The goal of this video example is to show you an example of the Step-Close Beach Volleyball Blocking Technique in action as well as answer questions that are coming up regarding the technique. The examples in this video are for situations with a less than ideal situation to step close, yet the block still works!…
In this video series I review what I think is some bad blocking technique by Ryan “Avatar” Doherty. I love Ryan as a person and all that he does for the sport of beach volleyball. I highly encourage you to pick up his book (Avatar’s Guide to Beach Volleyball: Everything you need to know about…
This article and accompanying videos will introduce a new method of blocking in beach volleyball. With enough momentum, it could revolutionize blocking in beach volleyball. I am calling this new blocking technique the “Step Close Beach Volleyball Blocking Technique.” My goal with this post is to change the method blockers use when playing beach volleyball.…
This post contains a 2 part video evaluation of Ryan Doherty blocking verses the great Ricardo and Alison. I love Ryan and what he does for the sport however he is making some major, easy to correct blocking mistakes and it is time to fix them before the Olympics!
This video contains beach volleyball coaching tips for blocking shots plus a 2 ball defense drill with a block and a dig with Brazilian Coach Pedro Brazao coaching. This video is extremely insightful as Pedro discusses a common mistake players make when trying to block shots in beach volleyball. His answer is on point and easy to understand.
Coaching Advice for Beach Volleyball Blocking and a Review of the Practice Thus Far with Pedro Brazao
This video contains volleyball coaching advice for beach volleyball blocking. Additionally Pedro gives us a quick review of the players skill level and some thought on things the players should improve.
Please keep in mind all the players except Andor Gyulai (Volleyball1on1 Owner) have represented United States for Beach Volleyball. What this means is you are getting to watch and almost semi pro level practice and what the top players do to get better during their volleyball practices!
Two Powerful Beach Volleyball Blocking Mistakes to Avoid – Online Volleyball Lesson / Evaluation with Andor Gyulai
In this video Andor Gyulai points out some common beach volleyball blocking mistakes to avoid. This video also includes tips for “reading the game”, pulling and beach volleyball strategy. This video was filmed in South Africa on his recent trip from Dec 2014 – Feb 2015.
Jason Lockhead Beach Volleyball Blocking Tips – Pushing with Non Dominant Hand, What to Do With Hands
In this video Jason Lockhead points out a common mistake most players make with their dominant vs. their non dominant hand when blocking. Its simple to fix and can have a huge impact but players need to be conscious of it and focus on it! In this video Jason also talks about what your hands should be doing up in the air when blocking.
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.
In this video Olympics Gold Medal beach volleyball coach Steve Anderson shares a new hand signal technique he uses for advance players to show not only the block and defense, but also where he would like the player to serve. This is extremely important for advanced beach volleyball strategy where you are looking to force your opponents into specific hitting routes and play defense according to those routes.
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 1 on Beach Volleyball Blocking with Steve Anderson is a demonstration on what is good blocking technique. In this video Steve Anderson and Andor Gyulai – Volleyball1on1.com Owner go through a blocking series showing what is good technique for 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!
In this video Steve gets detailed about beach volleyball blocking hand and arm technique.
This video discussed body positioning for beach volleyball blocking. In this video Steve discusses the most important points on where the blocker should be position on the net as the play develops.
Video 5 on Beach Volleyball Blocking with Steve Anderson is about “Play On the Ball”. In this video Steve shares a great volleyball blocking drill he uses to teach effective beach blocking.
Pulling or dropping off the net from blocking responsibilities is an important strategy that is implemented on an opponents off set. In this video series you will learn instruction on how to do this successfully plus a simple drill to practice the skill.
Steve walks through a video series on blocking for beginners on the beach. Height is not always needed and confidence is easily gained with coaching cues and drills that are easy to understand.
1. A blockers mentality is taught in a drill without ball so the blocker understands how active blocking is on the court.
Steve describes and demonstrates how to pull from the net when blocking. These videos show the easy and efficient way to properly pull off the net that has players build confidence quickly.
1. Staring position and balance with efficient footwork has players cover a large amount of ground when staying at the net.
I am excited to add Sinjin Smith As our newest instructor on Volleyball1on1.com (4/12/13). Sinjin Smith won 2 National Championships at UCLA and was MVP his senior year. Coming out of college he and Karch dominated the beach volleyball scene as you can see below until Karch left for indoor and the Olympics
In this free volleyball video Sinjin Smith coaches beach volleyball blocking strategy and technique. There are a number of important fundamentals that are shared that will help new as well as experienced beach volleyball players have more success.
Matt Fuerbringer recently retired as a professional beach volleyball player after dominating on the AVP and FIVB tours for years. Acknowledge as one of the best beach blockers in the world his series of videos contains 27 instructional videos and drills on the topic of beach blocking.
Matt presents a 6 video series on blocking blocking. Having earned a reputation as one of the best blockers in the world, these six videos teach players important concepts on blocking that will forever improve your game.
Blocking the angle requires lining up differently and using more strategy with riskier moves. In this series of 6 videos Matt demonstrates and explains different ways to block angle or cross court.
Matt shows effective strategies for blocking the line in beach volleyball. This series includes 6 videos and 6 different ways to block the line shot.
1. The basics involve affronting the hitters shoulder and pressing over the net taking away the line and seam.
2. Being tooled is the worst that can happen to a blocker. It is avoided by pressing the outside hand to the line
Being able to effectively pull of the net requires correct technique and being in a ready position to defend the court. Matt shows examples in this six video series for pulling from beach blocking position.
Matt teaches a drill for blocking on the beach. This drill is the first of three that involves a tape above the net.
Matt demonstrates a drill for blocking on the beach. This drill adds a progression to the first drill in this three part series.
In the final video of this three part series the progression ends with a live action drill. Matt explains the last part of the beach blocking drill.
Blocking in beach volleyball is extremely tough for new sand players in that the player often has to decide whether to pull or stay up and block. This simple drill will help players make good decisions when on the net blocking.
Sand volleyball warm up, blocker pull or stay drill is a drill to help blockers make good decisions when blocking as well as work on their footwork when pulling.
This video series features a sand block defense tutor drill and instruction.