75. Practice videos: Dave Shondell - Purdue University

What is happening in the training gyms around the world? Today we have Purdue's head coach Dave Shondell reviewing one of their practices.

75. Practice videos: Dave Shondell - Purdue University

🔍 Intro

We already featured 13 practice video articles with pro and college coaches, and today it's time for our 14th Practice session article here on volleybrains.com.

👊 The coach who's guiding us today

Dave Shondell is the head coach of Purdue University's volleyball program. 

For more on Dave's coaching journey and how he shapes his players and program, go over to our Masterclass that we recorded with him a while back.

In the 2023 season, the Purdue Boilermakers finished among the top 15 for the fourth time in the last five years with its No. 13 American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) poll final ranking. As a team, the Boilermakers finished among the top 15 in kills, blocks, and assists on their way to finishing the year third in the Big Ten standings with a 23-9 (15-5 Big Ten) record.

A big thanks to Dave for giving us a peek into where Purdue wants to improve and what they are focusing on to start strong in the coming BIG10 season.

⚡ What's inside the practice video clips?

In the videos coach Shondell will go into detail on:

  • The process and difficulty of implementing new exercises
  • Purdue's focus on serving reps and serving into the outside seams
  • How to get better at spiking on the right side of the net
  • Their focus on the number of competitive reps to get into a 2-hour time block
  • Getting the right space between the first tempo front and pipe/bic attacks
  • Wanting to get more couples and real serve reps in serve receive
  • and so much more

Practice clips preview

  1. Shots I want my OH's to take
  1. Out of system gameplay cues
  1. Out of system sets + 1 tempo/ pipe tandem
  1. Why we want to be a better serving team

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70+ minutes of narrated practice footage divided over 2 video clips

Quick tip: The videos are timestamped. Use the chapters to quickly navigate through the video for later reference.