In this video we discuss Pat Powers famous Battle Star Drill as well as who in Bills staff is Han Solo. But seriously this is a simple yet extremely effective drill to help your blockers plus teach your hitters to swing out of tough situations. Also this is a great transition drill because of the nature of the drill often a transition play follows.
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In this video Bill and Andor discuss Cam Green rapid fire correction drill. Also discussed is the timing of the drill and why it is included in practice. If you do not know or currently use a correction drill in parts of your practice make sure to watch this video.
This video describes in details some of the breakout sessions used by Bill and his coaching staff to build individual skills in players. This video offers an insight to practice design and Bill volleyball coaching philosophy.
In this video Bill and Andor discuss changes to how blocking trips drill is run now verses practices in the past. The main point being that a ball is hit from the box to make it more game like and simulate someone hitting. The results are significant and include players jumping higher, making better moves, following better technique and most importantly be far more engaged to the outcome of running the drill at 100%
This is a great revealing video where Bill and Andor discuss changes to practice and how Bill has improved as a coach and some of the changes he has implemented as a result.
In this conversation from the office Bill Ferguson explains “Tell the Truth Monday” and how they got the name and how it fits into his volleyball practice planning and coaching philosophy.
This video features Bill Ferguson and Andor Gyulai reviewing practice, the drills and what was accomplished. The theme of the practice was tell the truth Monday and this definitely came across in how the practice was designed and the goals for the practice.
This video contains the end of practice team meeting. This video is another great video that shows the quality of the USC Men’s Volleyball Coaching Staff as well as shows what a great place USC is to play men’s volleyball in college. Click Here to see more volleyball practice plans.
Bill Ferguson – Breakout Sessions – Setting Breakout and Understanding Breakout Sessions for Max Skill Building Results
Breakout Sessions are periods in Bill Ferguson’s volleyball practice where groups of players often divided by position can improve very specific skills the coaches and team identifies from reviewing game footage. In this video you will see how Bill works with the setters to work on setting while the others coaches work with players in other positions on other skills.
This video shows the energy in practice, how the coaches motivate players, how practice is competitive and finally where we are at with the practice breakdown. I find it really interesting to watch the coaches energy and this video reveals how the coach raises the energy and gets his players excited and motivated to win.
This video features Bill Ferguson (USC – Head Men’s Coach) and Andor Gyulai (Owner – Volleyball1on1.com) discussing the important concepts and reasons behind adding music to practice. This article features two videos with different endings. One videos was used for the AVCA Video Tip of the Week while the other video was used for Volleyball1on1 only.
This video offers a practice overview with Bill Ferguson of USC. This video highlights the theme of the practice namely tell the truth Monday and in the practice breakdown you will see how concepts from the war room video session come through into skill building ideas for practice.
In this video you will get to see Bill Ferguson and USC Men’s Volleyball coaching war room. In this room the team watches video and discusses strategy. Volleyball1on1 also offers some resources to help coaches in this area!
In this video Bill Harrison describes and teaches about central vision and how this skill if used correctly can significantly slow the game down. The problem is this skill has real physical limitations and it is important to understand these limitations when using the skill to improve athletic performance.
In this video Dr.Bill Harrison discusses how the rapid switching of your eyes stops thinking and forces only seeing. This is an extremely powerful concept that can be used by players to eliminate the focus on past errors that just happened and rather focus on the coming next play.
In this video Bill Harrison explains a critical idea for improving athletic performance. When You Think You Cannot See! This video will also help you be a better coach and also talk less, especially during games! 🙂
Until recently most coaches were flat out wrong as too why an error occurred in the kinetic chain of motor skill movement as it relates to sports. For most coaches the focus of the breakdown will generally be perceived as a breakdown in technique or a breakdown in mental concentration. What is interesting is that nothing could be further from the truth. Most mistakes in sports occur because of a breakdown in vision.
In this video Bill Harrison discusses important concepts as they relate to the zone, the peak the of athletic performance.
Conversations from the Office – Allan Vince, Cal Baptist University Men’s Volleyball Assistant Coach
This is a video featuring Allan Vince, Cal Baptist University Men’s Volleyball Assistant Coach. Allan has had a remarkable career as a player for UCLA and overseas as a pro. His understanding as an assistant coach is remarkable and it is just a matter of time till he is the head coach somewhere.
In this video coach Wes Schneider talks about Cal Baptist University and its volleyball program. Along with the campus tour this video offers great insights on playing volleyball at Cal Baptist for Wes Schneider and Allan Vince. This video plus others are a must see for players looking to play D1, D2, D3, NAIA College Men’s Volleyball in the United States.
In this video Wes Schneider shares his best coaching advice specifically for coaches. This video is a must see for all coaches of all levels.
This is a great video for young players looking to play college volleyball. In it Wes offers great advice that we have never heard before for players looking to play college volleyball.
In video and post we get an opportunity to learn about coach Wes Schneider coaching style and why. The question is broad and really revealing as it tells you allot about what the coach focuses on and thinks is important as a coach. Also it reveals allot about what they think are important traits for volleyball coaching success.
This video features a frank and fun conversation about Wes mentors as a coach. No great coach went the road by himself, rather they had help and often learned from the best. In this video is an intimate look at who helped Wes become a good coach and how all coaches should do the same.
This video features a conversations from the office with Wes Schneider on the Standard Drill. The drill is used for 6 on 6 game like situations instead of just playing a game to 25. What it allows the teams to do is focus on just defense or just offense while still playing balls out and working and playing out of transition.
This video features a conversation from the office on the tough swings volleyball drill. This drill simulates a large block the players will be facing competing in one the toughest division in all of sports MPSF Men’s Volleyball.
This video features the conversation from the office regarding servers vs. passers volleyball drill. We have also included round 1 and round 2 of the servers vs. passers drill below.
This video features the conversation from the office regarding the volleyball exchange drill. The point of this drill is to warm up the players while still building skills and working on movement in transition. With the increased speed of the game transition movement has become more and more important.
In this video Wes and Andor talk about the volleyball tennis drill. This is a drill Wes likes to run at the start of practice to warm his players up. The drill also works on several skills including ball control, passing, movement, and reading. Also Wes like the drill because it sets a good tone for practice and gets his players competing early.
In this video Wes and Andor do a quick review of the practice and what went on! This video offers insights into the thought behind the drills as well as particular focuses of the coaching staff while running the drills and the practice.
In this video Wes wraps up the practice with the team, discusses what he likes, dislikes and also give a little pep talk. Every coach has their own style and this video highlights Wes coaching style.
This video features Wes Schneider running the tough swings volleyball drill. Wes run this drill to simulate the tough situations, particularly the tough and large block his hitters will face in matches competing in the NCAA MPSF division. In this volleyball drill for hitters, his spikers have to hit against his 2 biggest blockers where the blockers know the ball is going to the hitter. (Hitter gets 4 out 5 sets!)