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…
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…
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…
Today I am going to share with you the first lesson I teach at every volleyball camp and clinic and I encourage you to do the same. Why, because the results are instantaneous and massive! Amy Cuddy, a professor and researcher from Harvard Business School offers powerful insights into her years of research on the…
Fear of Conflict and Healthy Debate – “Why You’re Season May Have Failed this Year and How to Fix It? 5 Dysfunctions Of a Team (Part 2 of 5)
Fear of conflict is a major reason many teams fail over the course of a volleyball season. By comparison healthy debate tends to lead to more success yet few coaches know why and how to foster this important environment with and amongst their players. As a coach I think conflict is good for progress.…
Situations I would often do this in are for the elite high school and club players (College destined super star) on teams with mediocre talent that are rolling along in second or third gear through practice and still dominating. My goal with these players is multifold… READ MORE!
I would like to share an easy to use and easy understand example of how to OODA Loop your opponent using Hick’s law. This example was used on me initially quite effectively by my good friend Colin Pockock (Age 44) in South Africa who is a former beach volleyball Olympian who took a 9th at the 2004 Olympics. I think he is the best beach player in South Africa volleyball history.
In our work with Dr. Bill Harrison (Sports Eye Doctor to Top Sports Stars) we have discovered humans cannot think and see at the same time! Yet many coaches ignore this fact and because of their own coaching styles and lack of knowledge about vision actually negatively impact their players on the court during matches.
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.
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.
Proper volleyball setting can be the make or break factor for just about any volleyball team at any level. Often times the development of this absolutely essential but deceptively tricky volleyball skill is neglected…but it shouldn’t be. Learn from 3 Time NCAA Champ Stein Metzger.
Logan talks about coaching. This series of videos tell about how coaches have made Logan and others the players they are today.
1. Rebounding refers to getting a soft block that puts the ball up in the air so the defenders can more easily pass it. Getting a second chance to play the ball over is advantageous especially for shorter teams.
Tom tells how great learners are tested, push through harder levels, then achieve success. Plus he shares a funny story from his first year at LMU as a coach. This story is extremely revealing as it shows Tom Black’s focus on the process rather than the end result. Watch the video and see if you agree.
Tom talks how the greatest part of coaching is learning how to learn and it’s never ending process. This video is incredible! It may just change everything in terms of how you coach and what is your end goal as a coach.
Brian Gimmillaro is the Long Beach State women’s head coach and one of the most decorated coaches of all time. NCAA coach of the year. US Olympic committee coach of the year. Volleyball magazine coach of the year. USA all time greatest coach award. Inducted into the college volleyball hall of fame. Brian has led Long Beach State to eight final fours, three national championships, first undefeated women’s team in NCAA history.
This series of videos features a conversation from the office with Dan Fisher. Individual Videos are as follows: Info on Dan Fischer and Concordia, NAIA Volleyball and Coaching and Playing in the NAIA, Practice Reviewed – Warm Up: Dig Set Drill, Practice Reviewed – Warm Up: Reading Butterfly Drill and Practice Reviewed – Warm Up: Blocking with Cover.
This is an extremely powerful video and a video every volleyball coach should watch! This video will motivate you as a coach and help you become better quickly. This video also focuses on often the most important aspect of coaching, and this is not drills, not running your practice, rather it is your ability to lead and how to lead your student athletes in a way that is positive and that will forever make them better people in life!
Part 2 on how Dan connects, inspires and motivates his student athletes inside and outside the gym. This is an incredible video and I encourage all coaches to watch both parts as I guarantee it will make you a better coach in all aspects.
In this instructional volleyball video Brian Gimmillaro shares his volleyball coaching philosophy specifically his process. Also he shares very interesting coaching advice on how you can catch younger players up to his “Process” in the Gym.
In this video Brian Gimmillaro share information on how to motivating and develop players as a volleyball coach. Additionally he offers greats insights into volleyball psychology.
Conversations from the office with Tom Black from practice 1 where Tom and Andor discuss volleyball sports psychology and serving pressure. Also some great drills Tom does to increase serving pressure!
Staying in control lies between not trying at all and trying too hard. When trying too hard mistakes will be made. Jeff presents a video that mentions fellow Volleyball1on1 instructor Marcin Jagoda.
Lauren discusses how to exploit an opponents weakness. This series discusses the effectiveness of serving, momentum and intimidation to win matches.
Protecting a server means letting the best server go for an ace and be allowed to miss. The other servers must be more conservative and get their serves in. Gary talks how this is applied when he coaches in the Olympics.
Twelve year coach David Fischer hands out terrific advice on how to be diplomatic as players interact with their current and future teammates.
Mental processing for outside hitters mean they have to think like more than just a hitter. Twelve year coach David Fischer shares these positions and hitting strategies.
Alicia shares a tip she learned from all time great coach Butch May, Misty’s dad. He taught Alicia and many other pros how winning 51 percent of the time will always lead to a winning record in volleyball.