- Keep the ball off the floor
- Get to the ball faster
- See optimal positioning for better defense
with coaching legend Dave Shoji;
2010 AVCA Hall of Fame inductee;
4x National Champion,
9x WAC Coach of the Year; National Coach of the Year (1982); named to the list of all-time great coaches by USA Volleyball (2002); named coach of the NCAA 25th Anniversary team. Shoji ranks second in NCAA history in career victories (950+) and in career winning percentage (.849).
Defense starts with attitude, but players must also know the proper defensive techniques to keep the ball off the floor. In this DVD, Coach Dave Shoji stresses the keys to good defense - the proper defensive stance and keeping the shoulders square. He explains the proper footwork and stance to dig techniques, running to the ball and rolls. Shoji explains the responsibilities of the base position and middle back position and also shares what he has found to be the most effective coordination between the right front and off blocker and the right back and middle back. All of the techniques and responsibilities are explained and demonstrated in live drill settings. These techniques will help your team keep the ball in the air and give your setter options.
51 minutes. 2006.Volleyball Videos