Volleyball1on1 High School Camp Coaching Clinic

Volleyball1on1 offers a complimentary optional 3 hour high school coaching clinic with all Volleyball1on1 High School Travel 2 U summer camps.

The coach’s clinic runs in conjunction with the training offered during the summer camp to help coaches progress to the next level of their coaching potential. This clinic is in addition to the 3 days of 1 on 1 training high school coaches will receive throughout the camp.

Volleyball1on1 Coaches Clinic is open to all invited guests of the local high school coach. Feedback we often get is that our coach’s clinic is a great way to educate your local middle schools thereby improving feeder programs and “Growing the Game”.

For High Schools that also have Clubs we find this is a great way to educate all your club coaches essentially for free.

Volleyball1on1 offers “Lite” and “Full” Volleyball1on1 Coaching Manuals to attendees. Please plan to review all questions related to additional Volleyball1on1 Coaching Manuals with Andor Gyulai.

Volleyball1on1 Coaches Clinic Format:

Part 1 - Yearly Planning

Coaches answer a self-evaluation worksheet and series of questions to help them develop a more personal approach to volleyball coaching. This information is also used to help develop the team culture and establish goals for the program.

Coaches are next instructed on the importance of yearly planning. This includes updating Volleyball1on1 Coaching Manual calendar for the season, reviewing what skills and topics will be taught when and why and how best to tackle the grueling high school season schedule.

How to develop a contingency plan in cases of emergency and when a parent or JV or assistants coach needs to take over. We understand coaches have lives outside of volleyball and emergencies come up. We help plan for those emergencies.

Part 2 – Important Coaching Concepts

In this section of the coach’s clinic we review many important coaching concepts. This builds on many ideas taught in camp and creates a space where coaches can really get comfortable with the concepts we teach.

Topics include:

  • 60-30-10 Rule
  • How you can develop a better culture on your team and launch your season more successfully. The 6 biggest mistakes we see in coaching.
  • Learning and how to create better learners.
  • 3 Biggest shifts in volleyball coaching in the last 15 years and how it impacts your coaching style.
  • In practice coaching tips, verbal cues and more.
  • Motor learning related to volleyball coaching.
  • Effective techniques for team building.
  • Using science to develop sound coaching principals.
  • “What good looks like” – Match video analysis
  • Its bigger than volleyball.
  • Helping prep young players for college volleyball.
  • Motivating the modern Athlete.
  • And much more…

Part 3 – Volleyball Skills

During this section of the coach’s clinic we review verbal cues and systems for teaching each volleyball skill as well as offense, defense and transition. We believe having a common volleyball language and coaching system is an important part of our team culture and this leads to greater “Transfer” and learning by players.

Our coaching style is unique in that we teach each skill from the foundation of “Reading the Game” and the OODA Loop. The OODA Loop is a proven tested model for “Reading the Game”. More money has been spent on OODA Loop related research than any other “Reading the Game” models.

When teaching volleyball skills we also incorporate SlowTheGameDown 40 years of baseball research on vision to help players slowing the ball and game down by getting in the zone and improving focus. This includes systems for teaching players how to deal with pressure and perform each skill successfully under pressure. We are unique in the volleyball camp industry as we are the only organization sharing this valuable knowledge.

Part 4 – Volleyball Drills

This section of the clinic includes a selection of some of our favorite drills. We do encourage coaches to find additional drills that meet their needs and coaching styles. We created the Volleyball1on1 Coaches Manual as a folder so that you as a coach can add and update the folder with new content and drills over time.

We encourage coaches to divide your volleyball drills into 6 main categories:

Breakout Sessions: These are usually small group or individual sessions with players with a focus on very specific needs within a particular skill.

Setter Skill Building Warm-Up: At the youth level and high school level we feel your setter is the most important position. These drills help them get better individually and as a team.

Tutor Drills: Similar to breakout sessions these drills focus on “Tutoring” the players on specific skills with copious feedback. In practice the name alone can really help coaches and players focus on the goal, tutoring!

Mini-Games: Refers to in-practice competition drills / games where players compete against each other on a full or mini-court over the net to a set score. In our experience as a coach mini-games are one of, if not the most effective ways to teach volleyball to youth players with very high transfer and should be present in almost every practice.

Serving and Passing: Serving and passing are so important to winning the game of volleyball that we dedicate a section of our drills to it. By giving serving and passing drills its own section it forces players and coaches to think about how we build serving and passing into every practice.

6 on 6 Wash Games / Drills: 6 on 6 Wash games / drills were the brain child of Bill Neville, then USA Men’s assistant coach for the 84 Olympic team. Bill’s goal was to design a scrimmage-like game that increased the number of game like reps in a competitive scoring environment. The wash concept utilizes a goal-oriented scoring system in which the goal is a consecutive number of successful executions.

During the camp and coaches clinic we will equip coaches with some of our favorite drills in each category! Note each drill we share also has videos on Volleyball1on1.com for easy review post camp week.

Part 5 – Practice Planning

The ability to plan an effective practice is one of the most important skills to coaching. An effective practice maximizes repetition while placing the players in competitive often game like situations where coaches can offer advice and feedback. A great practice does the previous plus builds your team, teaches players important life lessons while creating a space where players can have fun, and enjoy time with their friends.

Important Coaching Points:

  • Work one or two specific skills per day (do not overload a practice with multiple skills).
  • Create clear and specific objectives for each drill and present them to the team.
  • Teach skills with gradual advancement (fundamentals to competition).
  • Keep technique drills simple (competition can be complex to force players to think).
  • Teaching, teaching, teaching (never stop giving feedback).
  • Create a positive environment and success will follow.
  • Craft drills that involve everyone at all times (avoid drills with long lines).
  • Keep the practice fluid (one or two focus skills with slow build from basics to games).
  • Try to incorporate 1 team building activity per practice.
    Try to incorporate 1 life lesson per practice. Add music.
    And more will be shared during this section on practice planning.

Part 6 – Review other Resources and Player Handouts in the Volleyball1on1 Coaching Manual

During this part of the clinic we review the last 3 sections from the Volleyball1on1 Coaching Manual namely: Player Handouts, Beach Volleyball and Coaching Resources.

Player handouts are handouts we give players related to our volleyball1on1 coaching topics.

The beach volleyball section includes coaching advice for beach volleyball. We believe all players should try play some outdoor / beach two person volleyball in addition to indoor 6 person volleyball. We find those that do are much better at indoor volleyball plus gain a greater love for the game and “Keep Playing” as they get older.

Our coaching resource section offers discounts on various volleyball related products.

Part 7 – Questions and Answers

Our goal is to answer all the questions that you, your staff and your invited middle school coaches may have. We find this portion of the clinic really helps invite co-operation between attending coaches and sets a tone for how the coaches work together going forward.

Registration is OPEN!

If you are interested in more information, we welcome scheduling a call to speak with you directly to learn more about your needs, provide you with more detailed information regarding the camp and answer any questions you may have to ensure this camp is a great fit for your needs at this time.

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