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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 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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    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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    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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    with Todd Dagenais,
    University of Central Florida head coach,
    former USC Assistant Head Coach

    With this incredible three-disc DVD, Todd Dagenais has truly delivered "everything libero" that will teach you how to maximize every possible option and advantage that the libero position can afford your team. Disc 1 details the characteristics and skill set of the libero position. Dagenais then moves into serve receive as it pertains to the libero position with drills and training strategies for effectively using the libero in serve receive. Disc 2 features technical demonstrations and drills to train all aspects of how the libero can enhance defensive play. Dagenais covers defensive principles; body positioning; movement patterns; mid, high and low range defensive skill techniques; overhand digging; and seam coverage. In Disc 3, Dagenais moves into defensive concepts and strategies for building a defense with your libero as the focal point: including base defense, perimeter and rotational defensive systems, along with defense behind a "1-on-1" and "split block." Also included are attack coverage keys and strategies. Dagenais also shows secondary setter aspects of the position and includes tactics, techniques and strategies. In the final segment, Libero tactics, Dagenais shares the intangibles that you can implement with your libero to best help your team. Dagenais' instruction will fully equip you to add a dedicated libero strategy to your program.

    180 minutes. 2009.


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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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  • 10/11/18--22:00: Simplified Setter Training
  • 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.


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

    Pull up a front row seat and watch John Dunning teach all aspects of volleyball! Explore the inner-workings of Dunning's time-tested and legendary system of success - and learn how you can incorporate it into your program!

    This extensive DVD set includes more than five hours of volleyball instruction, including six sessions over three days of practice. As an added bonus, experience Dunning's "freshman only session" that gives you a front row seat to the indoctrination process of transitioning athletes into the Stanford program.

    Practice Breakdown:
    Day 1:

    • Freshman only session.
    • Practice 1 - Includes a skill set focus on passing, setting, middle footwork, and block and hit transition.
    • Practice 2 - Full team session includes intensive skill development, team defense, and introduction of the offense.

    Day 2:

    • Practice 1 - Includes reading and passing form, ball control, footwork and blocking for middles, hitting from platforms, and much more.
    • Practice 2 - A more intense, physically demanding practice with numerous contacts to improve ball control.

    Day 3:

    • Practice 1 - A physically demanding practice that includes high repetitions of defensive movements and concepts.
    • Practice 2 - Scrimmaging. This practice is a dress rehearsal for game day. Dunning shares his tactics for incorporating scrimmages into practice to best simulate a game-day scenario.

    This DVD set covers nearly every facet of how John Dunning approaches teaching and playing the game. You will get an "all-access" look at how he teaches the skills, drills, and strategies that have earned him legendary coaching status!

    Order now and take the first step in integrating these proven techniques and coaching methods into your program!

    308 minutes (3 DVDs). 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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  • 10/19/18--22:00: Progressing Your Setters
  • with Lizzy Stemke, University of Georgia Head Coach;
    former Assistant Coach (setters) at the University of Nebraska; named one of the country's Top 10 Assistant Coaches by Volleyball Magazine in 2010, coached 2x All American setters at Nebraska; 2x AVCA All-American player at the University of Wisconsin; member of the US National Team

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

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

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

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

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

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

    111 minutes. 2013.


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    with 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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    YVD-04346A:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    75 minutes. 2013.



    YVD-04346B:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    78 minutes. 2013.



    YVD-04346C:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    115 minutes. 2013.



    YVD-04346D:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    46 minutes. 2013.



    YVD-04346E:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    83 minutes. 2013.



    YVD-04346F:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    75 minutes. 2013.



    YVD-04346G:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • Soft block
    • Eye sequence
    • Independent arms

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

    84 minutes. 2013.




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    738 minutes. (6 DVDs). 2014.

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


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    with Dan Fisher,
    University of Pittsburgh Head Coach;
    2017 ACC Coach of the Year;2017 ACC Champions;
    Head Coach for the US Women's National Team/Pan Am Games- in 2015 (Gold Medal) & 2016 (Bronze);
    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)

    This in-depth video from 2017 ACC Coach of the Year Dan Fisher is a two-part video providing both the philosophy behind aggressive offensive play and the methodology of instilling this mindset in your program and players.

    In the first segment, Fisher provides statistical and video analysis to compare aggressive and non-aggressive play. He examines mindfulness training and the process of overcoming the fear of failure to reach a growth mentality.

    The second segment of the video moves into the gym, where Fisher demonstrates drills to train hitters on adjusting their approach, leading to an expanded range of attack. He examines the idea of corresponding approaches based on passes and sets to take an aggressive swing on a higher percentage of balls. The drills progress to 6-on-6 play, rewarding players for hard-hitting attacks.

    Chalk Talk

    Coach Fisher shares his philosophical background using many slides and stats during the first hour of the video. He provides a different method of keeping track of errors and free balls, while showing how he twists the coaching terms to help improve his team huddles during timeouts and after games.

    During the chalk talk session of Fisher's presentation, you'll see slides, sample videos, and stats that detail:

    • What makes Pitt volleyball different from other programs
    • How Fisher defines offensive aggressiveness
    • How Coach Fisher developed his style
    • The science behind winning and losing
    • The problems behind only focusing on the positives

    On The Court

    Coach Fisher demonstrates multiple drills that encourage quick footwork to the ball and exercises that take away the fear of failure when playing aggressively. You'll get:

    • An in-depth look at the four step approach with a focus of getting under the ball
    • Step close drills to train your players to go in any direction with their approach
    • Butterfly drills that touch on a wide range of swings

    By drilling your players to focus on getting their feet to the ball, they will develop a wider range in their offensive play. Throughout this video, Fisher reiterates that when players have a wider range, they will be comfortable swinging at any ball in any situation.

    Also included are five drills specifically designed to help hitters become more aggressive:

    • High Hands
    • Line Shots
    • Shove
    • Swing for the Daylight
    • Tap and Cover

    Coach Fisher does an excellent job explaining all of his drills and their benefits. He also breaks down the correlation between a player's mindset and their aggressiveness on the court. This video encompasses all aspects of implementing an aggressive offensive system in your program!

    100 minutes. 2018.


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

    Pull up a front row seat and watch John Dunning teach all aspects of volleyball! Explore the inner-workings of Dunning's time-tested and legendary system of success - and learn how you can incorporate it into your program!

    This extensive DVD set includes more than five hours of volleyball instruction, including six sessions over three days of practice. As an added bonus, experience Dunning's "freshman only session" that gives you a front row seat to the indoctrination process of transitioning athletes into the Stanford program.

    Practice Breakdown:
    Day 1:

    • Freshman only session.
    • Practice 1 - Includes a skill set focus on passing, setting, middle footwork, and block and hit transition.
    • Practice 2 - Full team session includes intensive skill development, team defense, and introduction of the offense.

    Day 2:

    • Practice 1 - Includes reading and passing form, ball control, footwork and blocking for middles, hitting from platforms, and much more.
    • Practice 2 - A more intense, physically demanding practice with numerous contacts to improve ball control.

    Day 3:

    • Practice 1 - A physically demanding practice that includes high repetitions of defensive movements and concepts.
    • Practice 2 - Scrimmaging. This practice is a dress rehearsal for game day. Dunning shares his tactics for incorporating scrimmages into practice to best simulate a game-day scenario.

    This DVD set covers nearly every facet of how John Dunning approaches teaching and playing the game. You will get an "all-access" look at how he teaches the skills, drills, and strategies that have earned him legendary coaching status!

    Order now and take the first step in integrating these proven techniques and coaching methods into your program!

    308 minutes (3 DVDs). 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 Joe Sagula,
    University of North Carolina Head Coach;
    2016 ACC Coach of the Year,
    5x ACC Coach of the Year;
    7x ACC Champions;
    4x AVCA Regional Coach of the Year

    Joe Sagula's work at North Carolina over the better part of three decades has been a model of consistency. He's led the Tar Heels to seven regular season ACC championships and also captured three ACC tournament titles.

    This All Access video provides you with a look inside three UNC volleyball practices as Coach Sagula and his staff give technique instruction to athletes while running many of their favorite drills. Sagula's high standards are apparent throughout as he challenges his players to reset their focus and up their skills to championship levels.

    Disc One

    Using a progression morphed into team serve-receive, Sagula allows his athletes to gain a better understanding of how to handle the toughest serves. The drills presented in this session will help break down the serve-receive, improve tracking of the serve, and alleviate stress that is constantly placed on the passers.

    Ever have your team get to 23 points but not 'finish' and win the game? In Sagula's game of Slip and Slide, your players will learn how to focus on finishing when the team gets to 23, while providing consequences when the players don't reach their goal.

    Sagula does a great job of monitoring his athletes and delegating to his assistant coaches as his team runs through drills on multiple courts. The athletes are in constant movement, which helps keep them productive. Team drills such as 5v4 are conducted where the ball control techniques are emphasized and evaluated.

    Disc Two

    For the afternoon session, Coach Sagula begins with team cross-court pepper progressions. This drill can stress out players mentally, which actually teaches them to use better/faster coping skills.

    You'll see the Tar Heels work through their process of over-the-net ball warm-ups with emphasis on ball control. Sagula doesn't accept sloppiness and constantly corrects players to raise the bar on the quality of each practice.

    In the 1st Team to 5 game, players compete 4v4 and everyone rotates in the up-tempo mini games. Your athletes will get reps in front and back row offense and defense. Since players move to the individual skills court when not competing, the teams get smaller as they work to get to 5 points. When a team gets to 5, then the other players working on individual skills come back to the court to participate.

    The rest of the session involves team play with rotations, which is helpful because you can see how personnel works well in particular rotations.

    Disc Three

    In the final session, the focus is putting individual skills and team play together to refine offensive and defensive systems. After a quick talk, the team jumps straight into a 2v2 over-the-net warm-up before progressing to competitive games. Some of Sagula's games include:

    • 3x3 Pass + Run
    • 4x4 Back Row Attack
    • 5x5 Setter, Front Row, and Middle Blocker

    You'll also see other half court drills that are useful to create defensive situations for teaching players how to read/react based on how blocks are set-up or how attacks ricochet off the blocker's hands or arms.

    As the team drills evolve to 6v6 scrimmages, Sagula takes time out to remind players to keep focus, stay sharp, and finish stronger. He provides information on how to read the opponent and how to score with a purpose.

    This video gives you a unique perspective on how Coach Sagula interacts, instructs, and corrects his players at daily practices. It's also a terrific look into how he reinforces a healthy dose of competitiveness into the fabric of his team culture every season. Sagula isn't afraid to stop a drill and get players to refocus when he feels that the team is losing the purpose of the drill. If you want to see how one of the longest-tenured coaches in Division I runs his program, this is the video for you!

    354 minutes. 2018.


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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 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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