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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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    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 Staffan Elgelid, PT, Ph.D., CFT;
    Nazareth College of Rochester Associate Professor of Physical Therapy

    Yoga brings an effective, innovative approach to volleyball training.

    Featuring demonstrations by a yoga teacher and a volleyball player, Dr. Staffan Elgelid explains the crucial elements and importance of each pose, along with variations to accommodate players of differing strengths.

    Included is a handy "pose library" that features demonstrations of each pose used in the routines.

    This presentation is broken down into four 10 minute yoga routines that can easily be incorporated into a volleyball practice without the use of extra equipment. Each routine showcases a specific focus.

    • Flexibility Routine - Each pose in this routine promotes the flexibility required to limit injury. Included is a 10-minute running clock, so players can determine their progress in the routine.
    • Strength Routine - Yoga can strengthen muscles that may be overlooked in the weight room. These poses work muscle groups in an alternative manner to traditional strength training, giving players a fresh experience to their training regimen. Players practice poses that build core strength, overhead movement and spine flexibility.
    • Balance Routine - This segment addresses overuse that occurs in typical volleyball players. By building equal strength in each arm and leg, players will enjoy a better sense of balance, which will limit overuse injuries.
    • Relaxation Routine - Learning to control your mind and relax as a volleyball player allows your body to do what it needs to do on the court without being "tight," which leads to making mistakes. This routine can be used at the end of practice or by players individually before bedtime.

    Players of all levels can get tired and unmotivated by traditional training methods, so implementing these routines into your program will bring a fresh perspective to training while maintaining the level of fitness required for volleyball athletes.

    69 minutes. 2015.


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    VD-04722B: with Nancy Dorsey,
    St. James Academy (KS) Head Coach;
    2015 Kansas Class 5A state champions (seven state titles in last eight years 2008-15);
    VBM 2013 High School Team of the Year;
    American Family Insurance 2013 All-USA Volleyball Coach of the Year;
    finished the 2013 season ranked #1 nationally by PrepVolleyball.com; won 56 straight matches from 2012-13; lost only one set in 2013 (finishing 96-1); 370 wins in first 8 years as head coach (2005-13)

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

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

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

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

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

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

    63 minutes. 2014.




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    with Anne Kordes,
    University of Louisville Head Coach;2010 and 2011 USA Select National Team Lead Coach; former St. Louis University Head Coach, 3x A-10 Coach of the Year; 2012 AVCA President

    Keep your ball carts full and your players working while perfecting fundamental techniques! Anne Kordes delivers key strategies you can use to run high-rep practices with one court and one coach.

    Coach Kordes demonstrates how you can reduce long lines in your practices and teach key volleyball skills using creative drill stations. She explains each drill, how to set it up, provides pointers to effectively use the drills and highlights technique cues to ensure the reps are high quality.

    Here are just a few examples of the drill stations and progressions included:

    • Setting Stations. These stations train footwork, setting to target, back setting and catch and throw training.
    • Ball Control Progression. This progression provides a four-station rotation that trains footwork for shuffling, movement patterns, platform angles, and tipping down the line.
    • Butterfly Drill. This drill is a full court activity to work the platform. The drill provides options for adding pressure to the passer and providing different looks like a punch serve, full serve and cross court pass.
    • Knee Pad Touch Drill. This competitive, player initiated drill will get your players moving while working on passing skills and conditioning.
    • Pre-match Reps. Includes a progression of game-day warm-ups. This includes serving, passing, hitting and defense. A great way to get max reps before a match.
    Other drills and progressions work on blocking, hitting, defense and more!

    Throughout this information packed presentation, you will see how Kordes incorporates on-the-fly skill instruction as the only coach on the court, a great model for all coaches to achieve a technique intensive, maximum reps opportunities.

    98 minutes. 2011.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    84 minutes. 2013.


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

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

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

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

    Day 1 Practice

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

    Day 1, Practice 1

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

    Day 1, Practice 2

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

    Day 2 Practice

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

    Day 2, Practice 1

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

    Day 2, Practice 2

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

    Day 3 Practice

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

    Day 3, Practice 3

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

    Day 3, Practice 2

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

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

    5 DVDs (498 minutes). 2011.

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


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

    Anne Kordes shows you how to organize and run an effective preseason practice. This isn't a clinic that suggests how practice should go. Instead, you are thrust into the middle of Coach Kordes' preseason practices and shown what actually happens in her gym.

    Disc 1:
    Coach Kordes breaks down a practice plan that includes weightlifting and video review. The session includes multiple ball control drills as the practices concentrate on individual passing and defense. The team progresses to 6-on-6 and 5-on-6 game play, ending with a scrimmage. Drill highlights include:

    • Ball Control Series - Drills feature Lanes Narrow, Lanes Wide, Run Thru Sequence and Side-to-Side Short. Mostly player initiated, these drills let the whole team work on ball-control skills while coaches travel around the gym monitoring progress and giving feedback.
    • Digging Technique - A large part of this practice focuses on digging technique. After the coaches break down the skill, player-initiated drills are executed to focus on learning the techniques for digging hard-driven balls, balls in front of the player and balls outside of the midline.
    • 6-on-6 Drills - The 6-on-6 portion is a basic wash format. However, it effectively shows how the coaches interact with the players to improve individual skill during actual play. Too often, coaches leave individual instruction for "drill time" and don't focus on individual skills during game-like scrimmages. This section of the presentation shows how to use practice time to improve athletes' individual skills.

    Disc 2:
    A variety of skills are featured in this segment including passing, serving and digging. Using a team approach, players execute drills that are designed to focus on one or two skills at a time. Warm-up drills keep the players moving at a fast pace as they practice getting to the ball, keeping their posture low and passing to the target. Drill highlights include:

    • 4 v 4 Warm-up - A warm-up drill that trains players to defend left-to-left attacks, right-to-right attacks and pipe-to-pipe attacks. The drill helps to build the foundation of team defense by forcing defenders to communicate and defend in close proximity.
    • Dig, Set and Cover Drill - This drill focuses on covering starts with a live swing from the opposite side. The team digs the ball and then covers the resulting set. The live swing/dig gives this drill a game-like feel, which makes the covering skill more transferable to actual games.
    • Passing - Drills build from individual technique to game-like serve receive drills with scoring.

    Disc 3:
    The initial focus on Day 3 is technique. Setters work on footwork, hand training, and set placement while middles work on blocking patterns. Coach Kordes and her staff lead the players through ball control/rhythm drills, digging techniques, passing reps and serving speed drills. During the afternoon session, the focus is on competing. Coach Kordes uses speedball as a fun, competitive warm-up drill. Team competition continues throughout the afternoon session with 10-in-a-Row, 12 Point Middle Score More Game, and Finish the Set drills. Drill highlights include:

    • Individual Setter Training - This segment provides a blueprint for designing your own setter training.
    • Rhythm Ball Control Series - Ball control is not just getting the ball to the right location but delivering it on time so the next player can play it properly. This team ball-control series (forearm and overhand passing) focuses on the rhythm or height of the pass.
    • 6 v 6 with Bonus Scoring - This drill gives extra points for consecutive kills by the middle hitter. Though specific to the middle hitter, it's a great example of how changing the scoring system can totally transform the focus of the drill without the coach making it happen. By manipulating the scoring, the team automatically works on the area that the coach thinks the team needs to improve.

    This presentation gives you a road map to focus on this skill in your gym, while keeping it fun and interesting to the team.

    414 minutes (3 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 Staffan Elgelid, PT, Ph.D., CFT;
    Nazareth College of Rochester Associate Professor of Physical Therapy

    Yoga brings an effective, innovative approach to volleyball training.

    Featuring demonstrations by a yoga teacher and a volleyball player, Dr. Staffan Elgelid explains the crucial elements and importance of each pose, along with variations to accommodate players of differing strengths.

    Included is a handy "pose library" that features demonstrations of each pose used in the routines.

    This presentation is broken down into four 10 minute yoga routines that can easily be incorporated into a volleyball practice without the use of extra equipment. Each routine showcases a specific focus.

    • Flexibility Routine - Each pose in this routine promotes the flexibility required to limit injury. Included is a 10-minute running clock, so players can determine their progress in the routine.
    • Strength Routine - Yoga can strengthen muscles that may be overlooked in the weight room. These poses work muscle groups in an alternative manner to traditional strength training, giving players a fresh experience to their training regimen. Players practice poses that build core strength, overhead movement and spine flexibility.
    • Balance Routine - This segment addresses overuse that occurs in typical volleyball players. By building equal strength in each arm and leg, players will enjoy a better sense of balance, which will limit overuse injuries.
    • Relaxation Routine - Learning to control your mind and relax as a volleyball player allows your body to do what it needs to do on the court without being "tight," which leads to making mistakes. This routine can be used at the end of practice or by players individually before bedtime.

    Players of all levels can get tired and unmotivated by traditional training methods, so implementing these routines into your program will bring a fresh perspective to training while maintaining the level of fitness required for volleyball athletes.

    69 minutes. 2015.


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    with Anne Kordes,
    University of Louisville Head Coach;2010 and 2011 USA Select National Team Lead Coach; former St. Louis University Head Coach, 3x A-10 Coach of the Year; 2012 AVCA President

    Keep your ball carts full and your players working while perfecting fundamental techniques! Anne Kordes delivers key strategies you can use to run high-rep practices with one court and one coach.

    Coach Kordes demonstrates how you can reduce long lines in your practices and teach key volleyball skills using creative drill stations. She explains each drill, how to set it up, provides pointers to effectively use the drills and highlights technique cues to ensure the reps are high quality.

    Here are just a few examples of the drill stations and progressions included:

    • Setting Stations. These stations train footwork, setting to target, back setting and catch and throw training.
    • Ball Control Progression. This progression provides a four-station rotation that trains footwork for shuffling, movement patterns, platform angles, and tipping down the line.
    • Butterfly Drill. This drill is a full court activity to work the platform. The drill provides options for adding pressure to the passer and providing different looks like a punch serve, full serve and cross court pass.
    • Knee Pad Touch Drill. This competitive, player initiated drill will get your players moving while working on passing skills and conditioning.
    • Pre-match Reps. Includes a progression of game-day warm-ups. This includes serving, passing, hitting and defense. A great way to get max reps before a match.
    Other drills and progressions work on blocking, hitting, defense and more!

    Throughout this information packed presentation, you will see how Kordes incorporates on-the-fly skill instruction as the only coach on the court, a great model for all coaches to achieve a technique intensive, maximum reps opportunities.

    98 minutes. 2011.


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    with John Dunning,
    Stanford University Head Women's Volleyball Coach;
    Distinguished member of the AVCA Hall of Fame (2011);
    2004 & 2001 NCAA Champs; 3x Pac-12 Coach of the Year; over 700 career wins
    former University of Pacific Head Coach (1985 & 1986 NCAA Champions)

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

    56 minutes. 2005.


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    with Tim Hardt,
    Indy Juniors Volleyball Club Director,
    Junior Volleyball Association (JVA) Board of Directors

    In 2007, the Junior Volleyball Association was able to visit Japan and study the renowned Japanese youth volleyball training program. This DVD is a collection of the most effective drills the JVA observed and brought back to incorporate into the youth volleyball programs in the US. For the first time ever, these volleyball drills are available on this instructional DVD!

    These purposeful drills reinforce tempo, timing, balance, coordination, speed, teamwork, footwork, eye-hand coordination and more. They vary in difficulty from beginning level to more experienced level, but all are appropriate to introduce to your teams.

    There are fun ...

    • "Relay race" drills
    • Partner ball handling drills (very important in the Japanese training programs)
    • Individual drills
    • Offensive transition drills
    • Skill and technique drills and more!

    You and your team will appreciate the freshness and fun that will emerge from the drills on this DVD!

    Produced with the Junior Volleyball Association (JVA).

    31 minutes. 2010.


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    with Max Miller,
    Club Director and Owner of Mintonette Sports;
    Back-to-Back 2013 and 2014 USAV National Champions (2013-14);
    University of Northwestern Ohio Head Coach;
    former Bishop Hartley (OH) High School Head Coach, 2011 Ohio State Champions

    Looking for drills emphasizing transition that cover all phases of the game? Look no further!

    Max Miller shares his expertise in creating a variety of transition drills, beginning with warm-up all the way through highly-competitive work. Miller emphasizes working all athletes in all positions and challenging them to work in positions outside their comfort zones. The drills create situations in which some positions aren't available, forcing other positions to rise to the challenge of terminating points.

    Transition Drills

    Defensive specialists, outside hitters, middles and back row can all be the center of focus for improving transition skills. Miller shows you how to use different transition drills to focus on specific positions. Drills start with 1v1 and develop into 6v6 play, with several variations of each. Scoring options to provide additional competitiveness are presented with regard to the needs of your team. Drills include:

    • 2v2 drill - Blocker transitions to attack, second passer passes and sets the second ball. Encourages communication and also introduces another player into the drill.
    • 5v5 middle focus drill - Focuses on middle blocker transition off the net to make them available for an attack.
    • 6 vs 3 back row - The focus for this drill is for blockers to get their block-kills from a triple-block and then transition to score.
    • 10 before 6, 6 vs 3 - A competitive team game focusing on terminating and catching balls.

    All drills can be adjusted to accommodate different skill levels. Drills can also work cooperatively to encourage consistent continuation of the drill, or they can be worked competitively for more advanced levels of play.

    Transition means working harder than the other team, according to Coach Miller. This video provides drills to achieve that relentless work ethic!

    64 minutes. 2017.


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

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

    The Basics

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

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

    Team Passing

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

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

    Team Games

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

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

    130 minutes. 2015.


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

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

    The volleyball skills covered in this DVD include:

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

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

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

    Produced with the Junior Volleyball Association (JVA).

    66 minutes. 2010.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    805 minutes (6 DVDs). 2012.

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


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    with Bre Johnson,
    Marshall (MI) High School Head Coach

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

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

    Dynamic Warm-up and Movement Drills

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

    Platform Training

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

    Four Points of Setting

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

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

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

    55 minutes. 2017.


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

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

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

    Warm Up Drills

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

    Situational Drills and Games

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

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

    • Skill drills to train directional hitting and transition offense off of free balls, tips and attacks.
    • Situational drill sets that provide many repetitions in game-like situations.
    • Side-out drills that train effective performance in pressure situations.
    • Point-scoring drills that instill aggressiveness and reinforce scoring in bunches.
    • Goal-based drills to increase the "volleyball IQ" of your players.

    Competitive Drills and Games

    Run competitive drills and games that are fun and engaging for your players and simple to execute with as few as ten players and one coach. You'll learn how to make the drills more difficult as the team becomes comfortable with what they are doing and how Coach Shymansky uses the scoreboard during practice to mimic game situations. The scoring systems are easy to understand and there is always a clear winner.

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

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

    101 minutes. 2013.


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    YVD-04346A:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    75 minutes. 2013.



    YVD-04346B:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    78 minutes. 2013.



    YVD-04346C:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    115 minutes. 2013.



    YVD-04346D:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    46 minutes. 2013.



    YVD-04346E:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    83 minutes. 2013.



    YVD-04346F:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    75 minutes. 2013.



    YVD-04346G:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • Soft block
    • Eye sequence
    • Independent arms

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

    84 minutes. 2013.




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