Situational Coaching for Winning the Last 5 Points

Situational Coaching for Winning the Last 5 Points
Situational Coaching for Winning the Last 5 Points
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Product Description

Prepare, plan and build a culture for winning close games

  • Learn how to effectively communicate with your team when a call doesn't go your way
  • Learn how to practice timeouts in crucial parts of the game
  • Find your team's "serial killer"
with Bond Shymansky,
former University of Iowa Head Coach;
former Marquette University Head Coach; 2013 Big East Champs;
former Georgia Tech Head Volleyball Coach; 2004 ACC Coach of the Year

How well do you prepare for tight sets in the 20s?

A team that has a well-prepared plan has a much better chance to carry it out and get the win during the most crucial part of a match - the last five points. Bond Shymansky explains his philosophies of how to win a match when both teams score in the 20s. He goes into great detail on how to game plan, organize your offense, how to react to losing a point or bad calls, game management and more.


You'll learn what a coach and player should expect when preparing for crunch time of a set. Knowing your team's thresholds and limitations is crucial. Coach Shymansky explains:

  • What coaches need to know about their players
  • What players need to know about themselves
  • Why players need to know what is expected of them

How to React to Losing a Point or a Bad Call by the Referee

This is a situation that needs to be rehearsed in practice. Coach Shymansky discusses how to react when there's a bad call, as well as what the floor captain and coaching staff should do to get ready for the next point. He discusses how players need to react and how to train reactions in practice. Additionally, you'll get strategies on how to handle a player after they commit an error in the 20s, and what to do in team huddles after points are won or lost.

Identifying the "Serial Killer"

Identifying the "serial killer" (go-to player) is important when closing out a game. Your setter should know who to feed and who will give the team the best chance to score points. Coach Shymansky goes over what that player's mindset needs to be and the rest of the team as well. He also covers what needs to be done to prepare to defend the opponent's serial killer.

Scripting Plays

Discover the importance of scripting plays so your team is prepared to score points during crunch time. Coach Shymansky covers different scenarios and how to prepare your team for them. He explains examples of what to do on free balls, when there is a mismatch, and how to communicate this information to players during the match.


You'll learn how to recognize the tempo your team is playing at. Coach Shymansky explains how to make changes when your teams tempo slows down and the positive and negative effects of slow and fast tempo play.

Game Management

Prepare yourself as a coach to win the last five points of a set. Being prepared can help you react and make the right decisions to help your team win. Coach Shymansky discusses:

  • How to act and react
  • How to monitor how you act and react
  • How to practice timeouts in crucial parts of the game
  • Sub management
  • How to use subs to slow the other team down
  • How to use subs as a strategy piece to give instructions and feedback to your players

Sometime you win or lose a point in crucial times, but knowing how to react to a bad call, great kill or service error will prepare your team to be ready for the next point.

44 minutes. 2016.

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