Pat Powers - Camps & Clinics
Why is VBClinics.Com the best volleyball camp? Because in a short period of time I will teach you how to systematically correct your volleyball skills and technique helping you to begin playing the game at a higher level. I accomplish this through a highly successful system of teaching I call the "Over-Correction Method". By mastering the Over-Corrections during a game of King/Queen of the court, you are learning how to download the skills until they become good habits. An example of this learning method would be if you are hitting out of your shoulder, I will show you how to snap from your elbow. If you are jumping up from your legs when passing (very common) I will show you how to put control on the ball with one simple drill.
I played volleyball at the highest levels for over twenty years, yet it took me years of teaching the sport before I was comfortable in giving instruction. The secret is you have to teach through the eyes of the student in a non-intimidating environment.
Here are some questions for you to think about:
Question #1. Do you jump up with your legs when you pass?
Question #2. Do you hit balls into the net, or out when serving?
Question #3. Do you hit balls from the shoulder when spiking?
Question #4. Do you set the ball to your hitters?
Question #5. Do you watch the ball when playing defense?
Here are the answers to the above questions...
Advanced players bend into the ball at the waist when passing. It is how we control the ball and deal with power.
If you are serving balls out or into the net, you are hitting the ball from the shoulder instead of snapping from your elbow.
75% of your power is generated from your elbow and wrist when spiking. You also get a phenomenon called "Extension" when you snap from your elbow.
Advanced players set the hitter not the ball. It is done by knowing what to watch when setting and keeping your hitters headed in the right direction.
There are three things we watch when we play defense: The hitter, the hitter and the hitter. We do not watch the ball or block.
Typical 2-Day Schedule
|09:00||Passing and Ball Control|
|11:00||Setting and Reading / Reacting to Bodies|
|11:30||Serving (Snapping vs. Hitting)|
|01:00||Hitting (Snapping and Extension)|
|03:00||Queen/King of the court "Survivor"|
|04:00||Talk to juniors and parents about college|
|09:00||Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication|
|09:30||Explanation of Defense|
|10:15||Queen/King of the court "Survivor"|
|12:00||Advanced Hitting Instruction--Seeing the Block|
|01:15||Queen/King of the court "Survivor"|