So this past week Reid Priddy (USA Volleyball Indoor Olympian Standout) did a Vlog (Video Blog) on a questions I asked him about vision. The question: “Do you have a vision routine for hitting?” His answer is here: This video is interesting on a number of fronts but most interesting as it relates to an…
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In this video series I review what I think is some bad blocking technique by Ryan “Avatar” Doherty. I love Ryan as a person and all that he does for the sport of beach volleyball. I highly encourage you to pick up his book (Avatar’s Guide to Beach Volleyball: Everything you need to know about…
Flo Hyman used to be self-conscious about her height. Standing 6 feet tall before she was even a teenager, Hyman did everything in her power to shrink. And yet, more than half a century later, her name still towers in the world of volleyball. A three-time All-American and 1984 silver medalist, Hyman was named by…
Volleyball Serving Lessons from the “Lion” Aleksandrs Samoilovs Part of #1 Men’s Beach Team in the World
This week I was at the Long Beach FIVB World Championships and I had a chance to talk with “The Lion” Aleksandrs Samoilovs from Latvia who is part of the #1 Ranked beach men’s team in the world. During our conversation I got to ask him a few things including why he has in my…
For several years now I have heard from these so called volleyball arm-swing experts that the old ways of spiking a volleyball is not correct and that all players should change their arm-swing so that they can avoid shoulder injuries and spike the ball harder. I have always been very skeptical pointing out that shoulder injuries can be avoided by making some minor tweaks verses changing the entire …
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In this video you will learn advanced beach volleyball strategy for offense and defense used by the best players in the world including Kerri Walsh and April Ross. This video will offer new insights on running offensive and defensive routes as well as new advanced blocking calls to make this possible. This video includes demo examples with Kerri Walsh, April Ross, Casey Patterson, Emanuel Rego, and Alison Cerutti.
Named after Dillion Lesniak – Being Dillion’d is being crushed by an opponents spike and lying on the ground in pain. This term became popular after Beach Volleyball player Dillion Lesniak got hammered on a volleyball spike and the video wen viral! 🙂 I hope you are as entertained by this as us. Please pass it on!
Volleyball Demonstration – Kerri Walsh and April Ross – Sideout Off Two Ball Attack Off Serve, April Spiking
This volleyball demonstration features Kerri Walsh setting April Ross to attack the second ball while the blocker is running up. As you can see the defense is not ready and gets absolutely owned on the play. This play should be run when the defense has a blocker that serves a weak serve that is easy to pass and you partner is a strong hitter.
Volleyball Demonstration – Kerri Walsh and April Ross – Angle Block, Line Defense with April Blocking
Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross are featured in this demonstration with Kerri Serving and playing line defense and April blocking Angle. Kerri and April are two of the top beach players in the world and this was their first tournament playing together.
Volleyball Demonstration – Kerri Walsh and April Ross – Sideout on Angle Attack Off Serve, Kerri Spiking
This Volleyball Demonstration features a sideout pass, set, hit with Olympians Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross. Kerri passes serve and attacks while April sets. Kerri spikes a hard angle ball that is dug but not controlled well and converted.
This 7 Angle volleyball demonstration features a sideout attack off serve with pass (April), set (Kerri) and spike (April). This was the first tournament the two Olympians played together in and yet they won it. Kerri Walsh Jennings is a 3 Time Gold Medal Olympian and April Ross is a Silver Medal Olympian.
In this 7 Angle volleyball demonstration, Sean Rosenthal and Olympics Gold medalist sideout on a cut shot off serve receive. Sean is spiking / attacking with Phil setting.
Demo Kerri Walsh and April Ross – Line Block, Angle Defense with Volleyball Transition Hit, April Blocking
In this 7 Angle volleyball demonstration, Kerri Walsh Jennings (3 Time Gold Medalist) and April Ross (Silver Medalist) demonstrate a line block by April with Kerri doing angle defense. This video includes Kerri digging the ball with a transition spike / hit.
This video focuses specifically on L vs. I Route and Offensive Strategy in Beach Volleyball. This video is part of a larger video but starts at the specific location where Andor starts talking about the L and I formation offense in beach volleyball. Video includes examples from Kerri Walsh Jennings, Sean Rosenthal, Casey Patterson, Emanuel Rego and more…
Got to spend a little time this week watching Volleyball1on1 Instructor Stein Metzger run Israel 1 in practice against Sean Rosenthal and Phil Dalhausser. It was impressive to watch while playing Israel 2. I hope you enjoy the pics below.
Steve Anderson is one of the most accomplished beach volleyball coaches in the world having won the gold medal with the Australian women’s beach team in 2000 and is the current heard coach of Beach Volleyball Canada. In these 6 video series Steve teach correct beach volleyball spiking technique.
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In video 3 on beach volleyball setting Steve Anderson now get detailed on footwork and positioning on the net. This is a great video to help players and coaches get under the ball for good technique.
Mike presents correct hand and arm position for a strong passing platform. This video is a must see for all new volleyball players looking to learn good passing technique.
Mike presents a video instructional series on spiking from the right side or opposite position. In this advanced series of 6 instructional videos tips and technique include proper approach footwork to selecting shots to beat the blockers. This is another must see by Mike Diehl!
Mike presents a video instructional series on spiking from the left side or outside hitter position. In this advanced series are tips of a proper approach to selecting shots to beat the blockers. This 6 video series is a must for all outside hitters and coaches!
1. On the approach hitters need to keep their weight behind the ball. This maximizes momentum for more power and better selection of hits.
Stein talks about using the pokey and how one of them has his name, “The Steino”.
Proper volleyball setting can be the make or break factor for just about any volleyball team at any level. Often times the development of this absolutely essential but deceptively tricky volleyball skill is neglected…but it shouldn’t be. Learn from 3 Time NCAA Champ Stein Metzger.
Like many professional volleyball players, I have a very love/hate relationship with volleyball referees. Referee’s have been given the unenviable task of passing judgement down upon people who tend to be over six feet tall and in pretty decent shape…so let’s just say being a referee can sometimes be a challenging job.
Beach volleyball is a 2 person per team sport and as such the ability to be a good partner on the court is a critical aspect of success. In this video Sinjin discusses how to be a good beach volleyball partner.
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Logan Tom presents a video series on volleyball passing technique. These videos present the basics that every player from beginner to Olympian must use.
Logan demonstrates a video series of passing drills. This series is geared for beginners to see how pro players work on fundamentals to stay sharp on the court.
Logan coaches volleyball spiking in this series of instructional videos. The fundamentals are shown in great detail for beginners and pros alike.
Announcing the Ultimate Gold Medal Volleyball Jump Program. So I am super excited to give our paid members access to a new Zero Impact Volleyball Jump Program I have been working on with Gold Medalist Eric Fonoimoana. This program is incredible and has not only helped win a Gold Medal, AVP MVP titles and multiple AVP and FIVB championships.
This volleyball practice plan is a D1 NCAA College Women’s Indoor Reading the Game Practice. This practice will help coaches with important concepts and drills related to the topic. Additionally Andor and Tom filmed individual videos in Tom office discussing the topic.
Tom is congratulated on being named the USA women’s assistant coach under head coach Karch Kiraly and in this video shares his experience of what this job entails.