A Few Reminders for 2018

As we start the new year and our 10th season, we wanted to remind you of a few ways that will help keep you updated on all of our club communications. You can be a part of over 700 of our Putnam family, who follow our website via e-mail and receive communications from the “Club Communications/Blog”. It’s easy to do, just go to the website and put your e-mail on the “follow Putnam Volleyball Via E-mail” box and start receiving, Club Communications, Drills, and other helpful communications.

You can also follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.


Also, Don’t forget the upcoming 2018 Youth Skills Camp, starting in January. Click on the link provided for more information. Click Here

Youth Skill Camp

****For those traveling do not forget to make those hotel reservations before the block cut off dates.

2018 Youth Skills Camp

Get your child started early or give them a great opportunity to improve their volleyball skills. Putnam Volleyball Club is offering a Youth Volleyball Camp starting January 7th for Elementary and Middle School age children. This 12 week camp will be every Sunday will focus on all fundamental skills of volleyball, giving your young athlete the foundation that they need to have a successful volleyball career.

Youth Skill Camp



Load, Low Ball & Side Slide Breakdown for Passing

Three areas of passing to improve your court coverage. These are areas that can be worked on at home or in the offseason to make you a better defensive player.

Proper setup, or “loading,” promotes good passing. When working with her University of Wisconsin passers, Assistant Coach Brittany Dildine looks for the following “loading” elements in their setups.

Narrated by U.S. girls’ youth national team coach Jim Stone, this video covers defensive techniques that increase the court coverage for your players and also improve their ball control. Included is instruction on playing a ball that’s dropping low and in front of the defender.

Michigan State University AVCA All-American Libero Kori Moster breaks down her side slide by slowing down the video and analyzing each move. Kori starts breaking it down at the 2: 00-minute mark.

We hope this helps you improve your Defensive game.