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Overview for Luc Engelen

This is the overview of all volleyball coaching material posted by Luc Engelen. For each section, the last 10 additions are shown.

Drills

Serving towards an opening

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Single drill
Number of players:
5 to 12
Diagram for the volleyball drill 'Serving towards an opening'

The team of five plays a set to five point against the team of three. The team of three always serves. If the team of five wins, new teams are formed. If the team of three wins, the teams stay as they are.

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Attacking: General Blocking: General Defence: General Drill type: Big team against big team Drill type: Big team against small team ...

Serves dictated by opponent

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Type:
Single drill
Number of players:
8
Diagram for the volleyball drill 'Serves dictated by opponent'

The players at the net are responsible for blocking and setting. The players in the back row serve, receive, spike, and defend. This drill has two variants:

  • The player at the net on the opposing side decides how the server should toss the ball: with his left hand, with his right hand, or with both hands.

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Attacking: Position 1 Attacking: Position 5 Attacking: Position 6 Blocking: Individual block Defence: General ...

Serving assignments

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Type:
Single drill
Number of players:
4 to 12

Team A plays a game to five points against team B. Each team has to stick to the following assignments when serving:

  • The first serve of each team has to be short.
  • The following two or three serves, depending on the number of players, have to be targeted to each of the receiving players.

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Attacking: General Blocking: General Defence: General Drill type: Big team against big team Drill type: Big team against small team ...

Targeted serving with a cone, chair, or ball

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Type:
Single drill
Number of players:
3 to 4
Diagram for the volleyball drill 'Targeted serving with a cone, chair, or ball'

SV1 and SV2 take turns serving towards R. R receives the serve with one foot on a cone (or a chair or ball) and passes the ball to setter S. S sets the ball back to R, who spikes the ball across the net, again with one foot on the cone. If R is able to receive the serve and spike across the net without taking his foot from the cone, the players change positions. If not, they try again.

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Basics: Standing spike Drill type: Game phase in isolation Section: Core I Serve reception: General Serving: General Setting: General

All rotations

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Type:
Single drill
Number of players:
8 to 13 players or more
Diagram for the volleyball drill 'All rotations'

Team A receives serve in all six rotations. Only team B serves. Both teams move to the next rotation when team A has scored twice in a row. Once team A has received services in all six rotations, new teams are formed.

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Attacking: General Blocking: General Defence: General Drill type: Big team against big team Drill type: Big team against small team ...

Scoring free balls

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Type:
Single drill
Number of players:
4 to 13 players or more

Two teams of equal strength play against each other. Team A serves first. The team that wins the rally receives a free ball from the coach. For each rally they win, they score a point and receive another free ball. This continues until they lose a rally. Then, team B serves and the drill continues in the same way.

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Attacking: General Blocking: General Defence: General Drill type: Big team against big team Drill type: Small team against small team ...

Dynamic warm up

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Type:
Single drill
Number of players:
1

Shoulder T's, Y's and I's

90 - 90's

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Drill type: Individal Section: Warming-up

More movement prep

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Number of players:
1

If you use movement prep exercises during your warming up and need some variation, try the following exercises.

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Drill type: Individal Section: Warming-up

Dynamic stretching

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Number of players:
1

Usually, I start my warming up with the Movement Prep exercises I posted a long time ago. That can be a little boring after a while. The following 21 dynamic stretching exercises are a welcome alternative.

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Drill type: Individal Section: Warming-up

Three players playing two against two

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Type:
Single drill
Number of players:
3
Diagram for the volleyball drill 'Three players playing two against two'

The players on the three-meter line dig and hit. The player at the net sets the ball for the hitters. After setting the ball, the setter takes the position of the digger/hitter on the same half of the court. After playing the ball across the net, the digger/hitter takes the setting position on the other half of the court.

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Basics: Forearm pass/bump Basics: Overhead pass Basics: Standing spike Drill type: Cooperating group with net Section: Warming-up

Practice plans

Vital Heynen's Clinic for the NVVO

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Saturday the 21st of May 2016, Vital Heynen demonstrated a number of drills to illustrate the type of drills he uses a lot during the warming up phase of his practices. This demonstration was part of a clinic for the NVVO (Dutch association of volleyball coaches) that he and Bert De Cuyper gave.

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Dutch volleyball coaching exam - VT3

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I used this practice plan for one of the exams you have to complete if you want a volleyball coaching diploma from the Dutch volleyball association.

DKJO - women's first class - Jeroen van Vugt - 2009

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This practice for DKJO's first class women's team was led by Jeroen van Vugt in 2009.

Hajraa - men's second division - Misha Latuhihin - 2009

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This practice for Hajraa's second division men's team from 2009 was led by Misha Latuhihin.

Clinic by Redbad Strikwerda and Frans Bosch for the NVVO

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On Saturday the 8th of June 2013, Redbad Strikwerda and Frans Bosch ran a practice session during a clinic for the Dutch association of volleyball coaches (NVVO). During the practice session, examples were shown that illustrated the theory presented during the previous evening.

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Clinic by Marinus Wouterse and Frans Bosch for the NVVO

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On Saturday the 8th of June 2013, Marinus Wouterse and Frans Bosch ran a practice session during a clinic for the Dutch association of volleyball coaches (NVVO). During the practice session, examples were shown that illustrated the theory presented during the previous evening.

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Clinic by Angelique Willems and Bart Schmeits for the NVVO

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On the 11th of January 2015, Angelique Willems and Bart Schmeits gave a clinic for the Dutch association of volleyball coaches (NVVO). Angelique and Bart are both experienced coaches of CMV teams. CMV is a form of volleyball for small children developed in the Netherlands.

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Clinic by Johan Leenders and Angelique Willems for the NVVO

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On the 11th of January 2015, Johan Leenders and Angelique Willems gave a volleyball clinic for the Dutch organisation for volleyball coaches (NVVO). Among other things, Johan is the head coach of Peelpush's women's team that plays in the highest league in the Netherlands and head coach of the Summa volleyball school. Angelique Willems is an experienced volleyball coach that coached many CMV teams (a form of volleyball for small children developed in the Netherlands) and other youth teams. Together, Angelique and Johan are the face of the Summa volleyball school.

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