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…

It’s Time to Hit the Gym For Your Eyes

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…

A Tale of Two Volleyball Players

The sport of volleyball has undergone a wide variety of changes over the better part of the last decade: the scoring has changed, rules involving the net have changed, even the role of the libero has seen some modification. But the biggest change in regards to coaching the game of volleyball is what has become…

Flo Hyman – Volleyball Hall of Fame Players Secret to Winning

Flo Hyman used to be self-conscious about her height. Standing 6 feet tall before she was even a teenager, Hyman did everything in her power to shrink. And yet, more than half a century later, her name still towers in the world of volleyball. A three-time All-American and 1984 silver medalist, Hyman was named by…

Go Beyond Reading the Game for Volleyball, Slow the Game Down After You Receive Info with Andor Gyulai – High School Volleyball Camp 6 15 15

“Reading the game is the premier skill in volleyball” – Karch Kiraly. I DISAGREE! Great players and coaches go beyond “Reading the game” and have or coach the ability to slow the ball and game down after they receive information from their opponents. This FREE Video will show you how to do this successfully!

Coaching Youth Volleyball Blocking Technique – Video 5 – Timing with Chris Harger and Andor Gyulai

In this videos Chris Harger focuses on timing and setting the block as it relates to coaching youth volleyball blocking technique. Points discussed include: timing, where to set the block based upon the attack, tips for blocking the attacker and more.

Coaching Youth Volleyball Blocking Technique – Video 4 – Vision with Chris Harger and Andor Gyulai

In this videos Chris Harger focuses on vision and “Reading the game” as it relates to coaching youth volleyball blocking technique. Points discussed include: Visual sequence, ball – setter – ball – hitter, reading the setter, examples; overrunning the ball, dropping their hands, arching the back, set against the flow, reading the hitter, plus more.

Player Self Discovery of Spiking Problems Using the OODA Loop to Focus on Orientation with Andor Gyulai

In this powerful video the OODA Loop coaching cues are used to help the player discover most of her spiking problems have less to do with technique and more to do with “Reading” and Orientation of the set. The coaching of this is successfully done by Andor using guided discovery and great open probe questions where he is constantly checking in with the players emotionally so that they are not overwhelmed but rather take the feedback as a challenge and a opportunity to grow.

Response Complexity and Its Effects on Reaction Time When Playing Volleyball – OODA Loop (Article 9)

Volleyball players organize their movement patterns when performing a volleyball skill in advance. As the action or skill gets more complex so the reaction time increases as more time is required to organize the system for movement initiation. In this post we explore the idea and give examples.

How To OODA Loop Your Opponent Using Hicks Law (Article 6)

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.

What Current “Reading the Game” Model for Volleyball Coaching Misses – Orientation (Article 2)

After over 3 years of research through my own observations as a player and coach I realized the Reading – Planning – Doing system can be vastly improved, specifically how we as coaches teach players the process of how we as humans respond to stimuli (predominantly with our eyes), which is the basis of how all volleyball skills and sports are performed.

“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.

Volleyball Coaching – “Karch Kiraly Read the Game” What It Means to Coaching

So for the last few years now perhaps the hottest topic in volleyball is the “Read the Game” concept. The idea was brought to light by a few of the best coaches in world including Karch Kiraly, Hugh McCutcheon, Paula Weishoff, Ron Larson and Tom Black. The idea is as follows, top players better see and read what is going to happen giving them a competitive edge as the play unfolds.

Intermediate Dynamic Visual Skills and Drills for Volleyball with Bill and Ryan Harrison (5 Drills / Videos)

This is a series of 5 Intermediate Visual Drills and Skills we filmed with Bill and Ryan Harrison of SlowTheGameDown.com. Bill and Ryan are leaders and pioneer in the area of vision for sports. SlowTheGameDown, their company has been training elite hall of fame athletes for over 40 years. For Volleyball Bill has worked with Hall Famers Flo Hyman and AVP star and current USA coach Matt Fuerbringer.

Bill Harrison on Reading the Game

Reading the game is described by many coaches and players including Karch Kiraly and Hugh McCutcheon as the premier skill in volleyball. This video is the first video in a series of videos we filmed with Dr. Bill Harrison on vision and reading the game using vision. This video builds on ideas and concepts brought forward by Karch Kiraly when he self analyzed his success as a player.

Bill Harrison – Central Vision Slows the Game Down

In this video Bill Harrison describes and teaches about central vision and how this skill if used correctly can significantly slow the game down. The problem is this skill has real physical limitations and it is important to understand these limitations when using the skill to improve athletic performance.

Bill Harrison – With Rapid Switching of Your Eyes You Cannot Think

In this video Dr.Bill Harrison discusses how the rapid switching of your eyes stops thinking and forces only seeing. This is an extremely powerful concept that can be used by players to eliminate the focus on past errors that just happened and rather focus on the coming next play.

Bill Harrison – Biggest Mistake in Sports

Until recently most coaches were flat out wrong as too why an error occurred in the kinetic chain of motor skill movement as it relates to sports. For most coaches the focus of the breakdown will generally be perceived as a breakdown in technique or a breakdown in mental concentration. What is interesting is that nothing could be further from the truth. Most mistakes in sports occur because of a breakdown in vision.

Wes Schneider – Standard Volleyball Drill

This post contains 2 videos from Wes Schneider’s Standard Drill. How is a 6 on 6 drill where the goal is to have the offense side out at 70% while the defense scores at 50%. If for some reason the offense scores higher than 70% this becomes the standard that the other team needs to now side out at and obviously how you drill gets its name.

5 In 5 Out System Drill for Reading the Game Blocking and Calibrating Team Offense

Shawn Patchell 5 In, 5 Out of System drill is a drill that works on defense – reading the game and on the offense calibrating their attack. This drill can be run with just 1 coach yet allow the coach to accomplish an incredible amount. This video combines 3 videos for easy viewing.

Volleyball Coach Shawn Patchell on Vision and Reading the Game

In this video Shawn discusses important points regarding reading the game and volleyball vision. Shawn has worked closely with some of the best in this area of volleyball on the national team and in this video it shows. This videos also brings home some of the important points on vision and blocking that were worked on in the 5 In, 5 Out of System Drill Earlier.

Mike Diehl Volleyball Right Side, Opposite Hitter Spiking Instructional Videos

Mike presents a video instructional series on spiking from the right side or opposite position. In this advanced series of 6 instructional videos tips and technique include proper approach footwork to selecting shots to beat the blockers. This is another must see by Mike Diehl!

Mike Diehl Volleyball Left Side Ouside Hitter Spiking Tips and Technique

Mike presents a video instructional series on spiking from the left side or outside hitter position. In this advanced series are tips of a proper approach to selecting shots to beat the blockers. This 6 video series is a must for all outside hitters and coaches!

1. On the approach hitters need to keep their weight behind the ball. This maximizes momentum for more power and better selection of hits.

Andor Introduces Tom Black’s Read the Game Practice

In this video, Andor Gyulai Volleyball1on1.com founder and owner introduces Tom Black and what to expect from the practice! Tom Black is one of the top young up and coming volleyball coaches in the country. He currently works with the USA National Women’s team daily with head coach Karch Kiraly and Reed Sunahara.

Tom Black Breaks Down Read the Game Practice in the Practice Overview

Tom Black – LMU women’s head coach and USA women’s assistant coach breaks down and explains the “Read the Game” volleyball practice plan he runs the Lions through. “Read the Game” was developed by many of the USA national team coaches before the 2012 Olympics, including Karch Kiraly, Ron Larson, Hugh McCutcheon, and Paula Weishoff.

Tom Black Explains Practice Overview to Team and Quote of the Day From Practice 3

In this video Tom offers the quote of the day as well as explains the goals and drills for the practice. I like this video as it gives coaches a great look at how they should consider setting up their practices as well as using quotes and other inspirations stories to motivate and inspire the players.