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Pocket Radar and Video Package
This package includes Johan Dulfer's Serving with Purpose: Speed, Scoring & Using Radar Gun Feedback video (VD-5235) and the Ball Coach Pocket Radar.

Using a radar gun gives great feedback that isn't available in any other way. A radar gun can help train each of your servers to locate their individual optimum serving zone for maximum impact. In his video, Coach Dulfer presents drills involving a radar gun that can help develop your serving teaching strategy.

It also allows players to begin to "feel" what certain speeds feel like. His serve data provides athletes concrete evidence on where they can improve in the areas of range, speed, and accuracy. Coach Dulfer also explains the technique for the use of a stopwatch; stopwatch timing can serve the same measurement purpose as a radar gun.

The Ball Coach Pocket Radar is the ideal training tool and radar gun for volleyball. Includes new easy triggering, hands-free use and deeper memory than the Classic model. Dial in serve speeds to keep the opposition off balance, increase hitting power and provide instant objective feedback to improve performance.


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AVCA Volleyball - Online Video All Season Pass
VVD-03208: with Neil Mason,
TCA Founder/California Club Director/Coach;
US Olympic Committee Developmental Coach of the Year in 2006

Neil Mason feels that the jump serve offers the best opportunity to teach aggressive play and to help a player develop court and game sense. Coach Mason begins this AVCA on-court convention DVD with drills for how to incorporate jump serving into a practice warm-up activity. He then demonstrates a technical progression for teaching and coaching the jump serve. Mason includes keys for teaching the toss, footwork and arm movement, as well as strategies for how to generate speed and power into the skill. Adding invaluable substance to the technical aspects, Mason shares ongoing tips for coaching the skill and how to hold players accountable for proper technique. Mason's instruction includes a high velocity jump serve and a jump float serve, with differing contact techniques for a variety of ball rotations. He also shows a series of serving strategies for game con

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Coaching Self-Reliance Through Creativity, Motor Skills, Games & Problem Solving

with Louis-Pierre Mainville;
High Performance Manager for Ontario Volleyball Association;
Founder of Jump Volleyball Training;
former member of the Canadian Men's National Volleyball Team

Volleyball is a technically difficult sport to learn. Volleyball-specific skills are hard to acquire and the rebound nature of the sport adds to its complexity. For this reason, young athletes who've developed a variety of basic motor skills prior to learning volleyball are likely to be more successful in acquiring volleyball-specific skills.

We don't often think about volleyball being a 'creative sport,' but creativity is helpful for players' abilities to adapt to different situations defensively. Louis-Pierre Mainville, former captain for Team Canada, brings a unique perspective to adding creativity and motor skills to your volleyball practices.

Motor Skills and Drills

It's necessary to adapt in volleyball. Learning how to move your body, think about two things at once, balance and coordination are all necessary for a player to learn to adapt to different situations. Coach Mainville shows a variety of drills that simulate game-like situations, requiring rapid movement and motor skills. By spending 5-10 minutes on motor skills, your players will be better equipped to handle disruptions during a match

Motor Skill Games

Games are a great way to develop motor skills and make practices more enjoyable for your players. Coach Mainville does a great job of pushing players to problem-solve various defensive situations that require multiple ways to score from various positions.

These motor skills games can be short 1x1, 2x2 and multi-player games. They can also be individual challenges that involve a problem players have to solve. Games are played with a combination of one or many of the following: volleyballs, tennis balls, hoops, and balloons.

The sport of volleyball happens quickly. The more skills and creative abilities you've practiced before game time, the more likely your team will win the game.

Produced at the 2016 AVCA Annual Convention in Columbus, OH.

60 minutes. 2017.

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Developing Attacking and Passing Skills

with John Kosty,
Stanford University Head Men's Volleyball Coach;
2010 AVCA D I-II National Coach of The Year;
2x Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Coach of the Year;
took Stanford from three wins in 2007 to national champions in 2010 - a three-year turnaround

Stanford University's John Kosty demonstrates attacking and passing skills on the court. You'll learn how to re-train the art of forearm passing, how and where to utilize overhead passing, mechanics of the arm swing, developing a successful attacker, and more key tips to improve your team.

Forearm and Overhand Passing

Coach Kosty goes through step-by-step instructions on how he's set up his players to have a solid platform for more control with forearm passing. He includes key drills he does in his own practices and also provides detailed explanation for each drill.

Next, Coach Kosty transitions into overhand passing techniques and drills. He describes the different times when his team uses both ov

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Step Box Hitter Training

with Heidi Cartisser,
College of Southern Idaho Head Coach;
3x NJCAA National Champions (2015, 2012, 2009);
3x NJCAA Coach of the Year;
3x Scenic West Athletic Conference Champions; over 300 career wins

Heidi Cartisser shares how to take an aerobic step platform and turn it into a practice implement you can't live without. Through this progressive set of drills, you'll be able to coordinate footwork and arm swing together to develop more efficient attackers.

This training tool has become a staple in Coach Cartisser's program. She uses it any time she needs to fine-tune approach, work out a kink in the approach, work out any issues with the arm swing, or if her player has issues putting the approach and arm swing together. The beauty of the program is that once you train the athlete with it, all you need to do is set up the station. The athlete can work on it on their own and get the reps if/when they're needed.


Prior to starting on the step box, Coach Cartisser introduces hitting drills, with an emphasis on rotating hips, and different shots with key points of what TO do and what NOT to do. She also shows how to work on the non-dominant arm.

Demonstrators walk through the technique with plenty of correction and feedback, focusing on the progression of the attack, working backward with the 2-step approach, then adding arm swings and the full approach, and finally with a jump - all without the ball. Coach Cartisser gives key points in her feedback as she looks for things to correct. Then, she repeats the skill progression with a ball.

Step Box Training

The step box is a training tool to emphasize key hitting points. You'll learn how to start with a step approach, then advance the step approach to load and full jump. Coach Cartisser shows you how to take advantage of looking for key points in technique and form.

Training focuses on:

  • Footwork - The drill breakdown helps players focus on where their feet should b
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