As a coach, navigating team parents who are new to the club system or volleyball in general can sometimes be challenging and time consuming. That's why it's important to offer resources to help educate parents so they have a basic understanding of the game, how the club system works, competition and tournament protocol, and basic skills and strategies. Watch as Brennan Dean, Club Director at Wave Volleyball Club, provides a thorough introduction to the sport to help ease parents into the system so you can keep your focus on your team's success.
There are two types of blocking, and both are important for athletes to learn because coaches prefer different methods depending on their training, players and defensive system of choice. While static blocking is generally taught first, swing blocking is a critical aspect of higher-level volleyball.
1 | Swing blocking: Used to cover more ground and requires swinging the arms to gain momentum, distance and height.
2 | Static blocking: More controlled and simpler footwork, normally the first type of blocking athletes are taught.