On mobile devices click the + sign for more information

 

Serve City Elgin 14 Smack

Coach Jeff smith

 

Tournament Schedule

36-11-1 record

December 10 - Sky High Classic: 2-2, 5th place of 18 teams
December 17 - Top Flight Elgin: 4-1, 2nd place of 8 teams
January 14 - Top Flight Elgin, 5-0, 1st place of 8 teams
January 21 - Fusion Rockford, 2-1, 3rd place of 8 teams
January 28 - Asics Mokena, 4-2, 3rd/4th of 12 teams
February 18 - Sky High Crystal Lake, 2-2, lost in quarterfinals
February 25 - Fusion Rockford, 2-2, fifth place of 9 teams
March 11 - Top Flight Elgin, 2-0-1, first-place tie of 4 teams
March 25 - Rockford Challenge, 6-0, first place of 7 teams
April 1 - Energy Niles, 4-1, third place of 12 teams
April 29-30 - Diggin' in the Dells, 4-1, first place in pool play, advanced to gold bracket, tied for ninth place of 56 teams

Team Photo

short sleeves serve city 14 gold.jpg

meet the Players

McKinley Gebhards.jpg

mckinley g.

Home School

Lahidney Vazquez.jpg

lahidney v.

Cambridge Lakes School

Mariah Donaldson.jpg

joelle n.

Harvest Christian Academy

Julia Bennett.jpg

julia b.

Harvest Christian Academy

Anna Draftz.jpg

Anna d.

St. Patrick Catholic School

maya j.

Harvest Christian Academy

Joelle Nelsen.jpg

mariah d.

Harvest Christian Academy

Hayley Martin.jpg

hayley m.

Harvest Christian Academy

Grace Barresi.jpg

grace b.

St. Patrick Catholic School

Alexa Pupich.jpg

alexa p.

Harvest Christian Academy

Serve City Elgin 14 Smack Stats

 

Player                                        Serves (In/Total)         Percent            Aces     OOS*     Zones*

McKinley G.                                     360-391                92.1               93        200        221

Maya J.                                             237-280                84.6               84        172        132

Anna D.                                            255-299                85.3               81        166        155

Grace B.                                            298-339                87.9              117       201        185

Mariah D.                                         180-225                80.0               60        116         90

Hayley M.                                         158-196                80.6               62         95          63

Alexa P.                                              211-223                94.6              60        150        104

Lahidney V.                                          42-47                 89.4               13         23           6

Julia B.                                                 29-37                 78.4               10         21          17

Joelle N.                                              25-29                  86.2                9          17          0

Josie H.                                               48-53                  90.6               24         36          0

Totals                                                                1843-2119                  87.0                    613         1197        973

OOS = out of system (serves the opponent could not pass to setter; includes aces, shanked passes and passes that didn't reach setter)
Zones = serves successfully delivered to the zone (or area) of opponent's court that coach told server to target

Player Leaders

Passes to setter: Maya 513, Grace 435      Digs: Maya 163, Grace 125, Lahidney 77, Joelle 76

Assists: McKinley 288, Anna 282             Blocks: Mariah 28, Hayley 25, Julia 11, Maya 4, Kinley 4

Jump kills: Maya 289, Grace 121, Mariah 118, Hayley 86, McKinley 65, Julia 48, Anna 48, Alexa 47, Lahidney 10, Josie 6, Joelle 6

Jump hit attempts: Maya 523, Grace 285, Mariah 260, Hayley 208, McKinley 165, Alexa 154, Julia 152, Anna 143, Lainey 31, Joelle 23, Josie 17


Team Leaders

Most passes to setter in a match: 123             Most aces in a match: 22

Highest serving % in a match: 92.7               Most out-of-system serves in a match: 36

Most kills in a match: 24                               Most assists in a match: 24

Most digs in a match: 29                               Most blocks in a match: 5

Fewest balls to hit our floor in a match: 1      Total team kills: 844

Final Season Record: 36-11-1

 

AT top flight 14'S TOURNAMENT DECEMBER 17

Second place of 8 teams
 

STATISTICS VS. top flight 14 theta

25-22, 25-13 Smack win

Player                            Good Serves-Total           Aces         Out of System       Zones

Grace                                          7-9                          3                    7                        6

Maya                                          8-8                          2                    5                        6

Anna                                          8-11                        2                     5                        5

Mariah                                       3-3                          1                     2                         2

Hayley                                       9-10                        4                      6                        7

McKinley                                   8-8                          4                     7                         6

Totals                                      43-49 (87.7%)          16                   32                       32

 

2-contact series: 3                        3-contact series: 44

Balls hitting our floor: 4              Balls that hit their floor: 8

Passes to setter: 39 (Maya 11, Grace 10, Joelle 7, Lahidney 5, McKinley, Anna, Alexa, Julia, Mariah, Hayley)

Top Flight passes to setter: 15      Top Flight 3-contact series: 26

Kills (hits or tips that won a point for Smack): 10 (Maya 6, Hayley 2, Mariah, Grace)

Total hitting attempts: 23 (Maya 10, Hayley 5, Mariah 3, Grace 2, Julia 2, Alexa)

Top Flight hitting attempts: 9      Top Flight kills: 4

Assists (sets that led to kills): 10 (McKinley 6, Anna 3, Julia)

Digs: 7 (Maya 2, Grace, Joelle, Lainey, Anna, McKinley)

Blocks: 2 (Mariah, Hayley)

Hustle award: Maya                     Best attitude award: McKinley

 

STATISTICS VS. skyline 14 black

25-11, 25-16 Smack win

Player                            Good Serves-Total          Aces      Out of System       Zones

Grace                                         0-3                           0                0                         0

Maya                                         3-5                           3                 3                         3

Anna                                         14-14                       6                12                       10

Mariah                                      5-7                           3                 5                         4

Hayley                                      3-3                           1                 3                         2

Lahidney                                   5-5                           3                 3                        1

McKinley                                  9-10                         1                 7                        7

Totals                                      39-47 (83%)             17               33                     27

 

2-contact series: 3                        3-contact series: 30

Balls hitting our floor: 2              Balls that hit their floor: 12

Passes to setter: 30 (Grace 8, Maya 6, Lahidney 4, Joelle 4, Mariah 3, Hayley, McKinley, Anna, Julia, Alexa)

Skyline passes to setter: 8             Skyline 3-contact series: 13

Kills (hits or tips that won a point for Smack): 8 (Maya 3, Julia 2, Mariah, Hayley, Alexa)

Total hitting attempts: 18 (Maya 5, Mariah 3, Hayley 3, Julia 3, Grace, Lainey, Alexa, Joelle)

Skyline hitting attempts: 6          Skyline kills: 3

Assists (sets that led to kills): 8 (Anna 3, McKinley 3, Julia, Alexa)

Digs: 4 (Maya, Joelle, Lahidney, Anna)

Hustle award: Anna                     Best attitude award: Lahidney, Julia

  

STATISTICS VS. Starz 14 black

25-21, 22-25 Smack win

Player                            Good Serves-Total           Aces       Out of System      Zones

Grace                                       5-6                         2                   4                       3

Maya                                        5-7                         2                  3                       3

Anna                                        8-9                         2                  5                       5

Mariah                                     5-7                         1                  3                       3

Hayley                                       6-8                          2                   3                        3

McKinley                                  14-14                       3                   9                       11

Totals                                        43-51 (85.3%)         12                 27                     28

 

2-contact series: 5                      3-contact series: 49

Balls hitting our floor: 6             Balls that hit their floor: 8

Passes to setter: 44 (Maya 11, Grace 11, Joelle 7, Lahidney 5, McKinley 2, Mariah 2, Hayley 2, Anna 2, Julia, Alexa)

Starz passes to setter: 31           Starz 3-contact series: 39

Kills (hits or tips that won a point for Smack): 11 (Maya 5, Grace 2, Mariah 2, Hayley, Julia)

Total hitting attempts: 24 (Maya 9, Mariah 4, Hayley 4, Grace 3, Julia 2, Alexa 2)

Starz hitting attempts: 14 Starz kills: 6

Assists (sets that led to kills): 11 (McKinley 5, Anna 3, Julia, Grace, Maya)

Digs: 12 (Maya 5, Grace 3, Joelle 2, Lainey, Anna)

Blocks: 2 (Mariah, Hayley)

Hustle award: Grace, McKinley Best attitude award: Mariah

 

STATISTICS VS. top flight 14 sigma semifinals

25-12, 25-21 Smack win

Player                            Good Serves-Total           Aces         Out of System          Zones

Grace                                       10-12                         4                     6                          7

Maya                                          7-9                          3                      5                         5

Anna                                          6-7                          4                      6                         6

Mariah                                       8-9                          4                      6                         6

Hayley                                       7-7                          2                      4                         4

McKinley                                   3-5                         0                       0                         2

Totals                                         41-49 (83.7%)       17                   27                       30

 

2-contact series: 3 3-contact series: 28

Balls hitting our floor: 4 Balls that hit their floor: 9

Passes to setter: 26 (Grace 6, Maya 6, Lahidney 4, Joelle 4, Mariah 2, Hayley 2, McKinley, Anna)

Sigma passes to setter: 16          Sigma 3-contact series: 20

Kills (hits or tips that won a point for Smack): 7 (Maya 3, Mariah 2, Hayley, Julia)

Total hitting attempts: 18 (Maya 5, Mariah 5, Hayley 3, Grace, Julia, Alexa, Anna, Joelle)

Sigma hitting attempts: 9          Sigma kills: 4

Assists (sets that led to kills): 7 (McKinley 4, Anna 2, Julia)

Digs: 5 (Maya 2, Joelle, Lainey, Grace)

Blocks: 4 (Hayley 3, Maya)

Hustle award: Grace                  Best attitude award: Hayley

 

STATISTICS VS. TOP FLIGHT 14 theta finals

26-24, 25-22 Theta win

Player                    Good Serves-Total           Aces           Out of System            Zones

Grace                                 6-7                           1                         3                          5

Maya                                  6-8                           3                         5                         4

Anna                                  8-9                           2                         5                         6

Mariah                               3-5                           0                         0                         1

Hayley                               8-9                           2                         5                         6

McKinley                          10-10                        2                        6                          8

Totals                                41-48 (85.3%)         10                      24                        30

 

2-contact series: 6                     3-contact series: 61

Balls hitting our floor: 7           Balls that hit their floor: 6

Passes to setter: 54 (Maya 13, Grace 10, Joelle 8, Lainey 7, Mariah 3, Hayley 3, Anna 3, McKinley 3, Julia 2, Alexa 2)

Theta passes to setter: 51        Theta 3-contact series: 59

Kills (hits or tips that won a point for Smack): 13 (Maya 6, Hayley 3, Mariah 2, Grace, Julia)

Total hitting attempts: 32 (Maya 12, Mariah 6, Hayley 6, Julia 3, Grace 3, Alexa, Lainey)

Theta hitting attempts: 31       Theta kills: 12

Assists (sets that led to kills): 13 (McKinley 8, Anna 3, Julia, Grace)

Digs: 16 (Maya 4, Grace 4, Joelle 2, Lainey 2, Anna, McKinley, Mariah, Hayley)

Blocks: 2 (Mariah, Hayley)

Hustle award: Maya                  Best attitude award: McKinley


At Sky High Crystal Lake 14's Tournament December 10

Fifth-place tie out of 18 teams
 

Statistics vs. Sky High 14 Williamson

25-17, 26-24 Smack win

Player                            Good Serves-Total           Aces         Out of System       Zones

Grace                                        11-12                     4                    3                          

Maya                                           3-4                      0                    2                 

Anna                                           7-7                      2                    2

Mariah                                        4-5                      1                    1

Hayley                                        1-3                      1                    0

McKinley                                   9-9                      2                    3

Totals                                     35-40 (87.5%)        10                 11

 

2-contact series: 4                        3-contact series: 53

Balls hitting our floor: 5               Balls that hit their floor: 7

Passes to setter: 49 (Maya 12, Grace 10, Joelle 7, Lainey 6, Mariah 5, Julia 2, Hayley 2, McKinley 2, Anna 2, Alexa)

Sky High passes to setter: 22        Sky High 3-contact series: 32

Kills (hits or tips that won a point for Smack): 12 (Maya 6, Hayley 2, Mariah 2, Grace, Julia)

Total hitting attempts: 27 (Maya 10, Hayley 5, Mariah 5, Grace 2, Julia 2, Alexa, Lainey, Anna)

Sky High hitting attempts: 13      Sky High kills: 5

Assists (sets that led to kills): 12 (Anna 5, McKinley 5, Julia, Mariah)

Digs: 8 (Maya 3, Grace 2, Joelle, Lainey, Anna)

Blocks: Mariah, Hayley

Hustle award: Maya                  Best attitude award: Grace

 

Statistics vs. Sky High 14 Junior olympic White

25-22, 25-20 Sky High win

Player                            Good Serves-Total          Aces      Out of System       Zones

Grace                                         7-8                       2                 2                      2

Maya                                         4-4                       1                 1                      1

Anna                                         3-3                       1                 1                      1

Mariah                                      7-7                       2                 2                      1

Hayley                                      6-7                       3                 1                      1

McKinley                                 8-9                       2                  2                     4

Totals                                    35-38 (90.9%)       11                 9                    10

 

2-contact series: 5                        3-contact series: 46

Balls hitting our floor: 8              Balls that hit their floor: 4

Passes to setter: 40 (Maya 11, Grace 7, Joelle 6, Lainey 5, Mariah 4, Hayley 2, Anna 2, Julia 2, Alexa)

Sky High passes to setter: 30       Sky High 3-contact series: 33

Kills (hits or tips that won a point for Smack): 12 (Mariah 4, Maya 3, Hayley 3, Julia, Alexa)

Total hitting attempts: 26 (Maya 9, Mariah 6, Hayley 5, Grace 2, Julia 2, Lainey, Alexa)

Sky High hitting attempts: 18    Sky High kills: 11

Assists (sets that led to kills): 11 (Anna 5, McKinley 5, Hayley)

Digs: 13 (Maya 4, Joelle 3, McKinley 2, Anna 2, Grace, Hayley)

Blocks: Hayley

Hustle award: Mariah                 Best attitude award: Anna

 

 

Statistics vs. Sky High 14 JO Purple

25-20, 25-16 Sky High win

Player                            Good Serves-Total           Aces       Out of System      Zones

Grace                                       2-4                         1                   0                       0

Maya                                        4-5                         1                  1                       2

Anna                                        5-6                         2                  1                       1

Mariah                                     4-5                         1                  3                       2

Hayley                                     8-10                       5                   3                       4

McKinley                                9-10                        2                  5                       5

Totals                                     32-40 (80%)            12                13                     14

 

2-contact series: 5                      3-contact series: 35

Balls hitting our floor: 9             Balls that hit their floor: 4

Passes to setter: 40 (Maya 14, McKinley 7, Lainey 6, Joelle 4, Mariah 2, Grace 2, Anna 2, Hayley, Julia, Alexa)

Sky High passes to setter: 38      Sky High 3-contact series: 41

Kills (hits or tips that won a point for Smack): 14 (Maya 9, Hayley 2, Mariah 2, McKinley)

Total hitting attempts: 26 (Maya 12, Mariah 4, Hayley 3, McKinley 2, Julia 2, Joelle, Alexa, Lainey)

Sky High hitting attempts: 20    Sky High kills: 12

Assists (sets that led to kills): 14 (Anna 8, Grace 3, Julia, McKinley, Mariah)

Digs: 15 (Maya 6, Joelle 2, McKinley 3, Lainey 2, Grace, Anna)

Blocks: Hayley

Hustle award: Maya                    Best attitude award: Anna

 

Statistics vs. Fierce VBC 14 Elite 12-10-16

25-20, 25-22 Smack win

Player                            Good Serves-Total           Aces         Out of System         Zones

Grace                                       12-14                      8                     1                         6

Maya                                         2-2                       1                      2                         1

Anna                                         5-7                       2                      2                         2

Mariah                                      6-8                       2                      2                         2

Hayley                                      2-5                        2                      0                         1

McKinley                                  8-9                        3                     3                          5

Totals                                       35-45 (77.8%)       18                   10                        17

 

2-contact series: 4                     3-contact series: 44

Balls hitting our floor: 3           Balls that hit their floor: 10

Passes to setter: 50 (Maya 11, Grace 7, Joelle 7, Lainey 7, Mariah 4, Hayley 3, McKinley 4, Anna 3, Julia 2, Alexa 2)

Fierce passes to setter: 19          Fierce 3-contact series: 28

Kills (hits or tips that won a point for Smack): 15 (Maya 6, Mariah 3, Hayley 3, McKinley, Anna, Grace)

Total hitting attempts: 27 (Maya 8, Mariah 6, Hayley 5, McKinley 2, Grace 2, Julia, Alexa, Anna, Joelle)

Fierce hitting attempts: 10        Fierce kills: 5

Assists (sets that led to kills): 14 (McKinley 7, Anna 4, Julia, Mariah, Alexa)

Digs: 12 (Maya 5, Grace 2, Joelle 2, Lainey, Anna, McKinley)

Blocks: Maya, Mariah

Hustle award: Joelle, Lainey      Best attitude award: McKinley

Elgin 14 Smack Media Gallery

diggin' in the dells tournament april 29-30

energy vbc tournament april 1

rockford challenge tournament march 25

top flight tournament march 11

fusion 15's challenge february 25

sky high president's day classic february 18

asics mikasa tournament in mokena january 28

fusion challenge in rockford january 21

top flight tournament in elgin january 14

top flight tournament in elgin december 17

Sky high classic in crystal lake december 10

PRACTICE FILM

1/10 Servers vs. Passers Competition Round 1

12/29 Servers vs. Passers Competition Round 4

12/29 Servers vs. Passers Competition Round 1

12/19 3v3 Bjerring Tournament Round 2

12/19 2v2 Bjerring Tournament Round 3

12/19 2v2 Bjerring Tournament Round 1

12/1 Bjerring Tournament Round 2

11/21 Bjerring Tournament Round 3

11/21 Bjerring Tournament Round 1

1/10 Servers vs. Passers Competition Round 2

12/29 Servers vs. Passers Competition Round 5

12/29 Servers vs. Passers Competition Round 3

12/29 Servers vs. Passers Competition Round 2

12/19 3v3 Bjerring Tournament Round 1

12/19 2v2 Bjerring Tournament Round 2

12/1 Speedball Tournament Round 3

12/1 Bjerring Tournament Video Round 1

11/21 Bjerring Tournament Round 2

video Block
Double-click here to add a video by URL or embed code. Learn more.

Elgin 14 Smack Sample Practice Plans

This page features select team practice plans. Read through these to discover how Serve City Elgin 14 Smack is training athletes.

november 21

7:15 to 7:20: wall passing and setting technical skills circuit

  • forearm passing 50 in a row

  • wall setting close

  • superman setting: high sets, hut sets, quick sets, back sets, side sets, dumps

7:23 to 7:30: 1v1+1 10-10-10 cooperative challenge

  • 10 consecutive 3 contacts using passes and sets
  • 10 consecutive 3 contacts using a standing attack on the third contact
  • 10 consecutive 3 contacts using a jump attack on the third contact
  • 6 minutes to achieve all three levels
  • use of 1 or 2 contacts or the incorrect third contact is a wash

7:30 to 7:45: jump and overhand serving

  • 5 in row, then hit zones 5 from 1, 5 from 5, 1 from 1 and 1 from 5

7:45 to 8:00: 2v2 Bjerring tournament

  • videotape it on iPad
  • rallies to 1, games to 5 randomize partners 1-10 all serves from bleachers side of court top scorer after 3 rounds wins

8:00: halfcourt butterfly transition-pass-set-hit-block-dig game

8:10: hitters vs. defense

8:30: introduce and practice 6-2 system out of serve receive, base, defense and offense

  • go through all six rotations of 6-2

8:55; volleyball knockout

9:00: mannequin challenge


december 19

7:00 to 7:15: wall passing and setting series:

  • 50 passes in a row
  • wall setting close
  • high, hut and shoot sets
  • quick sets
  • back sets
  • side sets
  • dumps

7:15 to 7:20: 1v1 cooperative (volley tennis, then 2 contacts, 3 contacts and 3 contacts with a jump attack

7:21 to 7:28: 1v1+1 10-10-10 challenge in 7 minutes or less

7:30: jump or standing overhand serves from zone 5 to zone 5, 5 to 1, 1 to 5 and 1 to 1

7:40: 2v2 Bjerring half-court mini-tournaments (3 rounds)

7:55: 3v3 Bjerring full-court mini-tournaments (2 rounds)

8:00 to 8:20: 5-player halfcourt butterfly competitive

  • 1 point for each pass to setter, jump kill, stuff block, block touch and dig to blocker/setter
  • Round 1: hitting from back row and OH
  • Round 2: hitting from back row and Opp (back sets only to Opp)
  • Round 3: hitting from back row and MH (quicks only to MH)

8:20 to 8:30: hitters vs. defense

8:30 to 8:50: 3v6 games to 4

  • 3 side does all the serving and 6 side receives all serves
  • Mix up lineups after each game
  • 6 side can only score using pass-set-hit sequence
  • 3 side can win a point in any way

8:50 to 9:00: 3v3v3 full-court Christmas speedball

  • Winning team earns Christmas candy
  • No more than 6 seconds between rallies
  • Can only win points off kills, aces and blocks

january 30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

february 27

Everything over a net, competitive, scored and gamelike

6:15 to 6:20: 1v1 cooperative ball control progression competition

6:20 to 6:25: 1v1 3-step topspin jump serve, dig to self and catch competition

6:25 to 6:30: 1v1+1 cooperative 10-10-10 competition

6:30 to 6:35: 2v2 cooperative 3 contacts (partners rotate roles each time they send ball over net)

6:35 to 6:40: 2v2 cooperative with jump sets of 3-point passes

6:40 to 6:45: 2v2+1 competitive back-row attack game (can only score points off jump kills)

6:45 to 6:55: 3v3v3 speed queens (points for jump kills, aces and back-row players covering front-row hitter and communicating the open areas to hit to)

6:55 to 7:05: zone serving game (5-5, 5-1, 1-5, 1-1 and short zones)

7:05 to 7:20: hitter war (bonus point for kills off our quicks, huts, gaps and slides we're learning)

7:20 to 7:45: around the world serve/serve receive competition while learning 5-1 system (goal is scoring a pass-set-hit jump kill in all six rotations in under 9 minutes)

7:45 to 7:55: hitters vs. defense (focus on slides and huts)

7:55 to 8:00: Rotating Columbus 5v5

Hustle and best attitude awards, next practice is Feb. 6 at Lifezone, team cheer


 

Theme today: being in attack mode as servers, hitters and even as setters using aggressive setter dumping

6:15: 1v1+1 10-10-10 in two groups (shuffling feet to pass ball primarily at midline)

·         Maya, Mariah, Grace

·         Julia, Alexa, Hayley

·         Anna, Joelle, Lainey

6:22: 2v2 short court (15-foot line) competitive pass-set-jump tip and jump roll (jump setting)

·         Highest consecutive score wins

·         Use your washes wisely

·         Rotate positions each time you clear ball over net

·         Earn it points for blocks, block touches, aces and jump kills

·         Joelle, Lainey, Alexa (1 front-row setter, 1 BR passer who covers OH and 1 OH) vs. Maya-Anna

·         Grace-Mariah vs. Julia-Hayley

6:27: 1v1 skinny court jump float and jump spin (focus: platform out in front of body and hold finish; R-L footwork on jump spin; antenna height on jump floats)

·         1 point for every ace

·         1 point for every high dig to self that you catch in front of you

·         Hayley v. Maya

·         Mariah v. Grace

·         Anna v. Joelle

·         Alexa v. Lainey v. Julia (speedball style)

6:32: Zone serving game

·         First to hit zones 5-5, 5-1, 1-5, 1-1 and zones 2, 3 and 4 wins

6:35: Bjerring 2v2 tournament

·         First team to 5 points wins each round

·         Can only win point off an ace or jump attack (hit lands beyond the 10-foot line)

·         3 rounds

·         Round 1: Alexa-Grace, Julia-Mariah, Joelle-Anna, Hayley-Lainey, Maya solo

·         Round 2: Alexa-Hayley, Julia-Anna, Joelle-Maya, Lainey-Mariah, Grace solo

·         Round 3: Alexa-Anna, Julia-Grace, Joelle-Lainey, Maya-Hayley, Mariah solo

6:45: 3 on, 3 off halfcourt
Three teams of 3. Two play out a rally. Loser runs off, and winner runs on. The next serve must go up within 6 seconds after the previous rally ended. If you keep winning you keep playing. Teams keep track of their own composite score.

Maya, Joelle, Anna

Grace, Julia, Hayley

Mariah, Alexa, Lainey

Six 1-minute rounds in this order:
● all forearm passing (aggressive free balls)

● a mix of only setting and passing (aggressive setter dumps)
● anything less than three contacts and you lose the rally
● must send the ball over the net with a jump or at least down-ball attack
● can only jump hit from the back row

● can only jump hit from the front row

6:55: Halfcourt pass-set-hit butterfly

·         Anna FR S, Maya OH, Lainey BR passer, Hayley blocker, Alexa free ball/digger

·         Grace FR S, Mariah OH, Joelle BR passer, Julia free ball/digger (dig to self)

·         BR passers communicate and cover the OH

·         Round 1: high sets to OH (5) and to BR attacker (White)

·         Round 2: hut sets to OH (51) and high sets to BR attacker (White)

·         Round 3: high sets to RH (1) and BR

·         Round 4: quicks and slides to MH (41 and 42 to Mariah, 31 and 22 to Hayley)

·         Not full rotations this time

·         1 point for every accurate pass to setter, set to a jump kill, jump kill, block or block touch and dig high and off net to blocker

7:15: 4v4 red, white and blue back row exchange

·         5 points for every kill off a back row jump attack

·         3 points for every back-row jump attack that goes over net but either out or doesn’t result in kill

·         1 point for free ball to zones 1 or 5 that wins the rally (aggressive free balls)

·         -1 point if back row jump attack goes into net (negative error)

·         Round 1: ball is entered by other team as a free ball

·         Round 2: ball entered off serve

·         Anna S, Maya MB, Joelle LB, Alexa RB

·         Mariah S, Grace MB, Lainey LB, Hayley RB, Julia rotates in for Hayley

7:25: Hitters vs. defense

·         10 points for kills off 51, 41, 31, 42, 22, 1 and Rachel

·         5 points for hitting ball over net off those same plays

·         1 point for kills off 5, 4, 3 that go to either zone 1 or 5

·         5 points for stuff blocks

·         Round 1: Maya OH, Mariah MH, Julia RH, Anna S, Joelle LB v. Grace OH, Hayley MH, Alexa RH, Lainey LB

7:40: Around the world serve receive game

·         5-1 with Anna RB S, Grace RF OH1, Mariah MF MH1, Julia LF RH, Maya LB OH2, Hayley MB MH2

·         Team record is 5 minutes, 15 seconds; take 2 shots to beat that record today

7:50: Rotating Columbus

8:00: 3v3v3 speedball

8:05: Knockout

8;10: Awards (Grace and Maya hustle, Mariah best attitude), Thank You Thursday moved to Tuesday this week, team cheer, cookies


PRACTICE STATISTICS


month 1 overall CHAMPION (nov. 21 to dec. 19): maya

Traditional

SKILL

Aces
Kills
Passes to setter
Blocks
Assists

NAME

Maya
Maya
Maya
Hayley
Maya

#

12
11
33
3
14

Process Oriented

SKILL

Hits over net
Serves over net
Transition to attack
Block attempts
Most assertive defender

NAME

Maya
Grace
Maya
Hayley
Alexa

#

16
22
11
6
4

Bjerring PRACTICE tournament champions

Maya (Nov. 21)
Maya and Anna (Dec. 1)
Grace (Dec. 19)

1v1+1 10-10-10 Tracking

(10-10-10 is a cooperative competition where two players and a rotating setter work together to achieve 10 consecutive 3-contact series using only passing and setting, then only pass-set-standing attacks, then only pass-set-jump attacks.)

Achieving 10-10-10 in 5 minutes: Maya, Joelle, Anna (Dec. 1); Maya, Grace, Joelle (Dec. 3); McKinley, Grace, Joelle (Dec. 19)
10-10-9 is their highest level so far: Mariah, Hayley, Alexa, Julia


How to track your stats while watching practice video: 

This first series from 11/21 - 12/19 we will spend 15 minutes of each practice competing in Bjerring mini-tournaments. After each practice, video of the tourney will be uploaded. Athletes will watch footage and enter their stats into our Google team document before our next practice.

For this series, athletes will track the following:

  • Aces |  A service ace is a serve which results directly in a point. Examples: The serve lands in the opponent's court untouched. The serve is passed by the opponent but cannot be kept in play.
  • Kills | A kill is awarded to a player any time the attack (a hit, tip, roll shot or off-speed hit) cannot be returned by the opponent or the attack leads directly to a blocking error by the opposition.
  • Passes to Setter | Every dig and pass that is fairly high, off the net and to the setting area that your setter can easily set to you for a hitting attempt.
  • Blocks | Any time the player is able to direct the ball to the opposition's court and in-bounds (can be a block touch or stuff block). 
  • Assists | A player is awarded an assist when her set to a teammate is attacked for a kill. 
  • Hits over the net | Any time a ball is attacked "positively," regardless if it is in or out, as long as it went over the net. 
  • Serves over the net | Any time a ball is served "positively," regardless if it is in or out, as long as it went over the net. 
  • Transition to attack | Whenever a player goes from base position to defense into a full 2, 3 or 4 step approach and a high jump on a hit.
  • Block attempts |  No faults or net violations occurred, and your hands have partial or full penetration over the net.
  • Assertive defender | Record 1) how many times the ball hit the floor on your side of the net (regardless if it was near you or your teammate) and 2) every time you and your partner delivered the ball over the net using only one or two contacts as a team instead of three. The exception is if Player A makes the first contact and Player B doesn't get a chance to make the second contact (such as because Player A shanked the ball off the antenna), then only Player A records an error. The most assertive player champion will have recorded the fewest drops and the fewest number of 1- and 2-contact series on the team.

As you view the videos, watch for: 

1. Were you consistently angling your platform at your target? 

2. Were you shuffle stepping to the ball or relying too much on diving to the floor or reaching at the last second?

3. Were you holding your finish (follow-through) after forearm passing the ball to your setter?

4. Were you facing the spot you wanted to set to when setting?

5. Were you approaching, loading your hips and legs, exploding (jumping high) and swinging quickly on your jump attacks? 


Practice Notes For Each Player (Updated Last: 12/28/16)

lahidney

Lainey, I'm looking forward to watching you learn a couple of new skills in our upcoming practices, such as covering our hitters in case of a block and reading the open area of the opponent's court and communicating that info to our hitters as they approach the ball!


hayley

Hayley, I'm excited to see you learn how to hit middle quick sets as well as a slide attack in our upcoming practices in addition to continuing to grow your other skills. I believe you could develop a nasty quick hit from the middle and a great slide attack with hard work and determination. 


grace

Grace, I'm looking forward to watching you not only continue to grow as an all-around player but also develop into a more aggressive hitter in our upcoming practices, including back-row attacks, left-side hits and setting to various positions on the court, such as back sets to our opposite hitters.


Julia, I'm excited to watch you continue to improve your all-around skills in our upcoming practices, particularly your jump float serve, which improved significantly at our last practice, and hitting back sets at opposite hitter and occasional high sets at outside hitter and middle hitter.

julia

 

 

 


Anna, I'm looking forward to seeing you take the next step as a setter and hitter at our next few practices as we work on quick sets to the middle hitters, back sets to the opposite and middle hitters, hut sets (no higher than the antenna) to the outside hitters and your own hitting skills from the left and right sides.

anna

 

 

 


Alexa, I'm excited to see you stretch yourself at both opposite hitter and defensive specialist at our next few practices as well as continuing to work to develop a flatter trajectory on your serves that is no higher than the antennae in order to generate more aces and out-of-system passing errors by the opponents.

alexa

 

 

 


McKinley, I'm looking forward to challenging you as both a passer, setter, server and hitter over the next few practices working on such skills as quick sets, hut sets (sets no higher than the antenna), back sets to a slide attack and hitting jump attacks from the back row, outside and opposite side.

mckinley

 

 

 


Maya, your outside hitting, back-row jump attacks and all-around game continue to improve with hard work. It'll be great to see you stretch yourself the next few practices working on hitting hut sets (sets that go no higher than the height of the antenna) at outside hitter as well as continuing to work on serving down the line and cross court from zones 5 to 5, 5 to 1, 1 to 5 and 1 to 1.

maya

 

 


Mariah, I'm looking forward to seeing you learn not only a front slide attack from the middle but also get some reps in at setter in our team's upcoming practices. For the front slide, you'll jump off your right foot like a basketball player shooting a layup and draw back and swing with your left arm.

mariah

 

 

 


Joelle, like with Lahidney, I'm excited to watch you learn a couple of new skills in our upcoming practices, such as covering our hitters in case of a block and reading the open area of the opponent's court and communicating that info to our hitters as they approach the ball!

joelle