Fellow blogger and coaching legend Jim Stone has some things he's been thinking about. Here I share my views on those subjects.
A blog article provides a useful progression to think about defending in volleyball, though there are some fuzzy points in the systems side.
This is a series of small-sided games that is a good warm-up exercise, with the possibility to work on some defensive elements.
This is a small-sided game that focuses on controlled 3rd contact and can also be a useful warm-up exercise.
A fellow volleyball coach highlights a weakness of heat mapping to help decide what type of defense you play
At what point does it make sense to dedicate a defender to take tips, and thus forgo defending spiked balls?
We rate passers in serve reception on a point scale. Can we do something similar for defenders to be able to make comparisons?
Is it best to get great at one defensive system or to develop the ability to play multiple systems? I argue doing the first is basically doing the second.