John Dunning's Taking Your Game to the Next Level

John Dunning's Taking Your Game to the Next Level
John Dunning's Taking Your Game to the Next Level
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Product Description

  • A four-Part guide to better setting from one of the nation's top volleyball minds
  • Earn more wins though better passing and defense
  • Get the point! A guide to the scoring areas of volleyball

with John Dunning,
Stanford University Head Women's Volleyball Coach;
2016 NCAA National Champions - 5x National Championship Coach (2016, '04, '05 at Stanford, 1985-86 at Pacific);
Distinguished member of the AVCA Hall of Fame (2011);
2001 AVCA National Coach of the Year; 4x Pac-12 Coach of the Year; over 800 career wins

Coach John Dunning shares with you a 4-part guide to assist you in taking your setting to the next level. His presentation spans a skill range including basic, intermediate and advanced levels of the position. In Part 1, "Characteristics of the 'Total' Setter," Dunning discusses the position dynamics including the role of the setter, setting situations and factors of successful offense. In Part 2, Setting Skills, Dunning teaches the proper mechanics of court positioning, body posture, hand positioning, squaring to target, essential footwork, ball touch and follow through. He shares a series of drill progressions that teach court awareness. In Part 3, Specific Sets, Dunning delivers comprehensive demonstration of the one, three and "A" sets followed by three varieties of setting for the back row attack. Dunning follows with a segment on Zones and Footwork, including front and back zone fan drills along with specific details for positioning and footwork relative to the setting target. Dunning teaches the spin, tilt and the tight zone sets. In Part 4, Tight Pass Setting Options, Dunning details jousting and tight pass dumps and dump strategies. Included in this section is game footage highlighting several tight pass situations. As a bonus, former Stanford All-American setter Bryn Kehoe shares her insight on a variety of aspects of the position.

67 minutes. 2008.


with John Dunning,
Stanford University Head Women's Volleyball Coach;
2016 NCAA National Champions - 5x National Championship Coach (2016, '04, '05 at Stanford, 1985-86 at Pacific);
Distinguished member of the AVCA Hall of Fame (2011);
2001 AVCA National Coach of the Year; 4x Pac-12 Coach of the Year; over 800 career wins

John Dunning believes that the cornerstone of great volleyball lies in the development of the skills of passing and defense. Coach Dunning begins by sharing the characteristics for great passing before moving into skill development areas that span ability levels from basic through advanced. He covers set-up and ready position, strike zone and early platform establishment. Throughout this segment, Dunning interjects coaching tips and drills that incorporate communication, movement and court spacing, while emphasizing the need to maintain a consistent form as the game pace increases. In Part 2: Digging, Dunning begins with individual body posture and positioning for readiness to run to the ball. He shares tips for body control and how to cushion hard hit balls, and then adds motion drills for high and low digs followed by lateral movement drills to dig. Dunning moves next to on-court applications, bringing game speed to the skills. He utilizes a two-digger drill and defines the roles for positioning. In the final segment "Attitude of a Champion," Dunning shares an all out drill that challenges a defender's will to get to the ball. Concluding this segment is montage of game footage highlights of aggressive digging. Throughout the presentation, Dunning calls upon Stanford All-American Bryn Kehoe to share her thoughts and invaluable insights from a player's perspective.

51 minutes. 2008.


with John Dunning,
Stanford University Head Women's Volleyball Coach;
2016 NCAA National Champions - 5x National Championship Coach (2016, '04, '05 at Stanford, 1985-86 at Pacific);
Distinguished member of the AVCA Hall of Fame (2011);
2001 AVCA National Coach of the Year; 4x Pac-12 Coach of the Year; over 800 career wins

Legendary coach John Dunning presents the point scoring areas in volleyball: Attacking, Serving and Blocking.

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