in out-of-system play, but can be a valuable tool for your team to have.

    Second Ball Drills for All Players
    These drills are a great tool for developing your players' problem solving. Throughout the drills, Coach Collier shows how to use them both systematically and randomly. Systematic drills allow multiple, controlled touches, while random drills gives players game-like touches.

    Team Drills
    The last segment of the video focuses on drills that are team-oriented and game-like. These drills will teach your team to play out-of-system in each of the six rotations, cover hitters, attack out of the middle, and attack by sliding in front of and behind the setter.

    When a hitter is blocked and the coverage team digs the ball, teams usually don't have a plan or haven't practiced how to run an offense in that situation. The Cover Drills series will help teach your players how to handle this out-of-system moment in many different fashions. The drills also cover how to attack when a player other than the setter covers the hitter, when the setter covers the hitter, and when the hitter covers their own attack.

    The drills shared in this video are valuable to teams of all levels that want to take their game to the next level. Bad passes, difficult digs, and setters taking the first ball are all common occurrences. The team that is best prepared to handle these situations will be the team that achieves victory.

    64 minutes. 2015.




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