- Build a strong defensive system for teams that lack big blockers
- See a detailed breakdown of each position
- Keep your defense sharp
with Gwen Egbert, Doane College Head Coach;
former Head Coach at Papillion-LaVista South (NE) High School; 6x Nebraska Class A State Championship coach; 2012 PrepVolleyball.com national coach of the year; ESPN and MaxPreps National Champions in 2010 and 2011; over 700 career wins; her teams made it to the state championship game 13 of the 19 years that they qualified for the state tournament; All-conference player for University of Nebraska
The perimeter defense is a reading defense where players read the hitter before making their decision. This defense works well with a back row attack and is advantageous for a smaller team that is void of big blockers. Using high school athletes, Gwen Egbert uses a practice setting to break down each position. This defense is demonstrated from the left side and middle attacker positions. Each position creates a different set of slides and position adjustments by the perimeter defenders. Coach Egbert includes a number of drills, including the 10 Ball drill, which works on rotating in the defense and covering spots; as well as the Two Touch 10 ball, which fosters good communication, hard movement, and rotation. Egbert feels that these 10 ball drills must be part of every practice to keep your defense sharp. This defense may be a perfect fit for your team and boost your team's defensive productivity.
48 minutes. 2007.Volleyball Videos