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…

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.

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.

“Reading the Game” for Volleyball: Reading – Planning – Doing, Model for Volleyball Coaching (Article 1)

Did you know one of the biggest breakthroughs in the “science of coaching volleyball” today is called “Reading the Game”? Most of the ideas related to this were first introduced by Karch Kiraly (considered the greatest volleyball player in the sport) on his retirement and transition into coaching just a few years ago during a presentation at an AVCA Convention in San Antonio, Texas.

End of Volleyball Practice Two Review with Team in Huddle at Uni High

This video features the end of volleyball practice 2 review with the team in the huddle. Its a great video as you will notice how Andor communicates with the team and gets them to focus on important points he is trying to work on during the practice. This video is a great demonstration of how coaches can better use the Socratic method of asking open probe questions to get results. Also this will show coaches how to use the end of practice review huddle to help players better prepare individually and as a team for the next practice.

The Biggest Mistakes Former Players Make When Coaching Youth

In this brutally honest no holds bar video we go through one of the biggest mistakes former players make when coaching and get honest about adjusting goals and expectations when coaching youth players. This is an insightful new look at WHY WE COACH and why we should coach. Our job as coaches is more then just winning it is about changing lives and developing people.

Serving & Passing Drill and Teaching Middles Movement Patterns Drill – Part 2 – Uni High (2 Videos)

This post continues with the serving and passing drill on one court with the outsides, opposites and liberos and on the other court the middles and setters continue to work on teaching the middles movement patterns and how to spike successfully out of the middle hitter position. This drill offers a progression for the middles from the previous videos series.

Volleyball Practice Plan Explained for Day 2 – Uni High – Volleyball Coaching Nightmares with Andor Gyulai

This video features the Volleyball Practice Plan for Day 2 of Volleyball Coaching Nightmares. In the video Andor explains the practice and his thoughts behind the layout, the drills and his goals for the practice. This video features many best practices in setting up a volleyball practice plan. The video also includes easy to use advice on how to move between drills faster and how to make sure practices all season are smoother.

Practice Breakdown and Team Core Values – Day 2 – Uni High – Volleyball Coaching Nightmares

This powerful video is the first video of Andor Gyulai coaching the team on day 2 of practice at Uni high school in Santa Monica. This video features a numbers of extremely valuable takeaways for coaches across all levels including:

Andor Offers Advice on How to Better Organize a Volleyball Practice – Day 1 – Uni High

In this video Andor begins to offers advice on how to better organize a volleyball practice so that the team and players move between drills quicker and as a result are able to accomplish more. On Day 2, Andor takes over the practice and you will get to see this in action.

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

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 practice.

Understanding Practice Planning Based Upon Goals and Time – Chris Austin

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 thought goes into good coaching and when you listen to someone like Chris you will see how this happens!

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

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 players, how he discusses topics and drills plus much more. Watching others coach is one of the best things you can do yourself to get better as a coach.

Bill Ferguson – Conversation From Office – Pete Carroll Influence on Bill As a Coach

In this video Bill shares coaching advice and tips he picked up from Super Bowl, National Champion, and former USC Football coach Pete Carroll. This video also reveals some of Bill’s roots in coaching and how he looks outside of the sport of volleyball to innovate and improve his coaching ability.

Bill Ferguson – Conversation From Office – Starting the Play or Rally

This video is a result of a question Andor asked from Bill Ferguson on his opinion on of what are the best ways to start the play or rally more effectively in practice. A Problem many coaches have is they are not making their practice as game like as possible and putting balls into play that are not balls the players will see in matches.

Bill Ferguson – Conversation From Office – Breakout Sessions

This video describes in details some of the breakout sessions used by Bill and his coaching staff to build individual skills in players. This video offers an insight to practice design and Bill volleyball coaching philosophy.

Bill Ferguson – Conversation From Office – Tell The Truth Monday

In this conversation from the office Bill Ferguson explains “Tell the Truth Monday” and how they got the name and how it fits into his volleyball practice planning and coaching philosophy.

Bill Ferguson – End of Practice Review Video

This video features Bill Ferguson and Andor Gyulai reviewing practice, the drills and what was accomplished. The theme of the practice was tell the truth Monday and this definitely came across in how the practice was designed and the goals for the practice.

Bill Ferguson – End of Practice Team Meeting

Bill Ferguson - End of Practice Team MeetingThis video contains the end of practice team meeting. This video is another great video that shows the quality of the USC Men’s Volleyball Coaching Staff as well as shows what a great place USC is to play men’s volleyball in college.
 
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Bill Ferguson – Breakout Sessions – Setting Breakout and Understanding Breakout Sessions for Max Skill Building Results

Breakout Sessions are periods in Bill Ferguson’s volleyball practice where groups of players often divided by position can improve very specific skills the coaches and team identifies from reviewing game footage. In this video you will see how Bill works with the setters to work on setting while the others coaches work with players in other positions on other skills.

Bill Ferguson and USC Volleyball Mid Practice Overview and Assessment

This video shows the energy in practice, how the coaches motivate players, how practice is competitive and finally where we are at with the practice breakdown. I find it really interesting to watch the coaches energy and this video reveals how the coach raises the energy and gets his players excited and motivated to win.

Bill Ferguson Adding Music in Practice

This video features Bill Ferguson (USC – Head Men’s Coach) and Andor Gyulai (Owner – Volleyball1on1.com) discussing the important concepts and reasons behind adding music to practice. This article features two videos with different endings. One videos was used for the AVCA Video Tip of the Week while the other video was used for Volleyball1on1 only.

Bill Ferguson – Volleyball Practice Plan Overview From Practice 3, 2014

This video offers a practice overview with Bill Ferguson of USC. This video highlights the theme of the practice namely tell the truth Monday and in the practice breakdown you will see how concepts from the war room video session come through into skill building ideas for practice.

Cal Baptist Mens Volleyball Practice Introduction to Team

In this video you will get to see how Wes introduces practice to his team and goes through the team announcements. This is very revealing and we encourage all coaches to watch this and learn. Also Wes has a very mellow style of coaching that that is similar or fits many coaches out there.

Cal Baptist Mens Volleyball Practice Outline with Coach Wes Schneider

In this video Cal Baptist Coach Wes Schneider goes over the volleyball practice outline for the day. In this video you also will learn the reasoning behind certain drills and how they fit into the team goals and the point in season where the team is currently competing.

Concordia Men’s Volleyball Practice Plan Breakdown and Overview in Front of the Board

Concordia Men’s volleyball practice plan breakdown and overview in front of the board with coach Shawn Patchell. This will give new coaches a overview of how great coaches organize their practice plans. Also you will notice how the board is organized and used to direct and motivate the players.

Concoridia Men’s Volleyball Start of Practice Meeting and Prey with Shawn Patchell

Concordia Men’s Volleyball Start of Practice Meeting and Prey with Shawn Patchell. This is a good opening video that will give players an idea of what it is like to sit in the team meeting at the start of practice at Concordia University. Also for coaches this may offer ideas on running team meetings.