We often hear that practices should be harder than matches, but how do we do that? This article offers some ways you can get there.
Are you the sort of coach that uses a mile run (or something like it) with your teams? If so, I have some questions for you, and ideas for alternatives.
Here are some suggestions for drills that are quick and can be run through in a few minutes consistently to keep them moving and pumped during practices.
How many times do volleyball players jump during matches and what are the implications for how we design our practices and strength training programs?
What to coindition your volleyball players? You don't need to take time out of practice to do that. You can do all you need with good practice planning.
Mental training is at least as important as physical training. Are your players at least as mentally fatigued after practices as they are physically tired?
Here's a sample volleyball weight training schedule that you may find useful in developing a program for your own team.
This session I introduced a couple of new games to see how they went and worked the middles and setters on quick attacks to see where we're at.