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Becoming a Problem Solver

Ecological Dynamics Approach to Skill Acquisition: Serve Receive Passing Focused

  • 25 US dollars
  • Artesia High School

Service Description

Welcome to my new Clinic Series, Becoming A Problem Solver! Over the last 6 months I have been studying the work of Rob Gray and applying it to volleyball coaching. Through this process I have learned some fascinating new tools and strategies to teach the game. There is so much I can't wait to teach you about our mind, bodies, and the way we learn new skills! Here is an outline of what we will be doing to focus on serve receiving and consequently serving as well: Introduction to Ecological Dynamics (15 mins) Problem #1: Serve Receive Passing - Don't Drop the Towel (20 mins) - Focuses on teaching smooth, controlled and balanced movements. It also stabilizes the head which allows for better perception of the balls movement. Problem #2: Serve Receive Passing - Arms Up! (20 mins) - wearing goggles that cut off the lower 1/3 of your vision forces you to keep your arms higher when passing. Forcing you to create more space when passing, a crucial attribute to create percise and strong angles. Problem #3: Serve Receive Passing Lite! (20 mins) - Serve Receive Passing with a lighter ball forces the athletes to me more creative with their ability to control the ball. This new element also forces the passers to figure out what is coming at them in a different way. This kind of creativity and problem solving stimulates the brain to get better at passing more varying types of balls and serves. There will also be an improvement with serving due to the same reasons. Problem #4: Serve Receive passing then setting (20 mins) - Now we are going to improve my adding more pressure. Passers will have to control the ball when passing it well enough so that they can also set to a pin hitter. Passing Improves, Out of system setting and hitting improve! Problem #5: Small court 3s w/ constraints (20 mins) - Teams will compete in groups of 3 on a 1/2 or 1/3 the width volleyball court. The limited space and players forces athletes to be creative when looking for solutions in the reduce court space. There is less room for error here. We up the stress by requiring the first round to exclusively use forearm passing and 3 contacts to play. Then with similar rules we change the three contacts to pas, set, set. The last round will be no rules, just play! Here is where we will see what they have improved on and where they need to spend a little more time. Learn more:

Contact Details

  • Artesia High School, Del Amo Boulevard, Lakewood, CA, USA


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