In volleyball, sports and war shaping the mind of your opponent is critical to winning. John Boyd described as the most influential military theorist since Sun Tzu created the OODA Loop combat training system as a better way to attack the mind of your enemy and win. This proven and tested system is the foundation of most military strategy today and has literally been tested in the trenches to win above all others.
2 Ball Beach Volleyball Defense Drill Off a Bench with a Line Pull and Line Defense by Pedro Brazao (2 Videos)
This beach volleyball defense drill features two balls, a line pull and a angle block with a line defense. Each play is played out and the coach Pedro Brazao is hitting off a bench. This video features allot of good verbal cues as well as some good coaching feedback for line defense with an angle block as well as some tips on pulling when blocking.
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.
This is a beach volleyball warm up drill that features 2 balls, that are game like serves, 1 for each player with a line shot after the dig and set. This is a great game like drill that features 3 of the most important skills for a player to work on as well as really helps with spacing, which is critical for new teams and beach volleyball.
Physical Orientation On the Court Taught Using the OODA Loop Verbal Cues for Volleyball Coaching (Article 7)
Physical orientation meaning where you are before you perform a volleyball skill is often critical to performing the volleyball skill correctly. With spiking where you start your approach to hit is often as important as your approach or your spiking technique. Yet few volleyball coaching models account for how players are taking in stimuli “Reading the Game” and reacting to that stimuli before performing the volleyball skill. The OODA Loop and my Modern Volleyball Coaching Blueprint is different as your physical orientation is constantly being accounted for in my model while performing the volleyball skill.
This article contains a video example and verbal cues of how Andor Gyulai teaches volleyball spiking technique using the OODA Loop.
This video series is from a recent private 1 on 1 lesson with a youth player (Age 13) from Arizona who visited Andor Gyulai for a paid private volleyball coaching lesson. This video offers and incredible amount of feedback on correct volleyball spiking technique. The amount of feedback is almost overwhelming and as such we recorded the lesson for the player and her parents to review later.
Two Powerful Beach Volleyball Blocking Mistakes to Avoid – Online Volleyball Lesson / Evaluation with Andor Gyulai
In this video Andor Gyulai points out some common beach volleyball blocking mistakes to avoid. This video also includes tips for “reading the game”, pulling and beach volleyball strategy. This video was filmed in South Africa on his recent trip from Dec 2014 – Feb 2015.
I would like to share an easy to use and easy understand example of how to OODA Loop your opponent using Hick’s law. This example was used on me initially quite effectively by my good friend Colin Pockock (Age 44) in South Africa who is a former beach volleyball Olympian who took a 9th at the 2004 Olympics. I think he is the best beach player in South Africa volleyball history.
Human reaction time is defined as the time elapsing between the onset of a stimulus and the onset of a response to that stimulus. A primary factor affecting a response to stimuli is the number of possible stimuli or in volleyball’s cases what you “Read” your opponent doing. In 1952 a researcher named Hick confirmed that by going from one response choice (Decision Step) to two, response time increased by 58%…
This is an youth online volleyball spiking lesson Andor Gyulai (Owner – Volleyball1on1.com) did for a member of our site as part of our membership benefits. This is a great video for youth players looking to spike better. This video reveals many common mistakes we see youth players make when attacking.
Today I want to share what is a fundamental shift in the way I feel volleyball should be taught! The ideas I will be sharing today build on coaching concepts first introduced by Karch Kiraly and others known as “Reading the Game”. After over 3 years of research through my own observations as a player…
After over 3 years of research through my own observations as a player and coach I realized the Reading – Planning – Doing system can be vastly improved, specifically how we as coaches teach players the process of how we as humans respond to stimuli (predominantly with our eyes), which is the basis of how all volleyball skills and sports are performed.
“Reading the Game” for Volleyball: Reading – Planning – Doing, Model for Volleyball Coaching (Article 1)
Did you know one of the biggest breakthroughs in the “science of coaching volleyball” today is called “Reading the Game”? Most of the ideas related to this were first introduced by Karch Kiraly (considered the greatest volleyball player in the sport) on his retirement and transition into coaching just a few years ago during a presentation at an AVCA Convention in San Antonio, Texas.