Beach Volleyball Yoga Cool Down Exercises – Video 3 of 3

27 Aug

This is the third video of 3 for our Beach Volleyball Yoga Cool Downs. The instructor is Maya Talisa, Yoga Volleyball Expert. Maya has been featured in Volleyball Magazine and has worked with players in NCAA, AVP and FIVB. This video features multiple exercises and will target your forearms, your wrist, your full back, you […]

Beach Volleyball Yoga Cool Down Exercises – Video 2 of 3

27 Aug

This is video 2 of 3 for our Beach Volleyball Yoga Cool Down Series. This video features volleyball yoga expert Maya Talisa. Maya has been featured in Volleyball Magazine and has worked with players in NCAA, AVP and FIVB. This video features multiple exercises and will target your lower back, shoulders, chest and hamstrings.

Beach Volleyball Yoga Cool Down Exercises – Video 1 of 3

27 Aug

This beach volleyball yoga cool down video features multiple exercises and will target your chest, upper back, shoulders, glutes and your hips. This video is brought to you by Maya Talisa who has been featured in Volleyball Magazine.

Elite Level – Full Youth / High School Level / Club Volleyball Practice Plan with Chris Austin (33 Videos)

05 Aug

This post contains an elite level full youth club volleyball practice plan with Chris Austin, 2 Time NCAA Champion at UCI and coach to undersized boys team ranked as one of the top 10 teams in the country. This post contains links to all 33 videos with Chris Austin from full youth club volleyball practice.

Final Portion of Practice Reviewed and the Goals with Chris Austin

05 Aug

This is the final video and portion of practice. In the video we describe in detail the last part of practice and how Chris organizes the 6 on 6 portion of practice. This video also shows the final drills plus the remaining portion of practice.

6 on 6 Game Play, Building On What Was Practiced But in a Game-Like Situation – Chris Austin

05 Aug

This video now features the 6 on 6 game play portion of practice. This is where all the skills and drills so far are now introduced in a game like situation to maximize transfer in the athletes. As a side note, Chris left the following day to go compete in Europe professionally playing indoor.

Review of Practice Thus Far and The Goals For the Rest of The Training – Chris Austin

05 Aug

In this video Andor and Chris discuss and review the practice thus far and the goals for the rest of the training. Chris also outlines how he plans on now incorporating the skills that the players learned and worked on in the early part of practice into the game like 6 on 6 portion of […]

5 Rep Jump Serve Drill, Verbal Cues and Purpose with Chris Austin

04 Aug

The next drill is 5 rep each jump serve drill. This video includes verbal cues for coaching indoor volleyball jump serving. Also in this video Chris discusses the timing and purpose of the drill.

Chris Austin on Volleyball Coaching Verbal Cues for Routes, Rhythm and Timing

04 Aug

This is a great video for volleyball coaches where Chris Austin explains some of his volleyball coaching cues for routes, rhythm and timing. Chris explains consistent concepts he uses so that players can quickly understand what he means without having to explain himself each time. We highly suggest you use this or something similar for […]

Hitting Lines Drills – 2 Balls, One Fast, then Another Slower With Transition Footwork – Chris Austin (6 Videos)

04 Aug

This videos features a different version of the hitting lines warm up drills. Each player gets 2 balls, one fast, then another slower ball which simulates transition footwork with a slower set. This drill again shows how much thought Cris puts into every drill and designing his practice to maximize good touches and game like […]

5 Rep Jump Float Serve Drill, Verbal Cues and Purpose with Chris Austin

04 Aug

This drill features 5 reps each of the players performing the jump float serve. This drill and video includes verbal cues, plus some great info on why each player on Chris’s team learn every type of serve and can perform them in game if needed. This style and philosophy of coaching is not common but […]

Joust or Tool The Blocker Offensive Hitting Drill with Chris Austin (3 Videos)

02 Aug

This series of 3 videos features Chris Austin teaching his players the important skills of jousting and tooling the block. This is another series of videos that highlights how good Chris is as a coach. He is able to help and teach his players a new skill quickly and because of how the drill is […]

Chris Austin Take Advantage Of Over Pass Drill – Hit Around, Swipe, Tool

01 Aug

In this video Chris Austin has his players run a drill focusing on taking advantage of an over pass by hitting around the block, swiping or tooling. This video demonstrates Chris creativity as well as should help coaches learn how to make more unique drills themselves. Also again it is insightful to see how a […]

Understanding Practice Planning Based Upon Goals and Time – Chris Austin

01 Aug

In this video Chris Austin breaks down practice planning based upon goals and time line with in the season. It is important for coaches to hear and learn when he is results based focused verses technical outcome focused. Also how things change from day to day, week to week and month to month. Allot of […]

5 Rep Standing Float Serve Drill, Verbal Cues and Purpose with Chris Austin

01 Aug

This part of practice features 5 rep standing float serve drill for each player. This video features coaching verbal cues info as to the purpose of working on the standing float serve. What I also like about Chris coaching style is that all players can perform all serves successfully. This allows allot more flexibility of […]

5 by 5 Ball Control and Armswing Warm Up Drill with Chris Austin

01 Aug

This drill features 5 different skills / mini drills that they do 5 times each between 2 players. The drill, call 5 by 5 ball control and armswing warm up again shows how Chris controls every aspect of practice so as to maximize every ball touch and help his players develop ball control and good […]

Controlled Volleyball Setting Warm Up Drill with Chris Austin

01 Aug

This video features the controlled volleyball setting warm up drill with Chris Austin. This video is revealing as it shows how Chris control many aspects of the practice to help the players maintain good form and technique. In this drill the number of contacts is limited during the drill in order to keep the players […]

Team Volleyball Blocking Trips with Chris Austin

01 Aug

This video features team volleyball blocking trips with Chris Austin. In this video you will hear important verbal cues when coaching volleyball blocking technique. To see more indoor blocking drills or beach blocking drills click the links. Also click the links for indoor blocking technique, beach blocking technique, indoor blocking demonstrations and beach blocking demonstrations.

Volleyball Warm Up Exercises and Drills – Jog, Core, Dynamics with Chris Austin

01 Aug

The next video features volleyball warm up exercises and drills called jog, core, dynamics. This is a great warm up for players of all levels and is quick and effective. This drill is a combination of what Chris learned at UCI (Playing), USC (Coaching), and USA National Team (Coaching and Playing).

Early Practice Volleyball Visualization Exercises with Chris Austin and Team

01 Aug

This video features Chris Austin taking his team through a early practice volleyball visualization exercises. This is a the first time we have filmed this in practice, yet volleyball visualization it not something unheard of. For Example we have filmed practices with Tom Black where the team has done visualization before or after practice.

Volleyball Practice Introduction to Team with Chris Austin, 2 Time NCAA Champ

31 Jul

Chris has finished working with the setters individually and is now focused on the full team. To start practice he introduces the players to the full practice outline / plan, plus shares his individual and team goals for the training. This is a great video as you get to see how he interacts with his […]

Volleyball Exercises for Spiking Harder – Explosive Cable Chops – With Reid Hall

29 Jul

This is video 4 of a 4 part video series on exercises for spiking. The exercise is: Explosive cable chops. This is another great trunk / core exercise for generating power when spiking a volleyball. In the video Reid talks about discussed when the exercise should be incorporated into your workout, how many sets and […]

Volleyball Exercises for Spiking Harder – Med Ball Chops – With Reid Hall

29 Jul

This is video 3 of a 4 part video series on exercises for spiking. This video features the med ball chop, a powerful exercise for generating speed and power through your core, trunk and abs when spiking. Like other video filmed with Reid this video will also help with mobility and flexibility to help generate […]

Volleyball Exercises for Spiking Harder – Med Ball Side Toss – With Reid Hall

29 Jul

This is video 2 of a 4 part video series on exercises for spiking. These exercises focus specifically on generating power using your trunk, hips, core and abs. The exercises focus on rotation and opening up the hips verses just using your shoulder. The result is players will see decrease in injuries plus spike a […]

Volleyball Exercises for Spiking Harder – Landmine Press – With Reid Hall

29 Jul

This is video 1 of a 4 part video series on exercises for spiking and hitting a volleyball harder, specifically using your trunk for generating power. These exercise will also help increase mobility / flexibility so that you can open up more to increase the power you generate.

Chris Austin – Setting Drill for Decision Making – 2 Balls, Choice – Set or Dump, Area 4 Start

17 Jul

This setting drill is final drill in the progression of setting drills and the focus is on decision making and dumping the ball. The players approach from area 4 and then based upon the pass have to decide are they dumping or are they setting. Chris often changes the drills in the series based upon […]

Chris Austin – Volleyball Setting Drill, 2 Balls – In System, Out System, Area 4 Start

17 Jul

The next progression in the warm up / early practice setting drills with Chris Austin is setter coming from area 4 and setting 2 balls: 1 – In system, 1 – Out system. The setters are encouraged to jump set and this drill simulates more what happens in a long rally when a player is […]

Chris Austin – Volleyball Setting Drill Like Serve Receive From 1,3 and 4 with Jump Set

16 Jul

The next progression of the warm up skill building setting drills is the two setters approaching from rotations 1, 3 and 4 in serve receive type format. Each setter sets one ball and then repeats. 4 Balls each for a “In System”, “Medium”, “Out of System” pass. Focus is getting their feet set then making […]

Chris Austin – Volleyball Setting Multi-Ball Stationary Drill, Plus Setting Drills Explained

16 Jul

In this video Chris Austin starts by explaining how they run setting drills and clinics. Then the video follows with a progression of the setting drills with a multi-ball stationary drill. The multi-ball stationary drill basically allows the setter to get a feel of just setting, pulling together what they did in drill 1 – […]

Chris Austin – Why Break Apart Teaching Setting Into Hands and Footwork

16 Jul

n this video Chris Austin (2 Time NCAA Champ as starting setter for University of California, Irvine) explains why he breaks down setting into hands and footwork patterns. Chris, spent year under coaches John Speraw and David Kniffin. Both coaches were NCAA coaches of the year and John is the current head of the USA […]