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    VD-04836A: featuring drills from Kirsten Berenthal Booth, Todd Dagenais, John Dunning, Jerritt Elliott, Terry Gamble, Chris Gravel, Kevin Hambly, Tom Keating, Joe Sagula and Bond Shymansky

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

    The Basics

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

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

    Team Passing

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

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

    Team Games

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

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

    130 minutes. 2015.



    VD-04836B: featuring drills from Bryan Bunn, Teri Clemens, Todd Dagenais, John Dunning, Christy Johnson-Lynch, Tom Keating and Lizzy Stemke

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

    Setting Mechanics

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

    Movement Drills

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

    Emergency Moves

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

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

    104 minutes. 2015.



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

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

    The first section of the video features training on:

    • Arm Swing - After a basic introduction to the arm swing, the drills progress to more advanced skills including how to train different shots while focusing only on the arm swing. With these drills, you'll be able to teach hitters how to hit to different areas of the court.
    • Approach - Covered are the basics of the two-, three- and four-step approaches. Also included are the coaches' thoughts on the importance of the approach and how to address the common mistakes you might see your players make.
    • Transition - Discover drills that combine the arm swing and approach at a more game-like pace. These drills teach hitters how to use their footwork to transition to the right spots on the court for more powerful approaches. If hitters don't transition properly, they will not get the most out of each hit. The "Transition Attack Drill" will help your middles understand how to come off of the net after a block no matter where they are, getting them in prime position to attack.

    The next portion of the video will teach you how to coach players to hit different types of sets. These drills work on various attacks for both outside and middle hitters. The attacks demonstrated in these drills are faster-paced and work best for more experienced teams. You will learn how to train the A, B, C, quick and slide sets. Many of these drills focus on the slide attack, a move gaining popularity in today's game.

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

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

    95 minutes. 2015.




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    VD-04507A:

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

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

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

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

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

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

    64 minutes. 2014.



    VD-04507B:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    38 minutes. 2014.



    VD-04507C:

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

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

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

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

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

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

    47 minutes. 2014.



    VD-04507D:

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

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

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

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

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

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

    62 minutes. 2014.



    VD-04507E:

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

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

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

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

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

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

    61 minutes. 2014.



    VD-04507F:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    50 minutes. 2014.




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

    And much, much more!

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

    631 minutes (5 DVDs). 2012.

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


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

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

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

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

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

    This presentation includes:
    On court areas:

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

    129 minutes. 2011.


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    VD-05397A:

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

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

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

    Working the Hands

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

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

    Improving Footwork

    Coach Skinner's footwork movements cover:

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

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

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

    55 minutes. 2018.



    VD-05397B:

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

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

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

    Practice Drills

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

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

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

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

    55 minutes. 2018.




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

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

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

    The Five Blocking Movements

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

    The five blocking movements that McCutcheon covers include:

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

    Blocking Footwork Drills

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

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

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

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

    Produced at the 2018 Iowa Volleyball Coaches Clinic.

    60 minutes. 2018.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    111 minutes. 2014.



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

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

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

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

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

    64 minutes. 2014.



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

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

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

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

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

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

    63 minutes. 2014.



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

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

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

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

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

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

    52 minutes. 2014.



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    49 minutes. 2014.




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

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

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

    Day 1 - Morning Practice

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

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

    Day 1 - Afternoon Practice

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

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

    Day 2 - Morning Practice

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

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

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

    Day 2 - Afternoon Practice

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

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

    Improving Your Team's Mental Game

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

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

    466 minutes (5 DVDs) 2017.

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


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

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

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

    "Burn the Boats"

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

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

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

    Have a Model and a Motto

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

    Quick Feet, Better Footwork

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

    Competitive Drills

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

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

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

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

    91 minutes. 2017.


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    with Kirsten Bernthal Booth,
    Creighton University Head Coach;
    2016 VolleyballMag.com National Coach of the Year - 3x National Coach of the Year;
    Back-to-Back-to-Back Big East Regular Season and Tournament Champions (2014-16);
    all-time wins leader at Creighton

    This all-access video features the Creighton women's volleyball team, which has built itself into a successful program on the national stage thanks to head coach Kirsten Bernthal Booth. The video takes place early in the volleyball season, which means you'll see Creighton work methodically to refine their mechanics and technique in order for players to success master various skills.

    During the morning sessions, you'll see the team spend more time on ball control while limiting the amount of jumping that athletes do. Meanwhile, the afternoon sessions have a tendency to ramp up the intensity!

    Day 1 Morning Practice

    The focus of this practice is passing and serving, which are key ingredients to being able to run a successful offense. Tremendous attention is devoted to using techniques that will save the shoulders and keep athletes healthy during a long volleyball season.

    The first part of practice focuses on passing and using different angles from both sides of the body, as well as high and low shots. Meanwhile, the middle hitters work on resistance footwork using bands and a partner to practice blocking footwork.

    The coaches emphasize defense by teaching players how to get their hips around the ball, and then by hitting balls off of a pad to imitate a ball hitting the block. After a few minutes of 6v6 play with only tipping or rolling allowed, the coaches shift their attention to serving. The last half of the practice shows more drills with the focus on passing and blocking.

    Day 1 Afternoon Practice

    The afternoon practice features some split work focusing on individual positions, but the majority of practice focuses on serve receive as Creighton gears up for their season.

    In the first half of the practice, Bernthal Booth demonstrates creative ball control drills, with middle hitters working on right side attacks and outside hitters working on back row attacks. From there, the coaches push serving and passing drills to better prepare the team for going through rotations.

    During the second half of the practice, the coaches start off by playing short games through each rotation, focusing on what the players' strengths and weaknesses are. The First Swing Game allows both sides to get points up until the first swing is completed.

    The intensity level increases by the end of the practice, where the pace of play is very game-like. The coaching staff does a fine job gradually increasing the load and intensity. Players begin at about 70% effort level and build up to full speed at the end.

    Day 2 Morning Practice

    Winning the serve and pass game is critical at every level. In this morning practice session, Coach Bernthal Booth presents multiple drills that focus on passing from different types of serves. The drills highlighted for individual passing can easily be adjusted for passing with a partner or multiple partners.

    Specific focus is placed on platform readiness, locking in angles, and encouraging players to keep their feet active in order to produce quality passes. When players understand that they must play the ball before it plays them, they will make a more conscious effort to be assertive with their pass contact.

    The practice ends with a game called 10 before 0, where passers compete in teams to make more 2 or 3 point passes, then 0 or 1 point passes.

    Day 2 Afternoon Practice

    The highest level of the game of volleyball is played out-of-system. In this practice session, Bernthal Booth emphasizes the importance of players being able to handle out-of-system play confidently and aggressively. This segment features multiple drills that focus on an out-of-system scenario. Early and assertive communication when making a read on the ball is a focus throughout all drills. The game-like scenarios will strengthen your team's ability to handle out-of-system play at an effective and consistently high level.

    The major emphasis of this practice is to work on handling situations and setting from locations that are less than ideal. The Creighton coaching staff understands the need to spend a tremendous amount of time and energy working on these situations simply because it's the reality of what will be most common throughout a season.

    Players go through out-of-system setting where everyone becomes a setter and works on setting the balls to the pin. This is followed by out-of-system hitting, where the goal is to attack the set and swing for kills.

    Next up is focusing on serving short and deep, but keeping the ball out of the middle zone on the floor. After some serving, they go right into team defense versus the coaches hitting from the pins.

    322 minutes (4 DVDs). 2018.

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

    When teaching passing skills, coaches should remind players that the "less is more" philosophy holds true. Hugh McCutcheon explains that players should work to have a consistent contact surface by establishing a consistent platform. In this video, he demonstrates multiple passing and serve receive drills that can be incorporated into any practice for players of varying skill levels.

    Basic Forearm Passing Keys

    Coach McCutcheon emphasizes that players need to be aware of their platform on contact in order to have consistent, high quality passes. He encourages athletes to remember that passing is a hand and arm activity - not a body activity.

    Thinking about angles ahead of time in a non-linear manner will allow players to get their weight on their lead leg and drop their shoulder to create the desired angle. McCutcheon shows that by keeping movements simple, athletes will be able to increase their pass execution and quality.

    The Passing Angle drill is used to demonstrate how passing backward simply requires a different angle of the platform. The Triangle Passing drill helps players learn to face where the ball is coming from and create the platform angle to where the ball is going to. When teams play the ball forward at the point of contact, good things will happen!

    Performance Keys For Serve Receive

    Time is a valuable commodity in volleyball because the game moves so quickly. It's essential to get on the line of the ball quickly and be balanced so that passing becomes a hands and arms activity.

    McCutcheon explains that players should focus on making sure their body is in alignment of the trajectory of the serve in order to achieve optimum results on serve receive. Additionally, you'll learn about the "big opportunities" for reading the opposing team's server when on serve receive.

    Overhead Passing Skills and Drills

    Ultimately, the platform is where 'the rubber hits the road.' The better that defenders get at moving to the line, the better the defense becomes. The Butterfly drill can be used to create game-like situations for overhead passing.

    McCutcheon believes that teams should consider passing off the net to avoid the overpass. Statistically speaking, the overpass is likely to reward the opposing team with a point. You'll learn why setters have more options to run the offense when passes aren't "on the net."

    Coach McCutcheon does an excellent job covering execution of simple, quality passing skills. By breaking down the skills into small segments, viewers will see how each segment builds on the previous one. The drills in this video provide a strong foundation for you to build on your team's passing and serve receive potential.

    Produced at the 2018 Iowa Volleyball Coaches Clinic.

    61 minutes. 2018.


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

    Learn how to attack with speed and creativity! Coach Mike Lingenfelter opens his gym to you sharing three practices with his club team that focus on how train your offense to be as lethal as possible, whether it is "in system" or "out-of-system." He delivers fast-paced drills with continuous feedback and clear communication of expectations. He talks during drills, pulls the team together and stops drills to have a teaching moment. Each of the three practices focused on a different serving strategy. When you put the three together you have a complete serving game play that can be trained throughout practices.

    Disc 1:
    Mastering the 'out of system' play in any match is absolutely critical to success. This video features a fast-paced and high energy practice with drills that focus on having all players work on setting out of system balls. The ball does not always go to the setter and therefore others need to know what to do in those situations and still attack the other team. The drills will help improve players ball control while giving them an understanding of running an out of system offense. There is also an added focus on being able to serve and hit balls down specific traffic lanes from multiple positions to keep the opponent out of system. Getting your opponent out-of-system on their first contact will give your team a huge advantage. Identifying specific lanes to attack with your serve can disorganize and frustrate an opponent, leading to easier transition plays for you. All of the drills are fast paced with little down time in between reps. Teams play how they practice. Stressing pace and tempo of every drill will help ingrain that philosophy into your team. The game-like drills carry an intensity that matches the actual game and the players are challenged.

    Disc 2:
    The first practice focused on how to run an offense with bad passing, this practice is geared towards how to run it with great passing. This video is all about offensive connectivity, which sounds like it might be all about attacking but it's much more than that. Coach Lingenfelter uses passing and serve receive drills to stress the role and importance of a good pass. The focus is on movement and platform control to ensure successful first ball contacts. He includes a runs a 6v6 drill where the team receiving serve is at a deficit to stress the urgency of scoring off of serve receive. After that he uses a variety of attacking drills to work on a fast offense and communication. You'll see multiple offensive attacks off of hitter coverage for fast-paced retaliation. The drills shown give players countless reps of running different play sets at game speed or even a little faster. All the drills all have some kind of competitive edge to them that holds athletes accountable for their play.

    Disc 3:
    The main focus in this practice is on how to play defense, transition to offense from defense, and also blocking. The emphasis is on speed in "resetting" by transitioning faster than your opponent. Footwork, speed and relentless pursuit of the ball are at the forefront of the fast-paced, game-like drills presented to reinforce the skills necessary to properly transition from defense to fast attack. You'll see simple cues for communication on serve received, based on trajectory, velocity, and location, especially in seams. Coach Lingenfelter demonstrates drills that train ball control, defensive position, defensive posture, digging and blocking. He does a great job showing viewers how to train speed from a dig to an attack on the defensive side of the ball. He runs a six-person drill to simulate a quick read of the opponent's setter to establish a fast blocking and defensive reaction that prepares them for a quick retaliation in transition.

    Get the most out of your training time. You can maximize your practice by seeing the speed of these practices and the amount of touches the players get on the ball.

    This is the type of video I would never want my opponents to see. It is the most detailed training video I have ever seen when it comes to out of system play. - Shawn Stoliker

    362 minutes (3 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 Donan Cruz,
    Grand View University Head Men's Coach;
    2018 NAIA Men's Volleyball National Invitational Champions;3x AVCA NAIA Men's Volleyball National Coach of the Year ('14, '15, '17)

    In this video, Donan Cruz demonstrates how to create a practice plan that builds to focus on a specific skill. He will help you understand how to streamline your practice to focus on one or two skills and how to provide feedback to your players to encourage growth in that area.

    Warm-Ups

    Many times, the warm-up period of practice is spent doing non-volleyball specific activities. Cruz suggests creating a theme or goal for the practice and shows ways to warm-up with the intention of improving a specific skill. From there, you will want to build layers or progressions that build up toward meeting your goal for the practice.

    For example, if the goal of a practice is to improve out of system attacking, then practice could begin with partner setting. From there, players could progress to setting over the right shoulder, setting over the left shoulder, and self-passing with a set to the right or left hitting position

    Adding Layers to a Practice Plan

    Coach Cruz has his team demonstrate by extending the concepts of a single drill until the team has progressed to scrimmaging while focusing on a specific skill. He explains how each element of the practice creates a new layer toward incorporating the skill throughout the team. Next, Cruz extends the original warm-up drill with new elements to provide an example of improving out of system attacking.

    Live Drills and Feedback

    Finally, Cruz demonstrates ways to provide feedback to your team collectively so that the focus of the practice remains at the forefront of the team's attention. Additionally, he shows how to provide feedback to individual players that helps them focus on improving that skill.

    Among the many points that Cruz makes throughout this section, you should especially consider:

    • Players should feel safe to make mistakes in practice. Coaches should allow athletes to practice being aggressively smart with their attacks.
    • Each practice should be organized and well thought out, but you may need to deviate from the original practice plan if an injury happens or key player cannot attend.
    • Individual skill development will occur more or less depending on where the team is at in the season. Most skill development takes place before the season, but there may be stretches during the season where there are fewer games, which allows for additional in-season development.

    This video demonstrates how to practice with a purpose. Coach Cruz spends a great deal of time explaining how teams can add layers or progressions to their practice plans in order to achieve their goals for the day. Cruz-coached teams have an excellent track record for improving year after year, and this approach can be implemented with any team.

    46 minutes. 2018.


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    with Christy Johnson-Lynch,
    Iowa State University Head Coach;
    2009 Asics/Volleyball Magazine National Coach of the Year;2009 AVCA Central Region Coach of the Year;2009 Big 12 Coach of the Year;
    2011 & 2008 Elite Eight appearances; Coached 9 of the past 10 years 'Big XII Libero of the Year' award winners

    The coach of 9 of the past 10 Big XII 'Libero of the Year' winners, Iowa State's Christy Johnson-Lynch, shares her thoughts on selecting and utilizing your libero and demonstrates drills with her own players. She gives suggestions on how to allow your best passers, including your libero, to get touches on more balls, and, how to be more active during a game.

    This video will help you understand the key skills in your defenders so you can select your libero, in addition to giving you a clear understanding on how to utilize that libero to maximum effectiveness.

    Libero Strategies

    Johnson-Lynch discusses strategy and rationale to determine if you should place your libero in the left back or middle back positions, including topics such as the libero setting the second ball when out of system. Additionally, she provides thoughts on how to adjust serve receive to take advantage of a strong passer while also keeping your strong hitters in the best position to attack the ball.

    Drills for Improving the Skill Set

    Johnson-Lynch has her players demonstrate the development of defensive skills in seven drills as she explains the strategy and focus of each drill. She discusses how to work on individual defensive skills in addition to ways to get more touches from your best defender when the opponent is trying to avoid them. Also covered are out of system drills that train your libero to handle the second ball when your setter has made the initial pass.

    Develop Attitude, Grit, and Intensity

    You will see how to create more aggressive and responsive defensive players. By stepping away from purely game-like drills, Johnson-Lynch explains how drills that focus on speed and reactive skills can create defenders with more attitude, grit and intensity. These mental traits are vital for enhancing your overall team defense as well as helping you develop and train your libero to dominate on the court.

    Throughout this entire video, Johnson-Lynch provides observations, insights and drills to enhance your libero's overall skills, including both physical and mental attributes, to become a stronger defender. She demonstrates these skills in simple-to-execute drills and provides strategies for using your best defender.

    The skills you'll learn in this video are critical for developing a dominant libero!

    48 minutes. 2018.


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

    Get the inside scoop on how drills are run and players are trained by Jim Moore and his University of Oregon staff. Fresh from a 2012 NCAA Tournament runner-up finish, Coach Moore shares his pre-season practices, giving you an up-close look at how he prepares his team to execute during the regular and post-season. See how collegiate athletes grow their skill sets by focusing on the key components of each skill (i.e. footwork, communication, play to win mentality, etc.).

    Throughout this first week of pre-season practice sessions, Coach Moore emphasizes the importance of:

    • asking questions and learning from veteran players
    • staying low and ready on defense
    • blocking every position
    • getting outside the ball and coming back in on the block
    • communicating effectively with teammates
    • digging to the middle of the court instead of the net

    Watch as Coach Moore and his staff teach their athletes to be versatile and to make smart decisions on the court as they build towards another post-season NCAA Tournament appearance. Using a style he calls "coaching on the fly," Coach Moore takes his players through each drill, connecting, correcting, praising and raising the bar of expectation for them. His explanations are thorough and he offers constant, constructive feedback.

    You will gain insight on how Coach Moore handles his players and gets them to move forward, improving skill play as they perform the drills. See how feedback helps players, both freshmen and seasoned athletes, understand how to improve the specifics of their game. Also, see how Coach Moore and his staff encourage younger players to listen to and learn from their more experienced teammates.

    Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to learn a number of great drills, skill techniques and communication tips from the coaching staff and players at the University of Oregon! Add this title to your instruction library today and see the improvement in your program as you put your new strategies into practice!

    778 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 Kim Oden,
    St. Francis HS (CA) Head Coach;
    2X Olympian, 2X USA Olympic Team Captain,
    3X "All-American" (Stanford), Stanford Volleyball's "Player of the Decade" ('80s)

    Kim Oden, one of the most feared and dominant blockers in USA and NCAA volleyball history, shares her blocking expertise in this complete guide to blocking! Oden simplifies all aspects of coaching blocking, one of the most challenging volleyball skill areas to coach.

    Beginning with the basics, Oden teaches the specifics for spacing, stance and jumping hand and body position. She covers three types of footwork for blocking, how to most effectively penetrate the net and vision sequencing for anticipating where the hit will come from. Oden details block positioning with drills for attaining an advantageous block position.

    A special "situations" segment includes solutions for the many blocking related realities faced by club and high school coaches. For each situation, Oden demonstrates the "problem" before demonstrating the "solution," offering a unique look at how to identify and solve blocking issues. She touches on small blocker solutions, how to block back row attacks and blocking strategies to give your team an advantage, which includes five specific strategies.

    Give your team a competitive edge with Oden's comprehensive guide to blocking.

    81 minutes. 2009


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    with Dennis Hohenshelt,
    University of Virginia Head Coach; former assistant coach at Penn State

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    58 minutes. 2015.


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

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

    The first section of the video features training on:

    • Arm Swing - After a basic introduction to the arm swing, the drills progress to more advanced skills including how to train different shots while focusing only on the arm swing. With these drills, you'll be able to teach hitters how to hit to different areas of the court.
    • Approach - Covered are the basics of the two-, three- and four-step approaches. Also included are the coaches' thoughts on the importance of the approach and how to address the common mistakes you might see your players make.
    • Transition - Discover drills that combine the arm swing and approach at a more game-like pace. These drills teach hitters how to use their footwork to transition to the right spots on the court for more powerful approaches. If hitters don't transition properly, they will not get the most out of each hit. The "Transition Attack Drill" will help your middles understand how to come off of the net after a block no matter where they are, getting them in prime position to attack.

    The next portion of the video will teach you how to coach players to hit different types of sets. These drills work on various attacks for both outside and middle hitters. The attacks demonstrated in these drills are faster-paced and work best for more experienced teams. You will learn how to train the A, B, C, quick and slide sets. Many of these drills focus on the slide attack, a move gaining popularity in today's game.

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

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

    95 minutes. 2015.


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    with Kim Oden,
    St. Francis HS (CA) Head Coach;
    2X Olympian, 2X USA Olympic Team Captain,
    3X "All-American" (Stanford), Stanford Volleyball's "Player of the Decade" ('80s)

    Kim Oden, one of the most feared and dominant blockers in USA and NCAA volleyball history, shares her blocking expertise in this complete guide to blocking! Oden simplifies all aspects of coaching blocking, one of the most challenging volleyball skill areas to coach.

    Beginning with the basics, Oden teaches the specifics for spacing, stance and jumping hand and body position. She covers three types of footwork for blocking, how to most effectively penetrate the net and vision sequencing for anticipating where the hit will come from. Oden details block positioning with drills for attaining an advantageous block position.

    A special "situations" segment includes solutions for the many blocking related realities faced by club and high school coaches. For each situation, Oden demonstrates the "problem" before demonstrating the "solution," offering a unique look at how to identify and solve blocking issues. She touches on small blocker solutions, how to block back row attacks and blocking strategies to give your team an advantage, which includes five specific strategies.

    Give your team a competitive edge with Oden's comprehensive guide to blocking.

    81 minutes. 2009


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