This article and video series reviews how beach volleyball players who develop a “Game Plan Offense” can takes advantage of “Learned Automatic Response” and “Implicit Guidance” to beat opponents and overcome physical disadvantages on the court. The tactic I will discuss were used quite successfully in the 2016 Olympics to defeat Kerri Walsh Jennings and…
This video features advanced beach volleyball defense technique and tips with Andor Gyulai the owner of Volleyball1on1.com. This video also features a simple defense beach volleyball drill to help with these techniques. The technique is described as the “Stretch Step Shortening Cycle” and is used to help players load as the ball is contacted so…
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This video features the next progression of the practice with a scored game like drill using a 6 foot forward jump serve to start the rally. The result of the tougher serving is more spray passes thus working on some of the new setting techniques the players just worked on in the previous drills.
This video features a continuation and a progression from the previous spray pass drill. Now players not only have to set a bad spray pass, but in some cases the spray pass is so bad they have to set the ball behind themselves. This video also works on player spacing and helps the attacker with where and how to approach a bad pass so they can still maybe be in system or at least get a decent attack in on the bad pass.
This video features the spray pass setting drill and coaching with Anjinho Bacil. A short low pass is a common error when passing the ball infront of your inside leg however at the height Anjinho recommends however practicing this drill results in an easy fix where the setter can improve the play and get the hitter back in system.
This video features the players doing warm up hitting lines with Anjinho Bacil during the beach practice. The players are getting more physically ready for the tougher more intensive drills that include more attacking. What I like about this video is it brings up the important point that the passer / hitter should always pass the ball infront of the setter in beach. On a tough serve / free ball / even warm ups the passer needs to work to get the ball in front of the setter to set up the offense.
In this video Andor and Anjinho review the 4 person cross court pepper beach volleyball drill and each shares their thoughts on the drill.
This video is a continuation and filming from the earlier cross court pepper drill. This drill features allot of verbal cues and coaching on: movement, managing the ball between you and your partner, defense, ball control, setting and more. This video again shows how the best make the game simple and how they make the court smaller and easier between partners.
This 4 person drill is a great warm up beach volleyball drill or drill that can be inserted into any beach volleyball practice to help improve: setting, pulling, defense, movement and player spacing as a team.
Below is the second video of Anjinho Bacil running the Tri-Angle Warm Up Beach Volleyball Drill, but this time from the other side. The tri-angle beach volleyball drill is the most commonly used drill in beach volleyball. Players and coaches will learn…
This video contains the tri-angle warm up beach volleyball bump setting drill with Anjinho Bacil. The drills focuses is bump setting. This video shows allot of important concepts related to coaching and playing beach volleyball that many of the pros use to make the game simple! This includes: Passing the ball straight ahead in front of your inside leg, the correct height when passing, the correct, Approach of the setter when hand and bump setting, plus more…
This video features Anjinho Bacil running the Tri-Angle Warm Up Beach Volleyball Drill. This is a powerful video as he runs the players through the most commonly used drill in beach volleyball. Viewers will learn how Anjinho coaches: Player spacing between partners, approach and footwork for beach volleyball setting, passing location based upon where the ball is served, how players can simplify the game, plus more…
3 Ball Transition Beach Volleyball Drill – 3 For Offense, 2 For Defense to Score with Pedro Brazao (2 Videos)
This beach volleyball drill features a serve and two free balls. This drill focuses on both defense and offense and put allot of pressure on players to consistently side out.
This video series features Pedro Brazao taking the players through a guided hard angle hit ball with a line block off a server to either player. If the defender does not dig the ball the coach puts in another ball. This video has the funniest in action sequence we have ever filmed! “This will hopefully teach you young guys a lesson about making fun of old fat guys who are just getting back into it and trying to get in shape! We were young guns too and in many cases brought a much much bigger cannon! :)” – Andor Gyulai – With a Bazooka
2 Ball Beach Volleyball Defense Drill Off a Bench with a Line Pull and Line Defense by Pedro Brazao (2 Videos)
This beach volleyball defense drill features two balls, a line pull and a angle block with a line defense. Each play is played out and the coach Pedro Brazao is hitting off a bench. This video features allot of good verbal cues as well as some good coaching feedback for line defense with an angle block as well as some tips on pulling when blocking.
This video contains beach volleyball coaching tips for blocking shots plus a 2 ball defense drill with a block and a dig with Brazilian Coach Pedro Brazao coaching. This video is extremely insightful as Pedro discusses a common mistake players make when trying to block shots in beach volleyball. His answer is on point and easy to understand.
2 Ball Beach Volleyball Defense Drill Off a Bench with a Line Block and Angle Defense by Pedro Brazao
This 3rd beach volleyball drill (In Pedro Brazao Practice) is a 2 ball beach volleyball defense drill featuring a line block and angle defense with beach volleyball coach Pedro Brazao attacking from a bench to simulate a real attack. The players play the defense out off the dig but not off the block. The players are now starting to get warm and as a result the playing level in the drills and intensity is increasing.
This is a beach volleyball warm up drill that features 2 balls, that are game like serves, 1 for each player with a line shot after the dig and set. This is a great game like drill that features 3 of the most important skills for a player to work on as well as really helps with spacing, which is critical for new teams and beach volleyball.
This is Jason Lockhead Beach Volleyball Superman Scramble Defense Drill. This drill helps with both technique as well as trains players to chase every ball. The drill is easy yet effective. The drill also will help players build a strong cardiovascular base.
This video describes Jason Lockhead Superman Defense Technique. The technique involves you putting your non digging hand in the sand for more control so that you look like superman “Flying Pose” as you fly along the top of the sand. This technique was filmed while during practice while Jason was running a 2 ball beach volleyball defense drill.
Triangle Warm Up Drill is the most used drill in beach volleyball. The drill works on two of the major skills, passing, setting and warming up players shoulders from hitting. The drill is also great for player spacing and communication. In this video Pedro Brazao takes the players through the drill and offers his own verbal cues and insights.
This defense drill is focused on players starting position of defense and not leaning as this can make it extremely difficult to change directions. This is a simple drill where the coach hits 3 balls, two balls for the blockers and 1 ball for the defender behind the block. The hits to the defender start originally as a line or cut shot but are modified over time. Also the blocking position is changed from line to angle and the number of hits the coach can hit is increased as the drill progresses.
This is another great warm up drill which focuses on covering the hitter as well as lifting the ball after you cover the hit and getting back and ready to spike. This drill works on allot of beach skills that are often ignored but by doing it during the warm up it allows the players to work on skills while building into their hitting.
This is a great warm up setting drill with Jason Lockhead, AVP and FIVB Player / Coach. This drill is designed for high level volleyball players but can be modified to make it easier or harder and you see how Jason does this, making the drill much harder as the players progress through it.
This is an incredibly fun and challenging beach volleyball drill that will warm up players, improve skills, improve team communication and finally get players heads in the game of volleyball. The drill felt next too impossible when it started but by the time it finished all 4 players were juiced and excited for what was an incredible practice to follow which only built on this great first drill to start!
In this video we share advanced beach volleyball setting technique with Stein Metzger. (UCLA Sand Coach, NCAA MVP, Beach Volleyball Olympian)
Video 5 on Beach Volleyball Blocking with Steve Anderson is about “Play On the Ball”. In this video Steve shares a great volleyball blocking drill he uses to teach effective beach blocking.
Pulling or dropping off the net from blocking responsibilities is an important strategy that is implemented on an opponents off set. In this video series you will learn instruction on how to do this successfully plus a simple drill to practice the skill.
Digging a low ball from a short serve or a ball that goes into the net is extremely common yet very difficult skill to make a “Better Play” on the ball. Learn Stein Metzger Secret called “Drop the Furniture” to change this and make it easy.
Being in system means that you are running your offense according to your plan, in this video and drill series you will learn how to do this effectively by understanding spacing and circle of trust.
Moving to attack is one of the most important and under practiced skills in beach volleyball. Stein calls it “Moving without the ball” and in this instructional and drill series you will learn this important skill so that you can spike better.