Email: Pat Powers  --  Phone: 760.473-8236
With Olympic Gold Medalist Pat Powers

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...

Answer #1:
Advanced players bend into the ball at the waist when passing. It is how we control the ball and deal with power.

Answer #2:
If you are serving balls out or into the net, you are hitting the ball from the shoulder instead of snapping from your elbow.

Answer #3:
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.

Answer #4:
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.

Answer #5:
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.


Clinic Emphasis

  How to put spin on a ball to increase control.
  Why you should bend into a ball when passing.
  How to read players when setting.
  How to anticipate on the court.
  How to snap a ball instead of hitting it.
  How to reach and extend when hitting.
  Learn how to time a set.
  Learn why you should broad-jump into the set.
  Learn how to pop your serves.
  Why you should watch the hitter when blocking.
  Learn how to play defense behind a block.
  Learn the fundamentals of communication.

Typical 2-Day Schedule

Day 1

08:30 Registration
09:00 Passing and Ball Control
11:00 Setting and Reading / Reacting to Bodies
11:30 Serving (Snapping vs. Hitting)
12:40 Lunch
01:00 Hitting (Snapping and Extension)
03:00 Queen/King of the court "Survivor"
04:00 Talk to juniors and parents about college

Day 2

09:00 Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication
09:30 Explanation of Defense
10:15 Queen/King of the court "Survivor"
11:40 Lunch
12:00 Advanced Hitting Instruction--Seeing the Block
12:30 Blocking Fundamentals
01:15 Queen/King of the court "Survivor"