Drills

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14-Player Serve-Pass-Hit This post was provided by Coaching Volleyball By John Foreman Coach Forman is currently the assistant volleyball coach at Midwestern State University. Before that he was the Head Coach of the professional women’s team at Svedala Volleybollklubb in Sweden Synopsis: This drill gets a lot of players active on one court working on serving, passing, setting and hitting – ...

Columbus Drill: Ball Control The Columbus Drill is a cooperative drill that requires ball control and communication In the video clip below Craig Skinner, University of Kentucky Head Coach; 2017 SEC Co-Coach of the Year – 2x SEC Coach of the Year; explains and demonstrates a cooperative ball control drill that he calls the Columbus Drill The Columbus drill is played 6v6 and ...

Hitter Tournament This post was provided by Coaching Volleyball By John Forman Coach Forman is currently the assistant volleyball coach at Midwestern State University. Before that he was the Head Coach of the professional women’s team at Svedala Volleybollklubb in Sweden This is a drill which can be used to put hitters into a competitive situation for the purposes of ...

Setting Form Setting is one of the most important skills in volleyball. Take a look inside a D1 practice to see how it is drilled and taught. In the video clip below  Dan Fisher, University of Pittsburgh Head Coach; 2017 ACC Coach of the Year, gives you a chance to take a look into a live practice. In this ...

Doubles: A Pass, Set, Spike Drill Here is a drill that incorporates three skills: Passing, Setting and Hitting In the clip below from Krossover, you will see a simple drill that your players will love to do. This is a very good warm-up drill that could be done every practice. Here are the basics of the drill called Doubles: The setter begins by ...

Serving Game: Around the World Here is a fun competitive serving game that requires players to serve into all 6 zones. In the video clip below Anne Kordes, former University of Louisville Head Coach and past President of the American Volleyball Coaches Association, demonstrates a competitive serving game called Around the World. In this drill teams attempt to serve a ball to a ...

One Hit Drill Here is a great fun game/drill to add to some variety to your practices. The clip below is taken from a live University of Pittsburgh practice. The One Hit Drill is being conducted by oach Dan Fisher (University of Pittsburgh Head Coach; 2017 ACC Coach of the Year; 2017 ACC Champions; former Concordia -Irvine University Head ...

Transition Hitting Drill Here is a drill that will give you the opportunity to work on Transition Hitting into specific zones. This post was provided by Coaching Volleyball By John Forman Coach Forman is currently the assistant volleyball coach at Midwestern State University. Before that he was the Head Coach of the professional women’s team at Svedala Volleybollklubb in Sweden Synopsis: This is ...

Brazilian 2-Ball Warm-up Game This drill was provided by Coaching Volleyball  By John Forman Coach Forman is currently the assistant volleyball coach at Midwestern State University. Before that he was the Head Coach of the professional women’s team at Svedala Volleybollklubb in Sweden This is a great warm-up type game that gets players moving and competing while also working on communication and ...

Speedball Winners Here is an extremely versatile and competitive drill that maximizes each player’s contacts by cutting down transition time. This drill was provided by Coaching Volleyball By John Forman Coach Forman is currently the assistant volleyball coach at Midwestern State University. Before that he was the Head Coach of the professional women’s team at Svedala Volleybollklubb in Sweden. Synopsis: This variation on Winners looks ...

Simple Volleyball Passing Drill Here is a very simple volleyball passing drill that can serve as an alternative to Butterfly Drill. In the video below Nabil Mardini,Director of Operations with Los Angeles Volleyball Academy and Pierce College Head Coach demonstrates a drill he uses in place of the popular Butterfly Drill. Coach Mardini is a 3x CCCAA California State Champion ...

Serve Receive Drill and Game Serve receive is an absolutely critical component of your teams success. Here is a drill and a competitive game that you can use to practice this crucial skill. In the video clips below Kirsten Bernthal Booth, Creighton University Head Coach; 2016 VolleyballMag.com National Coach of the Year – 3x National Coach of the Year; Back-to-Back-to-Back Big ...

Tweaking Your Setter The first line of defense for setter improvement is learning how to identify problems. What if the outside set is consistently high? Here is a simple tweak to fix. In the video clip below Courtney DeBolt Slinko, All American setter and a four-year letterwinner at Michigan State, discusses a simple tweak that will improve the outside ...

Triangle Dig and Set Drill Here is a digging and setting drill that can be used to get your players multiple repetitions and reinforce critical fundamentals. In the video clip below you will get a look at a live practice drill from Dan Fisher,University of Pittsburgh Head Coach;2017 ACC Coach of the Year;2017 ACC Champions; former Concordia -Irvine University Head Coach,2012 ...

3 v 3 All-Touch Transition & Attack This post was provided by Coaching Volleyball By John Forman Coach Forman is currently the assistant volleyball coach at Midwestern State University. Before that he was the Head Coach of the professional women’s team at Svedala Volleybollklubb in Sweden. Here is a good game-play exercise that gets every player lots of touches and works especially on transition hitting. Age/Skill ...

Shadow Drill Here is a great drill to help teach your players how and where to move depending on the type of block. In the clip below Nebraska Coach John Cook, instructs his team during a live practice. The drill he is teaching is the Shadow Drill. In this drill players are required to get to base position, ...

One Hour Practice Plan This post was provided by Coaching Volleyball By John Forman Coach Forman is the assistant volleyball coach at Midwestern State University. Before that he was the Head Coach of the professional women’s team at Svedala Volleybollklubb in Sweden One Spring day at MSU we had the last of the off-season practice sessions with the team before they went on Spring Break. ...

Digging Drill Here is a great digging drill for getting your players multiple repetitions diving to dig a ball. This drill allows for every player to get multiple reps in a very short period of time In the video clip below you will get a look at a live practice drill from Dan Fisher,University of Pittsburgh Head Coach;2017 ...

Volleyball Agility Drills Agility is important in every sport and volleyball is not any different. The ability of your players to quickly change directions while maintaining their balance will allow them to be more effective on the court. Here are 10 Volleyball Agility Drills that you can incorporate into your daily practices and/or your offseason training program. In th ...

Get Everyone Involved in 6v6 Here is a 6v6 volleyball drill that can involves more that just 12 players. The drill can easily be re-designed to meet a variety of objectives. This drill was provided by Coaching Volleyball By John Forman Coach Forman is currently the assistant volleyball coach at Midwestern State University. Before that he was the Head Coach of the professional women’s ...

Blocking Drill and Mental Toughness Drill Do you want to be better defensively? Would you like your players to be more mentally tough? Here is a two ball blocking and mental toughness drill that will improve your blocking skills and can be used to help develop mental toughness in your players. In the clip below Susie Johnson, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Head Women’s ...

Directional Hitting Because of active defenders, hitting the ball in different directions is imperative for middle hitters. Here is a tip from Bond Shymansky, University of Iowa Head Coach to help your middle hitter be more effective. In the video clip below Coach Shymansky breaks down the fundamental aspects of executing  a powerful directional three meter hit. This ...

Volleyball Defense: Digging Does your libero do what the best libero’s do when they are digging a volleyball. Where do you teach your defenders to hold their hands when preparing to dig? How can you train your libero to dig more balls? In the video clip below Coach Griff Joyce, owner of Ment 2 Acheive, discusses some teaching points ...

Minute to Win It: Hitting Drill Utilizing a hitting drill that provides competition, skill development and conditioning is an efficient way to train your team. This hitting drill  provides all three critical components to an effective volleyball drill. In the clip below Terrence Miller, Head Volleyball Coach a Cherokee Trail High School shares his Minute to Win It Hitting Drill. This drill ...

Middle Hitter Drill: Kill 50 .Get your middles involved and make them a force to be reckoned with! This fast paced Middle Hitter drill called the Kill 50 Drill will really help develop your middle hitters and condition them well. In the clip below Rick Reynolds, Idaho State University Women’s Head Volleyball Coach, demonstrates a middle hitter drill that he utilizes ...

Outside Hitter Drill If your outside hitter out performs the oppositions outside hitter, your chance of winning are pretty good. In this post you will see a outside hitter drill designed to determine who is your best hitter. In the clip below Sarah Wall, former head coach at Carl Junction High School, describes an outside hitter drill that she ...

Jump Setting Want to extend the range of your setter and the quality of their their extended range passes? Check out this Jump Setting tip from Craig Skinner, University of Kentucky Head Coach. When jump setting do you have them jump off of one or two feet. Every coach has his or her ideas on what they believe ...

Libero Training Drill In this post Stanford coach Kevin Hambly demonstrates a Libero Training Drill that he utilizes to help train his liberos to effectively cover more ground and increase their coverage area. In the clip below Coach Hambly shows you how he trains his libero to move to the ball from the left back position. He discusses the ...

Arm Swing Progressions Most coaches would like their hitters to have better technique so that they could produce more power. Most coaches would like to reduce the chance of shoulder injuries in their hitters. In this post, Stanford coach Kevin Hambly shares some arm swing progressions to help your hitters. In the clips below Coach Hambly shares three sequences that ...

Fundamentals of Blocking Here are two drills from legendary former Stanford coach John Dunning that will help teach your players the fundamentals of blocking. In the clips below coach John Dunning,  shares two very simple drills that focus on the fundamentals of blocking and provides some key coaching points on blocking. Coach Dunning’s accomplishments speak for themselves: 2016 NCAA National Champions – ...