Gary Sato Volleyball Defense

Gary knows first hand height does not affect the defensive part of the game. This video series discusses the fundamentals to playing defense in various positions. It culminates with what a defenders mindset needs to be.

1. The stance begins in an athletic position with arms out in a neutral place and relaxed.

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Gary Sato Volleyball Blocking

Blocking in volleyball has evolved as the speed of the game continues to increase. Gold medal coach Gary Sato presents the basics of how to block effectively.

1. Thirds is the basic building blocks of blocking. Each front row player is assigned a specific section of the net.

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Gary Sato Volleyball Scouting

Over the years Gary has developed a structured system of scouting the opponent’s tendencies exposing their strengths and weaknesses. Gary presents in this series tactics used to win Olympic gold and bronze medals.

1. The chart is set up by entering the numbers of the opponents players. Then each players tendencies can be marked.

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Gary Sato Volleyball Serving

Protecting a server means letting the best server go for an ace and be allowed to miss. The other servers must be more conservative and get their serves in. Gary talks how this is applied when he coaches in the Olympics.

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Gary Sato Volleyball Speed of the Game

Gary gives specific examples of how fast the game has become. Because of it blockers have to improve one on one and defenders must be more active.

 

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