Jeff presents a series of videos on middle blocking. This set starts with the correct eye sequence, goes through the best form and technique and finishes with advanced reads of the opponents offense.
Jeff shares his insight on middle hitting. This series demonstrates how to be deceptive and beat the blocker to the punch when spiking out the middle.
1. The gap is always placed between area two and area three. Make the approach from the middle position with correct form to maximize power and range to all angles of the court.
The middle front one ball is a very fast attack meant to beat the blocker with quickness and speed. Jeff talks about and demonstrates the correct form for this attack.
The Bic is a very well known play in volleyball that gets its name from Stein Metzger and Jeff Nygaard. Jeff had a direct hand in naming the play while winning two NCAA championships. Here he talks about it and how to run it successfully.
Jeff shows the correct footwork when pulling off the net when playing indoor volleyball as a middle blocker.
In transition and an ideal world everything is three steps. Three steps to the block, three steps to the starting position, three steps on the approach. Jeff shows how it’s done.
When moving to block area four use three steps to the block, three steps to the starting position, three steps on the approach. Jeff shows how it’s done with good volleyball blocking footwork.
Jeff lets out a secret because he likes to let out secrets. When all the blockers are bunched together in the middle, correct footwork will prevent the blockers from crashing into each other when moving to the outside.
When covering the entire net while blocking long distances have to be traveled. Jeff demonstrates an advanced piece of footwork that moves the blocker quickly from one side of the court to the other side. To view all of Jeff Nygaard’s videos – Click Here!
Taking risks means knowing the opponent and recognizing when to not do a normal block, but to take away the hitters favorite shot. Jeff presents an example how how to be smarter as a blocker.
Middle moves means reading the hitter and most importantly scouting reports on the hitter. Knowing the hitter leads to doing alternate moves that force the hitter to change their swing or get blocked. Jeff explains how.
Staying in control lies between not trying at all and trying too hard. When trying too hard mistakes will be made. Jeff presents a video that mentions fellow Volleyball1on1 instructor Marcin Jagoda.
Middles that have the skill to set a volleyball open up more offensive possibilities. Jeff explains the options available in this video and the importance of middle hitters learning to set in transition.
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.
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.
Gary shows how when a middle quick set slightly changes its location the hitter is open to get a kill.
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.
Filming yourself is the best way to improve a players strengths and work on their weaknesses. Gary talks about the best way for players to film themselves.
The overhand dig allows players to cover a larger area of the court. Olympic gold medal coach Gary Sato explains how this move from the beach is applied to the indoor court.
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. To view all of Gary Sato’s videos – Click Here!
The game has continually changed as the speed of the game increases. Gary compares how the game was played when he first started and why players and coaches always need to be studying the game.
The libero position was created in part because of Gary’s little brother Eric, who won gold in the 1988 Olympics. Gary tells how the position is used.
Gary shares the difference between an overhand pass and a regular set. Primarily how the jump float serve requires an overhand pass.
Demonstrated is how a typical 3-1 or gap set can be used as a decoy for a slight variation. Olympic gold medal coach Gary Sato compares and contrasts the differences.
As a licensed chiropractor Gary demonstrates several lower back stretches that keep players healthy and playing longer. These stretches are the same ones used by Olympic athletes.
1. By stretching the hamstrings they release easier and allow the body to bend at the waist farther.
Transitioning off of the block and to the hit is integral to every teams success. Pro player and twelve year coach David Fischer presents a complete series with drills on this topic.
Demonstration of a drill to perfect the footwork and improve conditioning.The right side of the court uses a slightly different footwork to move from blocker to hitter.
Learn to keep the game fun and avoid burnout with twelve year coach David Fischers advice on how to keep burnout on the back burner.
Pro player and twelve plus year coach David Fischer shows everything on how to pass a volleyball. David runs his college team through step by step instructions that is easy for everyone to understand. David presents common mistakes by beginners and how to correct them with the proper form and technique.
The back one attack has one difference from it’s cousin the middle one. The set is behind the setter. For this adjustment Jeff presents this instructional video series to help middle blockers spike better.
Honing your volleyball indoor jump serve, Mike Diehl teaches you the perfect indoor jump serve.
Mike Diehl was an NCAA National Champion at UCLA in ’93 and followed it up with a 15 year indoor pro European career in 20 different countries. 4 times he was the league MVP and the most feared hitter. On the beach his pro debut was at the ’96 Manhattan Beach qualifier with Stein Metzger.