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…

Internal vs. External feedback, and the mistake coaches don’t realize they’re making

As coaches, we can all relate to the same, maddening question: Why won’t our athletes listen? Over and over again, hundreds, if not thousands, of times, we will direct them, show them exactly how their bodies should be positioned for certain skills or the exact footwork to use in various approaches and yet – the…

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 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 and school administration.…

Physical Orientation – I.T.S.S. – It’s The Set Stupid! OODA Loop for Volleyball

One important area that is not empathized enough on defense is the physical orientation of the set and players getting meaning from the set as it relates to defense both blocking and digging. To help overcome this challenge I have created a fun acronym, “I.T.S.S.” to help players understand this is the first thing they should look for when “reading the game” on defense.

Volleyball Verbal Cue – Specificity, Make it Game Like and Over the Net

In this video Andor Gyulai reviews the verbal cues: Specificity. This is an important cues to use early and often with new volleyball players at it is an important foundation for coaching! This is also an important practice and drill design philosophy.

Volleyball Coaching Cue – Be Engaged and Coachable

An important volleyball coaching cue for learning is “Be Engaged”. This verbal cues can be used: when teaching players how to learn faster, participate in practice more, and finally how to make their high school team with a new and different coach.

Volleyball Verbal Cue – Look Stupid, Make Lots of Mistakes and Serving Example

In this video Andor Gyulai reviews the verbal cues: “Make Lots of Mistakes” and “Look Really Stupid”. These cues can be very helpful for forming a better foundation for learning. We encourage you to review this plus the process of “How people learn”, early during the season and we encourage this to be an important foundation of your teams core principals.

New Volleyball Term or Volleyball Slang – To Be Dillon’d

Named after Dillion Lesniak – Being Dillion’d is being crushed by an opponents spike and lying on the ground in pain. This term became popular after Beach Volleyball player Dillion Lesniak got hammered on a volleyball spike and the video wen viral! 🙂 I hope you are as entertained by this as us. Please pass it on!

New Content is Being Added – Or Make a Request – Dec 2, 2013

December 2, 2013 – Welcome Volleyball1on1.com new site. Moving over 1500 videos and organizing it is a challenge and we ask you to please be patient as we transition over to our new site! All our current volleyball content, including volleyball videos, volleyball, drills, volleyball practice plans and more, should be posted on the new site by Christmas.