This article and video series reviews how beach volleyball players who develop a “Game Plan Offense” can takes advantage of “Learned Automatic Response” and “Implicit Guidance” to beat opponents and overcome physical disadvantages on the court. The tactic I will discuss were used quite successfully in the 2016 Olympics to defeat Kerri Walsh Jennings and…
This new volleyball training tool will help young players by helping them learn “How to Overhand Serve” over the net and spike with more power. In this video I demonstrate with my 9 year old son Thor (Filmed 03/17) how the Passback football can help you learn to serve and spike with more power. Thor…
So as many of you know I still love playing beach volleyball competitively and I wanted to share an important tip that has really helped me as I turn 40 this year to compete against those young bucks. Hopefully it will help you do the same! As an older player I find attacking successfully is one of the most difficult things to do as you get older.
This video features a continuation and a progression from the previous spray pass drill. Now players not only have to set a bad spray pass, but in some cases the spray pass is so bad they have to set the ball behind themselves. This video also works on player spacing and helps the attacker with where and how to approach a bad pass so they can still maybe be in system or at least get a decent attack in on the bad pass.
This video features the players doing warm up hitting lines with Anjinho Bacil during the beach practice. The players are getting more physically ready for the tougher more intensive drills that include more attacking. What I like about this video is it brings up the important point that the passer / hitter should always pass the ball infront of the setter in beach. On a tough serve / free ball / even warm ups the passer needs to work to get the ball in front of the setter to set up the offense.
As most good coaches know using your trunk to initiate your volleyball spiking power is critical to avoiding injury. In this video Andor Gyulai (Owner – Volleyball1on1.com) and Ryan Kendrick (Owner – Dynamic Tape) discuss how Dynamic Bio-Mechanic tape can be used to fix and improve volleyball spiking technique.
Frustration On the New Ways Volleyball Spiking Technique is Taught in Name of Shoulder Injury Prevention
Hi, I’m Andor Gyulai – Owner of Volleyball1on1.com, I created this video to express some frustrations I have in the new ways volleyball spiking is being taught by people who have little experience playing the game, especially beach volleyball as well as minimal experience coaching youth successfully. I made this video to bring some new points to the conversation and hopefully give some confidence to experience coaches who are questioning what they are teaching and if it is correct in their coaching philosophies.
This video focuses specifically on L vs. I Route and Offensive Strategy in Beach Volleyball. This video is part of a larger video but starts at the specific location where Andor starts talking about the L and I formation offense in beach volleyball. Video includes examples from Kerri Walsh Jennings, Sean Rosenthal, Casey Patterson, Emanuel Rego and more…
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.
This is one of the best videos we have ever filmed on beach volleyball spiking technique. In it Steve and Andor Gyulai (Andor – Has #1 Video in the world on Volleyball Spiking Technique) discuss every detail as it relates to beach spiking!
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.
Stein talks about using the pokey and how one of them has his name, “The Steino”.
Moving to attack is one of the most important and under practiced skills in beach volleyball. Stein calls it “Moving without the ball” and in this instructional and drill series you will learn this important skill so that you can spike better.
This video is a great example of something Stein picked up while competing in Boulder, Colorado on the AVP Pro Tour that really helped him be a better player and get more kills and more aces while playing at altitude. The technique is call the “Goose Neck – Snap it Like a Pig”.
In this series of videos Stein Metzger coaches beach volleyball spiking technique. This is a great instructional series for all players looking to hit better when playing sand volleyball.
Steve presents a series on spiking which is what every beginner wants to learn. In these videos everything is broken down and builds confidence with easy to understand instruction and drills.
1. The arm swing on the beach is unique and slightly different from indoor. Proper technique prevents injury and forms a base to work on.
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
The approach is one of the most critical things to consider when spiking in beach volleyball. In this free instructional volleyball coaching video Sinjin shares tips for having more success when hitting.
Matt explains how to spike on the beach. In this video he teaches new players when to approach as well as offers other tips and advice on hitting.
This beach volleyball and sand drill focuses on passing a ball followed by the technique for a volleyball approach and spike. A few things this drill will help reinforce with good verbal cues: Slow to fast, open up to the ball and contact the ball on your right shoulder.
In this multi video instructional series Tom Black and John Meyer offer specific details on helping players improve their approach and thus their spiking after passing. This is a great video and drill for players of all levels. There are also some great verbal cues offered for coaching.
Priscilla demonstrates a court vision beach drill. The drill has the hitter use their peripheral vision to hit to a coach, without a call from the setter.
Priscilla presents how to use the cut shot on the beach. Instruction includes how to disguise the cut until the last second then find the open court.
Priscilla shows and explains a cut shot drill. The drill is run on both sides of the court with two players.
Priscilla presents two line shot drills for the beach. Each drill is with two players switching to both sides of the net for a lot of touches and cardio.
Seth presents a 6 video series on hitting with power. Using a bungee cord these exercises greatly increase arm speed and power when spiking a volleyball on both the beach and indoor.
When in trouble on the beach there is one place to put the ball. Seth demonstrates a drill of hitting to the middle.
Seth talks about and runs a drill for hitting or spiking on two. The first advantage is to keep the defense on their heels and many other reasons.