NCAA champ and founder of Volleyball1on1

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.

How To OODA Loop Your Opponent Using Hicks Law (Article 6)

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.

Youth Online Volleyball Spiking Lesson – Arm Swing Mistakes To Avoid

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.

OODA and AVCEX Loop – Modern Volleyball Coaching Blue Print (Article 3)

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…

What Current “Reading the Game” Model for Volleyball Coaching Misses – Orientation (Article 2)

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.

Common Match Play Volleyball Coaching Mistakes You Must Avoid

In our work with Dr. Bill Harrison (Sports Eye Doctor to Top Sports Stars) we have discovered humans cannot think and see at the same time! Yet many coaches ignore this fact and because of their own coaching styles and lack of knowledge about vision actually negatively impact their players on the court during matches.

Uni High School – Common Match Volleyball Coaching Mistakes – Volleyball Coaching Nightmares

This 4 video series features Andor Gyulai reviewing Uni High Volleyball Coach Kerri Eich coaching a match. This post is extremely insightful as it reveals many common match volleyball coaching mistakes former player make when coaching. The video also brings to light what a coaches real goals should be during a match and what should be focused on and when.

Need Volleyball Practice Planning Help? Looking For Fresh Ideas and Drills?

So I started Volleyball1on1.com to be the ultimate volleyball resource and I am proud to say we offer an incredible library of over 17 full volleyball practice plans and growing at one low cost. On top of this with the addition of Volleyball Coaching Nightmares we also reveal and address many off the most common mistakes / challenges high school and youth club coaches face. Yet as I…

The First Week With a New Partner and My Arrival in South Africa – 11 27 14

This is post is about my trip back to Africa as well as this being a volleyball website I thought I would start off with the most important things to work on when starting a new 2 person beach volleyball partnership as I see it. This is what I am doing with my new partner Leslie Naidoo.

Improve Serve Receive Reaction – Split Step Stretch Shortening Cycle

he speed of the serve in volleyball for both the jump float and the top spin jump serve has increased to the point that players have between 0.6 – 1.1 second to react from contact from serve to contact when passing on serve receive. Given this speed the need to improve player reaction on serve receive has increased. The split step stretch shortening cycle…

The Biggest Mistakes Former Players Make When Coaching Youth

In this brutally honest no holds bar video we go through one of the biggest mistakes former players make when coaching and get honest about adjusting goals and expectations when coaching youth players. This is an insightful new look at WHY WE COACH and why we should coach. Our job as coaches is more then just winning it is about changing lives and developing people.

King Kong’s Volleyball Spiking Demo With A Fast High Elbow (Serious Range)

For several years now I have heard from these so called volleyball arm-swing experts that the old ways of spiking a volleyball is not correct and that all players should change their arm-swing so that they can avoid shoulder injuries and spike the ball harder. I have always been very skeptical pointing out that shoulder injuries can be avoided by making some minor tweaks verses changing the entire …

8 High Rep Volleyball Beginner Passing Progression Drills Series with Andor Gyulai

Some people may not know but I started coaching volleyball at 16 with my high school team. Living in South Africa there were few experts and given the pressure of my friends, I had to learn fast! This progression drill I developed when I was still in college and I ran and own my 8 team club. This drill does a number of things that I think are critical for beginners.

Coaching Indoor Volleyball Passing and Serve Receive Technique with Andor Gyulai

In this video I share some important tips and secrets on how to coach and teach indoor passing and serve receive technique. This video is great for new coaches who are looking for a strong easy to use how to approach for teaching the most important skill in volleyball. For players his video offers some great insights on passing

Volleyball Coaching Advice for First Time Coaches by Andor Gyulai

his video is part of a full practice I filled to help newer coaches with beginner volleyball players. See the links below to see the full practice!
As any coach knows setting the tone for what to expect in practice is very important for long term success. In this video I share some basic rules that I had in my gym

Gain More Control When Spiking and Hitting a Volleyball By Andor Gyulai

Excellent volleyball spiking requires more than just a powerful hit. As a large hitter who was known for hitting the crap out of the volleyball, I found that my biggest problem when I was spiking was not that I wasn’t generating enough power, but that I wasn’t maintaining good control over the ball when I hit it. Learn how to change that!

Volleyball Spiking Footwork The Approach and Hitting with Andor Gyulai

The first thing you want to consider in order to increase your speed for your volleyball spiking approach is making sure you are back in a ready position to spike! I know it sounds obvious but think of this, more often than not a volleyball spike approach begin in a transition play, as a result you need to practice this skill.

Mastering Volleyball Blocking Fundamentals – A How To Guide for Blocking by Andor Gyulai

In this series of 6 videos Andor Gyulai will discuss every detail as it relates to blocking on the left side or in area 4 when playing indoor volleyball. Specifics that will be discussed include eye sequence, responsibilities, footwork, reading the hitting, strong moves and more. This video is great for players and coaches.

Beginner Volleyball Practice Plan 1 by Andor Gyulai

This Volleyball Practice Plan is a early season volleyball practice design for players of all skill levels. The primary focus of this practice is two fold,
– Helpful Do and Don’t for Your First Volleyball Practice as a Coach
– Useful Volleyball Passing Drills, Technique and More to Help Build Strong Fundamentals in Volleyball Passing and Volleyball Serve Reception.

Long Beach State & Brian Gimmillaro Famous Volleyball Warm Up Drill

Brian Gimmillaro is one of the greatest coaches in college indoor volleyball history and in this video he shares secrets to his famous volleyball warm up drill. This drill for volleyball focuses on a large number of ball touches in a very short period of time.

Andor Gyulai Blogging for the AVCA and Sharing Volleyball Tips and Secrets

I am excited to anounce I will be helping the AVCA, the largest volleyball coaching association in the world with instructional volleyball videos, volleyball drills and volleyball information
My goal is too add one new blog each week, with valuable content including an instructional video where possible! Below is this weeks video and blog!