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Cover: 20+ ball control drills for better movement, communication & conditioning
20+ Ball Control Drills for Better Movement, Communication & Conditioning

with Nancy Dorsey,
St. James Academy (KS) Head Coach;
2015 AVCA National High School Coach of the Year;
2015 Kansas Class 5A state champions;
nine state titles in eleven years 2008-18 (finished runner up twice);
2x PrepVolleyball.com National Champions (2013, 2010);
VBM 2013 High School Team of the Year; American Family Insurance 2013 All-USA Volleyball Coach of the Year;
won 56 straight matches from 2012-13; lost only one set in 2013 (finishing 96-1); over 420 career wins

The emphasis of this video featuring the 2015 AVCA National High School Coach of the Year, Nancy Dorsey, is to demonstrate some of the most effective ball handling drills that you can use anytime in practice - from warm-up to competitive play. Most of the drills in this video emphasize not only the need for ball control, but add pressure on players to go after every ball.

Dorsey shows how you can get your players to compete while they learn valuable ball handling skills through the use of scoring systems. Many of her drills are also great for conditioning, as they are fast-moving and won't end until a predetermined goal is reached.

Fast-Paced Ball Control Drills

Through drill progressions focused on ball control, your players will have many opportunities for frequent touches of the ball. By moving through the drill progressions at a fast pace, athletes are continually challenged to continue their skill set development. Dorsey emphasizes presenting players with high energy, fast-paced drills, because it prepares them to be able to make good decisions on the court and to do anything in a game situation.

Consistent Communication

Coach Dorsey says that every player in the gym should be involved and engaged in every drill. Expect your players to exhibit a high level of communication at all times in order to make the entire team better! You'll see how to help your athletes make better decisions through prioritizing communication in drill work and match play.

Drills such as Stay-Go and 4 vs 4 Full Court Pepper emphasize solid communication while creating urgency for your players. Players who are assisting with a drill should be just as vocal as those participating in the drill.

'Comfortable Being Uncomfortable'

Coach Dorsey explains that by putting players in stressful situations during practice, coaches can prepare them for game situations every day. You'll see how to:

  • Implement drills that create stress and urgency to prepare athletes to be comfortable and confident performing numerous skills.
  • Put rules on your drills that will challenge your players and make them think.
  • Place your players in positions that they don't usually play in a game in order to make them more confident in their decision making while in the heat of battle.

Dorsey emphasizes that the best way to challenge a player is to put them in stressful, high energy situations because it creates opportunities for them to develop their skills and their competitive mindset. The more frequently you put your players in these situations in practice, the better they will react to stressful situations in games.

Coach Dorsey does an outstanding job presenting her high-energy approach to get the most out of volleyball players every day. The drills in this video will encourage your athletes to work hard, plus challenge themselves and their teammates. Dorsey promotes an aggressive and fast-paced approach to every drill that will have your teams competing in every practice scenario!

75 minutes. 2020.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

Cover: developing mentally tough athletes
Developing Mentally Tough Athletes

with Mike Lingenfelter,
Munciana Samurai Head Coach and Co-Director Asics Munciana Volleyball Club;
His Munciana Samurai teams have won four national championships and have placed in the top 3 (JVA/AAU/USA) in the nation every year of its existence (2004);
one of two coaches to ever reach an 18 Open Championship Match in all three of the major volleyball organizations (JVA, AAU and USA);
former Wapahani (IN) High School Head Coach, back-to-back Indiana 2A state titles in 2011 and 2012;
3x Indiana State Coach of the Year

Mike Lingenfelter brings his unique insights and perspectives to deliver a presentation about mental toughness in today's athletes. The higher the level of volleyball, the more mental toughness it takes to be successful. This video uses a combination of classroom discussion and on-court demonstration to help develop mental toughness in your athletes. Coach Lingenfelter explains how to "fail forward" and the critical role that failure plays in success. You'll also see him discuss what it means to have players be "bulletproof" by presenting them with constant challenges and pressure situations.

"Practice the Match"

Lingenfelter explains how the demands placed on players in practice should match those placed on them during games. He walks you through the process of "being a thermostat" to set the "temperature" of practice. The role the coach plays in developing consistently competitive athletes is critical, and it starts with not being afraid to challenge players to be their best, while allowing them to fail. Lingenfelter stresses the importance of scoring drills and measuring performance to instill a competitive mindset. He explains how to "win you" before you can win against the team across the net.

Drills to Create a Competitive Culture

The second segment of the video features Coach Lingenfelter on the court, demonstrating drills that help build mentally tough athletes. He walks through seven drills that can be modified to work with a variety of levels. You'll see how to:

  • Establish the standard for the practice through drills designed to emphasize starting fast.
  • Stress the importance of finishing strong though competition that focuses on playing to your strengths once you get to 20.
  • Focus on the role that runs play in a team's success.
  • Develop a retaliatory mindset to score quickly in transition.
  • Create in-game milestones, like being the first to 10 and 20, to enhance your chances for success.
  • Learn drills that will challenge players mentally and physically, to prepare them for the challenges of matches.

Coach Lingenfelter fills his presentations with personal stories and examples that bring his philosophies to light. His passion and personality come to life, and the result is an engaging, well-articulated, informative and useful video that will help every player in your program.

114 minutes. 2020.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

Cover: strategic serving strategies + competitive 6-on-6 drills
Strategic Serving Strategies + Competitive 6-on-6 Drills

with Kelly Sheffield,
University of Wisconsin Head Coach;
2019 NCAA Championship Runner-up;
2019 Big Ten Coach of the Year;
AVCA Division I Northeast Region Coach of the Year;
Led Wisconsin to National Championship Game in First Season;coached Dayton to four straight A10 championships;
4x AVCA Regional Coach of the Year

Kelly Sheffield, 2019 Big Ten Coach of the Year and NCAA Championship runner-up at Wisconsin, demonstrates a magnitude of drills that challenge players to "out-think" their opponents. By serving with confident, hard driven serves, your team can immediately rattle your opponents. You'll get serving strategies plus some of Sheffield's best 6-on-6 drills for practice!

Confidence from the Serve Line

Coach Sheffield encourages players to practice competing daily from the serve line in order to gain confidence and a more aggressive style in their serving approach. Sheffield provides his philosophy and techniques for "driving and dropping" from the serve line in order for your whole team to be more competitive with their serve.

Next, Sheffield presents a basic serve progression that will allow your players to increase their aggressive approach to serving. By using tape on the gym floor as a guide, athletes will have a better understanding of what their body does or does not do during the serve process. Players become more mindful of "how they feel" by repeating these skills daily.

You'll learn how to instruct your team to serve a flatter, driven ball. Additionally, you'll get game speed serving progressions to help develop confidence using driven serves.

Tactical Strategies that Work

With his 6-on-6 drill segments, Coach Sheffield explains how tactical serving can stress your opponent and create situations that offer great scoring opportunities. An emphasis for servers is that with the knowledge of where to serve to an opponent, scenarios can be created that will make your defenders' jobs easier.

In all, you will see how to:

  • Explain responsibilities for your defensive counter attack.
  • Shrink the opponent's court based on where they serve.
  • Encourage your players to disrupt the opponent's attack methods by understanding their tendencies.

The main 6-on-6 drills presented in this video can be altered to emphasize specific skills that fit your team's needs. All of the drills encourage players to continue to develop an aggressive mentality while focusing on in-game situations.

Coach Sheffield does an excellent job in presenting aggressive serve techniques as well as easy-to-understand progressions. This video will provide you with practice drills that work on the aggressive serving concept while also incorporating game-like strategies involving your athletes' total skill package. A must-add for your collection!

75 minutes. 2020.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

Cover: training the lost art: competitive team drills that create culture
Training the Lost Art: Competitive Team Drills that Create Culture

with Mike Lingenfelter,
Munciana Samurai Head Coach and Co-Director Asics Munciana Volleyball Club;
His Munciana Samurai teams have won four national championships and have placed in the top 3 (JVA/AAU/USA) in the nation every year of its existence (2004);
one of two coaches to ever reach an 18 Open Championship Match in all three of the major volleyball organizations (JVA, AAU and USA);
former Wapahani (IN) High School Head Coach, back-to-back Indiana 2A state titles in 2011 and 2012;
3x Indiana State Coach of the Year

Mike Lingenfelter has earned his reputation as a great teacher of the game of volleyball. He's found success through the use of competition drills, which are the cornerstone to his coaching mastery. In this video, Coach Lingenfelter displays shares a collection of some of the key drills he uses with his own program so you can take them and implement them in your own practices.

Competitive Drills

Understand how culture is born of consistency! Lingenfelter showcases seven competitive drills that will allow your players to perfect their skills in a pressurized game environment.

Team drill "32" forces your players to think about attacking the ball with every play. The goal of the drill is to cut down on free balls, which make it too easy for the opposing team to score points. The "Prove It" drill requires athletes to show they can complete actions right more than once. The game escalates and your team will learn to say what they see and what they're going to do as they complete the drill.

"Low Ball" is a game that will add to your players' speed and retaliation rate. This game is especially great for teams that don't have many players at practice. Every rally requires the ball be kept below the height of the antennas. The ability to think and move fast in this competitive drill is essential!

If you really want your players to improve, they need to be taught to chase the ball with urgency. The competitive game "Wipe Out" will help you find out which of your athletes will hit the floor when it matters. This drill encourages extra effort by resetting the team's score to zero if the ball lands on a side of the net without touching the floor.

Cooperative Drills

The "Setter Go" game requires small teams to keep the ball going as long as possible. Your players will learn to communicate with each other as they work toward reaching a shared goal. Another competitive drill that Lingenfelter shows forces teams of three athletes to work together to complete a bump, set, and gentle attack going side-to-side in unity.

Coach Lingenfelter is a master of the game of volleyball, and in this video, he shows you how to create competition and a sense of urgency in your athletes at practice. This approach will transfer into live matches, translate to wins, and turn your athletes into relentless competitors!

57 minutes. 2020.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

Cover: mike lingenfelter's volleyball series
Mike Lingenfelter's Volleyball Series
VD-05722A:

with Mike Lingenfelter,
Munciana Samurai Head Coach and Co-Director Asics Munciana Volleyball Club;
His Munciana Samurai teams have won four national championships and have placed in the top 3 (JVA/AAU/USA) in the nation every year of its existence (2004);
one of two coaches to ever reach an 18 Open Championship Match in all three of the major volleyball organizations (JVA, AAU and USA);
former Wapahani (IN) High School Head Coach, back-to-back Indiana 2A state titles in 2011 and 2012;
3x Indiana State Coach of the Year

Mike Lingenfelter brings his unique insights and perspectives to deliver a presentation about mental toughness in today's athletes. The higher the level of volleyball, the more mental toughness it takes to be successful. This video uses a combination of classroom discussion and on-court demonstration to help develop mental toughness in your athletes. Coach Lingenfelter explains how to "fail forward" and the critical role that failure plays in success. You'll also see him discuss what it means to have players be "bulletproof" by presenting them with constant challenges and pressure situations.

"Practice the Match"

Lingenfelter explains how the demands placed on players in practice should match those placed on them during games. He walks you through the process of "being a thermostat" to set the "temperature" of practice. The role the coach plays in developing consistently competitive athletes is critical, and it starts with not being afraid to challenge players to be their best, while allowing them to fail. Lingenfelter stresses the importance of scoring drills and measuring performance to instill a competitive mindset. He explains how to "win you" before you can win against the team across the net.

Drills to Create a Competitive Culture

The second segment of the video features Coach Lingenfelter on the court, demonstrating drills that help build mentally tough athletes. He walks through seven drills that can be modified to work with a variety of levels. You'll see how to:

  • Establish the standard for the practice through drills designed to emphasize starting fast.
  • Stress the importance of finishing strong though competition that focuses on playing to your strengths once you get to 20.
  • Focus on the role that runs play in a team's success.
  • Develop a retaliatory mindset to score quickly in transition.
  • Create in-game milestones, like being the first to 10 and 20, to enhance your chances for success.
  • Learn drills that will challenge players mentally and physically, to prepare them for the challenges of matches.

Coach Lingenfelter fills his presentations with personal stories and examples that bring his philosophies to light. His passion and personality come to life, and the result is an engaging, well-articulated, informative and useful video that will help every player in your program.

114 minutes. 2020.



VD-05722B:

with Mike Lingenfelter,
Munciana Samurai Head Coach and Co-Director Asics Munciana Volleyball Club;
His Munciana Samurai teams have won four national championships and have placed in the top 3 (JVA/AAU/USA) in the nation every year of its existence (2004);
one of two coaches to ever reach an 18 Open Championship Match in all three of the major volleyball organizations (JVA, AAU and USA);
former Wapahani (IN) High School Head Coach, back-to-back Indiana 2A state titles in 2011 and 2012;
3x Indiana State Coach of the Year

Mike Lingenfelter has earned his reputation as a great teacher of the game of volleyball. He's found success through the use of competition drills, which are the cornerstone to his coaching mastery. In this video, Coach Lingenfelter displays shares a collection of some of the key drills he uses with his own program so you can take them and implement them in your own practices.

Competitive Drills

Understand how culture is born of consistency!

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions


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