Skills & Drills

Pinky Promise
Jan

Great Teams Are Built on Great Promises

Eleanor Kent

A great promise is about more than just locking pinkies with your BFF on the playground.  A promise should be a …


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Heart
Jan

Our Team Had Each Other’s Back and Won Big

Rick Dunetz

The best coaches in the game realize that coaching young athletes is not only about the Xs and Os but also about …


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flexibility exercises
Jun

7 Exercises for More Kills: Strength and Mobility Moves for Hitters

Kelsey Reed

Practice time should focus on skills and teamwork. Therefore, improve other parts of your game should be worked on …


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Pretzel Passing Drill with Deborah Newkirk
May

Pretzel Passing Drill with Deborah Newkirk

The Art of Coaching Volleyball

The 3-person drill you’ll see here known as the pretzel passing drill, introduced by Coach ’Em Up founder Deborah …


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Teaching the Underhand Serve
Apr

Teaching the Underhand Volleyball Serve

The Art of Coaching Volleyball

The Underhand Volleyball Serve In this video, Deborah Newkirk of Coach ’Em Up in Austin, Texas, shares the basics of …


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improve approach acceleration
Feb

Improve Approach Acceleration and Footwork

The Art of Coaching Volleyball

Improve Approach Acceleration Former USA and Canadian National Team Coach Bill Neville discusses how the movement of …


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setter attack
Feb

Setter Attack: 4 Keys to Success

The Art of Coaching Volleyball

Successful Setter Attack Here are 4 keys to a successful setter attack as demonstrated by Oregon State setter Dana …


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Relaxing Arms with Joe Sagula
Jan

Relaxing Arms with Joe Sagula

The Art of Coaching Volleyball

Relaxing Arms Working with two of his passers, North Carolina coach Joe Sagula talks in this video about why it’s so …


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The Side Slide - Taught by Jim Stone and Kori Moster
Jan

Side Slide – Taught by Jim Stone and Kori Moster

The Art of Coaching Volleyball

The side slide is an important skill to master if you want to play your best defensive volleyball. Here, veteran coach …


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Individual ball control Part 1 with Beth Launiere
Dec

Individual ball control: Part 1 with Beth Launiere

The Art of Coaching Volleyball

Beth Launiere, head coach of the Utah women’s team, runs this warm-up drill to help players work on passing …


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