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.…

Beach Volleyball Spiking Secrets to Hitting High and Hard as an Old Guy

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.

Volleyball Tip – Develop a Mantra List to Help Deal with Pressure by Alan Knipe

How do you deal with stress in big volleyball matches? In this video Alan Knipe, USA Head Coach for the 2012 Olympics and current head coach for LBS NCAA Men’s shares secrets some of the top players in the world use to help them perform at their peak.

Indoor Volleyball Setting “Verbal Cues” for Setters and Non-Setters with Alan Knipe

This video features Alan Knipe reviewing important volleyball setting “Verbal cues” for setters and non-setters. Great coaches have the ability for players to understand and remember complex motor patterns with easy to understand verbal cues or keys. This video demonstrates why Alan is one of the best coaches in the United States.

Volleyball Passing Communication and Technique with Alan Knipe (2 of 2)

This video features Alan Knipe sharing coaching advice on volleyball passing communication. Advice includes communication, calling and understanding seam responsibilities, building trust and more. This video will help you become better at passing and serve reception. Alan Knipe was the 2012 USA Men’s Coach for the Olympics in London. Alan is arguably one of the top coaches in the world and is currently the head coach at Long Beach State for the men’s team.

Developing Better Passing Technique Through a Good Pre-Serve Routine with Alan Knipe (1 of 2)

This video features Alan Knipe sharing tip for a better pre-serve volleyball passing routine. This video will help you become better at passing and serve reception. Alan Knipe was the 2012 USA Men’s Coach for the Olympics in London. Alan is arguably one of the top coaches in the world and is currently the head coach at Long Beach State for the men’s team.

Girls High School Volleyball Match Online Evaluation – Early Season with Andor Gyulai

This is a girls high school volleyball match evaluation with Andor Gyulai. This is a team Andor Gyulai coached during the summer and unfortunately we are not seeing allot of the things that we worked so hard on during the summer to get good. This video is a reminder of some of our teams guiding principals on the court as well as with regard to our coaching philosophy.

Ryan Doherty Beach Volleyball Blocking Mistakes verses Ricardo and Alison

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!

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.

Coaching Your Volleyball Players to Become Better Learner For Life and Volleyball

Perhaps my number #1 Core Principal as a Coach is to help my volleyball players become better learners! I like to say: “My #1 Goal is to make you better life long learners that strive for Kaizen”. Kaizen means constant never ending improvement. In this video I go through with my players how they can become better / faster learners of anything including volleyball.

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.

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!

Advanced Volleyball Passing Technique Concepts with Andor Gyulai – High School Volleyball Camp 6 15 15

This video was filmed at a recent “Travel to You High School Volleyball Camp”. The goal of the video is to share some advanced volleyball passing technique coaching tips and concepts. Left is right, right is wrong, mid-line is best. If the serve is from the right, right is right, left is wrong, mid-line is best. Shuffle your feet to get to the ball as much as possible, after this stop, lean and let the platform / angle do the work. Hold the passing position / platform for just a bit after you pass.

VolleyTots – Youth Volleyball Training Exercises for Youth Players and Kids with Andor Gyulai 5-12-15

This post and article was inspired by an article by Karch Kiraly on “The Importance of Functional Strength”. “I see a lot of younger players who lack the necessary strength to hold a low body position for even 5 or 10 seconds.” – Karch Kiraly – USA Women’s Head Coach. I developed this program over the last year or so working with my kid and youth players on something that is functional and fun.

VolleyTots Youth Volleyball Passing / Setting / Spiking Private Coaching Lesson with Andor Gyulai 5-12-15

These 3 videos are from a youth / volleytots private lesson with Andor Gyulai and two players in the 1st grade. In these 3 videos the two players are taught passing, setting and spiking.

Scored Game like Play Using 6 Foot Forward Jump Serve To Start the Rally with Anjinho Bacil

This video features the next progression of the practice with a scored game like drill using a 6 foot forward jump serve to start the rally. The result of the tougher serving is more spray passes thus working on some of the new setting techniques the players just worked on in the previous drills.

Spray Pass – Regular and Overhead Setting Beach Volleyball Drill with Coaching by Anjinho Bacil

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.

Spray Pass Beach Setting Volleyball Drill and Coaching Featuring Anjinho Bacil

This video features the spray pass setting drill and coaching with Anjinho Bacil. A short low pass is a common error when passing the ball infront of your inside leg however at the height Anjinho recommends however practicing this drill results in an easy fix where the setter can improve the play and get the hitter back in system.

Warmup Hitting Lines Beach Drill with Anjinho Bacil

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.

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.

Coaching Youth Volleyball Blocking Technique – Video 3 – Footwork

This video by Chris Harger offers powerful tips, coaching cues and advice for teaching youth volleyball blocking technique. This 10 minute video is on footwork specifically and offers some of the best advice on everything volleyball blocking including: – The need and how to get 3 players up on every block – Footwork so that…

Coaching Youth Volleyball Blocking Technique – Video 2 – Hands

In this video Chris Harger and Andor Gyulai discuss how to teach youth players volleyball blocking technique. This video offers new insights as it focuses specifically on just hands and using a wall as a prop to help young players better understand spacing and how to place their hands when blocking in volleyball. This video highlights Chris extensive experience as both a player and coach. Here at volleyball1on1 we feel Chris is one of the top boys club coaches in the nation and this video highlights his skill as a coach.

Coaching Youth Volleyball Blocking Technique – Video 1 – Mindset with Chris Harger and Andor Gyulai

This is video 1 in a 5 part video series with Andor Gyulai and Chris Harger on coaching youth volleyball blocking technique. In this video, video 1 Andor discusses in detail a coaching tip he picked up from gold medal coach Steve Anderson to help improve players mindset when blocking! This is a powerful coaching tip and a great way to start when teaching youth how to block both indoor or on the beach.

4 Person Cross Court Pepper Beach Volleyball Drill with Anjinho Bacil

This video is a continuation and filming from the earlier cross court pepper drill. This drill features allot of verbal cues and coaching on: movement, managing the ball between you and your partner, defense, ball control, setting and more. This video again shows how the best make the game simple and how they make the court smaller and easier between partners.

Youth – Age 14 Volleyball Spiking Technique Video and Online Volleyball Lesson with Andor Gyulai

This video is a youth – Age 14 volleyball spiking technique video and online volleyball lesson with Andor Gyulai. In this video young players will learn some common shared problems when learning how to spike a volleyball including: Angle of the directional first step in a 3 step approach, The unnecessary double arm pump on approach – Forward – Back – Forward, Plus more. The coaching in this video will help most young players spike a volleyball better!