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  • 07/22/15--22:00: Progressing Your Setters
  • with Lizzy Stemke, University of Georgia Head Coach;
    former Assistant Coach (setters) at the University of Nebraska; named one of the country's Top 10 Assistant Coaches by Volleyball Magazine in 2010, coached 2x All American setters at Nebraska; 2x AVCA All-American player at the University of Wisconsin; member of the US National Team

    Lizzy Stemke has created one of the most comprehensive setting videos you'll find. Not only are you getting a video that teaches the mechanics of setting, this video is loaded with drills to completely train the setter. She teaches how to progress setters from novice to advance skill levels by highlighting:

    • Clean contact
    • Quick movement
    • Court awareness
    • Vision
    • Listening
    The fundamental drills for younger athletes focus on a part of setting that most coaches overlook - the hands. Each of these drills builds on a series of steps that include catch and set, 1-2 set and regular setting. These steps are used in every drill that Coach Stemke presents throughout the video.

    Acknowledging that much of a game is played out of system, Stemke spends significant time working movement patterns essential to getting to a ball off the net. These movement patterns range from just off the net to sets that need to be made off of one foot or with the forearms. All movement drills go in both directions, on and off the net to help the setter feel coordinated going in any direction. Stemke stresses that good, consistent footwork will produce consistent sets.

    Once players are sound in fundamental movements and squaring up, emergency moves are added to include an outside plant and inside spin. By teaching these movements, you can help your setters become more confident in putting up hittable balls off of difficult passes. As your setters advance, Stemke offers methods for training their third dimension senses by adding voice and sight into drills.

    In this video, Coach Stemke presents a wide variety of drills to fine tune your setter's mechanics. You will see simple drills that can be progressed into complex and challenging drills as your players develop. This easy-to-follow video progresses the athlete step-by-step to the next skill so a young or advanced setter will be challenged and motivated!

    Whether you're a setting coach or not, whether you work with novice setters or experienced setters, whether you need to progress your offense or solve spot problems, this video can help. The stronger your setters become, the stronger your team will become, so don't pass up this great opportunity to advance your team to the next level!

    111 minutes. 2013.


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    with Kathy Litzau,
    Head Coach U11 Gold team (Milwaukee Sting); former UW-Milwaukee ('93 -'06) Head Volleyball Coach; 7x Horizon League Coach of the Year;
    played volleyball for the University of Notre Dame

    This excellent DVD features skill progressions for teaching and developing fundamental volleyball skills with children aged 6 to12. Each progression begins with basic skill techniques and allows you add more to the skill as your athletes improve.

    The volleyball skills covered in this DVD include:

    • Movement
    • Jumping
    • Passing
    • Underhand and Overhand Serving
    • Hitting
    • Overhead Passing
    • Setting

    4-on-4 and 3-on-3 competitions provide your players the chance to practice their volleyball skills in a game-like setting. These competitions begin with simple concepts and as your players improve, you can add more advanced elements.

    This DVD provides the techniques and games needed to develop your players' skills and help you create active, high participation practice sessions. Anyone involved in coaching and/or teaching mini/youth volleyball will love this DVD!

    Produced with the Junior Volleyball Association (JVA).

    66 minutes. 2010.


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    with Courtney DeBolt Slinko,
    All American setter and a four-year letterwinner at Michigan State

    Former All American setter Courtney DeBolt Slinko understands the importance of great setter play. In this presentation, she presents tweaks for 10 common problem areas that setters experience. The first seven tweaks cover the physical aspects of setting and the final three deal with the mental aspects of court awareness, communication, and problem solving.

    The first line of defense for setter improvement is learning how to identify problems. Coach DeBolt Slinko discusses the problem, demonstrates it, teaches the correct skill set for the problem area and discusses how to solve the problem through simplified breakdown drills.

    Coach DeBolt Slinko believes that great setters are made outside of practice. She shares drills that players can execute on their own outside of the gym and even at home. Using two athletes-one highly experienced and the other fairly new to the sport-she demonstrates that no matter the experience level, there's always room for improvement.

    This AVCA convention session is sure to assist you in being able to consistently help your setter help themselves to identify and work through common problems. Help your setters move from good to great with the strategies shared here.

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

    55 minutes. 2015.


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

    Witness the initial practices of Penn State's 2010 National Championship season! See six practice sessions over a three day period that lead to the ultimate prize in college volleyball. These are the same practices that have led Penn State to four straight NCAA titiles.

    Interspersed throughout each practice are skill and strategy discussions Rose uses to outline and clarify expectations for playing Penn State volleyball. You will gain invaluable nuggets of coaching insight that reflect Rose's style of play and demonstrate his philosophy of letting players play and work through their challenges, rather than stopping and correcting every mistake.

    Watching these practices will allow you study Rose's daily practice structure, cue words, philosophy and glean numerous drills to implement into your program.

    Day 1 Practice

    This practice centers around getting the new players acclimated to the program and allows the returnees to acclimate to their new teammates. The practice also serves as a "heads up" into the workload that the players will be asked to take on throughout the season. Using a mix of instruction, drills, conditioning and competition, Rose allows his athletes to compete versus overloading them with technical instruction.

    Day 1, Practice 1

    • Defensive Positioning Discussion
    • Defensive Footwork and Position Drills
    • Run-through Drill
    • Rolling Drills

    Day 1, Practice 2

    • Serving Discussion and Rules of Serving
    • Team Stretch
    • Passing Lecture
    • Serving and Passing Drills
    • Tipping and Hitting Drills
    • 5-on 5 Play

    Day 2 Practice

    Day 2 practices expose the players to several offensive skills, movement patterns, net play, serving and passing. The practice ends with competitive 6-on-6 play how players compete at the end of a long day of practice and who's ready to play.

    Day 2, Practice 1

    • Hitting Discussion
    • Ball Handling and Net Play
    • Right Side vs Middle Blockers
    • Blocking Discussion and Drills

    Day 2, Practice 2

    • Serving and Passing
    • Hitting
    • Serving Drills
    • Passing Competitive Game
    • Outside Hitting
    • 6-on-6 Play

    Day 3 Practice

    Day 3 continues with the philosophy of teaching players to play hard while infusing technical skills and competitive play. The Penn State style of going hard all the time continues to be hammered home with the amount of time Rose dedicates to each drill and each concept.

    Day 3, Practice 3

    • Defense Discussion
    • Rolling Discussion and Rolling Drills
    • Crossfire Drills

    Day 3, Practice 2

    • Back Row Attack Discussion
    • 6-on-6 Play

    This presentation gives you insight into not only the skill side of the game but the teaching and coaching techniques of Russ Rose's Penn State powerhouse program. Order now and uncover these proven strategies and philosophies for yourself!

    5 DVDs (498 minutes). 2011.

    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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    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 Rob Rose, President of True Athlete Performance in Washington, DC;
    has trained youth to pro athletes since 1995

    Rob Rose provides volleyball-specific drills and exercises that can be used to develop more powerful, efficient athletes who will be more successful on court.

    The presentation is divided into eight areas:

    Dynamic Flexibility - Discover ways to simultaneously get your players warmed up and stretched out. Players will be ready to go from these drills/exercises straight into a practice session or a competition.

    First Step and Reaction - Using a volleyball-ready position, Coach Rose takes you through three drills with multiple progressions that improve athletes' reaction time, both defensively and in transition. These drills incorporate a drop and go/quick step movement, using arms to increase foot speed, focusing on reacting rather than anticipating, and building up from a small first step.

    Agility - Using various progressions of four drills, Coaches Rose teaches using dropped hips, driving arms and a powerful first step to increase agility. These drills, demonstrated on court by volleyball players, are volleyball-specific and appropriate for athletes of all skill levels. .

    Power - Jumping is an integral part of volleyball. Coach Rose demonstrates how to improve an athlete's jump by focusing on the landing first and by fully utilizing the arms. He leads you through a jump series with hurdles to improve two-footed jumping. A linear bounding series to improve single-leg jumping is also included. Woodchoppers and push-ups are recommend to strengthen the core and thus gain more power in both jumping and swinging.

    Quickness/Reaction - Ladder drills, dot drills, hurdle hops, and shadow box drills get muscles quickly firing. Sideways and lateral movements are emphasized as volleyball-specific drills. Coach Rose demonstrates how to use the arms, stay light on the feet, and keep a small bend in the knees in order to move as quickly as possible.

    Strength - Core-based, functional strength training is the focus of this segment. Squats, single-leg stand ups, suspension push-ups, and dumbbell pullovers are some of the drills Coach Rose uses to increase strength in volleyball athletes.

    Anaerobic Endurance - Coach Rose combines drills from each of the previous segments in order to challenge athletes' anaerobic endurance. An obstacle course is a great way to add some fun to your practices while still working on improving athletes' first step, agility, power, reaction quickness and strength.

    Testing and Evaluation - Understanding your player's current strengths and weaknesses is critical to achieving maximum performance. By testing, evaluating and focused training to improve overall physical strength and conditioning, your athletes can better apply their skills on the court. Having volleyball-specific tests and exercisers ensures that time spent on conditioning delivers results on the court.

    Coach Rose shares a series of tests for each of volleyball's key physical requirements. Key measures include linear speed or first-step quickness, agility, power, quickness, strength and anaerobic endurance. Each category of testing includes two to three tests. With each test, Coach Rose provides the goal , its relevance to volleyball, test execution details, examples of players doing the test and insight into common mistakes.

    With this presentation, coaches of all levels can improve their athletes' volleyball skills by training them to use more powerful movements that are both quick and efficient. Teach your players to improve themselves so that they can be better players on the court.

    101 minutes. 2014.


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

    Bond Shymansky invites you to a series of pre-season practices. In this presentation, you'll see how Coach Shymansky builds a championship atmosphere using drills that develop technique, encourage competition, and inspire players on the sideline to fight for playing time.

    In the first day of practice, players concentrate basic skills such as serve receive passing, defensive digging, and setting. Middle hitters work on a progression of attack footwork and set plays. Coach Shymansky trains his hitters to keep knees and elbows up on an attack. He also teaches them to "stage at the setter," meaning hitters speed up to explode at the end of the attack. As the practice progresses, Coach Shymansky shifts focus to small group work and serve reception to meet the team's identity as a 70 percent side-out team.

    The afternoon pre-season practice emphasizes higher competition between players to increase the intensity and focus of the practice. The session starts with an hour-long repetition of basic skills and footwork using split courts. Coach Shymansky demonstrates how to handle short serves and pass placement from serve receive to offense. Digging techniques to help keep digs off the net are also demonstrated. The practice then progresses to the rhythm for play sets, and finally to game situation drills that put pressure on certain players to perform and reach the status of a "terminal hitter."

    The day two practice session involves position-specific training as well as 6-on-6 play. The goal is to get hitters to realize they can always be a part of the offense. The drills help hitters and setters focus on timing, and also helps them understand the importance of first-ball kills and keeping the serve. Coach Shymansky also works on situation drills to help with transition and running specific plays.

    You'll also see a strength and conditioning workout. The workout begins with a warm-up routine using jump ropes to train balance and speed, squat exercises using dumbbells to develop strength and stability in the lower body, and exercises to strengthen hamstrings. Throughout the workout, a strength coach demonstrates and corrects players in executing plate workouts, back squats, and band stretches from the T position, all of which are necessary in developing the muscle strength in volleyball players. Players also demonstrate ankle bends, airplanes, pushups, leg lifts, pull-ups, and inverted rows.

    The final practice session is a showcase of drills developed by Coach Shymansky to increase competitive spirit, be better setters and hitters and improve serves/ receives in each rotation. The gym is divided into three courts to concentrate on specific skills and produce more reps. You'll see drills for hitting, passing and setting, middle attacks, serve receive, short and deep serves in different zones, defending the outside hitter and more.

    738 minutes. (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;
    2x AVCA National Coach of the Year (2005, 2000); 2x National Championship Coach (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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    YVD-04346A: with Kevin Hambly, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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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    VD-04507A: with Anne Kordes, University of Louisville Head Coach;
    2010 and 2011 USA Select National Team Lead Coach

    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, University of Louisville Head Coach;
    2010 and 2011 USA Select National Team Lead Coach

    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, University of Louisville Head Coach;
    2010 and 2011 USA Select National Team Lead Coach

    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, University of Louisville Head Coach;
    2010 and 2011 USA Select National Team Lead Coach

    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, University of Louisville Head Coach;
    2010 and 2011 USA Select National Team Lead Coach

    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, University of Louisville Head Coach;
    2010 and 2011 USA Select National Team Lead Coach

    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 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 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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    with Nancy Dorsey,
    St. James Academy (KS) Head Coach; 6x Kansas Class 5A state champions;
    VBM 2013 High School Team of the Year;
    American Family Insurance 2013 All-USA Volleyball Coach of the Year;
    finished the 2013 season ranked #1 nationally by PrepVolleyball.com; won 56 straight matches from 2012-13; lost only one set in 2013 (finishing 96-1); 370 wins in first 8 years as head coach (2005-13)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    56 minutes. 2015.



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    77 minutes. 2015.



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    75 minutes. 2015.



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    58 minutes. 2015.



    VD-04801E: with Kirsten Bernthal Booth, Creighton University;
    2x National Coach of the Year; 2012 MVC regular season and tournament champions; all-time wins leader at Creighton

    Typically, ball control work is a player's least favorite part of practice. Kirsten Bernthal Booth shows you how to engage players in this area with a variety of drills designed to challenge them physically and mentally. She includes drills and variations that will take your players' ball control to a whole new level and will introduce on-court problem solving. In addition to forearm passing, these drills will test the abilities of your players to set, tip, roll, swing with control and even use other body parts to win points!

    Warm-up Drills
    Help your players get a feel for the ball! Use these drills at the start of practice to get players working on their passing and setting techniques. Unlike conventional "toss, pass and catch" at a standstill, these drills are executed while players are moving, which makes them more game-like.

    Looking for an innovative way to warm up while focusing on improving ball control? Coach Bernthal Booth shares a creative and fun partner game called "Golf" that requires players to complete different ball-handling challenges before advancing to the next hole. This drill challenges players' ball-handling skills while also requiring them to problem solve.

    Pepper Drills
    Discover a variety of pepper options including two-, three- and four-player options as well as an over-the-net series. As players collaborate to keep the ball in play, they're also working on a variety of ball-handling skills such as passing, setting, digging, tipping, rolling and attacking. Many of the drills involve progressions that are great for athletes of all skills levels, from beginners to the most advanced players. With no less than 20 variations, this presentation gives you enough drills to fill a season's worth of practice plans with fresh warm-up games!

    Competitive Ball Control Drills
    Learn five short-court competitions that can be used to start or finish practice. In these 2v2 drills, players play to win, not to keep the ball in play. Each game includes a series of progressions that require players to really focus on ball control as they contact the ball in different ways. These short-court drills emphasize problem-solving skills needed in the chaotic situations that often occur in evenly matched games.

    One example of Coach Bernthal Booth's short-court competitions is the "Antenna Game." This creative set limits how players can contact the ball while working on defending and attacking different angles. It's a great drill to help players recognize and react to attacks from different angles, which is something that coaches often have difficulty getting players to understand.

    Coach Bernthal Booth showcases a fresh set of drills to challenge and develop your players' ball-control skills while bringing an atmosphere of fun into practice. This presentation includes drills that can be adapted for all levels and is a must-have for coaches looking for new ways to teach basic volleyball skills.

    50 minutes. 2015.



    VD-04801F: with Kent Miller, St. Louis University Head Women's Volleyball Coach;
    1992 U.S. Olympic Team Assistant Coach, Assistant Coach to Team USA World Grand Prix (Gold Medal)

    Every rally begins with the serve, but is your team gaining an advantage every time they serve? In this presentation, Kent Miller takes a comprehensive look at serving and how you can train your team to serve more efficiently and aggressively. You will learn 13 drills that focus on serving technique, tactical serving and team play.

    Serving Strategies
    Using a whiteboard, Coach Miller stresses the significance, objectives and strategies of serving. His in-depth analysis of serving styles and how to best use personnel are more valuable than any drill. His philosophical approach to serving will be an eye opener for any coach who ranks serving low on his or her strategic priorities list.

    You will learn what to work on to give your team a strong advantage from the service line. And how working on serving time, pace, profile, contact, metrics and drill design can play a huge role in your team's serving success.

    Serving Mechanics
    On the court, Coach Miller focuses on mechanics. You will learn how to perform the float serve, jump float and jump spin serve. Miller shows the essential techniques for the toss, footwork, contact and body mechanics for each serve, using an easy-to-follow format that simplifies the teaching process.

    Serving Drills
    The last segment of the presentation includes a series of drills for working on everything that has previously been explained. Coach Miller begins with a warm-up drill and then proceeds to technique and tactical drills.

    The technique drills use partners to provide feedback since a coach cannot always be present. The techniques of each type of serve are practiced while serving lines and diagonals are short and deep.

    The tactical drills work on teaching the strategies of the game while giving players the necessary repetitions for mastery. These strategy drills cover such things as zone serving, serving at passers, serving between passers, serving to specific passers and avoiding certain passers. The last drill is a competitive drill that not only works on serving strategies but also gives a team's serve receive passers some competition. This drill may be well known but Coach Miller adds a unique twist on how to score it that is realistic to the game of volleyball.

    Pressuring your opponent with a tough serve is critical in today's game, with offenses becoming more dynamic and complex. Using classroom sessions, technique drills and tactical drills, this presentation gives you a full toolbox for making your team great at the skill of serving. Covering everything from fundamentals to higher-level strategy, this presentation will help any program improve in the practice gym and on the competition court.

    59 minutes. 2015.



    VD-04801G: with Mike Johnson, University of Notre Dame Associate Head Coach;
    former Xavier University Head Coach; averaged more than 20 wins per year the last five seasons; three consecutive runner-up finishes in the Atlantic 10 Conference

    Notre Dame Associate Head Coach Mike Johnson presents an effective, comprehensive tool for developing the two most critical aspects of defense: skill and heart. Coach Johnson introduces a series of warm-up drills and competitive game-like drills for maximizing reps and cultivating a "never quit" defensive spirit.

    Every drill in this video revolves around players hitting or attacking balls to defenders. Defenders work on different types of digs but everything is realistic to the game or game situations. All of these drills help to develop defensive skills while also allowing players to work on offensive skills.

    Defensive Posture, Floor Skills & Warm-up Drills
    Coach Johnson emphasizes the need for good defensive posture and the importance of "building your platform" behind the ball. He provides an organized presentation on how to teach both of these skills and he demonstrates effective drills for training these skills.

    You will also learn basic floor skills such as digging high and low balls and digging balls outside the body. Since not every ball can be played with a forearm pass, you will also see defensive techniques such as the sprawl, pancake and fist.

    Coach Johnson pulls it all together with a warm-up drill that forces players to randomly use each skill as they would in a game.

    Competitive Games & Drills
    In these drills, players are rewarded by either performing correct techniques or based on the outcome of their action. While fun and competitive, these drills also teach basic defensive skills and build a defensive mindset in players. Here are a few of the drills that you will see in this presentation:

    • Coaches on Boxes - Emphasizes the need to be "stopped and balanced" and to make a "good first step" while playing defense. Performed in a game-like setting, this drill rewards a player for making the right defensive moves or rewards the outcome of a good pass.
    • Going for a Run - Building on the theme of being "stopped and balanced" and taking a good first step, this drill adds live hitters so that defenders can learn to read hitters. Coach Johnson shares cues you can use to help defenders make the correct reads.
    • Step-Play-Swing - This is an effective drill for getting all your players involved, offensively and defensively. Hitters toss to themselves and then attack a group of defenders who need to read the hitters' intent. This requires the defender to call out and communicate with the other defensive players. This game-like drill that can be used to teach skills or used as a warm-up drill.

    Coach Johnson covers individual defense in a very unique way. All you need to do is emphasize the defensive process and give feedback as the players are engaged in game-action drills. Even experienced coaches will find a new way to improve players' defensive skills using the techniques given in this excellent presentation.

    By teaching and performing these drills, your team will develop the two elements needed to play successful defense: heart and skill.

    72 minutes. 2015.




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    VD-04722A: with Nancy Dorsey,
    St. James Academy (KS) Head Coach; 6x Kansas Class 5A state champions;
    VBM 2013 High School Team of the Year;
    American Family Insurance 2013 All-USA Volleyball Coach of the Year;
    finished the 2013 season ranked #1 nationally by PrepVolleyball.com; won 56 straight matches from 2012-13; lost only one set in 2013 (finishing 96-1); 370 wins in first 8 years as head coach (2005-13)

    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; 6x Kansas Class 5A state champions;
    VBM 2013 High School Team of the Year;
    American Family Insurance 2013 All-USA Volleyball Coach of the Year;
    finished the 2013 season ranked #1 nationally by PrepVolleyball.com; won 56 straight matches from 2012-13; lost only one set in 2013 (finishing 96-1); 370 wins in first 8 years as head coach (2005-13)

    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; 6x Kansas Class 5A state champions;
    VBM 2013 High School Team of the Year;
    American Family Insurance 2013 All-USA Volleyball Coach of the Year;
    finished the 2013 season ranked #1 nationally by PrepVolleyball.com; won 56 straight matches from 2012-13; lost only one set in 2013 (finishing 96-1); 370 wins in first 8 years as head coach (2005-13)

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

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

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

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

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

    63 minutes. 2014.



    VD-04722D: with Nancy Dorsey,
    St. James Academy (KS) Head Coach; 6x Kansas Class 5A state champions;
    VBM 2013 High School Team of the Year;
    American Family Insurance 2013 All-USA Volleyball Coach of the Year;
    finished the 2013 season ranked #1 nationally by PrepVolleyball.com; won 56 straight matches from 2012-13; lost only one set in 2013 (finishing 96-1); 370 wins in first 8 years as head coach (2005-13)

    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; 6x Kansas Class 5A state champions;
    VBM 2013 High School Team of the Year;
    American Family Insurance 2013 All-USA Volleyball Coach of the Year;
    finished the 2013 season ranked #1 nationally by PrepVolleyball.com; won 56 straight matches from 2012-13; lost only one set in 2013 (finishing 96-1); 370 wins in first 8 years as head coach (2005-13)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    52 minutes. 2015.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    52 minutes. 2015.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    46 minutes. 2015.


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