- Movement training for all players from K-12
- Learn effective drills and techniques for teaching essential volleyball movements to grade school and middle school athletes
with Cheryl Butler,
Co-director of the Sports Performance Volleyball Club and co-owner of the Great Lakes Center in Aurora, Illinois.
She has been part of 67 National Championships and coached in Gold Medal National Championship matches in 14's, 16's and 18's. Her travels have included Japan, China and Dominican Republic with the SPVB 18 Elite Team.
Cheryl Butler shares a series of progressive drills perfect for teaching movement skills to players from kindergarten through high school. Each drill includes a 3-phase progression from the most elementary, total beginner to "real volleyball."
These progressions arm you with multiple options of the same fundamental skill set that you can adapt to any level you coach.
This five-section DVD features:
- Passing Progressions - A 12-activity progression that includes shuffle roll, shuffle-catch, and shuffle catch and toss in a variety of movement patterns.
- Pass-Set-Attack - A four-activity progression to teach basic passing, setting and attacking movements.
- Angle Work Progression - A five-activity segment to assist players in getting around the ball and into passing position.
- Partner Passing Drills Series - 20 rapid fire drills with skill sets for all levels of players.
- Ball Movement Drills - Butler presents a 10-drill series that includes 30 demonstrated progressive options.
As a bonus, a PDF attachment of all of these drills and more is included on the DVD.
This presentation is unique because it offers a comprehensive skill set that can be used with players K-12. The drills are easy to understand, easy to implement and are sure to help you better your players' movement skills!
57 minutes. 2011.
with Cheryl Butler,
co-director of the Sports Performance Volleyball Club and co-owner of the Great Lakes Center in Aurora, Illinois.
She has been part of 67 national championships and coached in Gold Medal National Championship matches in 14's, 16's and 18's. Her travels have included Japan, China and Dominican Republic with the SPVB 18 Elite Team.
In volleyball, movement skills are the most important first skills to teach to young players. In this presentation, Cheryl Butler demonstrates how to incorporate movement and ball control drills into every practice in a short amount of time.
Coach Butler introduces a series of volleyball-specific movement drills that will not only get players warmed up, but will also teach the proper moving technique required to excel in volleyball. Although these movement drills are great for players of all ages, Coach Butler encourages introducing them to girls at a young age, even before they start to learn how to play volleyball.
Coach Butler uses two different age groups to demonstrate each drill. As players ages 11-13 are taken through the more advanced version of each drill, Coach Butler shows how to modify each drill for first through fifth graders. Modifying these drills for younger players establishes a great foundation at an earlier age.
Movement Drills for Warm-up
Coach Butler starts with warm-up drills using volleyball movements without a ball. This is the "active warm-up" technique that her teams use at the beginning of every practice. The series includes eight different shuffle drills that can be completed in less than 10 minutes; defensive posture, shuffle steps, directional movements and change of direction are covered. A blocking movement drill is also shown with a variation that can be used with very young players.
Use the techniques in this segment to help players simultaneously execute proper volleyball movements and warm up properly.
Ball Control Movement Drills
Many ball control drills are done while the athletes are stationary, which is unrealistic to the sport of volleyball. Coach Butler shares a series of movement drills that