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    featuring Mick Haley,
    USC Head Women's Volleyball Coach;
    2x national champions (2002 and 2003),
    six NCAA Final Four appearances (2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2011);
    2011 Pac-12 Coach of the Year; 2003 AVCA National Coach of the Year; 2000 US Women's Olympic Volleyball Coach; 6x NJCAA Champion; over 1,150 career wins; Distinguished member of the AVCA Hall of Fame (2006)

    Take a front-row seat at series of pre-season, USC Women's Volleyball practices. For the first time ever, Mick Haley shares his practice structure with you, letting you in on the drills, techniques and coaching tips that has positioned the Ladies of Troy as one of the top programs in the nation.

    Day one delivers various station work including passing, setting, middle hitting, defense, and 6-on-6 play. Listen in as Coach Haley corrects, instructs and teaches his athletes how to "Load" and "Balance." You'll also learn why USC has added 45 minutes of daily "pre-hab" exercises to their practices!

    As the series unfolds skills are added and put together, and the speed of practice increases. Focus turns to the middle blockers, passers, and setters as Coach Haley shares many important tips such how to pick up the trajectory of served balls, the importance of "being responsible", and making sure footwork is faster than the ball. Focus continues on balance, and Haley reiterates "push and re-balance" on defense.

    You'll also get to sit in on a team film session. Coach Haley and his assistants break down video coverage of a prior team scrimmage. This session gives valuable insight into defensive positioning and philosophy, as well as offensive strategy.

    Following the film session, the team hits the court for drills. Starting with a serve and chase warm-up drill, this practice follows with an out of system setting drill that will help your offense get quality swings when out of system for all players and a fast-paced digging drill that will get your players many quality defensive touches in a short amount of time.

    Haley breaks down player placement and responsibilities in attacker coverage. The team then breaks into station drills, as servers and passers work together while setters work on set location. The practice concludes with a servers vs. passers competition to simulate competitive situations and to create a fun, challenging atmosphere.

    An evening practice features a team-building session in the classroom, led by a sports psychologist. This session covers team rules and team support. The players help to define the qualities that they strive to incorporate into their culture, and discuss team bonding and motivational traditions.

    The final practice features small-group stations on multiple courts, which are skill-focused. The team then comes together for a full team "goal-based" scrimmage that helps train player focus and intensity. The remainder of practice includes three fast-paced digging drills, individual serving repetitions and 6 vs 6 drills that emphasize out of system transition to attack.

    805 minutes (6 DVDs). 2012.

    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 Bre Johnson,
    Marshall (MI) High School Head Coach

    As anyone who has coached beginner volleyball to young players knows, keeping the attention of the players is job number one. Bre Johnson understands what it takes to teach youth volleyball to all skill levels.

    In this video, Coach Johnson demonstrates how to teach basic skills to players as young as 5 years old, as well as older players that are just taking up the sport of volleyball. She demonstrate drills to train players on how to pass, set, hit, block and serve. What makes her coaching style so effective is that, while breaking down the skill, she uses fun terms for each of the physical movements of a skill so that players can remember the progression of each skill.

    Dynamic Warm-up and Movement Drills

    Incorporate dynamic warm-up exercises for your youth players. Johnson goes through different warm-up options that you can implement in your practice, from hand eye coordination to footwork. She does a great job at making the drills both fun and effective in order to keep younger players engaged while they warm up.

    Platform Training

    Johnson illustrates the proper form that is required for passing and teaches players to remember by using "fun terms" while teaching this skill. Once the platform has been taught, she progresses to a number of progressive passing drills that teach how to shuffle while keeping the platform static.

    Four Points of Setting

    The basics of setting are taught to youth players using Johnson's "four points of setting" that are belly button, five head, finish and follow-through. As with all the other skills, Johnson progresses with a number of drills so that the players can get plenty of reps while learning the skill.

    Coach Johnson does a wonderful job of teaching the basic fundamentals of volleyball in a fun and energetic way so that young players can learn and stay focused!

    Produced at the 2016 AVCA Annual Convention in Columbus, OH.

    55 minutes. 2017.


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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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    YVD-04346A:

    with Kevin Hambly,
    Stanford University Head Coach;
    former University of Illinois Head Coach;
    2011 NCAA Runners-up; 2011 Volleyball Magazine Coach of the Year; President of the AVCA Board of Directors

    Are you looking for a simple method to break down the art of setting to teach your setter? This is the video you will want to pick up.

    In this volume of Kevin Hambly's coach-, player-, and parent-friendly series, he teaches how the key components of being a successful setter can be taught, learned and practiced. Coach Hambly has an experienced college setter demonstrate balanced, efficient posture and movements then walks a less experienced player through how to execute the same "Go Posture" and technique.

    Some of the essentials for successful setting at any level include:

    • Beginning in a balanced, neutral "Go Posture"
    • Facing the action of the ball before making the set
    • Using whole hands to contact the ball (not just fingers)
    • Using body torque to generate setting power
    • Finishing palms (not fingers) to the target

    This DVD covers every aspect of setting technique from how to fundamentally prepare for the ball, move to the ball, and contact the ball to how to handle more difficult, out-of-system, realistic match play situations such as:

    • Back setting
    • Pass setting
    • Tempo Setting
    • High Ball Setting
    • Setting out of the bottom of the net
    • Setting out from the top of the net

    Your setter touches nearly one out of every ball on your side, wouldn't you want those to be good touches? Coach Hambly's instruction makes it easy for your setter to check themselves on each component. Hambly teaches your setter to set at a college caliber level, no matter what their age.

    75 minutes. 2013.



    YVD-04346B:

    with Kevin Hambly,
    Stanford University Head Coach;
    former University of Illinois Head Coach;
    2011 NCAA Runners-up; 2011 Volleyball Magazine Coach of the Year; President of the AVCA Board of Directors

    Kevin Hambly presents his method of teaching beginning athletes the fundamentals of a powerful attack. He breaks the attack down into a natural progression of skills, which gives coaches of any level, as well as parents or fellow athletes, the steps they need to develop solid hitting skills.

    Coach Hambly covers the skill of hitting with focus on the arm-swing, approach, and vertical jump. He uses some of his college players to demonstrate his detailed progressions for teaching hitting, and then he teaches younger players to execute the same safe, aggressive hitting movements. Listening to Hambly's teaching points as he corrects the young athletes will help you know how to help your aspiring volleyball players.

    In teaching an effective attack from start to finish or movement, Hambly walks his players through a progression of movements in which each step builds on the previously learned technique. His progression involves putting the following steps together:

    • Throwing
    • Attacking from the ground
    • Working vertical movement
    • Approaching to attack

    His drill progressions show great insight into the bio-mechanics of the swing and how to train players to perfect the motions. See how he uses tennis balls to help players get the hang of the swing mechanics without having to worry about the timing of hitting a ball. The use of the throwing technique and tennis balls in Hambly's drills really help athletes get the feel for the motion of the swing. He shows some great drills that can be used to work on all of the keys to hitting and goes into great depth on how to toss and when to toss for each drill.

    After arm swing is covered, athletes begin to work on their approach, taking their horizontal movement and turning it into vertical. You will learn why the last two steps are so important in transferring movement to vertical. Hambly focuses on slow to fast efficient movement, removing any unnecessary motion. The video finishes with the slide approach which Hambly explains is a great skill for more experienced players.

    As he takes both levels of athletes through the progressions, one skill is focused on at a time. This singular focus really allows the athletes to fine tune one skill before moving on. Even after moving to the next layer, Hambly only stresses the current skill being taught. Revisiting these skills over and over will develop the consistency a high level athlete needs.

    At several points in the video Hambly stops to give advice to parents or athletes who want to train without access to a volleyball court. This allows for driven athletes to get more training time in even when they can't get to a court. Additionally, his teaching is easy to understand, with terminology that anyone can understand. Finally advice on how to toss a volleyball for a hitter!

    Whether you're a coach, player or parent of a player, this video will be a useful tool in teaching and learning how to become an aggressive attacker while maintaining safe movement to prevent injury. Any coach, player or parent will feel very confident in their hitting training after watching this very detailed video.

    78 minutes. 2013.



    YVD-04346C:

    with Kevin Hambly,
    Stanford University Head Coach;
    former University of Illinois Head Coach;
    2011 NCAA Runners-up; 2011 Volleyball Magazine Coach of the Year; President of the AVCA Board of Directors

    Kevin Hambly has created a coach-, player-, and parent-friendly series that demonstrates efficient movement and controlled passing, and the methods to teach them. Coach Hambly has experienced college athletes demonstrate balanced, efficient posture and movement then teaches younger, less experienced players how to execute the same "Go Posture" and movements.

    Hambly takes the time to carefully explain, demonstrate and teach how to successfully move and execute controlled passes. He emphasizes these key points to both experienced and inexperienced players:

    • Begin in balanced, neutral "Go Posture" - Good posture makes it much easier to move to pass when starting with good posture
    • Initiate movement in any direction with body's center - This will help create a consistent passing platform
    • Face the line of the serve to pass from body's center - This gives the passer proper platform contact minimizing potential for passing errors
    • Act on the ball by initiating contact and finishing - The player acts on and controls the ball opposed to being acted on and controlled by the ball (or opponent)

    After laying a solid foundation or balanced movement and controlled passing, Hambly spends time with overhead passing for those advanced players ready to tackle the increased challenge.

    With each key, he takes the athletes through progressions that quickly get them passing with good form and accuracy. Each key is taught with singular focus. Hambly believes the athletes learn better by focusing on only one thing at a time. This singular focus allows for a more thorough understanding of each key. Points that are not mastered can be revisited at another time rather than making multiple corrections at one time. Developing movement patterns is extremely important so athletes don't have to think about technique when the ball is in play. Athletes will need a great many repetitions of these skills before they will become masters of their craft.

    As with the other videos in this series, Coach Hambly gives parent and players advice on how to train outside of the volleyball court, as well as tips for initiating the ball so that drill work can be as efficient and effective as possible. Hambly's easy, conversational style makes this video a benefit for coaches and athletes of all skill levels. Simple keywords and phrases for each key are valuable for the beginning coach or a parent helping their athlete improve.

    Have you ever watched a team that passed nearly every serve to target, nearly every hit to make it playable, and thought, "I wish my team passed like that". This video will train you and your players to do exactly that and frustrate all other teams you play.

    115 minutes. 2013.



    YVD-04346D:

    with Kevin Hambly,
    Stanford University Head Coach;
    former University of Illinois Head Coach;
    2011 NCAA Runners-up; 2011 Volleyball Magazine Coach of the Year; President of the AVCA Board of Directors

    Everyone knows "how to serve", but do they know how to serve correctly? Kevin Hambly has created a coach-, player-, and parent-friendly series to show how successful serving can be taught, learned and practiced efficiently.

    As he moves from skill to skill, Coach Hambly has his experienced players show how it is done and then he brings in younger players who are being taught the skills for the first time. He actually teaches these young players on the spot and then shows how to correct some parts of the movements with them until they are doing everything correctly. Time and again Coach Hambly emphasizes that coaches teaching skills should allow for singular focus during drills and players wanting to achieve advanced skill levels must put in the time to get the high number of reps to reach their goal.

    Acknowledging that his athletes are at different levels and have different strengths, Hambly lays basic serving foundation then progresses players through a variety of advanced serves based on their own strengths and skill levels including:

    • Standing Float
    • Jump Float
    • Jump Slide Float
    • Jump Top Spin

    Hambly emphasizes the same key points to all players regardless of skill level:

    • Start slow - finish fast
    • Use bow and arrow form
    • Finish to target
    • Make good hand contact
    • Drive through

    After teaching sound serving technique, players go through various drills to work strategic serving be hitting target zones, moving passers side-to-side, and moving passers short and deep. Having the ability to make passers move into each other and towards sidelines can increase the potential for serve receive errors or force your opponent into out-of-system situations. Coach Hambly wraps up by reiterating that players wanting to become skilled servers have to put the time in to achieve their goal.

    Whether you're a coach, player or even parent of a player, this video will prove helpful in achieving serving goals!

    46 minutes. 2013.



    YVD-04346E:

    with Kevin Hambly,
    Stanford University Head Coach;
    former University of Illinois Head Coach;
    2011 NCAA Runners-up; 2011 Volleyball Magazine Coach of the Year; President of the AVCA Board of Directors

    In this edition of the AAU Volleyball Skills Series, Kevin Hambly teaches coaches, athletes, and parents how they can improve individual defensive skills. In an easy to understand style, Coach Hambly takes both college athletes and young players through a series of drill progressions that will improve the defense of any level player. Listen in as he corrects technique in each drill; you will learn what to watch for as you teach and train your athletes.

    In the first section of the video, Hambly introduces the "go posture," a ready position that takes the pressure off the back and allows athletes to move quickly and effectively to any ball. He begins every drill with catching the ball instead of passing; if you can't catch it, you can't dig it! As athletes become adept at the movement, they begin to dig the ball. The key to effective training is to progress from easy to hard.

    The beginning drills have the athletes working stationary, but they are quickly moving to the ball in the next level. When movement is entered in, you will learn to teach your athletes to get their center to the ball, initiate contact and then finish the dig to get the ball high and create a swing.

    Each progression cycles back and reinforces elements from the previous drill before adding more complex skills. Coach Hambly also shares ways less experienced coaches or parents can enter the ball in drill so that athletes still get maximum value out of their training time. Accuracy in the toss or hit helps athletes to be successful.

    In the final segment, more advanced individual defensive techniques are covered. From extension moves to overhead digging, this section will help prepare experienced athletes for higher levels of play.

    Create a defense that is relentless and gives your team the best opportunity of scoring. A tough defense will beat a good offense nearly all the time, so wouldn't you want the best chance to go undefeated?

    83 minutes. 2013.



    YVD-04346F:

    with Kevin Hambly,
    Stanford University Head Coach;
    former University of Illinois Head Coach;
    2011 NCAA Runners-up; 2011 Volleyball Magazine Coach of the Year; President of the AVCA Board of Directors

    This is the ultimate tool for any coach looking to train a player to be a libero. Kevin Hambly has created the perfect video to teach the role and skills of the libero to coaches, parents and athletes. Coach Hambly breaks down the role of the libero, explaining the importance of footwork, using your center of gravity, making a correct platform, moving around the court and keeping your distance from the net.

    He starts by explaining the "go posture" and the importance of the athlete starting in this stance. He progresses them into moving side to side, catching the ball and then bumping it. He shows a proper platform and then shows how to correct the younger players. He moves on to the skills of digging, overhand digging, passing and setting. Hambly provides various tips for liberos and goes through several advanced but critical skills:

    • Double Down Dig
    • Shin Dig
    • Overhand Dig
    • Set

    Coach Hambly talks about coverage, the role of the libero on a team, and how to identify the best player for the libero position. He covers every aspect of being a libero in easy to understand segments that are easy to understand and master.

    As he moves from skill to skill, Coach Hambly has his experienced players show how it is done and then he brings in younger players who are being taught the skills for the first time. He actually teaches these young players on the spot and then shows how to correct some parts of the movements with them until they are doing everything correctly. Time and again Coach Hambly emphasizes that coaches teaching skills should allow for singular focus during drills and players wanting to achieve advanced skill levels must put in the time to get the high number of reps to reach their goal.

    This DVD will help you identify a player in your system who would best fit the libero role and it gives you all the skills to train her/him properly.

    75 minutes. 2013.



    YVD-04346G:

    with Kevin Hambly,
    Stanford University Head Coach;
    former University of Illinois Head Coach;
    2011 NCAA Runners-up; 2011 Volleyball Magazine Coach of the Year; President of the AVCA Board of Directors

    2011 Volleyball Magazine Coach of the Year Kevin Hambly provides step-by-step instruction for teaching and practicing effective blocking. This instruction is geared to the athlete, coach and parent

    Give your blocker a chance to score off of every hit, even if you have shorter blockers!

    Coach Hambly breaks it down into its most simple components; footwork, arm work, and eye work. His ability to break down each aspects into smaller parts allows a coach at any level teach and learn what to watch for on blockers to be more successful. He goes through each key of blocking by using the older players to demonstrate, and uses younger players to actually show how he teaches the skill.

    In this video, Coach Hambly demonstrates various hand positions and arm movements and when to teach and use each. Arm movement may need to vary based on player strength and skill level, and hand position can vary based on attack angle to put up the most effective block possible. Hambly also emphasizes the importance of involving the body's core for solid blocking movements.

    Once the foundation has been laid with good posture, hand position, arm movement and core involvement, Hambly progresses players through various footwork patterns. Developing strong skills in different footwork sequences provides players with the tools to get on the attacker efficiently regardless of their location along the net.

    Once they have base movements and footwork mastered, Hambly has players progress through drills to work various other aspects of blocking such as:

    • Soft block
    • Eye sequence
    • Independent arms

    The skills demonstrated in this video will help coaches, players and even parents of players in teaching and learning how to become an effective blocker regardless of skill level or size. Add this one to your library today!

    84 minutes. 2013.




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    with Nancy Dorsey,
    St. James Academy (KS) Head Coach;
    2015 AVCA National High School Coach of the Year;
    2015 Kansas Class 5A state champions; seven state titles in nine years 2008-15 (finished runner up twice); VBM 2013 High School Team of the Year;American Family Insurance 2013 All-USA Volleyball Coach of the Year;2x PrepVolleyball.com National Champions (2013, 2010);won 56 straight matches from 2012-13; lost only one set in 2013 (finishing 96-1); over 420 career wins

    Every minute of practice is valuable. Using these minutes wisely to build the strength, conditioning, speed and agility of the players is necessary to be a successful team.

    Nancy Dorsey, 2015 AVCA National High School Coach of the Year, creates a straightforward way to plan, teach, and execute speed and agility drills for volleyball. These drills will make your players more coordinated, balanced, explosive, and fast - and with limited space and equipment requirements! Many high school or club volleyball programs have limited space, dollars and equipment. This video gives you creative ways to get great results.

    Coach Dorsey uses a combination of 70+ drills to teach agility, balance, coordination, speed, and power. Using players from her high school team - from the freshman level to the varsity level - she takes the time to explain each workout. You'll get in-depth descriptions and examples of what each drill looks like, what good and bad examples are, and how long to do each drill.

    Drills for Conditioning, Speed and Agility in the Gym

    Learn how to uses the gym to your advantage. Coach Dorsey demonstrates multiple drills that can work an entire team with the use of ladders, hurdles, bands, cones, and their own body weight. Her drills are designed to improve lateral and vertical performance on the court.

    Core Workouts

    Every skill a volleyball player performs relies on a player's core strength. With a stronger core, athletes can move and react better. Coach Dorsey demonstrates five different sets of core drills. She uses combinations that will allow you to keep the mix of core workouts during practice fresh. The correct form and technique are covered, with examples shown from beginner through the more advanced version of the drills.

    Strength Training in the Weight Room

    Any team with a weight room available will benefit from this segment of the video. Coach Dorsey demonstrates eight stations with three different exercises per station. In total there are 24 different variations of strength training exercises demonstrated. You'll get a great circuit for any team doing a summer program prior to the fall season.

    This is a jam-packed resource for any coach looking for volleyball-specific strength and conditioning ideas. All coaches will find something new to add to their training program. Teams using the information from this video will have an arsenal of strength, conditioning, speed and agility workouts available to improve the athleticism of any player.

    97 minutes. 2016.


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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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    with John Dunning,
    Stanford University Head Women's Volleyball Coach;
    2016 NCAA National Champions - 5x National Championship Coach (2016, '04, '05 at Stanford, 1985-86 at Pacific);
    Distinguished member of the AVCA Hall of Fame (2011);
    2001 AVCA National Coach of the Year; 4x Pac-12 Coach of the Year; over 800 career wins

    Elevate your game! 4-time NCAA Championship coach John Dunning knows how to take a player to the highest level! In this incredible DVD presentation, Dunning takes you through 50 advanced tips for assisting you in taking your game to a higher level! Dunning breaks down the tips into the following segments: Volleyball Essentials, Passing, Small Stuff, Setting and Defense. Using several Stanford greats for demonstrations, you will get a firsthand look at how players at all levels can improve their game by consistently doing the "little things" all of the time. The benefit this presentation affords is that John Dunning points out just exactly what those little things are that make a huge difference between good players and great players.

    56 minutes. 2005.


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    VD-03756: with Cheryl Butler,
    Co-director of the Sports Performance Volleyball Club and co-owner of the Great Lakes Center in Aurora, Illinois.
    She has been part of 67 National Championships and coached in Gold Medal National Championship matches in 14's, 16's and 18's. Her travels have included Japan, China and Dominican Republic with the SPVB 18 Elite Team.

    Cheryl Butler shares a series of progressive drills perfect for teaching movement skills to players from kindergarten through high school. Each drill includes a 3-phase progression from the most elementary, total beginner to "real volleyball."

    These progressions arm you with multiple options of the same fundamental skill set that you can adapt to any level you coach.

    This five-section DVD features:

    • Passing Progressions - A 12-activity progression that includes shuffle roll, shuffle-catch, and shuffle catch and toss in a variety of movement patterns.
    • Pass-Set-Attack - A four-activity progression to teach basic passing, setting and attacking movements.
    • Angle Work Progression - A five-activity segment to assist players in getting around the ball and into passing position.
    • Partner Passing Drills Series - 20 rapid fire drills with skill sets for all levels of players.
    • Ball Movement Drills - Butler presents a 10-drill series that includes 30 demonstrated progressive options.
    As a bonus, a PDF attachment of all of these drills and more is included on the DVD.

    This presentation is unique because it offers a comprehensive skill set that can be used with players K-12. The drills are easy to understand, easy to implement and are sure to help you better your players' movement skills!

    57 minutes. 2011.



    VD-04764: with Cheryl Butler,
    co-director of the Sports Performance Volleyball Club and co-owner of the Great Lakes Center in Aurora, Illinois.
    She has been part of 67 national championships and coached in Gold Medal National Championship matches in 14's, 16's and 18's. Her travels have included Japan, China and Dominican Republic with the SPVB 18 Elite Team.

    In volleyball, movement skills are the most important first skills to teach to young players. In this presentation, Cheryl Butler demonstrates how to incorporate movement and ball control drills into every practice in a short amount of time.

    Coach Butler introduces a series of volleyball-specific movement drills that will not only get players warmed up, but will also teach the proper moving technique required to excel in volleyball. Although these movement drills are great for players of all ages, Coach Butler encourages introducing them to girls at a young age, even before they start to learn how to play volleyball.

    Coach Butler uses two different age groups to demonstrate each drill. As players ages 11-13 are taken through the more advanced version of each drill, Coach Butler shows how to modify each drill for first through fifth graders. Modifying these drills for younger players establishes a great foundation at an earlier age.

    Movement Drills for Warm-up
    Coach Butler starts with warm-up drills using volleyball movements without a ball. This is the "active warm-up" technique that her teams use at the beginning of every practice. The series includes eight different shuffle drills that can be completed in less than 10 minutes; defensive posture, shuffle steps, directional movements and change of direction are covered. A blocking movement drill is also shown with a variation that can be used with very young players.

    Use the techniques in this segment to help players simultaneously execute proper volleyball movements and warm up properly.

    Ball Control Movement Drills
    Many ball control drills are done while the athletes are stationary, which is unrealistic to the sport of volleyball. Coach Butler shares a series of movement drills that focus on ball control. These drills work on passing and setting while in motion. They require movement and many of them will work on controlling the ball outside the midline of the body.

    Partner drills are shown (can be used with both platform passing and overhead passing) that require court movement in order to keep the ball alive. Serve receive movements are practiced during a drill that requires players to move forward to receive short serves, and drop and shuffle back to receive deep serves. Coaches who want to improve their serve receive passing will find these drills beneficial and easy to implement.

    Defensive Movement Drills
    The final section of the presentation focuses on defense and movement drills. These drills create fast-paced, chaotic situations that require players to stay under control and dig the ball to target. These are multi-player drills that will also require a high level of communication among players. The intensity of these drills will really help players prepare for the pace of fast action rallies in game situations.

    Movement is the basis of all skills. Athletes who understand the proper way to move to a ball will be more successful in each skill. Coach Butler gives you many great drills to help you get your players moving.

    Produced at the 2014 AVCA Spring Clinic in Chicago, IL.

    "The great part is with every drill that she presents with talented 13U players demonstrating, she also uses a group of 1st-5th grade players to demonstrate a modified version of the drill so they can be successful as well. The skills and drills that are being worked on are things that even college players need to practice on a regular basis." - Shawn Stoliker

    56 minutes. 2015.




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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 Nancy Dorsey,
    St. James Academy (KS) Head Coach;
    2015 AVCA National High School Coach of the Year;
    2015 Kansas Class 5A state champions;
    seven state titles in nine years 2008-15 (finished runner up twice);
    VBM 2013 High School Team of the Year;
    American Family Insurance 2013 All-USA Volleyball Coach of the Year;
    2x PrepVolleyball.com National Champions (2013, 2010);
    won 56 straight matches from 2012-13; lost only one set in 2013 (finishing 96-1); over 420 career wins

    Use your practice time as efficiently as possible. Nancy Dorsey shows you how with a complete arsenal of fast-paced drills that are easily integrated into any high school practice plan. She also shares several progressions and adjustments for different levels of players.

    Using players on the court, Coach Dorsey demonstrates 11 drills that touch on all aspects of the game. She shows drills that get players involved and moving throughout the entire practice. She makes every drill competitive to simulate a game-like situation, and conditions the players through the various drills. Coach Dorsey explains how each drill can be simplified for less experienced players or made more challenging for advanced players.

    Coach Dorsey shows six drills that focus on passing skills. These drills give passers multiple reps, passing in all different types of situations. Players are pushed out of their comfort zones as they compete in drills where a specific goal must be achieved. These drills pit passers against passers, and servers against passers. Some are done cooperatively to teach players how to work together to accomplish a common purpose. As an added value, these drills condition players, saving time in practice where conditioning sessions usually take place.

    The next segment of drills, which works the offense and defense together, focuses on the attacking aspect of the game while having the defense work against the hitters. These drills also give players a chance to practice multiple positions on the floor, defensively and offensively.

    Coach Dorsey explains that scrimmaging without a purpose in practice will not help players improve. She introduces a game called Baseball that challenges teams in all six rotations while keeping things extremely fun. This drill provides the same intensity as scrimmaging but in a more purpose-driven way allowing coaches opportunities to stop the action and make points and corrections.

    This presentation single-handedly gives coaches a complete practice that involves all players and all aspects of the game. Players get an incredibly powerful conditioning workout while being pushed to their limits.

    111 minutes. 2014.


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    VD-04836A: 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.



    VD-04836B: 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.



    VD-04836C: featuring drills from Kirsten Berenthal Booth, John Dunning, Kevin Hambly, Dennis Hohenshelt, Jim Moore, Russ Rose and Bond 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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    VD-04507A:

    with Anne Kordes,
    former University of Louisville Head Coach; 2015 ACC Champions;
    2015 ACC Coach of the Year - her third coach of the Year honor at Louisville, also earning the award as the Big East (2012) and American Athletic Conference (2013) Coach of the Year; 2010 and 2011 USA Select National Team Lead Coach; past President of the American Volleyball Coaches Association

    Learn from the University of Louisville's Head Coach, Anne Kordes, how to train your young volleyball players to master one of the most crucial skills in volleyball - setting. Just as a football team cannot be their best without a great quarterback, neither can any volleyball team be on top without a skilled setter!

    In this video Coach Kordes explains the keys to teaching essential setter skills:

    • Ready position and Setting Posture - A good ready position posture enables setters to be loaded and use their legs to help them make good sets (especially when upper body strength is lacking as in younger players).
    • Footwork Sequences to Any Ball - Training various footwork options gives your setters the tools they need to get to any pass and put up a good set to the target.
    • Soft Hands for Clean Contact - Setters must use a clean contact to most effectively control the set.
    • Location on the Net - Based on the level of your team and setter, you may need to position your setter more centrally, or be able to position her more towards the right side. It is important that setters can release to the net in such a way as to be able to see the court and make a quality set to any target.

    Coach Kordes demonstrates a number of drills you can bring into your gym to focus on each of these important aspects of setting. As younger players execute drills, Kordes teaches you how to add a level of competition to the drills in your practice plan.

    If you coach young and/or inexperienced athletes, or even value "back to basics" opportunities with more advanced players, do not miss out on this great title. Add Setting Fundamentals for Volleyball to your training library, and teach your setters to make a quality set out of any pass their team puts up!

    64 minutes. 2014.



    VD-04507B:

    with Anne Kordes,
    former University of Louisville Head Coach; 2015 ACC Champions;
    2015 ACC Coach of the Year - her third coach of the Year honor at Louisville, also earning the award as the Big East (2012) and American Athletic Conference (2013) Coach of the Year; 2010 and 2011 USA Select National Team Lead Coach; past President of the American Volleyball Coaches Association

    Volleyball players love to attack. Wouldn't it be great to have them do it correctly right from the start? Learn how to train beginning attackers with confidence.

    Anne Kordes breaks down the attack into its various steps and then teaches it in a part-whole methodology. Coach Kordes shows the key points for progressing through the approach, hip, arm, wrist, jump, and finally, the location on the court.

    Learn how to train athletes to gain momentum in the approach using explosive left - right - left footwork to get to the ball as well as how to successfully:

    • load with arms back on the final right - left steps
    • jump explosively, opening hips and shoulders to setter
    • lift lead arm and draw attack elbow back
    • snap close with both elbow and hip

    After showing you how to train players in dynamic approach footwork, Coach Kordes creates an isolated environment in which players can learn proper arm swing, beginning from the loaded position and focusing on:

    • opening hips and shoulders
    • snapping closed with elbow and hip
    • snapping the wrist over the top of the ball to create topspin
    • following through on arm swing

    As players become more consistent with the dynamic approach, their attacks will greatly improve. Add this step-by-step guide to your training library today and develop a strong attack in beginner volleyball players!

    38 minutes. 2014.



    VD-04507C:

    with Anne Kordes,
    former University of Louisville Head Coach; 2015 ACC Champions;
    2015 ACC Coach of the Year - her third coach of the Year honor at Louisville, also earning the award as the Big East (2012) and American Athletic Conference (2013) Coach of the Year; 2010 and 2011 USA Select National Team Lead Coach; past President of the American Volleyball Coaches Association

    Louisville Head Coach Anne Kordes teaches you how to train young volleyball players to master one of the most important skills in the sport - passing. No matter what position an athlete plays, sound passing is essential to the success of any team!

    As she goes through each aspect of the skill, Coach Kordes explains how and why she teaches various techniques. Throughout the DVD, you'll learn how best to instruct young athletes through:

    • Ready position - This will enable players to get to the ball more quickly.
    • Platform - This will ensure clean, even contact and minimize errors.
    • Footwork - This keeps players in a better position to push the ball forward on the pass.

    Add to your practice plans with technically focused drills such as: Toss Passing Progressions; Four Direction Passing Drill; Deep Toss Passing Handoff; and Deep Toss Angular Passing. Coach Kordes also demonstrates two competitive passing drills to make passing more fun and to take it to a more competitive level in your gym.

    If you're coaching young or inexperienced athletes or if you simply value "back to basics" moments with advanced players, do not miss the opportunity to add this great title to your training library. Your team will learn how to control every serve they receive.

    47 minutes. 2014.



    VD-04507D:

    with Anne Kordes,
    former University of Louisville Head Coach; 2015 ACC Champions;
    2015 ACC Coach of the Year - her third coach of the Year honor at Louisville, also earning the award as the Big East (2012) and American Athletic Conference (2013) Coach of the Year; 2010 and 2011 USA Select National Team Lead Coach; past President of the American Volleyball Coaches Association

    Do your young athletes think that only small players can play defense? Are they hesitant or afraid to go to the floor for a ball? Does your team ever struggle with proper platform and body posture when defending against different types of attacks? If so, don't miss the opportunity to learn from University of Louisville Head Coach Anne Kordes as she discusses how to fix these defensive problems and others.

    Coach Kordes shares the essentials of being a strong defender including the willingness to get to the ball, go to the floor and play hard. She highlights the keys to sound defensive fundamentals sucxh as:

    • Ready body position and posture - This will enable players to get to the ball more quickly and more balanced
    • Platform - This creates clean, controlled contact when passing and digging
    • Executing Technique - Encourage players to approach every ball with confidence regardless of where it is on the court and where it's coming from

    Learn how to put your athletes through a progression of drills including: Platform Series; Dig & Chase Run Through; Double Decker Defense; Competitive Defense; Survivor Game and Bring It Baby! In addition to player demos, Coach Kordes offerss tips on how to teach players to properly run drills themselves as well as helpful coaching hints for taking drills to a more competitive level.

    If you've ever worked with young or inexperienced athletes or value a "back to basics" mindset even with advanced players, add this title to your training library immediately! As you put tips from Coach Kordes into action with your team, you will begin to see your players develop defensive instinct and confidence - two things crucial to defending against anything an opponent may throw at them!

    62 minutes. 2014.



    VD-04507E:

    with Anne Kordes,
    former University of Louisville Head Coach; 2015 ACC Champions;
    2015 ACC Coach of the Year - her third coach of the Year honor at Louisville, also earning the award as the Big East (2012) and American Athletic Conference (2013) Coach of the Year; 2010 and 2011 USA Select National Team Lead Coach; past President of the American Volleyball Coaches Association

    Anne Kordes breaks down the serve into the proper fundamental steps that allows you to teach any of the serving styles.

    While this is geared at beginner servers, all levels could learn technique or two to make them a better player or coach. In this detail video, you will learn to:

    • Teach serving posture - Good posture of the arm, foot forward, weight transfer and arm swing is the most important of serving accuracy.
    • Target serving to be straight in front of server - Hitting a zone is based on controlling the serve and having it go straight. It also keeps the body in better form.
    • Serve to zones and reasons - While many teach hitting zones, Coach Kordes makes sure to explain why each zone has different importance and how it is important to serve for accuracy.

    Coach Kordes gives you a number of drills that concentrate on the necessary skills to develop these fundamentals, while giving them goals and objectives in a competitive and fun atmosphere.

    The game starts with the serve and it can end with the serve. Make sure your players know how to serve and successful attack the other team.

    61 minutes. 2014.



    VD-04507F:

    with Anne Kordes,
    former University of Louisville Head Coach; 2015 ACC Champions;
    2015 ACC Coach of the Year - her third coach of the Year honor at Louisville, also earning the award as the Big East (2012) and American Athletic Conference (2013) Coach of the Year; 2010 and 2011 USA Select National Team Lead Coach; past President of the American Volleyball Coaches Association

    Novice blockers tend to think that their job is to get a stuff block that puts the ball down for the point. However, teams can benefit from accomplishing other important blocking goals, even when it may not look as glamorous to the crowd. Louisville Head Coach Anne Kordes takes the time to explain that blockers serve multiple purposes, including:

    • forcing the attacker to adjust with an off-speed shot or tip
    • funneling the attack toward your team's best defender
    • getting a touch to make the ball more playable

    To help put players in the best position to achieve these goals and make the coveted stuff block, Coach Kordes offers a different take on the common "ball-setter-ball-hitter" sequence. In this DVD, players learn Coach Kordes' 5 R's of blocking:

    • Ready - both in a loaded position and at a good physical distance from the net
    • Recognize - what is about to develop in the opponent's court based on the pass
    • Read - the trajectory of the set (is it going to bring the hitter in or push her out?)
    • Respond - to the hitter's body (is she going to swing line or cross?)
    • Remember - tendencies hitters may have (does she like to hit cross?)

    This pattern teaches blockers how align the block with the hitter by reading the opponents attack.

    Coach Kordes discusses how to train blockers in the use of:

    • Proper footwork - Kordes teaches the 3-step versus the shuffle-step pattern. These footwork patterns will help players to move quickly into position in a loaded manner, so they can be up in time to effectively block the attack.
    • Big, strong hands - A strong shoulder and core enables blockers to press over and draw out the block as long as possible for most effectiveness.

    To drive these techniques home before putting it all together, Coach Kordees has players demonstrate different drills and progressions including the Push-Off Step Drill, Mirror Drill and Jump and Grab Drill.

    While geared at beginners, the fundamentals shared in this DVD are good review for all players. By using these techniques, your players will develop strong blocking fundamentals as well as confidence at the net. Soon enough, your team will no longer consistent of beginner volleyball players but rather formidable blockers that no opponent can best!

    50 minutes. 2014.




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    with Hugh McCutcheon, University of Minnesota Head Coach;
    2013 AVCA North Region Coach of the Year; 2013 NCAA Sweet 16; 2012 NCAA Elite Eight;former Men's and Women's U. S. National Team Head Coach (2012 Women's Olympic team silver medal; 2008 Men's Team gold medal); 2008 USOC National Coach of the Year

    You've seen how top college coaches lead teams from the sidelines during matches but have you ever wondered how they run their practices to prepare for the season? Get an inside look at preseason practice as you're welcomed into the University of Minnesota gym for three days of practice sessions plus strength and mobility training. This Big 10 coaching team, led by Hugh McCutcheon, the former head coach of the U.S. National Men's and Women's teams, shows you how to implement sound fundamentals as well as strong mental conditioning for future success. Learn how to use morning and afternoon pre-season practice sessions to improve nearly every skill needed for successful play.

    Morning Sessions:In his morning pre-season sessions, Coach McCutcheon covers volleyball skills and fundamentals, including defense, blocking and serving, as well as 6-on-6 competitive drills.

    Setting and passing are emphasized in the first half of practice. The drills progress with doubles, triples and small groups. Coach McCutcheon and his staff emphasize the keys to consistent passing:

    • Elbows locked outward and straight
    • Arms down
    • Shoulders loose
    • Both hands and wrists together
    • One move to the ball with a lead leg
    • Balanced and forward on contact

    Players and coaches also reiterate the keys to making clean sets:

    • Thumbs Up / thumbs down
    • Ball near forehead
    • Extend elbows
    • Right foot forward
    • Face where the ball is coming from
    • Square to where the ball is being set

    To add even more value to the session, Coach McCutcheon provides feedback as players execute the drills, giving real-time instruction on what they're doing right and where they need to improve.

    Afternoon Sessions:The afternoon session focuses on using teamwork drills to build fundamental skills. Fundamental volleyball skills are practiced in small group drills. Coach McCutcheon shows how to develop a team technically and tactically with defensive posture, passing, setting, serving and digging drills. Each skill is broken down into small, easy-to-teach components, focusing on parts of the whole while still executing the whole.

    Coach McCutcheon also shares his philosophy on mental conditioning, emphasizing the role of communication, body language and commitment in successful play. Learn how Coach McCutcheon and his staff use constructive feedback to their players, both freshmen and seasoned athletes, to help them clearly understand how to improve their individual performance. For coaches and players alike, this 20-minute team talk is one of the most beneficial parts of this series.

    This All Access video does an exemplary job of showing how to develop volleyball practice where success is expected as an end result. Learn how to build report with players as they practice, and how to correct them and keep them working on their skills. See how coaches coach for success and positive results in a game.

    429 minutes + 24 minutes of bonus material (6 DVDs). 2014.

    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 John Cook,
    University of Nebraska Head Volleyball Coach; 2017 NCAA National Champions!
    2x AVCA National Coach of the Year (2005, 2000); 4x National Championship Coach (2017, 2015, 2006, 2000); 2005 National Runner-up; USA Volleyball All-Time Great Coach Award (2008); 3x Big 12 Coach of the Year

    Glean ideas for your program from one of the best programs in the country!

    Get the best seat in the gym as John Cook gives you an "All Access" look at five of his early-season volleyball practice sessions, putting you directly in the heat of preparation for the fall campaign. You'll see how Nebraska structures the flow and movement of a practice, which he demands execution at every phase, along with accountability even in the simplest drills.

    In over 10 hours of practice instruction you'll see pre-practice conditioning circuits, individual drill progressions that lead up to six-on-six competition, end of practice stretching routines and closed door team meeting sessions. Other features of this 5-disc package include:

    • A lighter weight practice day where the coaching staff is getting in a maximum amount of repetitions for each player in a game-like situation. Coach Cook's areas of focus are from the organized stretching at the beginning of practice, to a comprehensive training session, then shifting to a cool down process, then a post practice view of a team discussion on the values that are at the heart of the program.
    • A "morning practice" format that features 'no jump' training to save the legs of the athletes. Coach Cook starts with a partner ball control series that focuses on shoulder rotation during the attack, platform angle management and complex series. The practice then progresses to a 2 v 2 series of competitive games, and ends with full court game-like drills. Over all the major emphasis is on the first contact: defense & serve receive.
    • A "Recovery Day." This single practice, after two-a-days the previous two days, shows the Nebraska squad working on Serving, Passing, Blocking and Digging with a focus on footwork. At the end of practice, Coach Cook breaks into individual drills, giving you an excellent look at the "Shadow Drill" as the Nebraska girls are taught proper footwork and transitioning, and their aggressive "Ball Group" drills that teaches the team defensive coverage and digging. Practice closes with a "behind closed doors" look at a team meeting.

    And much, much more!

    Get an inside look at full practices from one of the top programs and coaches in the country without leaving home. This video is the whole package and a great tool for coaches of all levels.

    631 minutes (5 DVDs). 2012.

    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 Cameron Davidson,
    Penn State University Head Volleyball Strength and Conditioning Coach

    Penn State Volleyball Strength and Conditioning Coach Cameron Davidson opens his training manual and shares everything he uses at Penn State for strength and conditioning. This information-packed DVD includes 150 exercises and variations.

    Davidson's program develops "volleyball fit" athletes through physical and mental discipline and toughness. As a whole, these exercises will improve your athletes vertical jump, hitting power and first-step quickness to increase defensive range. Prehab for shoulder and knee health are also at the forefront of this program.

    Throughout this DVD you will not only see the exercises coached and demonstrated, you will receive invaluable insights into proper technique.

    Also wrapped into Davidson's comprehensive program are two critical elements for championship play; competitiveness and fun! When you watch these players demonstrate these drills and exercises you will see the competitive spirit and work ethic of champions!

    This presentation includes:
    On court areas:

    • Dynamic Warm up and Stretches
    • Quick Feet Drills
    • Plyometrics
    • Agility Exercises with Competitive Drills
    • Reaction Drills
    • Conditioning
    Weight room areas:
    • Weight Room Warm Up
    • Glute Exercises
    • Clean Variations Box Jumps for training explosiveness
    • Squats
    • Lunge Series
    • Bench Press Exercises
    • Row Exercises
    • Pull downs and Band Workouts
    • Back Exercises
    • Balance Exercises
    • Medicine Ball Exercises
    • Ab Exercises
    This is the most comprehensive library of volleyball strength and conditioning exercise that has ever been assembled. The success of Penn State Volleyball has come with a comprehensive training philosophy and volleyball focused strength and conditioning. Now you can use these sames techniques and exercises in your program!

    129 minutes. 2011.


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    VD-05397A:

    with Craig Skinner,
    University of Kentucky Head Coach;
    2017 SEC Co-Coach of the Year - 2x SEC Coach of the Year;
    2011 AVCA All-South Region Coach of the Year;
    2006 USA Junior National Team Head Coach (won Gold Medal in the Under-20 NORCECA Championships);
    former Nebraska Assistant Coach (won the 2000 NCAA Championship)

    Setters have become an integral part of any program regardless of the type of offense that a team might run. A setter's leadership, demeanor, and command of their peers' respect are all key factors in molding a dominant volleyball team.

    In this video, University of Kentucky head coach Craig Skinner shares his methods to training a top-tier setter. He covers fundamental hand and body positioning and gives you drills that use props, such as boxes, to emphasize angles to better shape, window, and freeze. Skinner's drills will help your setters get their teammates to trust where the ball will be set while also promoting leadership skills and confidence.

    Working the Hands

    Hands are the key to setting technique. Coach Skinner shows how to use a physio ball to create some stabilization to isolate hand placement, movement and finish. This will improve the angle and timing of your setters' balls!

    Once players have become comfortable with the correct hand technique, Skinner progresses to drills featuring a coach on a box. Receiving balls from a box and pass will allow athletes to continue working their hands while also introducing a footwork/base element.

    Improving Footwork

    Coach Skinner's footwork movements cover:

    • Starting in loaded position
    • Getting a rhythm to step hop
    • Step hopping forward, backward, diagonal toward the net, and back

    To close the video, Skinner has a brief Q & A with high school coaches, adding insight and detail to the drills presented.

    This video will help you create an aggressive setter by teaching how to dump, read blocks, set a low-passed ball, and take the ball out of the net. Learn how to take your setters to the next level today!

    55 minutes. 2018.



    VD-05397B:

    with Craig Skinner,
    University of Kentucky Head Coach;
    2017 SEC Co-Coach of the Year - 2x SEC Coach of the Year;
    2011 AVCA All-South Region Coach of the Year;
    2006 USA Junior National Team Head Coach (won Gold Medal in the Under-20 NORCECA Championships);
    former Nebraska Assistant Coach (won the 2000 NCAA Championship)

    Craig Skinner shares his concept of time management and why the critical first 10 minutes of a practice help set the tone for the rest of the session. He shows how you can warm-up your players with a variety of over-the-net pepper drills that emphasize keeping players engaged.

    Skinner believes in having a base of five core drills that can be used over the course of a week to promote improving a chosen skill. By incorporating the drills shown in this video, you'll find a way to break up any monotony that your players are getting sick of in practice.

    Practice Drills

    Warm-up drills should provide your team time to learn fundamentals while maintaining a competitive culture. Some of Coach Skinner's drills include:

    • Columbus Drill - A co-op drill that incorporates thinking and control.
    • Cover Drill - The defense goes into their coverage and then into transition, promoting offensive coverage.
    • Many fundamental transition footwork and passing drills.

    Skinner concludes the video with his philosophy of why progressing as a team is more important than trying to be perfect.

    Coach Skinner displays many drills in this video that are functional for the beginning of your practices. There are also many ways you can adjust them according to your team's level of play or to make them applicable toward the focal point of a practice. These exercises will promote playing with energy, get your players' minds in the right place for the rest of practice, and incorporate a focus on fundamentals.

    55 minutes. 2018.




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    with Hugh McCutcheon,
    University of Minnesota Head Coach;
    2015 AVCA National Coach of the Year;
    2015 Big Ten Coach of the Year;
    2013 AVCA North Region Coach of the Year;
    2008 USOC National Coach of the Year;
    2x NCAA Final Four (2015, 2016), 2012 NCA A Elite Eight and 2x NCAA Sweet Sixteen (2013, 2017);
    former Men's and Women's U. S. National Team Head Coach (2012 Women's Olympic team silver medal; 2008 Men's Team gold medal)

    Hugh McCutcheon provides multiple considerations in establishing an effective blocking system. He explains multiple defensive court scenarios and how to place your players in the best position for your team to be successful.

    The true goal for blocking balls is to stuff the hitter for points. Hitting efficiency is reduced as more blockers are introduced. Coach McCutcheon demonstrates multiple drills that can be used by players at every level to increase their body position awareness and foot speed in relation to effective blocking skills.

    The Five Blocking Movements

    McCutcheon explains that defensive footwork should depend on the speed of the offense as well as the speed of the blocker. He stresses the importance of how the body - from the feet to the head - should respond when blocking.

    The five blocking movements that McCutcheon covers include:

    • Three-Step Crossover - The most widely-used blocking technique, where the first step is a short one and the second step is long. The first step is just a simple push and go, while the last step is a jam step used to push back toward the court.
    • Two-Step Block - A simple hop move that is used to cover a small space in a short amount of time.
    • Five-Step Blocking Movement - Utilizes the combination of the two-step block and the three-step crossover.
    • Quick 3 - This blocking move is run as fast as possible. Blocker drift is acceptable for this action.
    • X2 - This move is similar to a layup in basketball. The takeoff is done with one foot and is even faster than the Quick 3 blocking movement.

    Blocking Footwork Drills

    A great way to check footwork is to create lines on both sides of the net to work on the five blocking movements concurrently. With players lined up across from each other, coaches are able to get a visual of the potential mistakes that can be made while identifying gaps that may exist in athletes' training.

    One method that McCutcheon uses is to call out a series of movements to allow players to become comfortable using multiple blocking strategies quickly. This is a game-like action that adds some fun and creativity to blocking systems.

    Ultimately, there is much misconception regarding the use of the swing block. The swing terminology is only intended for the jumping portion of the block. There should be no swinging of the arms with the blocking motion itself. McCutcheon has the expertise to break down the entire swing blocking movement and concepts in an easy-to-understand segment.

    This video gives you all the tools and knowledge required to improve your team's blocking game. Coach McCutcheon has a unique perspective having been a high school player, professional player, collegiate player, Olympic athlete, and now elite coach of the sport of volleyball. Let him help you take your team's blocking skills to the next level!

    Produced at the 2018 Iowa Volleyball Coaches Clinic.

    60 minutes. 2018.


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    VD-04722A: with Nancy Dorsey,
    St. James Academy (KS) Head Coach;
    2015 AVCA National High School Coach of the Year;
    2015 Kansas Class 5A state champions;
    seven state titles in nine years 2008-15 (finished runner up twice);
    VBM 2013 High School Team of the Year;
    American Family Insurance 2013 All-USA Volleyball Coach of the Year;
    2x PrepVolleyball.com National Champions (2013, 2010);
    won 56 straight matches from 2012-13; lost only one set in 2013 (finishing 96-1); over 420 career wins

    Use your practice time as efficiently as possible. Nancy Dorsey shows you how with a complete arsenal of fast-paced drills that are easily integrated into any high school practice plan. She also shares several progressions and adjustments for different levels of players.

    Using players on the court, Coach Dorsey demonstrates 11 drills that touch on all aspects of the game. She shows drills that get players involved and moving throughout the entire practice. She makes every drill competitive to simulate a game-like situation, and conditions the players through the various drills. Coach Dorsey explains how each drill can be simplified for less experienced players or made more challenging for advanced players.

    Coach Dorsey shows six drills that focus on passing skills. These drills give passers multiple reps, passing in all different types of situations. Players are pushed out of their comfort zones as they compete in drills where a specific goal must be achieved. These drills pit passers against passers, and servers against passers. Some are done cooperatively to teach players how to work together to accomplish a common purpose. As an added value, these drills condition players, saving time in practice where conditioning sessions usually take place.

    The next segment of drills, which works the offense and defense together, focuses on the attacking aspect of the game while having the defense work against the hitters. These drills also give players a chance to practice multiple positions on the floor, defensively and offensively.

    Coach Dorsey explains that scrimmaging without a purpose in practice will not help players improve. She introduces a game called Baseball that challenges teams in all six rotations while keeping things extremely fun. This drill provides the same intensity as scrimmaging but in a more purpose-driven way allowing coaches opportunities to stop the action and make points and corrections.

    This presentation single-handedly gives coaches a complete practice that involves all players and all aspects of the game. Players get an incredibly powerful conditioning workout while being pushed to their limits.

    111 minutes. 2014.



    VD-04722B: with Nancy Dorsey,
    St. James Academy (KS) Head Coach;
    2015 AVCA National High School Coach of the Year;
    2015 Kansas Class 5A state champions;
    seven state titles in nine years 2008-15 (finished runner up twice);
    VBM 2013 High School Team of the Year;
    American Family Insurance 2013 All-USA Volleyball Coach of the Year;
    2x PrepVolleyball.com National Champions (2013, 2010);
    won 56 straight matches from 2012-13; lost only one set in 2013 (finishing 96-1); over 420 career wins

    The 5-1 offense is one of the more complicated schemes to run because it has two sets of skills to teach, one when the setter is in the back row and one when they are in the front row. Nancy Dorsey goes beyond teaching you the technical aspects of building a 5-1 offense. She does a great job explaining the challenges your setter will face, which enables you to address those concerns before confronting them in a game situation.

    Coach Dorsey lays out the offense showing you how to teach it. More importantly, she demonstrates organized games to teach players how to execute the 5-1 offense. Through repetitive actions and dealing with "all" situations, a team gets ready for what happens in match play. Coach Dorsey shares several drills that teach players how to run the offense and how to deal with any challenges that arise. She uses game-like situations to help make responses automatic and natural.

    Coach Dorsey does an excellent job teaching throughout the presentation, showing different vantage points and anticipating questions and offering possible solutions.

    Coach Dorsey, who has had great success running a 5-1 in her volleyball program, shares the knowledge and expertise that will make your attempts at the 5-1 just as successful.

    64 minutes. 2014.



    VD-04722C: with Nancy Dorsey,
    St. James Academy (KS) Head Coach;
    2015 AVCA National High School Coach of the Year;
    2015 Kansas Class 5A state champions;
    seven state titles in nine years 2008-15 (finished runner up twice);
    VBM 2013 High School Team of the Year;
    American Family Insurance 2013 All-USA Volleyball Coach of the Year;
    2x PrepVolleyball.com National Champions (2013, 2010);
    won 56 straight matches from 2012-13; lost only one set in 2013 (finishing 96-1); over 420 career wins

    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.



    VD-04722D: with Nancy Dorsey,
    St. James Academy (KS) Head Coach;
    2015 AVCA National High School Coach of the Year;
    2015 Kansas Class 5A state champions;
    seven state titles in nine years 2008-15 (finished runner up twice);
    VBM 2013 High School Team of the Year;
    American Family Insurance 2013 All-USA Volleyball Coach of the Year;
    2x PrepVolleyball.com National Champions (2013, 2010);
    won 56 straight matches from 2012-13; lost only one set in 2013 (finishing 96-1); over 420 career wins

    Great hits only win sets. Defense and keeping the ball from hitting the floor wins matches. Six-time Kansas State Champion Nancy Dorsey uses her knowledge and experience to teach the perimeter defense system. She walks you through the basics of the defense then gives you the drills you need to teach your players how to play it.

    Player Positioning
    Coach Dorsey starts by discussing the strengths and weaknesses of this defense and why to use it. She covers the placement of the players on the court, their responsibilities at each position and the defensive movements of the perimeter defense.

    Perimeter Defense Drills
    Coach Dorsey shares game-like drills to train your players and work on the critical movements that are needed to run this defense. These games allow players to grow more quickly and to see the different situations they will face-situations that force them to move quickly and go after every ball. She demonstrates six defensive team drills that incorporate the principles of making this defense your bread and butter defense. Many of the drills are so flexible that adapting them to your team requires only slight modification. Coach Dorsey even shares a few of the modifications she uses to make the drills more challenging.

    While the perimeter defense is more complex than the rotational, middle up, and other defenses, Coach Dorsey offers enough steps and suggestions to keep it understandable, no matter how experienced you are as a coach. The tips/keywords she uses can be used by all coaches to assist in their players' learning process.

    This season, utilize the strengths of your team by installing the perimeter defense for your smaller, quicker lineup!

    52 minutes. 2014.



    VD-04722E: with Nancy Dorsey,
    St. James Academy (KS) Head Coach;
    2015 AVCA National High School Coach of the Year;
    2015 Kansas Class 5A state champions;
    seven state titles in nine years 2008-15 (finished runner up twice);
    VBM 2013 High School Team of the Year;
    American Family Insurance 2013 All-USA Volleyball Coach of the Year;
    2x PrepVolleyball.com National Champions (2013, 2010);
    won 56 straight matches from 2012-13; lost only one set in 2013 (finishing 96-1); over 420 career wins

    The rotation defense is a perfect fit for teams that get beat by the tip and have a strong middle blocker. In this highly instructional presentation, Nancy Dorsey demonstrates how to teach and implement a rotational defensive system. You'll learn the base, attack defense from all three positions and drills to get your team countless reps running the defense. Coach Dorsey explains the benefits of a rotational defense and provides tips that will help coaches recognize whether it's a good fit for them.

    Walk Through of the Defense
    Coach Dorsey starts by covering base positioning and what defenders should be looking for as they read and anticipate the attack. You will get a detailed walk-through of each position, discover where players should be set up on the court and see where each player should be positioned for left, right and middle attacks.

    You will also see adjustments that can be made based on the situation. You'll also get examples of when this type of defense should not be used.

    Position & Transition Drills
    Learn key drills that help train players in the proper positioning and responsibilities of the rotation defense. In this segment, Coach Dorsey shows basic coach/box drills that will provide your players with numerous reps for transitioning from base to attack defense from all three areas on the court. She also suggests different types of adjustments that can be made to make the defense more effective.

    Competitive Drills
    Discover a series of competitive drills that puts the defense against offense. These drills give players the opportunity to use the rotation defense in a controlled, game-like setting while still providing competitive play. Throughout the drills, Coach Dorsey shares tips on what to look for during the drills, how to correct mistakes and how to make adjustments if your opponent tries to pick apart the defensive system.

    This presentation is great for youth coaches, middle school and even varsity coaches. Any coach who is new to the game will find this video very beneficial. Install the rotational defense this season and give your team another alternative for effectively defending your next opponent.

    49 minutes. 2014.




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    with Dan Fisher,
    University of Pittsburgh Head Coach;
    2017 ACC Coach of the Year;
    2017 ACC Champions;
    former Concordia -Irvine University Head Coach,
    2012 NAIA National Championship (perfect 38-0 record), National Runner-Up finish in 2011;
    NAIA/AVCA National Coach of the Year (2011);
    Head Coach for the US Women's National Team/Pan Am Games- in 2015 (Gold Medal) & 2016 (Bronze)

    University of Pittsburgh head coach, Dan Fisher, invites you into his gym for a series of preseason practices. These two-a-day practices feature morning practices consisting of teaching technique with a lot of reps, and afternoon sessions that focus on game play.

    Throughout the video, Fisher makes drills as game-like as possible to keep the intensity level high and the effort and energy level similar to that of a game or match point. He engages players by first describing each drill and the goal of the drill. He then allows his team to execute the drill and providing timely feedback.

    Day 1 - Morning Practice

    Basic fundamentals are the core to a successful program, and that's exactly where Coach Fisher starts this practice. He begins with setting and serving drills to get his players lots of touches. The video continues with some out-of-system hitting, as well as reps for setters and middles.

    You'll also see how Fisher uses hitting lines to train his attackers. This allows you to isolate outside, middle, and right side attackers to teach and correct technique both in-system and out-of-system. Ladder serving drills allow for service progressions to escalate with speed and intensity for each successful attempt.

    Day 1 - Afternoon Practice

    The afternoon practice focuses on blocking and running a faster tempo attack better. Blockers need to be in sync with each other to slow down the opposing offense. Fisher emphasizes the key components for successful blocking. You'll see short wash games that encourage competition and focused intensity.

    Coach Fisher divides the court into three areas. In the first court, he's specifically working with setters on setting a faster tempo when out-of-system. On the next two courts, players work on out-of-system setting. During this sequence, the assistant coach teaches the fundamentals of read defense. The third court is also a dig/set court, with the hitters digging with control and the off hitters attempting to fake a back-row attack and jump set from behind the 10-foot line.

    Day 2 - Morning Practice

    The focus shifts to defense and the science behind what makes a great defender. The majority of practice is done in stations to maximize the amount of reps. Each station had a different drill or a different way of teaching the skills of digging and blocking.

    Your players will learn how the hitter's arm movements dictate how they are swinging and where to prepare for the return.

    Coach Fisher shows how he trains a step block. You will see the technical side of using hands correctly along with proper footwork. He also shows you how to train the triple block. He teaches players how to work together to form a closed block and creates few hitting options for an opponent. The last segment of the morning session focuses on serving using the Flean Ladder Drill and then finishes with game situation serving while trying to add pressure to the servers.

    Day 2 - Afternoon Practice

    Fisher and his staff focus on defensive transition, defending the middle of the court, and the science behind great defensive strategies. A middle has 180 degrees of hitting options. Coach Fisher gives great tips on learning how to read the block, read the hitter's arm, and move with purpose. You'll also see how to focus your defense to play line shots and angle shots off the hitter.

    The team warms up with the butterfly drill, some floor routine drills and, after spending a little bit of time on hitting lines, they jump right into 6-on-6 game play. One of the games they play is Virus, where the coach initiates a poor first touch and the team has to play it out from there. It focuses on better handling out-of-system play.

    Improving Your Team's Mental Game

    Championship teams set themselves apart by how they deal with adversity and pressure. This session is about players learning about themselves from a sports psychologist. Athletes learn how to develop a better coping mechanism individually and as a team during a match, or certain parts of the season. Dr. Conte talks about the importance of the words that we use to describe things and how we can make ourselves better people just by changing the way we self-talk. Learn about words that you should avoid and also how your players can make their self talk-better. Dr. Conte uses examples that allow players to come together through problem solving to achieve higher levels of play and develop their own team culture.

    This video from Coach Fisher will help you figure out a practice plan for the preseason while training your players to be technically sound.

    466 minutes (5 DVDs) 2017.

    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 Mike Lingenfelter,
    Munciana Samurai Head Coach and Co-Director Asics Munciana Volleyball Club;
    His Munciana Samurai teams have won four national championships and have placed in the top 3 (JVA/AAU/USA) in the nation every year of its existence (2004). Lingenfelter is one of two coaches to ever reach an 18 Open Championship Match in all three of the major volleyball organizations (JVA, AAU and USA); former Wapahani (IN) High School Head Coach, back-to-back Indiana 2A state titles in 2011 and 2012, 3x Indiana State Coach of the Year

    Defense is centered on attitude more than it is about technique. By challenging your players in the gym daily with different high-paced defense oriented drills, you can measure how much drive and desire your players have to be competitive.

    Mike Lingenfelter is known for his club's defensive tenacity and execution. In this video, Coach Lingenfelter demonstrates a magnitude of drills that challenge players to exert relentless pursuit of every ball. He reminds coaches that players need a "tool box" of skills that are game-oriented in order to continue to improve their skill level. As a coach, you must help players fill their "tool box."

    "Burn the Boats"

    Great defenders are the players who don't simply tell you how bad they want it, they show you. Coach Lingenfelter defines the "Burn the Boats" mindset as an attitude that is built on confidence and competitive fire, where defeat is not an option. He describes those attributes in clear, concise terms:

    • Great desire: Defenders have great desire, and they take defense personally and have a "me vs. you" mentality.
    • Discipline: Critical to becoming an elite defender.
    • Game Savvy: Reading the game, and understanding situational hitting will increase volleyball IQ and allow players to be in the right place to defend.
    • Proactive attitude: Great defenders have a "next ball" attitude.
    • Green light approach: Elite defensive players don't share. They have the mentality that every ball is theirs to get.
    • Intrinsic motivation: Defenders don't get the credit that other players get, so they have to be motivated internally to make every play they possibly can.

    Coach Lingenfelter unveils how important these characteristics are to the success of a program, and how these attributes are often contagious. Through a series of drills that reinforce these attributes, you can develop positive self-talk (even though failure), bring out the desire in players, and develop mentally tough athletes.

    Have a Model and a Motto

    "Bodies flying" is the motto used in the Munciana gym to articulate the expectations of the players. Coach Lingenfelter stresses how to to identify a player that models the characteristics of elite defenders, and a motto that you can sell to your players every day. Get low, stay low, play low. He defines several characteristics of great defensive teams that any coach can adopt for his or her program.

    Quick Feet, Better Footwork

    Players may come into your program with several different footwork patterns used to accomplish the same goal. Coach Lingenfelter shows footwork drills that players can do with little coach involvement, maximizing independent training, while still training important skills. He also stresses the importance of repetition and discipline in developing great defensive players.

    Competitive Drills

    From simple one-person Pit Drills where you measure a player's drive and desire, to drills using tennis balls to allow players to focus on discipline and platform angles, Coach Lingenfelter demonstrates a variety of drills that exemplify each of the characteristics of elite defenders.

    You'll see several progressions that take skills from an individual setting, to a team-based outcome. Coach Lingenfelter works drills where the goal is simply to get a touch on the ball, to having multiple players work to generate three contacts, including an attack. This allows coaches to establish expectations early on, while adding context and a "next ball" mentality.

    This video will serve as a blueprint for coaches at every level who want to cover all aspects of defensive training, from mental and emotional, to physical. You will be able to identify the athletes that have the attributes of elite defensive players, and you will learn how expectations, toughness, honesty and discipline are combined with technique, repetition, feedback and encouragement to nourish your athletes into great defensive volleyball players.

    "I have coached volleyball for 15 years and still learned a lot from this video. Simple things that I had forgotten or maybe just never mastered the best way to teach them." - Customer Review

    91 minutes. 2017.


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