Hits over net
Serves over net
Transition to attack
How to track:
This first series from 11/11 - 12/16 we will spend 15 minutes each practice competing in mini Bjerring tournaments. After each practice I will upload those 15 minutes of video and athletes will watch the footage and email email@example.com the results prior to the next practice.
This series athletes will track the following:
- Aces | A Service Ace is a serve which results directly in a point. Examples: The serve strikes the opponent's court untouched. The serve is passed by the opponent but can not be kept in play
- Kills | A Kill is awarded to a player any time an attack is unreturnable by the opposition or any time the attack leads directly to a blocking error by the opposition
- Passing Average | Every dig, and pass will be rated on a scale of 0 - 3. 1 = playable but OOS. 2 = High ball near setter who could still set outside, and right side. 3 = Perfect ball can set quick to all attackers
- Blocks | Anytime the player is able to direct the ball to oppositions court and inbound's.
- Assists | A player is awarded an Assist whenever that player passes or sets the ball to a teammate who attacks the ball for a Kill.
- Hits over the net | Anytime ball is attacked"positive" regardless of in or out, as long is it went over the net.
- Serves over the net | Anytime ball is served "positive" regardless of in or out, as long is it went over the net.
- Transition to attack | Full approach and high jump
- Block attempts | No faults, or violations occurred, and hands have partial/full penetration over
- Most aggressive | Record how many times the ball dropped on your side of the net (regardless of if it was near you or your teammate). i.e. every time you only have one or two touches as a team you record one error. The exception is if Player A gets first touch, and Player B doesn't get second touch then only Player B has to record error. Our leader will have recorded the fewest drops.
This week athletes should also answer the following questions:
1. What is one thing I did well? (Be very specific)
2. What is one thing a teammate did well? (Be very specific)
3. What will I try and improve on for next practice?
Practice Notes For Each Player (Updated Last: 11/9/16)
Emmitt you a fantastic player and will continue to excel as a leader and a player. At our last practice you did a great job leading the team with encouragement and teamwork. One thing I would love to see is for you to work on playing more aggressive on offense. I would encourage you to watch some film this week on how to attack specifically focusing on the follow through.
Ethan you have height to your advantage so keep using it! In the back row i'd encourage you to hold a stronger passing platform, and in the front row i'd watch some video on how to have better body control at the net.
Aaron you are a solid all around player that has such great potential. As you know i'd love to see you keep your hands out of your pocket! But i'd also love to see you be more explosive and aggressive towards the ball. It might be nice to watch some film on the difference between a passive and aggressive player
Evan you have such raw athleticism. You have already improved greatly and I think you will continue to do so as the season progresses. You jump serve is getting good but your form is not developed enough, i'd watch some film on attacking/jump serving form. Once that form is polished your strength and athleticism will thrive.
Dom you are a solid rock in the back row. You have good passes, good serves, and good back row attacks. I'd love to see you be more aggressive in the backrow and want every single ball. I'd also love to see you develop as a leader in the back row. I'd search for a few articles on what it means to be a strong defensive captain.
Conner you have a great mental capacity for the sport and do a great job knowing and understanding the game. Your front row game has gotten much better this year with strong and smart attacks. You have also improved your quickness and explosiveness as a setter which is good to see. I'd love for you to watch some setters film on positions of your hands (you open to much), and a little bit on how to use your whole body.
Matt you without a doubt are the most improved player in the group right now. At the start of the season I had to tell you every time you hit the ball "Positive error, hit the back wall not the net". But now you almost always hit over, and mostly in. You power is fantastic and your control is much better. Your could also become a great blocker, so i'd love for you to watch film on blockers footwork and penetration.
Dillon you are a great setter that will only get better and better. I would encourage you to set from much higher (you typically take at your chin). This week it might be nice to watch film on how to approach from the right side as a lefty. You have a great power already but once you master an approach you will be more of a threat from the right side.