Here’s an insightful – and funny – video featuring legendary coach Julio Velasco. He makes a couple of interesting points related to inter-player communication in the first part. Toward the end, though, what he says about hitters needing to have solutions for different situations speaks both to the required mindset of attackers and to the value of random training to develop those solutions.

In other words, don’t let your hitters get away with attacking only good sets. They need to figure out how to deal with all kinds.

The video is in Italian. You can get English subtitles, though, by having the closed caption (CC) on.

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John Forman
John Forman

John is currently the Talent Strategy Manager (oversees the national teams) and Indoor Performance Director for Volleyball England, as well as Global Director for Volleyball for Nation Academy. His volleyball coaching experience includes all three NCAA divisions, plus Junior College, in the US; university and club teams in the UK; professional coaching in Sweden; and both coaching and club management at the Juniors level. He's also been a visiting coach at national team, professional club, and juniors programs in several countries. Learn more on his bio page.

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