Kim Oden, one of the most feared and dominant blockers in USA and NCAA volleyball history, shares her blocking expertise in this complete guide to blocking! Oden simplifies all aspects of coaching blocking, one of the most challenging volleyball skill areas to coach. Beginning with the basics, Oden teaches the specifics for spacing, stance and jumping hand and body position. She covers three types of footwork for blocking, how to most effectively penetrate the net and vision sequencing for anticipating where the hit will come from. Oden details block positioning with drills for attaining an advantageous block position.
A special "situations" segment includes solutions for the many blocking related realities faced by club and high school coaches. For each situation, Oden demonstrates the "problem" before demonstrating the "solution," offering a unique look at how to identify and solve blocking issues. She touches on small blocker solutions, how to block back row attacks and blocking strategies to give your team an advantage, which includes five specific strategies.
- Enhance your defense immediately
- Gain big dividends teaching your team the blocking game!
- Learn to solve common blocking issues
120 minutes. 2009