Beau Barnthson ran a fast, middle-heavy offense in college at Park University, and he liked it so much that he implemented it with his U-16 girls’ team at ICT Mavs Volleyball Club in Wichita, Kansas.
As he explains here, it may take players longer to learn this offense and get used to the timing, but he believes the rewards are worth it. Three reasons he likes it:
- It creates problems for blocks and defenders with misdirections and combos.
- It holds the block by selling the “One.”
- It stresses the left-side blocker.
Barnthson also talks about some of the challenges with this offense, one being that outside hitters may struggle with one-on-one hitting situations.