Volleyball Training Tip Day 18: Good Training = Good Shoulder Health

I get a lot of questions regarding shoulder health. The funny thing is, we don’t perform a lot of “shoulder rehab” at any point during the year. Yes, we do some external rotation exercises and some movements to promote scapular upward rotation, but the vast majority of our shoulder care comes from what I would … Continue reading Volleyball Training Tip Day 18: Good Training = Good Shoulder Health

Volleyball Training Tip Day 17: It’s More then Just Vertical Jumps

This is a repost from maybe 6-8 weeks ago, but a thought that I think worth sharing again for those who didn’t see it at the time. Prepare athletes for the demands of their sport. Volleyball 🏐 is a sport that demands explosiveness, but also demands that the athlete express that power and move well … Continue reading Volleyball Training Tip Day 17: It’s More then Just Vertical Jumps

Volleyball Training Tip Day 16: Lateral Crawl with Push Up

Here is a simple but extremely challenging combo exercise that we use as an upper body pressing movement, especially during the in-season period and spring practice period when shoulders tend to get worked a little more via volleyball🏐 ☑️ Shoulder friendly pressing ☑️ Core stability ☑️ Shoulder stability ☑️ Crossing the midline As I’ve said … Continue reading Volleyball Training Tip Day 16: Lateral Crawl with Push Up

Volleyball Training Tip Day 14: Slideboard for Conditioning

Slideboard conditioning is pretty standard in the sport of hockey but relatively rare in other sports, though I'd argue it shouldn't be. We use it with Volleyball, weekly, all off-season. The slideboard offers a handful of benefits, like; Its standing. Volleyball is played standing, not sitting on something like a bike. Its performed it what … Continue reading Volleyball Training Tip Day 14: Slideboard for Conditioning

Volleyball Training Tip Day 13: Landmine Split Jerk as a Substitution for Dumbbell Snatch

Great thought on this very thing this morning by @natevank19 and @notmarksanchez , so I figure now would be a good time for this. We don’t Dumbbell or barbell Snatch volleyball. Going overhead, with velocity, doesn’t seem like a great idea with athletes that have cranky shoulders and may not have the best overhead mobility. … Continue reading Volleyball Training Tip Day 13: Landmine Split Jerk as a Substitution for Dumbbell Snatch

Volleyball Training Tip Day 12: Programming Core Work

How do we program core work❓I get that questions all the time. It’s really simple...we hit each core category one or more times per week. 1️⃣ Anti-Lateral Flexion 👉 Side Plank variations, etc 2️⃣ Anti-Extension 👉 Rollouts, body saws, dead bugs, etc 3️⃣ Anti-Rotation 👉 KB Drags, Plank Rows, etc 4️⃣ Loaded Carries 👉 Suitcase … Continue reading Volleyball Training Tip Day 12: Programming Core Work