Planning Purposeful and Pertinent Practices
Written by Jeff White
Head Volleyball Coach
So, you’ve gone to a few volleyball clinics, read some recommended books, watched a dozen instructional videos, and have been introduced to hundreds of volleyball drills and instructional aids, each of which seem like the blueprint for achievement. Yet, you come away intimidated, overwhelmed, and confused on how to implement what you have learned into practice plans that will help your team. Many questions may come to mind when deciding what to incorporate into your practice plans in hopes of effectively preparing for your team’s success such as “How do I put all of the drills I have learned together in an effective practice plan?” or “How many drills do I need to run an efficient practice?” The purpose of this article is to outline the basics for building an effective and efficient volleyball practice plan that will enable you to do the most teaching and increase your athlete’s improvement, while maximizing simplicity.