Volleyball Drills for Champions

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Human Kinetics, 1999 - Sports & Recreation - 181 pages
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Sensational spikes and high-flying blocks make for great photos, but top volleyball coaches know that solid skills and teamwork are what win championships. And the place to learn those fundamentals and tactics is in practice. Competitive drills that have well-defined goals produce greater effort and performance on the practice court, which in turn leads to the individual development and team cohesiveness required to be a champion.

Now, seven of the world's top coaches have put together an all-star collection of practice activities in Volleyball Drills for Champions. Each drill is a winner and will help maximize every minute of practice time. It's the perfect tool for developing championship-level players and teams. This invaluable practice manual covers every facet of the game, as each coach provides several proven drills for each key volleyball skill:


-Serving: Russ Rose, Pennsylvania State University

-Passing: Lisa Love, University of Southern California

-Setting: John Dunning, University of the Pacific

-Attacking: Brad Saindon, Australia National Team

-Blocking: Greg Giovanazzi, University of Michigan

-Digging: Jim Stone, Ohio State UniversityIn addition, editor Mary Wise, head coach at the University of Florida, contributes valuable insights for designing drills and incorporating them into effective practice sessions.

Now, with Volleyball Drills for Champions, you can learn from the best and make your practices more productive every time you take the court.

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University of Florida head coach Mary Wise leads an incredible assembly of top volleyball coaches who contributed practical player-training exercises to Volleyball Drills for Champions.

Wise has taken her team to the NCAA Final Four four times and has won seven consecutive SEC conference championships. She was named Tachikara/AVCA Division I National Coach of the Year in 1992 and 1996. She also served as head coach of the USA World University Games team in 1995.

Wise has been an NCAA Division I head coach for 16 years and was a four-year Division I letter winner while playing volleyball for Purdue University. She has also coached summer volleyball camps for 20 years.

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