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…
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…
Sorry, but I was asked to remove this video as their is some confidential information in the teachings! Sorry! First time this has happened to me!
Here is a great podcast from Coach Your Brains Out on the subject of Challenge vs. Threat…
This series of video is the result of over 3 years of personal research on “Reading the Game” and “How To Slow The Ball Down.” In the videos I review why Karch theories on Reading the Game are wrong in my opinion including why and how they can be dramatically improved! Many of these ideas…
The science of supplements and nutrition is light years ahead of when I first started taking supplements in 95 – 96 entering UCLA looking to win a National Championship. Since then over 20 years ago, the advancements in legal supplements have been so incredible it honestly feels like cheating if I compare to back then!
So I turn 40 in a few months and I can honestly say I am in the best shape I have been in 10 years and playing some of my best beach volleyball ever. This is no accident but rather the result of hard work, research and finding experts in the fields of volleyball training, nutrition and injury prevention. Today I am going to share how you can do this yourself or help your player accomplish their own similar goals!
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!
During the Orientation Stage of the OODA Loop you are processing what you Observe. Your mindset is thus critical to understanding and getting meaning from what you see. The Growth Mindset is a simple idea discovered by world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck in decades of research on achievement and success. Teaching a growth mindset creates motivation and productivity in the worlds of business, education, and sports, especially volleyball.
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.
“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.
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.
In this video you will learn advanced beach volleyball strategy for offense and defense used by the best players in the world including Kerri Walsh and April Ross. This video will offer new insights on running offensive and defensive routes as well as new advanced blocking calls to make this possible. This video includes demo examples with Kerri Walsh, April Ross, Casey Patterson, Emanuel Rego, and Alison Cerutti.
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.
In this video you will get to see Bill Ferguson and USC Men’s Volleyball coaching war room. In this room the team watches video and discusses strategy. Volleyball1on1 also offers some resources to help coaches in this area!
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.
In this video Bill Harrison explains a critical idea for improving athletic performance. When You Think You Cannot See! This video will also help you be a better coach and also talk less, especially during games! 🙂
This video was filmed for our AVCA Video Tip of the Week series with Andor Gyulai. I filmed this video to share some of the concepts I learned with Dr. Bill Harrison about volleyball vision and reading the game.
Steve Anderson is one of the most accomplished beach volleyball coaches in the world having won the gold medal with the Australian women’s beach team in 2000 and is the current heard coach of Beach Volleyball Canada. In these 6 video series Steve teach correct beach volleyball spiking technique.
In this video Steve gets detailed on beach spiking strategy. This is a great video for players of all skill levels and will help you understand what are your goals on offense.
In this video Steve talk about an important concept for beach volleyball offense, meaning spiking as well as beach defense. This is the concept of the gift circle and understanding when spiking as much as possible to hit outside the circle while on defense to be able to dig every ball in the circle!
Footwork for spiking is all about getting the arm swing in front of the ball. In this video Steve gets detailed on correct footwork for beach volleyball spiking.
Video 2 offers coaching on Arm Swing Technique for beach volleyball spiking with Steve Anderson. This video offers detailed in depth instruction on every aspect of beach volleyball hitting and spiking.
This is video 1 on beach volleyball spiking with Steve Anderson and this video offer a beach spiking demonstration. This video is filmed from multiple angles and offers the basics of beach volleyball spiking technique.
This is a full 5 video series with Olympics Gold Medal Coach and Head Coach of Beach Volleyball Canada, Steve Anderson. This article will go through all the most important concepts for blocking in beach volleyball including offering a demonstration on blocking.
Video 2 of Beach Volleyball Blocking with Steve Anderson focuses on the blockers “Mindset” when at the net blocking. Most blockers because of indoor background playing volleyball or misunderstanding take the role of a “blocker mindset” when blocking a volleyball, Steve shares how to change that!
This is a 5 videos beach volleyball defense series teaching the skill of defense. It features gold medal coach and head coach of beach volleyball Canada Steve Anderson.
Video 4 in beach volleyball serving with Steve Anderson is on targeting. Steve has an accuracy tool / sequence he uses called: Hand, ball and target.
In Video 5 on beach volleyball serving with Steve Anderson we talk about rhythm and timing with the serve. Steve describes “Command performance” as you can do it in a game just as well as you can do this in practice.
In this 5 video beach volleyball setting series Steve Anderson shares some incredible tips, and secrets on how to set successfully. This video series is applicable for players of all ages and levels. This video series is a must for all beach coaches and will likely change the way you teach beach volleyball setting!
This is video 2 in the series on beach volleyball setting technique with gold medal beach coach Steve Anderson. In this video Steve gets very detailed on how to set a beach volleyball.
In video 3 on beach volleyball setting Steve Anderson now get detailed on footwork and positioning on the net. This is a great video to help players and coaches get under the ball for good technique.
In video 4 on beach volleyball setting technique Steve Anderson shares a setting secret that just might change and improve the way you set forever. We at volleyball1on1.com had never heard this until now and I believe it is awesome advice to help you set more consistently and with less doubles.