Skills & Drills

Blocking: Stay Low and Go blocking fail
Oct

Blocking: Stay Low and Go by Tod Mattox

The Art of Coaching Volleyball

Blocking Drill During one Bishop’s High School practice, coach Tod Mattox works with the younger middle blockers on …


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Keys to Playing Great Individual Defense Dig
Oct

Keys to Playing Great Individual Defense

The Art of Coaching Volleyball

Playing solid, fundamental individual defense in volleyball, as Oregon State coach Terry Liskevych and OSU assistant …


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Two Touch Defensive Pursuit Drill Jen Derjald
Sep

The Two Touch Defensive Pursuit Drill

The Art of Coaching Volleyball

If you’re sick of answering, “Was that ball mine?”, consider running this defensive pursuit drill that works …


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yoga positions
Sep

13 Yoga Positions that Will Amp Up Your Volleyball Game

Samantha Freeman

Originally posted June 18, 2015 I’ll be the first to say that I am horrendous when it come to cross-training. It’s …


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good right side defense
Aug

Good Right Side Defense by Protecting the Line

The Art of Coaching Volleyball

Good Right Side Defense One of the points Penn State coaches emphasized with their diggers during early-season …


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Deep Ball Passing
Aug

Deep Ball Passing with Alex Klineman

The Art of Coaching Volleyball

U.S. outside hitter Alex Klineman, who was an All American at Stanford University, gives us a short tutorial on how …


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excessive information
Aug

Excessive Information when Teaching A New Skill – Less is More

Kelsey Reed

Friday afternoon we had a new athlete in. He’s 9 years old and a rock star. Seriously, he’s one of the …


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Simple Zone Serving Drill With Terry Liskevych
Jul

Simple Zone Serving Drill With Terry Liskevych

The Art of Coaching Volleyball

Oregon State women’s volleyball coach Terry Liskevych runs a simple zone serving drill that applies game-like …


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3 Ways Talking to Yourself Will Improve Volleyball Performance Lion
Jul

3 Ways Talking to Yourself Will Improve Volleyball Performance

Samantha Freeman

Admit it or not, we talk to ourselves each and every day.  Whether it’s an external declaration to no one of …


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How Do You React?
Jun

The Worst Calls Can Be the Best Lessons

Bryan McDermand

  A conversation started about the most bizarre calls a group of coaches had ever seen a ref make at a match …


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