Dive in as Brittany Abercrombie, an All-American opposite hitter, provides insider tips, techniques and strategies in this exceptional training package.

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Transform Your Opposites into Point-Producing Powerhouses

Opposite hitters aren’t good at just one thing. They’re good at EVERYTHING. That’s why it can be challenging to train them.  

Among their many responsibilities are putting up a solid block that shuts down the opposing outside hitter. Confidently hitting around a tough block. Digging hits that come rocketing at them. Even setting in out-of-system situations. In short, they need to be proficient in all the core volleyball skills.  

Prepping players for this multi-faceted role requires a special training regimen. In the Brittany Abercrombie Opposite Training Series, you’ll get 33 information-packed videos covering skill development, technique, footwork, playing strategies and drills—delivered personally by one of today’s best opposite hitters.  

And because we understand how busy the life of a coach can be, we’ve made the program entirely self-paced. That means you work through the course when it’s convenient for you.  

Ready to get started? Then subscribe now to get instant access to Brittany’s comprehensive Opposite Training Series. You’ll get skill-building drills, court strategies and insider tips that you can put into play immediately ... But don’t wait! The sooner you start learning, the faster you’ll develop opposites who can help you dominate the right side.  

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Key Features


Tap the brain of a master. Get over 60 minutes of Brittany’s best skill-building drills, playing tips and coaching strategies to help your opposites excel on the court.


Learn to dominate the right side. Discover 14 skill-developing drills for training your opposites on blocking rhythm, swing mechanics, back row defense and more.


Unlock the full AOC library—including all position training series—for just $9.99/mo! Premium members also get access to over 3,000 coaching videos.

The Total Package

  • Over 60 minutes of opposite-specific instruction  
  • 33 video lessons including 14 drill videos
  • Specialized instruction covering blocking, hitting, passing, setting and defending  
  • Premium Member? Not only do you get FREE access to the Training Series, you also get access to the full Art of Coaching Volleyball library, including 3,000 videos, clinics, practice plans and more  
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Topics Covered




Full Package - 33 Videos!


  • Arm swing and footwork mechanics 
  • Hitting back sets: High balls, 2's and slides 
  • Running an 'X' play with the middle 
  • Hitting a faster back set 
  • Hitting a first tempo back set  
  • Hitting on the left side  
  • Out-of-system plays 
  • Back row attacks 
  • Training different shots 
  • Making good decisions and communicating 
  • Footwork to transition off the net 
  • Transitioning off the net drill 
  • Drill for quick transition situations 
  • Full approach hitting drill 
  • Target hitting drill to improve range


  • Front and back row defense on the right side 
  • Pulling drill for defense, transition to offense


  • The blocking-to-score mindset 
  • Essentials of blocking and footwork 
  • Hand positioning on the block 
  • Blocking eye sequencing and reading 
  • Blocking out-of-system and inside sets 
  • Communicating with your defenders 
  • No net blocking technique drill 
  • No jump blocking footwork drill 
  • Blocking the outside drill 
  • Coach on a box blocking drill 
  • Read the attacker blocking drill 
  • Blockers vs. setters drill 
  • Drill to build rhythm between a pin blocker and middle 
  • Block and transition drill for opposites  


Setting & Passing

  • Bump setting and passing free balls 
  • Out-of-system setting drill


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About Your Instructor: Brittany Abercrombie

Brittany Abercrombie is a left-handed powerhouse who dominates from the right side. A standout opposite hitter while at the University of Southern California, she earned AVCA All-American honors, became a two-time All-Pac-12 selection, and helped lead the Trojans to two NCAA Elite Eight appearances. Her career has also included stints with Team USA as a member of the U.S. Collegiate National Team and the U.S. Pan-Am Cup preliminary roster. With her outstanding college record and experience at the national level, she has developed a rock-solid reputation as one of today’s most talented opposites.

Collegiate & National Career 

  • Named to 2017 U.S. Pan-Am Cup preliminary roster 
  • Member of 2015 U.S. Collegiate National Team 
  • USC team member, 2014-2017 Appeared in 4 straight NCAA Tournaments 
  • Made two Elite Eight appearances with USC  


  • 2017 AVCA All-American, 3rd team 
  • 2017 AVCA All-Region Team 
  • 2017 AVCA's Pacific South All-Region Team 
  • Two-time Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week, 2017 
  • espnW National Player of the Week, 2017 
  • 2016 Pac-12 Preseason All-Conference Team  

  • 2016 Rice Adidas Invitational I All-Tournament Team  
  • 2015 Pac-12 All-Conference Team  
  • 2015 AVCA Pacific South All-Region honorable mention  
  • 2015 Women of Troy Baden Invitational All-Tournament Team  
  • 2014 Commonwealth Classic All-Tournament Team  

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who should get this series?  

The Brittany Abercrombie Opposite Training Series is for anyone who wants to learn the skills and strategies to be an effective opposite hitter. This includes: parents who want to understand the opposite role better, players who are training to be their team’s opposite, coaches who want to train their opposites more effectively, and athletic directors who want to provide their coaches with essential opposite hitter training tools.

Q: How long will it take me to get through the entire series? 

We know how busy coaches are, so we purposely designed the Brittany Abercrombie Opposite Training Series to be short and easy to digest. Each video is on average 3 minutes, so you could finish the entire series in about 60 minutes. Or you can view one or two videos at a time as your schedule allows. Either way, the course is designed to be self-paced, so you decide how fast or slow to go.  

Q: Do I have lifetime access to the content?  

Yes! When you purchase the Brittany Abercrombie Opposite Training Series, you’ll be able to view the videos any time you want. Better yet, if you sign up for a premium membership, you’ll get access to all of the Training Series AND the rest of our online library (including coaching courses, clinics, pre-made practice plans and worksheets) for as long as you have a Premium subscription. Think of it as your personal toolbox for becoming the best coach you can be. 

Q: Why should I get this series?

The opposite hitter role is a challenging one because it requires a player who is proficient in all the core volleyball skills. To help you develop strong and effective opposite hitters, we’ve tapped the knowledge of one of today’s most experienced and talented opposites. 

In the Brittany Abercrombie Opposite Training Series, you’ll get detailed technique instruction and skill-building drills to effectively train your opposites on each core skill. From blocking and hitting footwork to arm-swing technique to defensive strategies, you’ll get all the information you need to transform your opposites into point-producing hitters and rally-extending defenders.  

Whether you’re a coach who wants to help your team dominate the right side or a player looking to become a strong opposite, you’ll find the tools you need in this short, yet highly effective training series.  

Q: Will I be able to view the videos in any order?  

We recommend watching the videos in order the first time you view the series because each video builds upon the next. After that, we encourage you to go back through them in any order, going right to the topics that interest you the most.

Q: Where can I view the series?  

You can view the Brittany Abercrombie Opposite Training Series (and all of our other training series) anytime, anywhere, on any device. Simply log into the site and go to My Training Series from your My Account dashboard.

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