Perhaps my number #1 Core Principal as a Coach is to help my volleyball players become better learners! I like to say: “My #1 Goal is to make you better life long learners that strive for Kaizen”. Kaizen means constant never ending improvement. In this video I go through with my players how they can become better / faster learners of anything including volleyball.
Volleyball1on1 Founder and Owner. Andor won an NCAA Championship UCLA, and has been invited to play beach and indoor for South Africa! Andor has been coaching volleyball since 16 when he was the head coach of his high school his junior and senior year. (Went undefeated and won league with Andor as coach and captain his senior year.) Andor has worked with and filmed over 1500 instructional coaching videos, drills and volleyball practices with some of the greatest players and coaches to ever be involved with the game.
An important volleyball coaching cue for learning is “Be Engaged”. This verbal cues can be used: when teaching players how to learn faster, participate in practice more, and finally how to make their high school team with a new and different coach.
In this video Andor Gyulai reviews the verbal cues: “Make Lots of Mistakes” and “Look Really Stupid”. These cues can be very helpful for forming a better foundation for learning. We encourage you to review this plus the process of “How people learn”, early during the season and we encourage this to be an important foundation of your teams core principals.
Hi Guys, I wanted to share a quick site for all your foam rollers, some mobility products and mini bands. They are running a sale till the end of the month 40% off! I will add a different site for the Gemini and some of the other products I like! This post is for all the coaches who have been asking me where to buy some of my toys? This is 1 of 2 sites I use allot! Note: their is an affiliate link so I will be paid a small fee for suggesting them. Thanks Andor Gyulai
Go Beyond Reading the Game for Volleyball, Slow the Game Down After You Receive Info with Andor Gyulai – High School Volleyball Camp 6 15 15
“Reading the game is the premier skill in volleyball” – Karch Kiraly. I DISAGREE! Great players and coaches go beyond “Reading the game” and have or coach the ability to slow the ball and game down after they receive information from their opponents. This FREE Video will show you how to do this successfully!
Advanced Volleyball Passing Technique Concepts with Andor Gyulai – High School Volleyball Camp 6 15 15
This video was filmed at a recent “Travel to You High School Volleyball Camp”. The goal of the video is to share some advanced volleyball passing technique coaching tips and concepts. Left is right, right is wrong, mid-line is best. If the serve is from the right, right is right, left is wrong, mid-line is best. Shuffle your feet to get to the ball as much as possible, after this stop, lean and let the platform / angle do the work. Hold the passing position / platform for just a bit after you pass.
The Gauntlet Youth Volleyball Drill / Game is usually the last game / drill of the day and it usually goes for 15-25 minutes. Our goal is to create: Game like situation, That is competitive, Allows for lots of touches on the ball (Usually 2 on 2), Co-Ed, Encourages play with different people both as teammates and opponents, Rewards hard work but at this level still has an element of luck
VolleyTots – Youth Volleyball Training Exercises for Youth Players and Kids with Andor Gyulai 5-12-15
This post and article was inspired by an article by Karch Kiraly on “The Importance of Functional Strength”. “I see a lot of younger players who lack the necessary strength to hold a low body position for even 5 or 10 seconds.” – Karch Kiraly – USA Women’s Head Coach. I developed this program over the last year or so working with my kid and youth players on something that is functional and fun.
VolleyTots Youth Volleyball Passing / Setting / Spiking Private Coaching Lesson with Andor Gyulai 5-12-15
These 3 videos are from a youth / volleytots private lesson with Andor Gyulai and two players in the 1st grade. In these 3 videos the two players are taught passing, setting and spiking.
This video is from a youth volleyball private lessons with two players in 1st and 3 rd grade, volleyballtots who are learning the game. In this video the players are being coached on setting.
VolleyballTots – Youth Volleyball Passing Private Coaching Lesson with Andor Gyulai 5-14-15 (2 Videos)
These two video is part of our VolleyTots series. In these two video Andor Gyulai coaches a youth volleyball passing during a private lesson to two players in grades 1 and 3.
This is video 1 in a 5 part video series with Andor Gyulai and Chris Harger on coaching youth volleyball blocking technique. In this video, video 1 Andor discusses in detail a coaching tip he picked up from gold medal coach Steve Anderson to help improve players mindset when blocking! This is a powerful coaching tip and a great way to start when teaching youth how to block both indoor or on the beach.
This video is a youth – Age 14 volleyball spiking technique video and online volleyball lesson with Andor Gyulai. In this video young players will learn some common shared problems when learning how to spike a volleyball including: Angle of the directional first step in a 3 step approach, The unnecessary double arm pump on approach – Forward – Back – Forward, Plus more. The coaching in this video will help most young players spike a volleyball better!
This video is a left handed hitter or lefty volleyball spiking technique video and online volleyball lesson with Andor Gyulai. In this video Andor Gyulai points out many common volleyball spiking technique problems we see in youth left handed hitters. Volleyball coaching advice and tips include: Angle of approach for a left handed hitter vs. a right handed hitter, body direction and how a left handed hitter should open up, tips for left handed hitters to avoid common shoulder problems, plus more…
During the Orientation Stage of the OODA Loop you are processing what you Observe. Your mindset is thus critical to understanding and getting meaning from what you see. The Growth Mindset is a simple idea discovered by world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck in decades of research on achievement and success. Teaching a growth mindset creates motivation and productivity in the worlds of business, education, and sports, especially volleyball.
This video features Andor Gyulai using the conscious competence learning matrix to help teach a youth player volleyball. In this video the player is moving though stage 1 to stage 2 and stage 3 of the learning curve.
In this video Andor Gyulai demonstrates why he feels the OODA Loop verbal cues are better for coaching volleyball particularly when teaching volleyball skills, reading the game and volleyball strategy. The video addresses a common problem many coaches have helping young players spike better.
Coaching Juniors – High Controlled Volleyball Spiking Technique for Bad Tight or Off Sets by Andor Gyulai
In this video Andor Gyulai Owner of Volleyball1on1.com teaches a young 13 year old player how to have more control hitting by using a high controlled volleyball spiking technique for tight or off sets. At the younger ages the sets are often more in consistent and plays often less in system. Therefore it is important for coaches to teach young players how to keep the ball in play and put pressure on the opposition when out of system.
Player Self Discovery of Spiking Problems Using the OODA Loop to Focus on Orientation with Andor Gyulai
In this powerful video the OODA Loop coaching cues are used to help the player discover most of her spiking problems have less to do with technique and more to do with “Reading” and Orientation of the set. The coaching of this is successfully done by Andor using guided discovery and great open probe questions where he is constantly checking in with the players emotionally so that they are not overwhelmed but rather take the feedback as a challenge and a opportunity to grow.
In this VolleyballTots Youth Private Coaching Lessons Andor Gyulai the owner of volleyball1on1.com teaches two young players age 5 the skill of spiking. The video includes powerful verbal cues, plus other coaching lessons on working and coaching volleyballtots.
In this VolleyballTots Youth Private Coaching Lessons Andor Gyulai the owner of volleyball1on1 teaches two young players age 5 the skill of setting. The video includes powerful verbal cues, plus other coaching lessons on working and coaching volleyballtots.
Mirror Movement Drill – How To Teach Young Players How To Shuffle When Passing with Andor Gyulai 5-7-15
In this Volleyball Tots private youth volleyball coaching lesson Andor Gyulai teaches two young players age 5 how to shuffle and move correctly when passing. The drill is call the mirror movement drill and it is a great drill to help young players not only learn to move in a shuffle position, but also the importance of reading where the ball is going and move based upon the ball. location. The movement mirror drill is fun and can be done between two young between the ages of 5-12 or a parent and their child.
In this VolleyballTots Youth Private Coaching Lessons Andor Gyulai the owner of www.volleyball1on1.com teaches two young players age 5 the skill of passing. The video includes powerful verbal cues, plus other coaching lessons on working and coaching volleyballtots. This video was filmed at Andor kids school in Los Angele’s where he teach a volleyball class for youth players ages 5-12.
Response Complexity and Its Effects on Reaction Time When Playing Volleyball – OODA Loop (Article 9)
Volleyball players organize their movement patterns when performing a volleyball skill in advance. As the action or skill gets more complex so the reaction time increases as more time is required to organize the system for movement initiation. In this post we explore the idea and give examples.
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.
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.
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%…