Implementing a Volleyball-Specific Start to Your Practice: Team Warm-Up Drills

Implementing a Volleyball-Specific Start to Your Practice: Team Warm-Up Drills
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Product Description

Get multiple warm-up drills that incorporate fundamentals, competition, and fun!

  • Learn warm-up drills that help blockers read the setter so they can better anticipate balls on defense
  • Discover out-of-system and ball control drills to enhance player concentration and reaction skills
  • Keep practice fun when the season runs long by providing a change of pace that your athletes will appreciate
with Craig Skinner,
University of Kentucky Head Coach;
SEC Coach of the Year - 2005, 2017 & 2018;
AVCA Southeast Region Coach of the Year - 2011 & 2018;
2006 USA Junior National Team Head Coach (won Gold Medal in the Under-20 NORCECA Championships);
former Nebraska Assistant Coach (won the 2000 NCAA Championship);
Thirteen-straight NCAA Tournament appearances

Craig Skinner shares his concept of time management and why the critical first 10 minutes of a practice help set the tone for the rest of the session. He shows how you can warm-up your players with a variety of over-the-net pepper drills that emphasize keeping players engaged.

Skinner believes in having a base of five core drills that can be used over the course of a week to promote improving a chosen skill. By incorporating the drills shown in this video, you'll find a way to break up any monotony that your players are getting sick of in practice.

Practice Drills

Warm-up drills should provide your team time to learn fundamentals while maintaining a competitive culture. Some of Coach Skinner's drills include:

  • Columbus Drill - A co-op drill that incorporates thinking and control.
  • Cover Drill - The defense goes into their coverage and then into transition, promoting offensive coverage.
  • Many fundamental transition footwork and passing drills.

Skinner concludes the video with his philosophy of why progressing as a team is more important than trying to be perfect.

Coach Skinner displays many drills in this video that are functional for the beginning of your practices. There are also many ways you can adjust them according to your team's level of play or to make them applicable toward the focal point of a practice. These exercises will promote playing with energy, get your players' minds in the right place for the rest of practice, and incorporate a focus on fundamentals.

55 minutes. 2018.

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