Peak Performance OODA Loop Vision Training – Level 5 – Exercises

Level 5 – Involves players “Observing,” “Orientating,” “Deciding,” and making an “Action” based upon information on one or more posters while watching and interacting with a separate moving object in constant motion while being actively distracted with the goal of moving the player out of their visual sensory mode. The purpose of level 5 exercises…

Peak Performance OODA Loop Vision Training – Level 4 – Exercises

Level 4 – Involves players “Observing,” “Orientating,” “Deciding,” and making an “Action” based upon information on one or more posters while watching and interacting with a separate moving object in constant motion. The purpose of level 4 exercises are to help: Track a moving object, While scanning between 1, 2 or more posters, While performing…

Peak Performance OODA Loop Vision Training – Level 3 – Exercises

Level 3 – Involves players “Observing,” “Orientating,” “Deciding,” and making an “Action” based upon information on one or more posters. Players are now ideally in constant motion. The purpose of level 3 exercises are to help: Improve “scanning for objects” while in motion. This is far more difficult than when stationary Improve players skill through…

Peak Performance OODA Loop Vision Training – Level 2 – Exercises

Level 2 – Involves players “Observing” and “Orientating” information on one or more posters while in motion, meaning they are moving. The purpose of level 2 exercises are to help: To help continue to acclaimed athletes to the use of the OODA Loop posters Improve “scanning for objects” while in motion. This is far more…

Peak Performance OODA Loop Vision Training – Level 1 – Exercises

Level 1 – Involves players “Observing” and “Orientating” information on one or more posters while being static, meaning not moving. The purpose of level 1 exercises are to help: Acclaimed athletes to the use of the OODA Loop posters Teach “scanning for objects” when training muscles in the eyes Teach players stage 1 – “Observation”…

Just Launched – Peak Performance OODA Loop Vision Training Posters

We are excited to announce the launch of our Peak Performance OODA Loop Vision Training Posters. These 27″ x 39″ posters are ideal for helping athletes in all sports including volleyball improve their ability to process visual information and thereby speed up their ability to navigate the OODA Loop. Athletes who can more effectively move…

Volleyball1on1 OODA Loop Volleyball Vision Coaching Blueprint and Vision Training for Sports Paper

Why Read This? In the last 6 years the biggest change in coaching the sport of volleyball has be the concept of “Reading the Game.” Yet most coaches teach it wrong in my opinion and in so doing miss so much more where they can help their players! I have spent the last six years…

Stretch Step Advanced Beach Volleyball Defense Techniques, Tips and Drill with Andor Gyulai

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…

Advanced Beach Volleyball Serving Technique and Tips with Andor Gyulai

This video features beach volleyball jump serving technique tips with Andor Gyulai the owner of Volleyball1on1.com. This videos features tips for improving serve consistence using ideas used by top players like Karch Kiraly and Kent Steffes. Important concepts include limiting your approach, lowering your toss and changing your contact point when you serve Video of…

The Ben Vaught Volleyball Project – 2016-2017

In the summer of 2016 after AVP Huntington Beach Open I was approached by a young 19-year-old Ben Vaught who asked for my help coaching him. This past summer he took four – 13ths and three 17th on the tour and established himself as one of the rising stars (Just age 20) after successful wins…

Real Life “What Good Looks Like,” Volleyball Example of a Program Turn Around

Last week I posted an article “What Good Looks Like – Volleyball1on1 Coaching Formula for On Court Volleyball Success” so this week I want to share a real-life example. You see I got a message today from a coach who we are in our second year of working with and who has completely turned the…

What Good Looks Like – Volleyball1on1 Coaching Formula for On Court Volleyball Success

What Good Looks Like “What Good Looks Like” is a term I picked up from Marcio Sicoli (Olympic Beach Gold Medal Beach Coach to Kerri Walsh) to describe the idea of how a team should physically play volleyball on the court. This idea challenged me to develop “The Volleyball1on1 Formula” of what I felt “Good…

AVCEx – A Review Of Reid Priddy Answer On My Question To Vision for Spiking

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…

How To Pass a Volleyball and Serve Receive Volleyball Coaching With Andor Gyulai

This video features 25-30 verbal cues and ideas when teaching volleyball passing. Normally I would teach this over several sessions and include drills but due to the limited time in this session I put allot of it together in this 13 minute video. This video is great for coaches and players who want to learn how to pass a volleyball or get better and serve receive or coaching serve receive.

Coaching Instruction and Review Behind Coaching a Volleyball Jump Serve

This video breaks down what I am doing as I am coaching. Important coaching points: Guided discovery, Open probe questions – Who, What, What, When, How, O, So, Meaning, And, Tell Me, Motor learning patterns are stored In the brain Visually. Language of volleyball we speak Is our culture. Players learn with multiples senses.

Omaha Volleyball Serving Drill Post Jump Serve Instruction (2 Videos)

This video features the Omaha Volleyball Serving Drill. I developed this drill as a way to teach players how to serve tough under pressure and build some team comradery in the process. Comradery is the spirit of friendship and community in a group, like the comradery of soldiers at war who keep each other upbeat…

Coaching the Jump Serve In Volleyball – Verbal Cues and Review of the Instruction

Part 1: Coaching The Jump Serve In Volleyball In this video I teach players how to jump serve a volleyball. This video includes great volleyball coaching ques / keys that coaches can use in their own practice. Also here is the link to Dr. Gil Fellingham Presentation: Using Science to Develop a Team Game Plan…

Dealing with Serving Pressure – Challenge vs. Threat

Sorry, but I was asked to remove this video as their is some confidential information in the teachings! Sorry! First time this has happened to me!
Here is a great podcast from Coach Your Brains Out on the subject of Challenge vs. Threat…

How To Run the Bic Set for Volleyball – With Bill Ferguson

This video we filmed for the AVCA video tip of the week a few years ago. I think its the best video in the world on running the “Bic” set. This video shows why Bill Ferguson is such an incredible coach! Enjoy and be sure to thank him next time you see him! 🙂

Show Vulnerability – New Research Validates Volleyball1on1 Coaching Systems for Team Building (Article 7 of 8)

One of the most effective methods of building trust, according to Paul J. Zak, who published a 10-year-long research study in the Harvard Business Review, is arguably the most uncomfortable: Be vulnerable. As a coach or a player – or an employee or employer off the volleyball court – showing vulnerability stimulates the release of…

Beach Volleyball Blocking Example on the Step Close Blocking Technique with Andor Gyulai Example 1

The goal of this video example is to show you an example of the Step-Close Beach Volleyball Blocking Technique in action as well as answer questions that are coming up regarding the technique. The examples in this video are for situations with a less than ideal situation to step close, yet the block still works!…

Bad Blocking Technique and How To Improve It With The Step Close For Ryan Avatar Doherty

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…

Developing Athletes and, More Importantly, Developing People To Impact Volleyball Team Results (Article 6 of 8)

Facilitating whole-person growth is one of the eight most effective ways to build trust in a team environment… One of the most important aspects of coaching a sports team has nothing to do with the literal duties of coaching a sports team. What we learn in sports goes far beyond the court or field, which…

Step Close Beach Volleyball Blocking Technique by Andor Gyulai

This article and accompanying videos will introduce a new method of blocking in beach volleyball. With enough momentum, it could revolutionize blocking in beach volleyball. I am calling this new blocking technique the “Step Close Beach Volleyball Blocking Technique.” My goal with this post is to change the method blockers use when playing beach volleyball.…

Intentionally Improving Player to Player Relationships To Impact Team Results (Article 5 of 8)

Oxytocin the “trust hormone.” How to creating a volleyball practice environment for it release and ultimately your teams success. Oftentimes in volleyball coaching, our focus strays away from our original goal – creating an environment where players can have fun bonding with friends through sports – and becomes far too task-oriented. Most youth athletes do…

Inattention to Results – The Fifth Dysfunction of a Volleyball Team and How to Overcome It (Part 5 of 5)

In sports there are winners and losers and results are often a bench mark of success on and off the court. The fifth dysfunction of a team is and “Inattention to Results”.
“Perhaps more than with any of the other dysfunctions, the leader must set the tone for a focus on results. If team members sense that the leader values anything other than results, they will take that as permission to do the same for themselves.” – Patrick Lencioni

How to Building Trust and Improve Teamwork On Your Volleyball Team Through the Sharing of Information (Article 4 of 8)

At Volleyballl1on1, we are firm believers that the sharing of information leads to improved trust and more cohesive teamwork. Communication is the core of self-confidence in developing athletes, which has a contagious effect on the rest of the team. So, how do we do this at Volleyball1on1?
Each practice begins with “The Big Three.” All of which are outlined on a white board for everyone to see.

Teaching Volleyball Players How To Become Better Learners

Last week something special happened in my world. My son, Thor (9), got up on stage at his talent show and solved a Rubik’s cube. But he didn’t just solve it. He did a portion of it with his eyes closed. In front of an audience. Don’t believe me? Check out the video: Needless to…

Beach Volleyball Setting Tips for Indoor Players

I was playing this weekend when my partner posted this video. I thought it displayed several excellent lessons for indoor volleyball setting that I feel the majority of coaches often miss, either because they do not play beach or simply haven’t been exposed to enough beach volleyball. Now, given that setting has been statistically determined…

Building Trust Through Job Crafting and Discretion When Coaching Volleyball (Article 3 of 8)

Hire talented people. Let them go to work. That is one of the most popular philosophies in the workplace, and for good reason: In an article in the Harvard Business Review, author Paul Zak, a psychologist, wrote that: “Once employees have been trained, allow them, whenever possible, to manage people and execute projects in their…

Developing Self Confidence in Young Volleyball Players

Before you can change any skill on the court – passing, setting, hitting, anything – you must first change one aspect off of it: Your belief in yourself. A lack of self-confidence – often inaccurate and subjective – is far too common in young players, and it results in poor performances, which leads to a…