John Dunning’s Taking Your Attacking, Serving, & Blocking to the Next Level!


  • Get the point! A guide to the scoring areas of volleyball
  • Earn more side outs
  • Learn proven volleyball drill progressions

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with John Dunning,
Stanford University Head Women’s Volleyball Coach;
2016 NCAA National Champions – 5x National Championship Coach (2016, ’04, ’05 at Stanford, 1985-86 at Pacific);
Distinguished member of the AVCA Hall of Fame (2011);
2001 AVCA National Coach of the Year; 4x Pac-12 Coach of the Year; over 800 career wins

Legendary coach John Dunning presents the point scoring areas in volleyball: Attacking, Serving and Blocking. All topics are presented from the foundational basics and progress through advanced tactics. In Part 1, Attacking, Dunning shares technical and tactical goals for successful attacking. Coach Dunning implements a series of technique drills on the box without the jump, teaching foundations of rotation and body before progressing to the approach. He details the approach without the ball followed by approaches with hitting. Throughout the drills, Dunning offers invaluable insights for footwork, planting, location and landing. Next, Dunning moves into hitting situations and sets including quick set and hits. In Part 2, Serving, Dunning shares technique, strategies and ability-based progressions for the standing float serve, jump float, jump spin, short serve and deep court serve. In Part 3, Blocking, Dunning’s basic blocking instruction begins with one on ball focusing on proper blocking technique. Next is partner blocking that necessitates court awareness, location, communication and read of the hitter. Drills and strategies included in this section include box drills, movement blocking, jump blocking and soft blocking. To further enhance each skill area you will hear insightful dialog from the players and see game footage of each skill area.