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.