It’s been 4 months since I started working with both Ben Vaught and Branden Clemens as a team. In that time we have made some major changes to their game with the result that they are now challenging or even beating some of the top teams on the AVP. No small accomplishment for two young…
Beach volleyball videos.
This is Jason Lockhead Beach Volleyball Superman Scramble Defense Drill. This drill helps with both technique as well as trains players to chase every ball. The drill is easy yet effective. The drill also will help players build a strong cardiovascular base.
This video series features Pedro Brazao taking the players through a guided hard angle hit ball with a line block off a server to either player. If the defender does not dig the ball the coach puts in another ball. This video has the funniest in action sequence we have ever filmed! “This will hopefully teach you young guys a lesson about making fun of old fat guys who are just getting back into it and trying to get in shape! We were young guns too and in many cases brought a much much bigger cannon! :)” – Andor Gyulai – With a Bazooka
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 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”.
So as some of you may know I have started coaching beach a little bit more seriously. Ben Vaught asked me a year ago to help him as a player (Read the Ben Vaught Project) and now for the last month I have been helping him and his partner Branden Clemens. As individuals or as…
This video features advanced beach volleyball defense technique and tips with Andor Gyulai the owner of Volleyball1on1.com. This video also features a simple defense beach volleyball drill to help with these techniques. The technique is described as the “Stretch Step Shortening Cycle” and is used to help players load as the ball is contacted so…
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.
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.…
I was playing this weekend when my partner posted this video. I thought it displayed several excellent lessons for indoor volleyball setting that I feel the majority of coaches often miss, either because they do not play beach or simply haven’t been exposed to enough beach volleyball. Now, given that setting has been statistically determined…
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 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.
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.
In this video Andor and Anjinho review the 4 person cross court pepper beach volleyball drill and each shares their thoughts on the drill.
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.
This 4 person drill is a great warm up beach volleyball drill or drill that can be inserted into any beach volleyball practice to help improve: setting, pulling, defense, movement and player spacing as a team.
Below is the second video of Anjinho Bacil running the Tri-Angle Warm Up Beach Volleyball Drill, but this time from the other side. The tri-angle beach volleyball drill is the most commonly used drill in beach volleyball. Players and coaches will learn…
This video contains the tri-angle warm up beach volleyball bump setting drill with Anjinho Bacil. The drills focuses is bump setting. This video shows allot of important concepts related to coaching and playing beach volleyball that many of the pros use to make the game simple! This includes: Passing the ball straight ahead in front of your inside leg, the correct height when passing, the correct, Approach of the setter when hand and bump setting, plus more…
His full name is Eduardo Jorge Bacil Filho, and is nicknamed Anjinho, which means “Little Angel” in Portuguese. He is a native of Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Anjinho was the first foreign player to win on the AVP. Anjinho and his partner at the time Jose Loyola stun the volleyball world with the win and ushered in a new powerhouse and style of volleyball, Bazillion Beach Volleyball.
This video features Pedro moving the last portion of the practice into a game with the 4 players and seeing the transfer (How much the players learned) from what was taught in the practice. This video offers great coaching insights and verbal cues. Also beach coaches will enjoy listening to Pedro coach the players from the sideline reviewing their play.
What’s better to train in for beach volleyball, deep or shallow sand? In this video Andor Gyulai and Miles Evans talk about the difference between training and playing in Manhattan Beach verses Huntington Beach.
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!
2 Ball Beach Volleyball Defense Drill Off a Bench with a Line Block and Angle Defense by Pedro Brazao
This 3rd beach volleyball drill (In Pedro Brazao Practice) is a 2 ball beach volleyball defense drill featuring a line block and angle defense with beach volleyball coach Pedro Brazao attacking from a bench to simulate a real attack. The players play the defense out off the dig but not off the block. The players are now starting to get warm and as a result the playing level in the drills and intensity is increasing.
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.
This video features more of Jason Lockhead’s Superman Defense Technique plus insightful ideas to help players with what is the correct mindset when playing beach defense. This video again demonstrates that great teachers / coaches have the ability to simplify the game and focus on the positive things that matter. Jason demonstrates this in this video as he does throughout practice.
This defense drill is focused on players starting position of defense and not leaning as this can make it extremely difficult to change directions. This is a simple drill where the coach hits 3 balls, two balls for the blockers and 1 ball for the defender behind the block. The hits to the defender start originally as a line or cut shot but are modified over time. Also the blocking position is changed from line to angle and the number of hits the coach can hit is increased as the drill progresses.
This is another great warm up drill which focuses on covering the hitter as well as lifting the ball after you cover the hit and getting back and ready to spike. This drill works on allot of beach skills that are often ignored but by doing it during the warm up it allows the players to work on skills while building into their hitting.
This is a great warm up setting drill with Jason Lockhead, AVP and FIVB Player / Coach. This drill is designed for high level volleyball players but can be modified to make it easier or harder and you see how Jason does this, making the drill much harder as the players progress through it.