Philosophy has a great impact in volleyball coaching. Read articles and watch videos by top volleyball coaches and players and see how their volleyball philosophy affects all aspects of the volleyball game.

I Love! I Need! Volleyball Coaching Exercise For Building Team Trust and Improving Team Culture

Developing a culture of honest open communication that builds trust “player to player”, and “player to coach” can be a very difficult part of any team’s culture. “I Love, I Need!” is an easy to run, fun exercise, we teach at all our Volleyball1on1 Camps that addresses all these challenges and reinforces your team culture…

Get on the Bus Youth and Beginners Volleyball Rotation Drill by Gary Sato

Get on the bus, youth and beginners volleyball rotation drill is a great drill to help kids learn the important ideas behind rotating successfully on a volleyball court. The concepts taught in this drill are easy to understand with the result that kids just get it and are able to pick up on ideas far faster than teaching

“Innovate or Die”

In business the need to innovate is not only critical for success, but survival. Coaching volleyball is similar to business yet many high school, club programs and camp providers don’t understand this critical fact. The result is they begin a downward spiral of losing or worse yet, creating a culture where kids do not want…

What’s Your Winning Formula? “What Great Looks Like!” (™) – The Volleyball1on1 Playing Standard and Formula In Action

In Practice Coaching Example The below video shows how we apply this formula practically when teaching high school and club players.   “What Great Looks Like” ™ is a term I use to describe our goal as a team as it relates to how we should physically play volleyball on the court. This idea challenged…

Are You a Players Last Coach? Why Authoritarian Figure Coaching Style Fails!

Are You a Players Last Coach? This past weekend at a “Train the Trainer” Volleyball1on1 Club Clinic I ran in El Paso, Texas I had a young talented sophomore player come up to me at the end of the clinic and say: “Andor, I just want to thank you for renewing my love and passion…

It’s Time to Hit the Gym For Your Eyes – Volleyball Vision Training

There are roughly 640 muscles in the human body. Athletes spend an inordinate amount of time training and strengthening almost every single one of them. Yet there are six that are often forgotten: the Superior Oblique, Superior Rectus, Medial Rectus, Lateral Rectus, Inferior Rectus, and Inferior Oblique. Or, simply put: Your eyes. The aforementioned six…

Peaking Your Volleyball Players for and During Playoffs

As coaches, one of our most important attributes is the ability to peak players individually and as a team for, and during playoffs. In working with 1000’s of players and 100’s of coaches we have developed the Volleyball1on1 Coaching Formula and Systems for successfully peaking your players every year as required. Let me start by…

Positive Reinforcement vs. Recognizing Excellence and Brutal Honesty

The Millennial Coaching Challenge Millennials offer many unique coaching challenges! Badly executed “Positive Reinforcement” may be one of the biggest mistakes most coaches make when coaching this generation. The importance of recognizing excellence vs. positive reinforcement is an important coaching concept that I feel many coaches and parents miss when developing great volleyball players and…

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…

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…

What Great Looks Like! ™ – The Volleyball1on1 Playing Standard – Volleyball1on1 Coaching Formula for On Court Volleyball Success

What Great Looks Like “What Great Looks Like” is a term I use to describe our goal as a team as it relates to how a team should physically play volleyball on the court. This idea challenged me to develop “The Volleyball1on1 Formula” of what I felt “Great volleyball” looks like on the court when…

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…

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…

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…

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 – “It’s Bigger Than Volleyball” ™

Volleyball and sports can be a powerful tool for teaching important life lessons. This video and article shares one of the most important life lessons we as coaches and parents can give our players and kids. In it you will learn techniques to help your players embrace challenge and change while developing a “Growth Mindset!”…

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…

Building a Volleyball Culture of Trust – Building Trust Through Challenges (Article 2 of 8)

What are sports, if not a series of achievable challenges presented to a team on a yearly, monthly, weekly and daily basis? Indeed, challenges are ubiquitous in sports, so it should come as no surprise that it is those very challenges – achievable but not too easy – that brings teams together with the wonderful…

Building a Volleyball Culture of Trust – Recognize Excellence (Article 1 of 8)

It is possible that you have assembled the most talented, wildly gifted volleyball team of your coaching career. You know all the tricks, all the right drills and the perfect amount of reps to get your team prepared for the upcoming season, which is sure to be a rousing success. Except it’s possible that none…

Internal vs. External Feedback, and the Mistake Coaches Don’t Realize They’re Making

“Research increasingly supports the view that external focus affects motor learning by directing the attention to the outcomes of movements instead of the movements themselves.The goal is to make actions more automatic and reduce conscious control;” As coaches, we can all relate to the same, maddening question: Why won’t our athletes listen? Over and over…

Volleyball1on1 High School Volleyball Coaching Tips and Advice 9 6 16 Video 2

This video (Video 2) features volleyball high school coaching tips and advice with Andor Gyulai the owner of Volleyball1on1.com. Click here to see Video 1. This video speaks of the philosophies and culture Volleyball1on1 teaches at our summer camps for high schools and clubs. This video shows that there is an formula for winning high…

Volleyball1on1 High School Volleyball Coaching Tips and Advice 9 6 16 Video 1

This video features volleyball high school coaching tips and advice with Andor Gyulai the owner of Volleyball1on1.com. This video speaks of the philosophies and culture Volleyball1on1 teaches at our summer camps for high schools and clubs. This video shows that there is an formula for winning high school volleyball matches! Players should understand this formula…

Kaizen in Volleyball – Forget Perfection, Focus on Progression and Compound the Improvement

Kaizen is a word and thought system that is the foundation of the “Volleyball1on1 Winning Team Culture” we teach for high school and club youth programs. The word is Japanese and means constant never ending improvement. I think this video captures the idea and should be shared early in your season with your players, coaches…

Why Your Volleyball Season Failed and How to Change It!

As you get ready to start this season and review why you and your team failed to achieve the volleyball results you wanted last year I think it’s important to take some lessons from America’s finest. A lesson that can make us better coaches plus a better mentor as we impart this important knowledge onto…

6 Important Coaching Points for Winning High School Volleyball Matches

I want to share some of the most important points to winning at the high school level. Now I know this may seem obvious, but often this is all it takes! It reminds me of one of my favorite sayings by a great man: “All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.” – Galileo Galilei

How To Build a Leadership Council – Lessons from Alabama Football

In volleyball, building team leaders within a team is critical for long term team and coaching success. These leaders can be taught to take over many traditional challenging coaching responsibilities which often create problems with coach to player relationships. In talking with coaches the characteristics of the current millennial generation of players has accelerated this need to change toward this new coaching style that requires more player involvement.

How Your Players (And Coaches) Can Learn 70-80% of What They Need to Know Before Season Begins

High school volleyball season is brutal in that team matches start just weeks after the first practice. In this article I am going to quickly explore how we work with high school teams and coaches to learn 70-80% of what they need to know before the season begins.

Volleyball Tip – Develop a Mantra List to Help Deal with Pressure by Alan Knipe

How do you deal with stress in big volleyball matches? In this video Alan Knipe, USA Head Coach for the 2012 Olympics and current head coach for LBS NCAA Men’s shares secrets some of the top players in the world use to help them perform at their peak.