- Great pre-match drill sequence for warm-up and skill rehearsal
- Increase touches during your warm up
- Competitive skill development drills from Peggy Martin (over 1,000 career wins)
with Peggy Martin,
Spring Hill College Head Coach;
former University of Central Missouri Head Coach; All-time winningest coach in NCAA Division II Volleyball (over 1,000 victories); 1987 NCAA Division II National Coach of Year Award. While leading CMU, her teams won 25 matches in 31 consecutive seasons and won or shared 19 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association titles, made a record 25 consecutive NCAA D-II Tournament appearances, reached the "Elite Eight" six times and finished as the National Runner-up in 1987.
After 1,000 career wins, there is no question that Peggy Martin knows what it takes to be successful.
In this 2009 AVCA Convention presentation, Coach Martin shares her favorite drills to start and end practice, as well as drills that are great for pre-match.
In the Start of Practice Drills segment, Martin begins with three warm-up specific drills. Within these three drills are more than 10 progressions that enable the coach to implement a progressive skill set during warm up. This gives your players more time to work on their skills while simultaneously warming up.
The Pre-Match Drills feature a four-drill progression Martin refers to as "necessary partner drills." These drills are designed to accomplish warm-up and skill rehearsal on a half court prior to a match.
Martin's End of Practice Drills include scored drills that are highly competitive and incorporate skill specifics with teamwork, communication and competitiveness.
For coaches who practice in gyms with limited space, Martin offers tips for maximizing available space. She also shows how drills can be modified to fit the ability level of your team.
2010. 52 minutesVolleyball Videos