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Making Training Fun and Competitive This article was provided by Training-Conditioning Incorporate fun and competition into your volleyball strength and conditioning program. By Brad Schmidt Brad Schmidt, MS, CSCS, USAW, is Associate Head Coach for Athletic Performance at Creighton University, working with the volleyball, women’s basketball, and baseball teams. Beyond standard lifting and conditioning work, I like to incorporate some fun, competitive elements into our ...

Helping Prevent Ankle Injuries This article was provided by Training-Conditioning Strong ankles are essential for athletic performance. Unfortunately, this area of the body can be very susceptible to injury, which means that strengthening the ligaments and muscles around the ankles is all the more important. Here are some exercises to help make that happen. Stana Landon of Active.com explains that ankles are put ...

Single Leg Jump Training Here is a single leg jump training progression that can produce tremendous results. While it is true that volleyball players usually jump off of two legs, one leg jump training can be extremely beneficial. Single leg training can help reduce any discrepancy in strength from the right side and the left side. The result will be more stability ...

Stability Ball Rollout Variations Stability ball rollouts are a great exercises for volleyball players. When done properly they can strengthen the core, back and glutes. In the video below volleyball strength and conditioning expert Reid Hall demonstrates three variations of the stability ball rollout. These exercises will help prevent injuries and improve the performance of your players. Coach Hall offers several ...

3 Exercises to Increase Vertical Jump Increasing vertical leap and power will certainly help volleyball players perform at higher level. Here is a quick routine that can help improve power and vertical leap. In this clip Michael Cano, from ONEighty Athletics, shares a sequence of exercises that he uses when training his athletes. He begins the workout with an explosive movement. In this ...

How Much Jumping Should You do in Practice? 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. In 2014 when I spent three weeks with a pair of German professional teams, I had a conversation with one ...

Top 5 Weight Training Exercises for Volleyball Players If you are putting together your off-season training program, here are five great weight training exercises for volleyball players that you should include. By Joseph Taraborelli Coach Taraborelli is a certified strength and conditioning coach (NSCA-CSCS). He also a former all-conference collegiate player, all-state high school player and state champion high school coach.  For more tips on training ...

Volleyball Strength Training: Cossack Squats The Cossack Squat is a great addition to your volleyball off-season training program. In not only enhances hip, knee, and ankle mobility while also strengthening the glutes, thus allowing them to move more efficiently during competition. This article was provided by Training-Conditioning Chances are you have your athletes engage in squats during their weight room workouts, and ...

Three Foundational Exercises for Volleyball Players If you want your volleyball players get the most out of a strength training program, oyu have to build the appropriate amount of mobility, stability, strength, and motor control before you can ramp up the complexity of the training. In the video below Reid Hall, a volleyball specific strength and conditioning coach, demonstrates a simple three ...

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 ...

Core Strength This article was provided by Coaches Network Core strength and stability are important for athletes in every sport. Not only does having a solid core maximize power in sport specific movements, it also helps reduce the risk of injury. However, your athletes will probably get bored if they are doing the same crunches, sit ups, and ...

Exercises to Produce Power Every coach would like their hitter to hit harder. Here are two volleyball specific exercises designed to help your hitters hit harder and reduce injuries. In the two clips below Reid Hall, a volleyball specific strength and conditioning coach, demonstrates to simple effective exercises that you can easily incorporate into your off season program or as ...

Core Exercises for Volleyball Core strength is essential for volleyball players. Here are three safe core exercises that will make your players more powerful and help prevent injuries. In the clip below Reid Hall, a volleyball specific strength and conditioning coach, demonstrates three variation of the pallof press. These are very safe yet extremely effective exercises for strengthening the core ...

Resistance Band Exercises for Volleyball Resistance band exercises are great exercises for volleyball players. They are safe and very easy to incorporate into your training program.  No weight room required In the video clips below Reid Hall, volleyball specific strength and conditioning coach, demonstrates three simple, effective and safe resistance band exercises that will improve the performance of volleyball players. These ...

Agility Ladder Drills for Volleyball If you are wanting to increase the agility and footwork of your players, try these seven agility ladder drills designed to help prepare your players to be neurologically ready for more explosive movements. In the clip below Reid Hall, volleyball strength and conditioning coach, shows you seven different agility ladder drills that he uses to train ...

Volleyball Plyometric Routine Would you like to help your players be technically efficient jumpers? Of course you would. In this post your will see a set of 5 exercises that make up a volleyball plyometric routine, that will make your players better jumpers and help them to take stress off their bodies. In the video clip below Reid Hall, ...

Creighton Off Season Strength and Conditioning This article was providing by Training and Conditioning By focusing on maximal strength and power, conditioning, and competitions, the offseason training regimen for Creighton University volleyball achieves its goal—ensuring the team hits its peak in the fall. By Brad Schmidt Brad Schmidt, MS, CSCS, USAW, is Associate Head Coach for Athletic Performance at Creighton University, working with the ...

Low Impact Training Volleyball is a high impact sport. After a long season, players need to recover. Low-impact training and active rest aren’t synonyms for slacking off after the season. When planned properly, they let athletes recharge body and mind while still being challenged in their workouts. This article was provided by Training and Conditioning By R.J Anderson R.J. Anderson is ...

Volleyball Conditioning: In Season A well planned program can improve performance and reduce injuries.  How can you can you incorporate an effective volleyball conditioning program into your daily practices without the aid of a lot of extra equipment? Here are some simple yet effective ideas. In the clip below Stephen Fenton, Head Coach Hunterdon Central High School, NJ, discusses the ...

ACL Injury Reduction Exercises Have you every lost an athlete during the season because of an ACL injury?ACL injury prevention exercises should be utilized by every volleyball coach to keep their team at full strength and free from injuries. These exercises are designed for injury prevention prevention, but can also be used to help and injured athlete get back ...

Reactive Agility Drills   This article was provided by Coaches Network During most team practices, athletes will engage in agility drills, whether it’s running through ladders or a course set out with cones. But one major element of agility training is often overlooked—the ability to swiftly react to different situations. While tools such as ladders and cones are great for conditioning ...

Volleyball Mobility Exercises Strength and conditioning should be a major area of concern for all volleyball coaches. This should be true in-season as well as out of season. The demands of the season schedule will sometimes cause coaches to drastically reduce, or completely eliminate, the strength and conditioning part of their program. As coaches you must make tough ...

5 Steps to Building Your Offseason Training Program Prep returning players for the season by crafting an off-season strength and conditioning program that’s tailored for your team. Volleyball is a physically intense sport – front row attackers can take up to 50 swings per match and close to 100 block jumps. Back row players spend the better part of the 2-3 hour match in ...

Volleyball Performance Training   This article was provided by Training and Conditioning Brent Metz, MEd, CSCS, SCCC, USAW, is an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Southern California, where he works with the women’s and men’s volleyball teams. He has also been a strength coach at the University of Texas and Fresno State University and can be ...

Dumbbells for Strength and Power   This article was provided by Training and Conditioning There are many weightlifting options for coaches who are helping an athlete develop strength and power. But one piece of equipment that is often overlooked could be the best tool for the job—the dumbbell. There are a plethora of advantages that come with using the dumbbell, including core ...

Volleyball Performance Training   Volleyball performance training is necessary in order for players to maximize their potential. There is no better time to conduct this type of training than during the summer months. In the video clips below  Ruth Nelson, 40 years of experience as a successful coach, teacher, innovator, motivator and player, former Head Women’s Volleyball Coach at University ...

Power Through Balance This article was provided by Training and Conditioning. In this article Micah Kurtz discusses the Romanian Deadlift. This is an exercise that he believes helps to prevent ACL injuries when landing and jumping. This exercse would be a great addition to your off-season training program By Micah Kurtz Micah Kurtz, MS, CSCS, RSCC*D, USAW, FMS, NASE, is ...

Core Exercises for Volleyball Finding time to implement a strength and conditioning into your high school program can be challenging. During the season you have limited time with matches and practices taking most of your time. In the off season, many players play another sport. In the video clip below Nancy Dorsey, St. James Academy (KS) Head Coach; 2015 ...

Volleyball Strength and Conditioning Volleyball strength and conditioning training can greatly improve performance. While skill and tactics are extremely important to your success, implementing a well designed volleyball strength and conditioning program can be the difference maker for your team. If your looking for some help designing a program or just looking for a couple of new ideas to try, ...

Notre Dame Training Program This article was provided by Training and Conditioning  By Michael Joseph Michael Joseph, MS, CSCS, SCCC, former Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Notre Dame, current Director of Strength and Conditioning at West Virginia. Preparing female athletes for high-level volleyball competition is an exciting challenge. Here at the University of Notre Dame, we strive to ...