The following article is designed as a one-stop place for all the links to various volleyball drills that have been published online in the past few years. There are four main sources of where the videos are housed: The AVCA, The Art of Coaching Volleyball, General YouTube, and The Coaches Insider.
AVCA Coaching Tips of the Week Links
Sidelines + Corners - YouTube
Stanford Head Women's Volleyball Coach John Dunning demonstrates a drill designed to make your teams better servers. This AVCA Video Tip of the Week is broug...
Control Transition Drill - YouTube
The nationally ranked North Carolina Tar Heels Head Coach Joe Sagula demonstrates a ball control transition drill. This video is brought to you by The Art of...
Against Six - YouTube
Oregon State University Head Coach Terry Liskevych shows us a drill that takes two outside hitters and plays them against six people. This video is brought t...
of Lauren Carlini's Jump Setting + Attacking - YouTube
University of Wisconsin AVCA All-American Lauren Carlini's jump set and attack are analyzed and broken down. This video is brought to you by The Art of Coach...
for a Broken Play - YouTube
The drill you’ll see here, run by Penn State in preseason practice, puts pressure on players to execute three skills in succession: 1. Serve the ball in the ...
Slide Breakdown - YouTube
Michigan State University AVCA All-American Libero Kori Moster breaks down her side slide by slowing down the video and analyzing each move. It is brought to...
Games - YouTube
Stanford Head Women's Volleyball Coach John Dunning shows us a game that's fun and a good workout. It is brought to you by The Art of Coaching Volleyball.
Analysis of Maja Poljak - YouTube
This video analyzes the technique of one of the best middle blockers in the world, Croatian Maja Poljak. It is brought to you by The Art of Coaching Volleyball.
- 11 Person Drill -
Oregon State University Head Coach Terry Liskevych shows us a drill that involves no middles. This video is brought to you by The Art of Coaching Volleyball.
- First Ball Side Out -
Australian National Team Head Coach Mark Barnard shows us a drill that rewards a team for winning the point on the first swing. This video is brought to you ...
Technique + Passing Form - YouTube
USA Girls Junior National Team Assistant Coach Lindsey Devine demonstrates a great two-person drill to practice serving technique and passing form. This vide...
- Preventing Hitters from
Leaving Early - YouTube
Stanford University Head Coach John Dunning shows a drill that works on timing from the setter to the hitter. This video is brought to you by The Art of Coac...
for Platform Control - YouTube
USA Girls National Team Assistant Coach Brooke Coulter shows a few simple drills for camp and players coming back from lower limb injuries. This video is bro...
- Warmup Drill Before
Practice - YouTube
Iowa State University Graduate Assistant Jesse Tupac is with the USA Girls Youth National Team showing us a drill called "Hot Potato Pepper." It's a great wa...
- NCAA Playoff Preparation
Secrets - YouTube
http://www.volleyball1on1.com/instructors/bill-ferguson-volleyball/ This week we want to share some practice insights from one of the most successful coaches...
Swings Volleyball Spiking Drill - YouTube
http://www.volleyball1on1.com/instructors/wes-schneider-volleyball/ Wes Schneider begins his second season at the helm for CBU. Prior to CBU, Schneider amass...
- Reading the Game Blocking
and Calibrating Team Offense - YouTube
Shawn Patchell is one of the USA's top coaches having coached the USA Men's Pan Am Team in 2013 as ...
- Indoor Volleyball Setting
Drills to Build Strength - YouTube
This video is sponsored by http://www.volleyball1on1.com. In this video San Diego State Assistant Coach Kele Ev...
- Ensuring Your Middle Shows
Up for Every Swing - YouTube
Get your middles involved and make them a force to be reckoned with! Nationally renowned coaches Rick Reynolds and David Rehr share their thoughts and demons...
- Volleyball Setting Drills
to Help Create a Single Block - YouTube
This video is sponsored by http://www.volleyball1on1.com. In this video, Austin Peay State Assistant Coach Arie...
- Afiando o bloqueio -
Este fundamento é um dos pontos fortes da Seleção Brasileira. Neste vídeo, os centrais Éder, Isac, Lucão e Gustavão mostram toda a agilidade necessária para ...
- Hitting an Effective Slide
August 18, 2013 Topic: The key components of running an effective slide. Coaches: Jim Miret, Jim Stone This video is brought to you by Volleyball Training So...
- Double Blocking a Pin Ball
This video features the University of Notre Dame and discusses double blocking a pin ball.
- Setters Staying Neutral -
Creighton University shows us how setters can stay neutral.
- Middle Blocking &
Tracking the Ball - YouTube
This video is brought to you by Volleyball Training Solutions. This video features the Northwestern University and discusses middle blocking and pressing, an...
- Out of System Offensive
Options - YouTube
This video is brought to you by Volleyball Training Solutions. This video features the University of West Florida and discusses out of system offensive optio...
- Setting and Seeing the
Block - YouTube
This video is brought to you by Volleyball Training Solutions. This video features the University of Michigan and discusses eye work for setting and seeing t...
- Defensive Positioning -
This video is brought to you by Volleyball Training Solutions. This video features the University of Illinois and discusses defensive positioning. Visit http...
- Having Purpose and Control
on the Court - YouTube
This video tip of the week is brought to you by Volleyball Training Solutions. It features the University of South Carolina and shows a drill that practices ...
- Out of System Hitting -
This video tip of the week is brought to you by Volleyball Training Solutions. It features Wingate University and shows how to get a good swing when you're o...
- Volleyball Source: Blocking
Progression Drill English - YouTube
Glenn Hoag, Head Coach of Team Canada Men's Volleyball shows us a blocking progression drill from the FTC in Gatineau, Quebec. For more information and video...
- Block Coverage -
This video tip of the week is brought to you by Volleyball Training Solutions. It features Clemson University and takes a drill on covering the block and a t...
- Unafraid of the Block -
This video tip of the week is brought to you by Volleyball Training Solutions. It features Lincoln Land Community College and shows a blocking drill that inc...
- Athletic Positioning -
This video tip of the week is brought to you by Volleyball Training Solutions. It features Michigan State University and shows how to remain in an athletic p...
- Samantha Bricio's Serve -
This video tip of the week is brought to you by Volleyball Training Solutions. It features the University of Southern California and shows how Samantha Brici...
- Last Two Steps of Approach
In this week's AVCA Video Tip of the Week, Marietta College shows us how to fine tune the final two steps of a player's approach. It is brought to you by Vol...
- September 2, 2012 -
Mark Rosen - Head Coach at the University of Michigan talks about defense posture and platform.
- September 9, 2012 -
This video is brought to you by the AVCA and Volleyball Training Solutions. Tom Hogan - University of Denver
- September 16, 2012 -
Elon University talks about setter footwork and pushing the set out to the pin.
- September 23, 2012 -
Short court and deep court pepper ideas.
- September 30, 2012 -
Northern Colorado - Lyndsey Oates Topic: Using Corrective Tools for Blocking This video is brought to you by the AVCA and Volleyball Training Solutions www.a...
- October 7, 2012 -
University of Mississippi - Shannon Wells Bucket Passing - Focusing on tracking the ball and footwork when passing.
- October 21, 2012 -
Michigan State University - Mike Gawlick Topic: Barrier Ball Control.
- October 28, 2012 -
University of Illinois - Jen Oldenburg Topic: Creating swings, setting out of system balls.
- November 4, 2012 -
University of Louisville - Lee Maes Topic: Platform development, ball control.
- November 11, 2012 -
University of Minnesota-Crookston - Heather Grieser Topic: Out of system ball control and situational awareness.
- November 18, 2012 -
Comparison of University of Southern California Attacker & Ohio State University Attacker.
- November 25, 2012 -
University of North Carolina - Setting: Defense, Footwork, Forward & Backward.
- December 2, 2012 -
Western Michigan University - Out of System Offense.
- March 7 - YouTube
J.T. Wenger, UCLA talks about blocker penetration.
- March 21 - YouTube
Jill Lytle Wilson, LSU talks about keeping your shoulders forward when playing defense.
- April 18, 2011 -
Edgard da Gama e Silva, Auburn University, talks about out of system setting.
- May 2, 2011 -
Air Force Volleyball talks about setter feedback to help with consistency.
- New Hampshire - Trampoline
This tip of the week comes from the University of New Hampshire as they share a technique for training hitters!
- Villanova - Back Set
The coaching staff at Villanova discusses attacking from behind the setter.
- Oregon State
The staff at Oregon State demos the Dig-Tip Drill.
- Loyola Marymount
The Staff at LMU talks about the four step approach.
The staff at Bellevue talks about using your approach to maximize your armswing.
The staff at Kentucky talks about the crossover step and swing blocking.
The Staff at Texas-Pan American talks about blocking footwork and hand presentation.
- Texas A&M
The staff at Texas A&M discusses the benefits of having player journals.
- Sept 13 - YouTube
2010 Brian Heffernan, University of Wisconsin, talks about timing the quick middle attack.
- Sept. 20 - YouTube
Nicole Miller, University of Houston, talks about serve receive and seam passing.
- September 27 -
Tim Nollan, University of Southern California, talks about how to get a consistent back set.
- October 4 - YouTube
2010 Heather Olmstead, University of Utah, also talks about serve receive and seam passing.
- October 11 -
Steve Loeswick, LSU, talks about playing balls in and around the net.
- October 18 -
2010 Bakeer Ganes, West Virginia University, talks about the toss on a jump serve.
- October 25 -
2010 Thomas Hunter & Jenny Glenn, University of Northern Colorado, talk about seam passing during serve receive.
- November 1 -
November 1, 2010 Craig Bere, Georgia Tech University, talks about defending the perimeter in serve receive.
- November 8 -
2010 Colleen Bayer, University of Wisconsin, talks about develop the setter's left hand for more offense.
The Art of Coaching Volleyball Links
McMaster men’s coach Dave Preston gives a quick tutorial here on side setting, which allows setters to turn their body more toward the net.
As he explains, making full use of side setting requires a fairly advanced player. But Preston thinks it’s a good idea to show younger players how to drop their inside shoulders and side set so they can get the feel of keeping their hands on a plane.
Covering the block is one of the important little things that great volleyball players do every single time. When you’re well-positioned to bring a ball up after your teammate has been blocked, it can lead to many extra point opportunities during the course of a match.
Here, Austin Juniors coach MIke Garcia demonstrates a fun and useful coverage drill. The receiving team only gets points for tooling the block – and the tool can’t be playable on the other side of the net – or by covering a blocked ball and then getting a kill.
Terry Liskevych presents a drill that forces a team execute the serve receive and terminate six balls in a row.
This drill is a favorite of Oregon State associate head coach Mark Barnard, who will be moonlighting this year as the head coach of the Australian women’s national team.
The object of the game is for the serving team to win a point in all six rotations. The serving team starts off in Rotation 1. If it wins the point, it goes to Rotation 2 and so on. If it doesn’t win the point, the other team serves and the original serving team has a chance to side out. If it gets the side out, it stays in Rotation 1 and tries to advance to the next rotation by winning a service point. If it fails to side out, it slips back to Rotation 6.
This drill puts pressure on the “serving” team to score six real points, and it challenges the receiving team to stop them by consistently siding out or by serving for points and knocking them back.
Pepper has taken some knocks in recent years for not being game-like enough. But it has a purpose. As Oregon State Coach Terry Liskevych points out here, it’s no different than soccer players juggling a soccer ball – it’s about developing a good touch with the ball.
Watch here as Liskevych narrates a team pepper session, taking players through a progression that becomes increasingly challenging as it moves along.
The spin set differs from a traditional setting style in that you locate with your right foot rather than your left. According to Stanford Coach John Dunning, it’s an athletic move that can deceive defenses, and it’s also a good option if the set is off the net.
Cassidy Lichtman, who played for Dunning at Stanford and is now a member of the U.S. women’s national team, demonstrates the spin set here as Dunning explains how it works and why it works.
The Off the Net Scrap Drill helps your players get used to fighting for every ball. Even the ones that end up in the net.
Diane Flick goes over sequencing 5 balls in transition: Hut, 31, pipe, 51, red. Repeat twice then wave.
Diane Flick goes over a jousting, free ball, serve receive combo drill based on the popular game show.
Try this conditioning drill. The coach tosses to a volleyball
player, she passes the ball to the setter and runs under the net,
she will be the passer this whole round. The player who sets runs
under the net and stays the setter this whole round.
The player who hits runs under the net and stays the hitter this whole round. It's cooperative so it requires some ball control and communication. Try to get 10 repetitions without letting the volleyball drop!
Here's the set up. Near side: is the offense...passer, setter
and two hitters on the pins. Far side: front row defense with coach
tossing balls to offense and a setter for transition swings. I had
the setter step under the net to do 2 jobs because we were missing
Coach tosses to passer, setter chooses which hitter to set and middle has to read and close a block to get a block. whether there's a block or not, the middle transitions and gets a set. Repeat.
This volleyball drill is focused on the middle but works many different areas of the game. Middle has to get a certain number of roof blocks to get out of drill. We've done 3 or even 5 if I really want to push the middle for conditioning.
Here's the gist: Put two of your best hitters against each other
with a setter. They take turns getting a set against a full
defense. First to 5 wins. Get 1 point for a kill; minus 1 for an
error; wash if they dig it up.
This is a good way to determine hitting positions for a game if you have two hitters who are equal in potential.
TCI - The Coaches Insider Videos
Creating Misdirection - 12/18/14
Jim Moore talks about creating a break point for hitters to be able to sell multiple approaches to the blocker so they cannot get a read on what you'll be hitting.