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Category: Sports:Volleyball

The Volleyball By Design podcast gives coaches simple, actionable, step by step strategies so you can get clarity in your coaching and apply what you learn right away.

December 6, 2021

Strategies On Making Substitutions

Have you ever wondered when is the right time to make a sub or what are some strategies we can do to make subs? In this episode we talk about:

  • Rules regarding subs 
  • Development vs competitive 
  • When to make the right sub
  • Subbing strategies (eg. serving sub) 
  • Managing errors 

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November 29, 2021

Are You Training Ball Control & Out Of System Balls Effectively?

In this episode, we dive into ball control and why it's vital that coaches train this skill in multiple different ways. We go over topics including: 

  • Overhead Ball Control 
  • Forearm Ball Control 
  • Free Ball 
  • Short ball 
  • Setting 
  • One Hand Ball Contact 
  • Setter Forearm Control 
  • Placement 
  • Out Of System Balls 
  • And much more 

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November 22, 2021

Strategies On Playing The Ball At The Net

In this episode, we talk all about playing the ball at the net. This doesn't necessarily mean just blocking but there are other facets of net play that are important. In this episode, we talk about: 

  • Net rules both under and over 
  • Simultaneous contact
  • Joust 
  • Overpass 
  • Reading the ball 
  • And a few more concepts. 

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November 14, 2021

Setting Technique With National Team Coach and Head Coach of UofA Brock Davidiuk

In this episode, we are privileged to have on the Head Coach of the University of Alberta, Brock Davidiuk, as he is an expert setting coach. In this episode, he shares so much technical aspects of setting and provides amazing insights to the position. He talks about:

  • The technical principles - Feet, Hands, Body & Eyes 
  • Principle of a live environment 
  • Stages of setting 
  • Youth setting to college setting 
  • College setting to Pro setting 
  • Setter hitter relationship 
  • And so much more 

Click here to find out more about his setting academy

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November 8, 2021

3 Key Factors To Growth As A Coach in 2021

In this episode, I share some key factors that has helped me grow as a coach in 2021. Hopefully you can relate and use some of these factors to help you grow as a coach in the upcoming year. In this episode we talk about:

  • Experience 
  • Planning 
  • Players 
  • And a few more items 

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Reach out via Instagram @BrianSingh_CoachB

November 1, 2021

Passing & Defense With US National Team Libero Erik Shoji

In this episode, we have the privilege of interviewing on of the best libero's in the world Erik Shoji. He shares some tangible advice that coaches can take and apply in their gym right away with their players. Topics include 

  • Passing Technique & Strategies 
  • Reading and Cues 
  • Mental side of passing 
  • Defensive movement & cues 
  • And so much more. 

Click here to view Erik's youtube channel 

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October 25, 2021

How To Jump Start Success For A New Team

A received this question from multiple coaches regarding how do we best approach a new team in terms of training, development, culture, efficiency, etc. In this episode, I share my approach to starting a new team and how you can get things off the ground quickly and see success a bit faster. Topics include:

  • How to establish culture and expectations 
  • First practice 
  • Assessing players 
  • Fundamentals 
  • Chemistry 
  • And more... 

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October 18, 2021

Top 3 Team Blocking Strategies

In this episode, we talk about the most effective team blocking strategies so you can decide which one would be best for your team. Topics include: 

  • A bunch read system 
  • A spread system 
  • Commit system
  • Middle blocking strategies 
  • Pin blocking strategies 
  • And a few more items 

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October 11, 2021

Seasonal, Structure & Practice With US Men‘s National Team Coach John Speraw

In this episode, I am privileged to have my mentor John Speraw who is the head coach of the US men's national team as well as the coach of the UCLA Men's volleyball team. In this episode, we talk about a lot of great topics. Included in our discussion is:

  • Tokyo Olympics 
  • Seasonal Planning 
  • Practice Structure & Planning 
  • Fundamentals 
  • Game Day 
  • And much more 

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October 4, 2021

How To Plan & Execute An Effective Practice

In this episode we talk all about planning and running a practice. Also, listen to episode 60 where we talked about planning a volleyball season because they go hand in hand. In this episode, we discuss:

  • Fundamentals, Tactics & Strategies 
  • Learning Goals & Success Criteria 
  • Warm Up 
  • Use of whiteboard 
  • Drills & Scrimmages 
  • Stats 
  • Breaking up the practice 
  • And much more 

Click here to join the waitlist for Digital Volleyball Academy 

Reach out to me via Instagram @BrianSingh_CoachB