- Discover a practice design that creates more touches and generates energy
- Learn strategies for developing an explosive attack
- Learn how to create a consistent culture of on-court communication
- Learn how to create a "point focused" mindset with your players
with Bond Shymansky, University of Iowa Head Coach;
former Marquette University Head Coach; 2013 Big East Champs;
former Georgia Tech Head Volleyball Coach; 2004 ACC Coach of the Year
Bond Shymansky invites you to a series of pre-season practices. In this presentation, you'll see how Coach Shymansky builds a championship atmosphere using drills that develop technique, encourage competition, and inspire players on the sideline to fight for playing time.
In the first day of practice, players concentrate basic skills such as serve receive passing, defensive digging, and setting. Middle hitters work on a progression of attack footwork and set plays. Coach Shymansky trains his hitters to keep knees and elbows up on an attack. He also teaches them to "stage at the setter," meaning hitters speed up to explode at the end of the attack. As the practice progresses, Coach Shymansky shifts focus to small group work and serve reception to meet the team's identity as a 70 percent side-out team.
The afternoon pre-season practice emphasizes higher competition between players to increase the intensity and focus of the practice. The session starts with an hour-long repetition of basic skills and footwork using split courts. Coach Shymansky demonstrates how to handle short serves and pass placement from serve receive to offense. Digging techniques to help keep digs off the net are also demonstrated. The practice then progresses to the rhythm for play sets, and finally to game situation drills that put pressure on certain players to perform and reach the status of a "terminal hitter."
The day two practice session involves position-specific training as well as 6-on-6 play. The goal is to get hitters to realize they can always be a part of the offense. The drills help hitters and setters focus on timing, and also helps them understand the importance of first-ball kills and keeping the serve. Coach Shymansky also works on situation drills to help with transition and running specific plays.
You'll also see a strength and conditioning workout. The workout begins with a warm-up routine using jump ropes to train balance and speed, squat exercises using dumbbells to develop strength and stability in the lower body, and exercises to strengthen hamstrings. Throughout the workout, a strength coach demonstrates and corrects players in executing plate workouts, back squats, and band stretches from the T position, all of which are necessary in developing the muscle strength in volleyball players. Players also demonstrate ankle bends, airplanes, pushups, leg lifts, pull-ups, and inverted rows.
The final practice session is a showcase of drills developed by Coach Shymansky to increase competitive spirit, be better setters and hitters and improve serves/ receives in each rotation. The gym is divided into three courts to concentrate on specific skills and produce more reps. You'll see drills for hitting, passing and setting, middle attacks, serve receive, short and deep serves in different zones, defending the outside hitter and more.
738 minutes. (6 DVDs). 2014.
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