This is an entry in my volleyball coaching log for 2015-16. Back into competition this week. We played our first Oresund Liga match of the second half on Wednesday...
We suffered our second loss in a very tight match against Danish opposition. It helped highlight some developmental needs in defense and transition.
What is the real objective of defense in volleyball? It may not be what you think it is, which could impact the way you design your playing system.
This is a good small-sided game-play exercise that gets every player lots of touches and works especially on transition hitting.
The coach vs. defense volleyball drill is one you see many teams use in pre-match warm-ups. It's got real flaws, though. Here are some thoughts on improvement.
After making a major announcement at the start, this training was one where I played it somewhat loose and did some things I knew they would enjoy.
A good session in which I was able to work on several key focus points I've identified of late unfortunately ended with an injury.
The opportunity for a little longer session allowed me to push the team to the point of having to fight through the fatigue. Frustrating at times, but needed.