Team Serving Challenge | Serving Under Pressure

One element of game time that we often struggle to replicate in practice is PRESSURE. The pressure to get the first serve of the game in, the pressure to make the serve after a teammate has missed, and especially the pressure of serving accurately and aggressively on game point!

Few “punishments” can mimic the feeling of having all eyes on you and the pressure you feel to get the ball in. Likewise, few punishments actually feel as bad as missing during a critical time in the match.

This is where we harness the power of peer pressure.

Sure, we’re all taught that peer pressure is bad, and it seems wrong to “manipulate” our team so that they are pressuring one another to make their serves in. But let me tell you, there are only a few ways to recreate how it feels to serve in a game, and this is one of them! Continue reading “Team Serving Challenge | Serving Under Pressure”

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Easy volleyball game to play at your next practice!

Serving Around the World Drill Diagram

Do you need a quick game to run at your next volleyball practice? This easy serving game will challenge your players to serve to zones without them even realizing that they’re learning!

Just print out this drill and save it for your next practice. Keep it in your binder as a reminder when you need inspiration! Continue reading “Serving Around the World Drill Diagram”

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Volleyball Drills to do at Home - Plus Video Examples!

Volleyball Drills to do at Home – Video Examples

Volleyball is a tough sport to practice by yourself, but there are ways to make it work. One of these ways is to make best friends with a wall.

Make sure this wall:

  1. Is not next to a room that needs to be quiet (baby’s room, office, etc…)
  2. Doesn’t have shelves on it or the other side. Breaking things is bad.
  3. No windows either…
  4. Has a higher ceiling. Low could work, but high would be better.
  5. The room shouldn’t have many breakable things in it either. TVs, lights, Grandma’s favorite vase…

 

Basically, make sure you’re not going to break anything. If you break something, it’s your own fault. Ask your parents if it’s OK before you do any of these.

APPROACH DRILL: OK, now that you’re all set, one of the drills I like to do is practice my approach. Give yourself some space, and just go over your footwork and arm-swing. A jump is fine, but not necessary. If you hit with your right hand, your three-step-approach should go “left, right left.” This video shows how to do your approach if you’re not sure. Step with the opposite feet if you’re hitting with your left hand.

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