This article contains links to a full indoor volleyball practice we filmed with Al Scates including drills, videos and more. This is a rare opportunity to see the greatest coach in NCAA Volleyball History at work.
Al Scates is the most successful volleyball coach in NCAA history. Nineteen NCAA titles. Two championships before an NCAA championship existed making for a total of twenty one titles. Three undefeated seasons. Nearly 1,200 wins in fifty years of coaching all at UCLA. These numbers simply can not be matched in volleyball history. Himself an All-American player at UCLA he has coached many of the games greatest players including Karch Kiraly, Sinjin Smith, Stein Metzger and Jeff Nygaard. Current coaches that have come from his program are Doug Beal, Mike Sealy and two time NCAA champion men’s head coach John Speraw.
In this video Al Scates shares some of his thoughts on indoor volleyball blocking technique.
This video contains the UCLA volleyball warm up. It is interesting to see how the warm up has changed as the game has change from side out to rally scoring as well as based upon new knowledge in the volleyball calisthenics.
Volleyball calisthenics is one of the most popular and common ways for top college level NCAA teams to warm up yet few if any high school coaches use it in their practices. In this video you will get to see how UCLA uses this warm up technique in their practice.[groups_non_member group="Membership"]
In this video Al Scates teaches the round house volleyball swing which is used in emergencies for fast outside sets. This video also includes an easy drill to practice this.
In this Drill Al Scates shares volleyball joust technique and a easy fun drills.
In the last few years volleyball warm ups have changed considerably as the science behind the human body has improved. In this video Andor and Al discuss the changes and how it has affected UCLA volleyball warm up.
Al explains how early season practices concentrate on serving and blocking to improve serve percentages and responsibility of area 4 blockers.
In this video Al Scates discusses the round house arm swing and it use as well as the joust drill. As always its fun to watch Al weave stories into his explanations.
In this informative video UCLA volleyball coaching legend Al Scates share what he does to create in practice competition.
Great video and story of how the most successful coach in NCAA volleyball and all sport history fell into the job of coaching volleyball at UCLA and how he ended up staying for 50 incredible years.
Another great video from our interview and conversation from the office with Al Scates. In this video Al shares more stories and talks about the greatest players he ever coached.
l Scates shares some great stories about his championship titles including which was his favorite and why.
This is a great interview where Al reflects on his mentors and how they taught him to make it fun for the players to come to practice. Plus how a mentor made him concentrate on getting his masters degree and his relationship with legendary basketball coach John Wooden.
Al has always believed, do not mess with success, meaning if something works don’t change it. In this video Al talks about allowing players to have their own style when playing.
In this video Al Scates discusses how changes to the rules affect tactics and coaching.
Al gives his best advice for girls and boys players who want to reach the collegiate level on a scholarship.
In this video Al talks about having an undefeated season and what goes along with that.
Al Scates – Practice Plan #1 – Part 1 of 11
Practice Plan #1 – Part 2 of 11 – Running the Bic Drill.
Practice Plan #1 – Part 3 of 11 – Running the Bic Continued
Practice Plan #1 – Part 4 of 11 – Roundhouse and Joust Drills – Technique.
Volleyball Practice Plan Men’s Indoor With Al Scates #1 – Part 5. Al Scates Coaching Indoor Volleyball Blocking Technique.
Part 6 – Free ball and wash drills (5 videos)
Practice Plan #1 – Part 7 of 11 – Practice Wrap Up and the Assistant Coaches Thoughts on Practice.
Al Scates Discusses Current Volleyball Warm Ups Vs. That In the Past.
Al Scates Discusses Focuses for Early Season Practice Plan.
Al Scates Discusses the Round House and Joust Volleyball Spiking Drills.
Al Scates Volleyball Coaching Advice – Creating In Practice Competition.
Al Scates – His Journey As UCLA Volleyball Coach.
Al Scates on the Best Players He Ever Coached and Some Fun Stories.
Al Scates Stories and Discussing His Championship Titles.
Al Scates UCLA Mens Head Coach – all time most NCAA men’s volleyball championships.
Al reflects on his mentors and how they taught him to make it fun for the players to come to practice. Plus how a mentor made him concentrate on getting his masters degree and his relationship with legendary basketball coach John Wooden.
UCLA Campus Video 1 – Andor stops by the UCLA volleyball trophy case. Also Andor shares his quick thought on playing at UCLA.