Matt teaches a drill for blocking on the beach. This drill is the first of three that involves a tape above the net.
Volleyball fundamentals including how to videos and coaching for each volleyball skill.
Matt explains how to spike on the beach. In this video he teaches new players when to approach as well as offers other tips and advice on hitting.
Matt talks about setting on the beach. The difference between indoor and beach setting is demonstrated. To view all of Matt Fuerbringer’s videos – Click Here!
Transitioning from indoor to the beach takes working hardest on a players weakness and turning it to a strength. Matt shares which skills to work on.
Passing on the beach requires passing to a different location than indoor. Matt talks about where to place the ball when passing on the beach.
Practice Plan #1 – Part 7 of 10 – Serving drill and videos focusing on the jump float serve and serving technique. In this series of videos you will get to see and hear how the staff at LMU uses the radar gun to clock each players serve and increase consistency. Also later you will hear about the research Tom has done regarding the jump float serve in women’s volleyball.
This post offers a great series of instructional videos and drills with Tom Black (LMU Head Women’s Coach, USA Assistant Coach) and his staff teaching the jump float serve includes tips on using a radar gun to increase consistency, verbal cues used by coaches and more! Tom has dedicated a significant amount of time researching the effectiveness of the jump float serve.
Priscilla presents a six part video series on blocking. Blocking on the beach requires more area is covered at the net while the defender covers the rest of the court.
1. The fake out is an advanced technique that is easy to execute by taking a step back from the hitter then going up to block at the last moment.
Priscilla shows a series of 6 instructional volleyball videos on warming up. These videos cover defense, blocking and fun variations of pepper while preparing to play for practice or in a game.
1. A quick and simple footwork drill for defense involves moving without the ball while visualizing running down a cut shot then a line shot with your partner.
Priscilla covers a series of 6 videos on communication. In this series players and coaches learn how to talk strategy during the game and how to talk to each other off and on the court.
1. Talk before the game to strategize, during the game talk during the play, after the game do a recap.
Priscilla talks in a series of 6 videos about transitioning from indoors to the beach. This series is best for new beach volleyball players who used to play indoor volleyball.
Priscilla presents how to use the cut shot on the beach. Instruction includes how to disguise the cut until the last second then find the open court.
Priscilla presents a drill on passing the short and deep serve. The drill enforces identifying each serve so that players are not caught off guard.
Priscilla presents a passing drill for moving side to side. Players need to get behind the ball and focus passing straight in front of them.
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.
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.
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.
Seth presents a 6 video series on hitting with power. Using a bungee cord these exercises greatly increase arm speed and power when spiking a volleyball on both the beach and indoor.
Seth talks about blocking on the beach. This series of 6 instructional videos applies the basics of volleyball blocking for both beach and indoor.
Setting for a big man on the beach is necessary since very few serves go to the biggest player. In this 6 video series Seth demonstrates how big men can become more effective beach volleyball setters.
Seth presents a six video series on how to jump serve in beach volleyball including drills for jumps serving.
Passing requires a good platform and correct footwork which indoor middle blockers. Seth explains how to pass effectively.
Moving from indoor to beach means having to play in varying weather conditions. Seth talks about playing in different types of sand, wind and other weather conditions successfully.
When in trouble on the beach there is one place to put the ball. Seth demonstrates a drill of hitting to the middle.
Seth talks about the arm swing on the beach. Indoor the arm swing is faster and more compact while a longer swing outdoors requires many adjustments as mentioned in the video.
Lauren shares a video series of communicating on the beach. This series provides examples of knowing what and when to say something on offense, defense and transition.
Lauren presents a video series on blocking. Lauren presents the differences of beach vs indoor, what to do after the block and how blockers can use the wind to their advantage.