The Bic is a very well known play in volleyball that gets its name from Stein Metzger and Jeff Nygaard. Jeff had a direct hand in naming the play while winning two NCAA championships. Here he talks about it and how to run it successfully.
Jeff shows the correct footwork when pulling off the net when playing indoor volleyball as a middle blocker.
In transition and an ideal world everything is three steps. Three steps to the block, three steps to the starting position, three steps on the approach. Jeff shows how it’s done.
When moving to block area four use three steps to the block, three steps to the starting position, three steps on the approach. Jeff shows how it’s done with good volleyball blocking footwork.
Jeff lets out a secret because he likes to let out secrets. When all the blockers are bunched together in the middle, correct footwork will prevent the blockers from crashing into each other when moving to the outside.
When covering the entire net while blocking long distances have to be traveled. Jeff demonstrates an advanced piece of footwork that moves the blocker quickly from one side of the court to the other side.
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Taking risks means knowing the opponent and recognizing when to not do a normal block, but to take away the hitters favorite shot. Jeff presents an example how how to be smarter as a blocker.
Middle moves means reading the hitter and most importantly scouting reports on the hitter. Knowing the hitter leads to doing alternate moves that force the hitter to change their swing or get blocked. Jeff explains how.
Staying in control lies between not trying at all and trying too hard. When trying too hard mistakes will be made. Jeff presents a video that mentions fellow Volleyball1on1 instructor Marcin Jagoda.
Middles that have the skill to set a volleyball open up more offensive possibilities. Jeff explains the options available in this video and the importance of middle hitters learning to set in transition.
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.
Seth talks about blocking on the beach. This series of 6 instructional videos applies the basics of volleyball blocking for both beach and indoor.
Setting for a big man on the beach is necessary since very few serves go to the biggest player. In this 6 video series Seth demonstrates how big men can become more effective beach volleyball setters.
Seth presents a six video series on how to jump serve in beach volleyball including drills for jumps serving.
Passing requires a good platform and correct footwork which indoor middle blockers. Seth explains how to pass effectively.
Seth presents doing your homework. Homework involves scouting the opponent through video and talking to other teams before matches. This is am important key for beach volleyball success.
Moving from indoor to beach means having to play in varying weather conditions. Seth talks about playing in different types of sand, wind and other weather conditions successfully.
The volleyball community is very small and people skills are absolutely necessary. Burnham tells how to best interact with all people in tournaments and with practice as you never know when you may need a new teammate in beach volleyball.
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.
Communication with your partner starts before the ball is served by signaling blocking strategies among others things. Seth discusses the best manner to communicate when playing beach volleyball.
Seth talks about the arm swing on the beach. Indoor the arm swing is faster and more compact while a longer swing outdoors requires many adjustments as mentioned in the video.
Seth plays a game of Vollis with Andor. Vollis is a combination of volleyball and tennis.