This post continues with the serving and passing drill on one court with the outsides, opposites and liberos and on the other court the middles and setters continue to work on teaching the middles movement patterns and how to spike successfully out of the middle hitter position. This drill offers a progression for the middles from the previous videos series.
Welcome to volleyball coaching nightmares. This programs follows Andor Gyulai for 1 week as he visit volleyball programs around the world with the goal of turning the program from Volleyball Coaching Nightmare into volleyball coaching dreams. This is the first series of 25 videos from Volleyball Coaching Nightmares at Uni High School in Santa Monica from practice 1. The goal of practice 1 is to observe the current coach (Kerri Eich) run the practice and get an idea of her strengths and weaknesses as a coach.
2 Drills – Serving and Passing Drill and Teaching Middles Movement Patterns Drill – Day 2 – Uni High (3 Videos)
This series of 3 videos follows 2 drills Andor sets up for the players. The drills divide the outsides and liberos on one court to work on serving and passing while on the other court Andor takes the middles and setters to work of movement patterns. This video series is really basic in nature and is designed for players very new to the game. In this case Uni High has several players that have just started playing volleyball, meaning they have played for a year or two, yet they are extremely athletic. This drill works to teach how to be an effective middle player.
Andor Teaching Pre Practice Setters Skill Building Drill Focusing on Hands and Footwork – Day 2 – Uni High
The setter is the most important player on the court touching the ball almost twice as much as any other player on the court. This volleyball setter drill helps the setter during a time in practice when not much is going on get better with their hand and footwork technique for setting.
Volleyball Practice Plan Explained for Day 2 – Uni High – Volleyball Coaching Nightmares with Andor Gyulai
This video features the Volleyball Practice Plan for Day 2 of Volleyball Coaching Nightmares. In the video Andor explains the practice and his thoughts behind the layout, the drills and his goals for the practice. This video features many best practices in setting up a volleyball practice plan. The video also includes easy to use advice on how to move between drills faster and how to make sure practices all season are smoother.
This powerful video is the first video of Andor Gyulai coaching the team on day 2 of practice at Uni high school in Santa Monica. This video features a numbers of extremely valuable takeaways for coaches across all levels including:
90 Passes Skill Building Warm Up Drill – Day 2 – Uni High – Volleyball Coaching Nightmares (2 Videos)
The 90 Passes skill building warm up drill is a great drill to teach players concentration, while warming them up focusing on the important skill of passing. What the drill is able to accomplish is a high number of reps (90 For each player) in a really short period of time with very specific focuses, while passing from different points on the volleyball court and onto the net.
This series of 3 videos is a must watch and introduces Andor Gyulai, the Uni High coaching staff and also gives you some information about the players. We feel the coaching situation at the Uni High School volleyball program is similar to many high school volleyball programs around the world. We felt this was…
This series of two videos features Kerri’s team warm up plus her first drill – Overpass hitting drill. This is the first series of videos where we can see Kerri coaching and observe her coaching style and what drills she likes to run and why. Although the drills she runs are not very good in our opinion based upon the skill of the team and what we see as the team goals it is worth watching so that you can later compare what Andor suggest and why by comparison.
This video features the completion of Kerri second volleyball drill plus Kerri explaining to Andor the purpose of the drill and some of the things she is trying to work on. This is revealing as it helps viewers understand her goals and the drills she is choosing based upon those goals.
This video features Kerri third drill – Hitters vs. Defenders, 6 on 6 from day 1. The video features Andor observing the drill and still being pretty hands off. Andor shares some observations regarding the drill as well as what he has see in the practice thus far.
In this video Andor has enough and based upon only being in the gym for 4 days decides to take over the practice and run a new offensive drill. Unfortunately it becomes very clear quickly that the level of drills Kerri was running the team at, did not match their skill level and Andor quickly evaluates this while trying to run this first drill.
Andor Changes the Drill to a Simple Exchange Drill with Heavy Instruction – Day 1 – Uni High (3 Videos)
Andor has taken over practice and has modified the offense drill he was running into a simple exchange drill based upon the skill and ball control of the players. This series of 3 videos is extremely revealing and shows so many important points with regard to good coaching.
In this video Andor and Kerri discuss and review the practice thus far and some of the things Kerri observed watcing Andor coach as well as some things that Andor observed watching Kerri coach.
In this video Kerri takes over practice again and runs a 6 on 6 drill. Andor points out a few things that he thinks Kerri should consider in running the practice in order to make it a little smother and better. This includes adding serving and passing sooner in the practice as well as how Kerri is initiating the plays on the ball.
In this video Andor takes over the drill and makes changes immediately. Andor coaching style, this early in the practice and based upon the needs that he sees is to really be on top of the kids with a ton of verbal cues and correction. Additionally Andor believes in “Raising the expectations,” of everyone on the court and putting players who want to and can perform in a position to do that.
This is a revealing video where Kerri shares what she learned watching Andor take over the early part of practice and coach. It is really impressive how open Kerri is to getting advice and learning. This video reveals allot of how viewers can also take in the information and use it to improve their team and coaching skill.
In this video Andor teaches important serving principals, by discussing a study done with regard to the most important things for having success in volleyball. This is followed by a pressure serve drill that brings the point home for the players.
This content contains 3 videos where unplanned, Andor takes over and runs the 6 on 6 drill Kerri was previously running with the team. This video series offers a number of insights on running a drill, practice, motivating players, what to focus on at the high school level plus much, much, more.
In this video coaches will get to watch Andor managing and run the team huddle. This video offers a number of good coaching tips as well as powerful insights coaches can use to improve their verbal and non verbal communication to players in the huddle.
In this video Andor begins to offers advice on how to better organize a volleyball practice so that the team and players move between drills quicker and as a result are able to accomplish more. On Day 2, Andor takes over the practice and you will get to see this in action.
Elite Level – Full Youth / High School Level / Club Volleyball Practice Plan with Chris Austin (33 Videos)
This post contains an elite level full youth club volleyball practice plan with Chris Austin, 2 Time NCAA Champion at UCI and coach to undersized boys team ranked as one of the top 10 teams in the country. This post contains links to all 33 videos with Chris Austin from full youth club volleyball practice.
This is the final video and portion of practice. In the video we describe in detail the last part of practice and how Chris organizes the 6 on 6 portion of practice. This video also shows the final drills plus the remaining portion of practice.
This video now features the 6 on 6 game play portion of practice. This is where all the skills and drills so far are now introduced in a game like situation to maximize transfer in the athletes. As a side note, Chris left the following day to go compete in Europe professionally playing indoor.
In this video Andor and Chris discuss and review the practice thus far and the goals for the rest of the training. Chris also outlines how he plans on now incorporating the skills that the players learned and worked on in the early part of practice into the game like 6 on 6 portion of practice.
The next drill is 5 rep each jump serve drill. This video includes verbal cues for coaching indoor volleyball jump serving. Also in this video Chris discusses the timing and purpose of the drill.
This is a great video for volleyball coaches where Chris Austin explains some of his volleyball coaching cues for routes, rhythm and timing. Chris explains consistent concepts he uses so that players can quickly understand what he means without having to explain himself each time. We highly suggest you use this or something similar for your own coaching system.
Hitting Lines Drills – 2 Balls, One Fast, then Another Slower With Transition Footwork – Chris Austin (6 Videos)
This videos features a different version of the hitting lines warm up drills. Each player gets 2 balls, one fast, then another slower ball which simulates transition footwork with a slower set. This drill again shows how much thought Cris puts into every drill and designing his practice to maximize good touches and game like situations.
This drill features 5 reps each of the players performing the jump float serve. This drill and video includes verbal cues, plus some great info on why each player on Chris’s team learn every type of serve and can perform them in game if needed. This style and philosophy of coaching is not common but makes allot of sense and should be adopted by more coaches.
This series of 3 videos features Chris Austin teaching his players the important skills of jousting and tooling the block. This is another series of videos that highlights how good Chris is as a coach. He is able to help and teach his players a new skill quickly and because of how the drill is designed and how he teaches, the player experience allot of transfer and pick up the skill rather quickly.
In this video Chris Austin has his players run a drill focusing on taking advantage of an over pass by hitting around the block, swiping or tooling. This video demonstrates Chris creativity as well as should help coaches learn how to make more unique drills themselves. Also again it is insightful to see how a coach should adjust practice planning based upon individual and team goals and problems.
In this video Chris Austin breaks down practice planning based upon goals and time line with in the season. It is important for coaches to hear and learn when he is results based focused verses technical outcome focused. Also how things change from day to day, week to week and month to month. Allot of thought goes into good coaching and when you listen to someone like Chris you will see how this happens!