Volleyball1on1 https://www.volleyball1on1.com Volleyball Drills, Coaching Volleyball Videos and Store for beach, indoor, girls, club, volleyball. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 17:17:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.1 High School Volleyball Coaching Tips from Pennsylvania High School Volleyball – 3 Video – 9 13 16 https://www.volleyball1on1.com/high-school-volleyball-coaching-tips-from-pennsylvania-high-school-volleyball-video-1-9-13-16/ https://www.volleyball1on1.com/high-school-volleyball-coaching-tips-from-pennsylvania-high-school-volleyball-video-1-9-13-16/#respond Wed, 14 Sep 2016 18:02:46 +0000 http://www.volleyball1on1.com/?p=403633 This post features 3 high school volleyball videos . The coach is Andor Gyulai, Owner of Volleyball1on1.com.
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400 Volleyball Passing Reps – Volleyball Coaching Advice from Shawn Patchell https://www.volleyball1on1.com/400-volleyball-passing-reps-volleyball-coaching-advice-from-shawn-patchell/ https://www.volleyball1on1.com/400-volleyball-passing-reps-volleyball-coaching-advice-from-shawn-patchell/#respond Wed, 14 Sep 2016 17:46:40 +0000 http://www.volleyball1on1.com/?p=403630 Shawn Patchell - Full Volleyball PracticeThis past week I got the opportunity to sit down and have breakfast with Shawn Patchell, Head Men’s Coach at Concordia University and one of my favorite coaches here in the United States. Shawn is an incredible coach having helped coached Pro teams in Europe, Top D1 Colleges Men’s and even the USA National Boys and Men’s teams.

I was reviewing Shawn’s goals for his team this week as they return from summer for college practice and he kept talking about 400 reps and helping his passers hit 400 reps.

The reason he told me:

“Andor, it’s that magic number where me and my staff see change quickly! I have had players literally increase their passing by a full point, for example go from a 2 point passer to a 3 point passer, out of 4 in 1 week.” – Shawn Patchell

So I asked how the reps / practices organized.

“Well we break it into two parts. Some of the time we stand behind the passer and give allot of intensive feedback. During this time there is allot of focus on form and technique. At other times we stand behind them and limit the feedback. During this time there is allot of focus on what the players are seeing and just getting their needed reps.” – Shawn Patchell

So for your high school coaches, passing is the most important priority on our list as it is the First, Third and Fourth most important things in women’s volleyball based upon Dr. Gill Fellingham scientific study.

Let me ask you, is it worth investing 1 week in your passers to increase their passing by a full point? I think for some of you it may be worth it.

Let me know if you have questions or if you would like to jump on a quick call to review this or any of your other high school coaching goals. Contact me here!

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Volleyball1on1 High School Volleyball Coaching Tips and Advice 9 6 16 Video 2 https://www.volleyball1on1.com/volleyball1on1-high-school-volleyball-coaching-tips-and-advice-9-6-16-video-2/ https://www.volleyball1on1.com/volleyball1on1-high-school-volleyball-coaching-tips-and-advice-9-6-16-video-2/#respond Wed, 07 Sep 2016 17:26:15 +0000 http://www.volleyball1on1.com/?p=403576

This video (Video 2) features volleyball high school coaching tips and advice with Andor Gyulai the owner of Volleyball1on1.com. Click here to see Video 1.

This video speaks of the philosophies and culture Volleyball1on1 teaches at our summer camps for high schools and clubs. This video shows that there is an formula for winning high school volleyball matches! Players should understand this formula so that it becomes part of the team culture.

To learn more about the programs, coaching manuals and systems Volleyball1on1.com offers contact Andor at: http://www.volleyball1on1.com/highschoolcamps/

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Volleyball1on1 High School Volleyball Coaching Tips and Advice 9 6 16 Video 1 https://www.volleyball1on1.com/volleyball1on1-high-school-volleyball-coaching-tips-and-advice-9-6-16-video-1/ https://www.volleyball1on1.com/volleyball1on1-high-school-volleyball-coaching-tips-and-advice-9-6-16-video-1/#respond Wed, 07 Sep 2016 16:39:34 +0000 http://www.volleyball1on1.com/?p=403573

This video features volleyball high school coaching tips and advice with Andor Gyulai the owner of Volleyball1on1.com. This video speaks of the philosophies and culture Volleyball1on1 teaches at our summer camps for high schools and clubs.

This video shows that there is an formula for winning high school volleyball matches! Players should understand this formula so that it becomes part of the team culture.

To learn more about the programs, coaching manuals and systems Volleyball1on1.com offers contact Andor at: http://www.volleyball1on1.com/highschoolcamps/

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Coaching Youth High School Volleyball Blocking Technique with Tips from Kerri Walsh Jennings https://www.volleyball1on1.com/coaching-youth-high-school-volleyball-blocking-technique-with-tips-from-kerri-walsh-jennings/ https://www.volleyball1on1.com/coaching-youth-high-school-volleyball-blocking-technique-with-tips-from-kerri-walsh-jennings/#respond Tue, 06 Sep 2016 16:38:18 +0000 http://www.volleyball1on1.com/?p=403566

In this video we review youth high school volleyball blocking and coaching mistakes. The video also brings in good lessons from Kerri Walsh Jennings on blocking and can be used as a tool for coaches to help young players learn to love the game and watch more beach volleyball.

It is important for coaches to understand that blocking has a very low correlation to winning and success as a team. Skill importance should be Serving & Passing, Setting, Spiking In, then Defense and then Blocking. For more details on understanding this see Dr Gill Fellingham study on Using Science to Develop a Team Game Plan and a Volleyball Coaching Philosophy.

This video reviews the 3 stages we teaching blocking in:

Read: Ball – Setter – Ball – Hitter – Hips – Shoulder – Elbow – Wrist

In the video the players eyes are not looking at the correct thing so you misses the block. Also she does not anticipate the ball going to this hitter.This opponent hitting is there best blocker and hitter but she is expecting a middle attack! She should be fronting this hitter and maybe spread left.

Move: The first thing you will notice is the negative step by the hitter.If your players are advanced enough I would teach the Split Step Stretch Shortening Cycle.
Click Here – To See Andor Gyulai and Tom Black discuss the topic!

Another option besides the stretch step may be to teach opening up the players left foot to the antenna so that it opens her hips and makes it easier to move.

Next would be teaching a crossover step vs. a shuffle step so the player jumps higher and covers more area.

Next is the gather. In the example the player moves with their hands up and never really brings their elbows back. We therefore add the video of Kerri Walsh Jennings to illustrate how young players should do this.

Block: Player makes 2 moves.

Not fronting the hitter power.

No penetration.

Also reviewed is Steve Anderson’s video on Blocking vs. Grabbing.

For you coaches looking to work with Andor Gyulai to run a Volleyball1on1 Summer Volleyball Camp Contact him here!

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Volleyball1on1 High School Volleyball Coaching Tips 9 2 16 – Faith – Video 1 https://www.volleyball1on1.com/volleyball1on1-high-school-volleyball-coaching-tips-9-2-16-faith-video-1/ https://www.volleyball1on1.com/volleyball1on1-high-school-volleyball-coaching-tips-9-2-16-faith-video-1/#respond Fri, 02 Sep 2016 18:39:46 +0000 http://www.volleyball1on1.com/?p=403540

Started in Row 6 (5-1)

– I would not tend to start in this row as it is often the rotation we least practice plus it is often our weakest because the setter is front row with no back attack!

Play 1 – Result Ace

1) 17 is not ready for the serve! She is not in it visually. You need to get set 4 seconds at least before they contact the ball if possible.

Coach Response — I like the 4 second thought. 17 is actually communicating the seams, though–that’s why she’s not ready. Needs to do this sooner.

Andor Response to Coach – Good

2) Passers are not in a straight line. Creating seams

Coach Response –Agreed. 6 has been scooting up on serve receive. I haven’t moved her yet because she hasn’t got burned on it yet, and so I feel that I want to see how it plays out. I should ask her why she is doing it for sure. I prefer straight across but I’m open to reasonable changes.

3) No one called seams in the passer preserve communication

Coach Response –Agreed. Should have more than 17 talking.

Andor Response to Coach – Good

4) Area 5 Passer is not facing the server / bad technique. I also want a much wider base!

Coach Response –Disagree. Maybe I don’t understand, but it looks like she is facing the server to me.

Andor Response to Coach – It think her feet would be more parallel, left foot to far in front.

5) Area 6 (17) feet are not facing the server plus her left foot is to far back

Coach Response –I feel that the left foot being that far back is fine. Like you, I don’t teach neutral feet, but I do teach a little more forward than you do. I think it’s like a runner. If you start with your feet a little more forward/back you will have a stronger first driving step both forward and back.

Andor Response to Coach – Once the player moves out of the starting position most of the time we only need to make “3 Good Steps”. (We teach 3 good steps to get most places on the court!) Coaching coming from a 2 man beach background I think I understand what you are saying a little, however the players do not need to move as much, for me I would prefer a little more balance and it also leads her to move into a position balanced!

Play 2 – In System Perfect Pass / Set is To High No Rhythm

1) Same problems passing, however the passer was more ready and in vision sense so its a good pass.

2) Row 6 so there is no back attack from area 2. The middle is running a 1 for no purpose! Why because the outside set is so high that even if the blocker blocks middle they can still block outside.

Coach Response –Agreed, the one is pointless here because she runs it late and doesn’t pull the middle. But with the pass at the 10 foot line, everybody on the court knows she’s going to the left side. This middle needs to get a slide in her arsenal, but she doesn’t know how to do this effectively yet.

Andor Response to Coach – Good, I think not just a slide, I think a 32, and a 2. Running a 2 in the middle here forces the blockers to stay honest. Also there is allot you can do as an attacker still with a 2 run from the 10 foot line.

3) What happens – High set that results in the hitter being out of rhythm, the set can be too high that it becomes difficult to hit.

Result 2 man block on a perfect pass, hitters out of rhythm and she gets blocked!

Coach Response –Agreed. But I have a hard time getting my outside hitters to buy in to the quicker set so they are always asking the setter to get them higher. What do you suggest I do to get them to “Observe” that a low set is going to be better?

What is good is the video shows her attacking better on a lower set. Play 5. You need to show them also video of top teams and review the goal. It is less about you and more about the defense. Coach ask the player: “Would you as an attacker prefer to hit on 1 or 2 blockers?”

4) Starting position of the Middle. Do not start on the net. Start at the 10 foot line so you can emergency dig the short ball, plus it is easier to get ready to attack!

Play 3 – Good pass / Set back row – Very Bad! Against culture and proven science.

1) Player is blocked and cover error lift.

2) Science has shown we do not set the back row in youth women’s volleyball. Even in women’s college volleyball this is very limited!

Play 4 – Good Pass / In-System, Hitting Error

1) Why have a middle attack in this rotation? We are not setting them and they are useless! Middle needs to start off the net and work so they can run a slide!

2) Setter needs to learn to dump!

3) It’s a good set but it seems to me the outside hitter does not have allot of range or shot selection! Teach he to create more shots using her approach!

4) Our culture, no hitting errors. High Hitter IQ! Seeing none of that so far! All the shots are at the seam of the block!

Play 5 – Good Pass / Setter Dump

1) Good Pass, setter does a bad dump. The location is bad, better spot is move the ball away from pack / opponents. All the opponent players are moving into this area because this is where everything is happening, we only are attacking from area 3 and 4.. Dump rather to area 4 away from energy.

2) Easy transition, good pass! However the setter is not defending area 2, rather they are in the middle of the court on the transition free ball. The result they need to move back and do not set a good ball.

3) At this stage running a 1 in middle is useless. Run instead a 2, 32, slide back 4 or 5. Anything!

4) The hitter is always hitting the same spot. In this rally she hit a new spot and nearly got a kill. Also she is not:

  1. a) Know the defense and hit the hole b) Hitting Corners, c) Take out the setter, d) take out the middle, e) take out the outsides. We have already seen that their attack is easy to defend!

* Important – notice the first faster set near the pin she has some range with that attack and nearly get a kill, but some lucky defense stops it! No excuse, she needs to go faster and this is all setting! I would suggest fixing this in the Skill Building Warm Up and have the setters set the outsides on a live pass off the libero!

Full Game:

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Kaizen in Volleyball – Forget Perfection, Focus on Progression and Compound the Improvement https://www.volleyball1on1.com/kaizen-in-volleyball-forget-perfection-focus-on-progression-and-compound-the-improvement/ https://www.volleyball1on1.com/kaizen-in-volleyball-forget-perfection-focus-on-progression-and-compound-the-improvement/#respond Tue, 30 Aug 2016 16:14:57 +0000 http://www.volleyball1on1.com/?p=403499

Kaizen is a word and thought system that is the foundation of the culture we teach for high school and club youth programs. The word is Japanese and means constant never ending improvement. I think this video captures the idea and should be shared early in your season with your players, coaches and school administration. The goal is to build this into every part of your team and schools athletic culture.

“Forget about perfection: focus on progression and compound the improvement!” – Sir Dave Brailsford


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Volleyball Serving Lessons from the “Lion” Aleksandrs Samoilovs Part of #1 Men’s Beach Team in the World https://www.volleyball1on1.com/volleyball-serving-lessons-from-the-lion-aleksandrs-samoilovs-part-of-1-mens-beach-team-in-the-world/ https://www.volleyball1on1.com/volleyball-serving-lessons-from-the-lion-aleksandrs-samoilovs-part-of-1-mens-beach-team-in-the-world/#respond Mon, 29 Aug 2016 19:26:04 +0000 http://www.volleyball1on1.com/?p=403486 This week I was at the Long Beach FIVB World Championships and I had a chance to talk with “The Lion” Aleksandrs Samoilovs from Latvia who is part of the #1 Ranked beach men’s team in the world.  During our conversation I got to ask him a few things including why he has in my opinion such an easy serve.

Now having just met him, I was impressed he didn’t just laugh or punch me, which speaks highly of his incredible character, instead he took the time to thoughtfully answer me. Now for all you coaches and players out there, these are real words of wisdom coming from the #1 men’s team in the world in 2015 and 2016.

His advice:

“Although I only average maybe 1 ace per set, my serve is always in and consistent! What this does is gives may partner (Janus Smedin) the opportunity to be aggressive with his serve and go for aces! Also if he misses, then I miss, then he misses, now we are in trouble and our opponent has 3 points. Also the stats show historically when I am serving we are one of the top 5 scoring teams in the world off my serve so my job is to get it in and get points.”

How many players on your high school team don’t know there role on the team when at the service line? “Is your job as a player to serve tough or be focused on just getting it in?”

I feel it is important for each player to know and really understand their role and then commit and be accountable to that role to the team.

As a coach and player we need to understand we can’t all serve the ball lights out. But we can create an environment where we play the odds as well as set up our team mates who are better servers.

Final thought: “I feel blessed to play, coach and be a fan of volleyball because of the people involved with volleyball. Also if you see me shouting and cheering Latvia, you know why. They are real, entertaining, and champions on and off the court!”

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Volleyball1on1 High School Volleyball Coaching Tips with Andor Gyulai https://www.volleyball1on1.com/volleyball1on1-high-school-volleyball-coaching-tips-with-andor-gyulai/ https://www.volleyball1on1.com/volleyball1on1-high-school-volleyball-coaching-tips-with-andor-gyulai/#respond Fri, 26 Aug 2016 16:11:48 +0000 http://www.volleyball1on1.com/?p=403452

In this video I shares some common high school volleyball coaching mistakes we often see early in the season that must be addressed for success.

Points addressed include:
1) Players being in a straight line on serve receive to reduce seams
2) Player communication about who got seam based upon where the ball is coming from. (Serve from the left, left is right, right is wrong, mid line best)
3) Team culture based upon science: Serve the ball in and tough, hit the ball in, play the ball underhand, dig the ball high and off the net.
4) Setter starting position and the result that they need to move backwards vs. forward.
and more…

For high school and club coaches looking for advice and help with their season contact Andor Gyulai at the link below. This video review is a service we offer to all our coaches who run a volleyball1on1 summer camp with us!

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Why Your Volleyball Season Failed and How to Change It! https://www.volleyball1on1.com/why-your-volleyball-season-failed-and-how-to-change-it/ https://www.volleyball1on1.com/why-your-volleyball-season-failed-and-how-to-change-it/#respond Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:03:05 +0000 http://www.volleyball1on1.com/?p=403384 As you get ready to start this season and review why you and your team failed to achieve the volleyball results you wanted last year I think it’s important to take some lessons from America’s finest. A lesson that can make us better coaches plus a better mentor as we impart this important knowledge onto our players as a valuable life lesson.

This summer 2016 I worked with a number of different high school coaches who were not satisfied with last year’s results and who understood failure started with themselves. Ownership and accountability started with them as the leader and coach. The reason the team was not successful was because of them! I believe that in order to improve you must believe that something is wrong and it is within your power to fix it.

To many coaches blame the players, the parents, the school administration, the lack of resources, whatever vs. taking ownership / accountability that the reason the team sucks or that they did not have the results they wanted is because they were not skilled enough or did not do a god job!

The value of this is not only an empowered mindset which allows for change and growth. It results in a pursuit for answers to fix the problem! Ultimately the result is a “Growth Mindset” and the coach works to become better and pursue the answers to getting betters.

Too often leaders blame others and in no place is this more apparent than in South Africa, my place of birth. Last year I lived in South Africa for 4 months as I pursued my goals of playing in the Olympics. During that time I got to see face to face the stark difference between ownership and accountability vs. blaming everyone else.

You see Volleyball South Africa (VSA) is the complete polar opposite of United States Volleyball (USAV). The politics of VSA leaders is always to blame others and take zero accountability for mistakes. By contrast USAV leaders accept responsibility for mistakes and take those mistakes as an opportunity to grow. The result is volleyball is dying in one country and thriving in another.

I think this video brings home some of the reason why leaders (Like the leaders of VSA) don’t take ownership. Reasons like they will look weak or lose respect.

At Volleyball1on1 by contrast we believe that showing vulnerability and humility is the foundation of trust and thus the foundation of a team. (See article 1 of 5 from the 5 Dysfunctions of a team)

During our Volleyball1on1 Summer Camps we help coaches and players develop a culture of ownership and accountability. A culture of vulnerability and humility. If you are looking for tools to improve your team culture contact Andor Gyulai and see if it makes sense to run a Volleyball1on1 Summer Camp at your school, club or college.

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