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.
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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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This drill offers a rare chance for caoches to witness one of the greatest coaches in the world coach youth players. Gary Sato is head coach for Japan Men’s Volleyball, on top of this he is Olympic Gold and Bronze Medal Coach. In this series of instructional videos Gary is coaching his daughters club volleyball team.
This video series contains the final sequence of volleyball drills with Gary Sato coaching a Juniors Volleyball Practice with his daughter. In this series you will see how Gary ties everything together that he has taught the girls thus far and puts it into action with a real live game.
In this video I share some quick tips for making volleyball pepper drill better in practice.
Some people may not know but I started coaching volleyball at 16 with my high school team. Living in South Africa there were few experts and given the pressure of my friends, I had to learn fast! This progression drill I developed when I was still in college and I ran and own my 8 team club. This drill does a number of things that I think are critical for beginners.