AOC 2015 Clinics
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Drills

Cary Wendell Wallin Youth Passing

Partner passing – fundamentals for beginning players

The drill you’ll see here is one that Cary Wendell Wallin, Director of Player Development at 949 Athletics in California, works into nearly all practices with young athletes. It’s a simple toss-and-pass drill that helps players develop a solid platform, good footwork fundamentals and the ability to handle serves that aren’t hit directly to them.

Ball control drills

Juggling drill for ball handling

With just two balls and a partner, this fast-paced ball handling drill can be completed in a practice environment, outside or in the living room. Yes, the living room. Bill Neville, an internationally experienced coach and the National Commissioner of Coaches Education, presents this adaptable ball handling drill he calls “juggling” that yields 300-500 touches

Cary Wendell Wallin Youth Passing

Partner passing – fundamentals for beginning players

The drill you’ll see here is one that Cary Wendell Wallin, Director of Player Development at 949 Athletics in California, works into nearly all practices with young athletes. It’s a simple toss-and-pass drill that helps players develop a solid platform, good footwork fundamentals and the ability to handle serves that aren’t hit directly to them.

Youth volleyball drills

Warmup drill to teach fast footwork

Some of the most productive footwork drills for young players can be done without using the ball. Here, 949 Athletics Director of Player Development Cary Wendell Wallin has her 10-year-olds zigzag through a series of shuffles and sprints between the net and the 10-foot line.

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Skills

Cary Wendell Wallin Youth Passing

Partner passing – fundamentals for beginning players

The drill you’ll see here is one that Cary Wendell Wallin, Director of Player Development at 949 Athletics in California, works into nearly all practices with young athletes. It’s a simple toss-and-pass drill that helps players develop a solid platform, good footwork fundamentals and the ability to handle serves that aren’t hit directly to them.

Beginner

Cary Wendell Wallin Youth Passing

Partner passing – fundamentals for beginning players

The drill you’ll see here is one that Cary Wendell Wallin, Director of Player Development at 949 Athletics in California, works into nearly all practices with young athletes. It’s a simple toss-and-pass drill that helps players develop a solid platform, good footwork fundamentals and the ability to handle serves that aren’t hit directly to them.

10 Things I've Learned

Jim Stone

10 things Jim Stone has learned about coaching volleyball

Jim Stone is one of the great thinkers in the sport of volleyball, so it’s not surprising that he has had great success in the coaching arena. For 26 years, he was head coach of the Ohio State women’s team, compiling an impressive 531-294 record and guiding the Buckeyes to 15 NCAA tournament appearances and

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Russ Rose

Russ Rose

Russ Rose: Play the hand you’re dealt

In this video, Penn State women’s coach Russ Rose talks about making the most of any situation you find yourself in. That advice may seem odd coming from a wildly successful coach known for raking in top recruiting classes and winning national titles. But whether it’s due to injuries, illnesses or players performing at a

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At home drills

Ball control drills

Juggling drill for ball handling

With just two balls and a partner, this fast-paced ball handling drill can be completed in a practice environment, outside or in the living room. Yes, the living room. Bill Neville, an internationally experienced coach and the National Commissioner of Coaches Education, presents this adaptable ball handling drill he calls “juggling” that yields 300-500 touches

Worksheets

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Spice up your practice with Bjerring tournaments

Doubles and triples drills are popular with many coaches because it gives their players a lot of touches and also forces them to develop all-around skills. But choosing teams can be challenging. As Oregon State assistant coach Emily Hiza points out in this video, if the players pick their own teams, cliques tend to be

Coaching Clinics

Russ Rose

Russ Rose: Play the hand you’re dealt

In this video, Penn State women’s coach Russ Rose talks about making the most of any situation you find yourself in. That advice may seem odd coming from a wildly successful coach known for raking in top recruiting classes and winning national titles. But whether it’s due to injuries, illnesses or players performing at a

Strategies

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Beyond the Burpee

Creating functional consequences for student-athletes that help them and help the team By Priscilla Tallman Coaches and players alike know that not all practices go as planned. Some days the team or certain athletes are just off. It could be the tempo of the practice, the dynamics of the team, players not trying as hard

4-2 Volleyball Offense

4-2 volleyball offense: Jim Stone chalk talk

4-2 volleyball offense In this chalk talk, you’ll learn about the 4-2 volleyball offense from Art of Coaching contributor Jim Stone, a former head coach at Ohio State and the current head coach of the USA Youth National Team. Jim notes the advantages and the disadvantages of the 4-2, and he also breaks down the

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Beyond the Burpee

Creating functional consequences for student-athletes that help them and help the team By Priscilla Tallman Coaches and players alike know that not all practices go as planned. Some days the team or certain athletes are just off. It could be the tempo of the practice, the dynamics of the team, players not trying as hard

Down ball & free ball defense

Down-ball and free-ball defense: Jim Stone chalk talk

Continuing his chalk-talk series, former Ohio State coach Jim Stone covers defensive strategies for down balls and free balls in this video. After explaining the 2 terms, he talks about what shape defensive players should take when faced with either a free ball or down ball. He also explains how setters should react in certain

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