Setter Development Drills for 7th and 8th Graders

Setter Development Drills for 7th and 8th Graders

3 Easy Drills to Run at Your Next Practice

Teaching middle school players how to set a volleyball can be challenging. Often times, there are only one or two players who show a natural inclination towards setting, and the rest are, more or less, hopeless. Or at least that’s how you feel at tryouts!

Training setters can be very time consuming, and when you are coaching by yourself it can be hard to justify spending practice time running a drill which is designed for only one or two players. But setters make or break a team! Spending time during practice working on their skills will only help you in the long run. Even better, you will likely see dramatic improvements right away. Continue reading “Setter Development Drills for 7th and 8th Graders”

The 3 C's Drill: Communication, Coverage, and Celebration

The 3 C’s Drill: Communication, Coverage, and Celebration

Is your team struggling to communicate, cover, or celebrate? Read how I run the 3 C’s Drill (presented by Judy Green, video in article) and try it out for yourself! It seriously impacted my girls and we have been a different team ever since!

Pre-Made Volleyball Practice Plan: Learning Setting and Attacking

Pre-Made Volleyball Practice Plan: Learning Setting and Attacking

A practice plan you can print out and take with you to volleyball practice. Good for all skill levels. Works on building good foundation for setting and attacking.

Competitive and Fun Volleyball Setting Drill for 8th Graders: Popcorn

Competitive and Fun Setting Drill for 8th Graders: Popcorn

Teach your players game-like skills while having fun and competing against one another with this fun and easy volleyball drill! Competitive and Fun Setting Drill for 8th Graders: Popcorn

Pre-Made Volleyball Practice Plan: Introducing Plays

Pre-Made Practice Plan: Introducing Plays

Volleyball coaches: not enough hours in the day to get your practice plan set? Check out our pre-made volleyball practice plans!

Advanced Hitting Lines

Advanced Hitting Lines

This volleyball drill gets your players moving and warmed up, going all out, and practicing actual game-like movements.

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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