Posted 26 August 2003 - 01:24 PM
Posted 14 September 2003 - 09:31 PM
they know where they have to be because they check to see who they are opposite. also i think i could help you with the serve recieve positioning if i knew what you were running. is it a 4-2, a 6-2, or a 5-1?
Posted 22 September 2003 - 07:12 PM
I know it is a pretty simple approch to the problem, but I would suggest that you make a small "playbook" that shows diagrams of the various positions you want your players to be in as they move from serve, to base defense, to blocker coverage, to transition to attack, to attack coverage, and back to base or receive. Surprisingly enough, girls will actually take the time to look them over and get a mental picture of what you want them to do. Then, if you add a "wash" drill that emphases moving into the position you want to work on, it should move develope more quickly. At least its worked pretty well for me
lots of luck john
Posted 30 September 2004 - 09:23 AM
I am not replying to the volleyball rotation, but I need some advice. I am a parent coaching a boys team (Grade 7 & 8). I would like some information on a 4-2 offence/defence and a 6-2 offence/defence.
Thankyou for your attention and I look forward to hearing from you.
Posted 20 March 2006 - 12:43 PM
With that age group repetition is big! The more times they do it over and over the more they will start to understand. It will get to be a little boring for the players and sometimes frustrating but once one or two players start to catch on they will usually start to help the other players to understand. Repetition, repetition, repetition.
Posted 29 October 2006 - 08:15 PM
This sounds like a great idea. I have looked on the internet for help with diagrams that show the positons you want your players to move to from serve. I never played volleyball so its hard for me to recognize when my players are out of rotation. I'm coaching a talented group of kids and we are trying to play a 4 man or maybe later a 3 man serve receive while keeping our middles at the net. We are trying to figure out if we should use a 6-2 or a 5-1 as one of our setters is stronger but I want them all to play. Do you know of any resources or bboks that would show this type of set up. I'd love to give my players a playbook but I'm not comfortable I'm telling them the right things!!
Posted 08 November 2006 - 08:29 PM
While there are lots of good volleyball books on the market, I would recommend two that have fairly complete and have understandable diagrams of offensive systems. The two are: "Developing A Successful Volleyball Program" by Chisum and Jordan, Coaches Choice (Publishers) $19.95, and "Youth Volleyball - Second Edition" by Zartman, Better Way Books, $14.99.
They also have defensive systems, receive formations, and all the rest. You should be able to "review" them at Border's or Barnes and Noble.
Regarding the problem of knowing if your players are out of rotation - or better yet, that they ARE in proper rotation - I would suggest that you make (or purchase) a rotation wheel. This is simply a six-sectioned pie chart on which you write the positions of your players in their first serving position (or first court position, it really doesn't matter). Once you have them written down, you can rotate the wheel to see who should be where.
I am always interested to hear how or why coaches decide on one offensive system vs another for their team, and I'd like to know your thinking on picking one - or more - for your team. Obviously, the quality and quantity of setters available has a large amount to do with the decision, but if you don't mind me asking, what else are you considering? And since it's possible that you've already made your decision, how is it working out?
Well, let us know what happens. And good luck!