- Maximize your strong middle blocker
- Learn to stop a left side attack
- See demonstrations and strategies from both left and right side attacks
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
Called the "red defense," the rotation style defensive system may be very beneficial to your program, based on your personnel; you must have a strong middle blocker, two left sides that can cover a lot of court and a middle back that is good at moving to her left. This defense is particularly good when the opponent is attacking the left side. In a practice setting, Gwen Egbert shows all of the slides and adjustments when the ball comes from the left side attacker. A 2 set, or middle attack, creates a different alignment (it is demonstrated). The right side attacker presents yet another alignment and set of adjustments from base set. The best way to teach this defense is from the boxes, allowing the coach to place the ball from different positions at the net. Coach Egbert does an excellent job of detailing the rotation on each different situation. Also included are a number of drills to work each area of this defense.
51 minutes. 2007.Volleyball Videos