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.
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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.
Lauren discusses how to exploit an opponents weakness. This series discusses the effectiveness of serving, momentum and intimidation to win matches.
Lauren presents a six part series on transitioning to the beach from indoor. The most important parts of the game are covered along with strategy.
Lauren talks about using video tape. Specifically how to use it effectively to strengthen weak parts of a players game.
Lauren presents a video on the overhand dig for beach volleyball defense. In this the dig is demonstrated to keep control of the ball.
Lauren talks about tough serving. Strategies are discussed primarily with making the opponent move to pass the ball.
Lauren discusses how to use your center of gravity. Examples are shown of when to use it for blocking and pulling.
Lauren demonstrates a one arm dig drill. Discussed is how the drill improves a players range and skill when two arms can be used.
Lauren discusses and demonstrates serve receive. Details on how to handle a high and fast server are covered.
Lauren talks about how to tool the block. Discussed are which sets to use the tool and what type of blocker is easy to tool.
Lauren shares a video on defensive footwork. Starting in the best position and moving smoothly to the cut shot and the line is demonstrated.
Lauren presents a video of defensive footwork drills. Several drills are demonstrated as all can be done without a ball at any time.
Lauren talks about playing in the wind. Discussed is how players need to shorten up their movements in a high wind situation and other tips.
Lauren presents a video on motivation. Talked about is how pro players stay motivated by realizing all the opportunities the game presents to them.
This is a practice we filmed with infamous beach legend Dana Camacho. Dana is best known for having one of the greatest sky balls serves in the world as well as his on the court volleyball antics but what is less appreciated is his incredible coaching knowledge that is revealed once you dig a little deeper.
Dana Camacho introduces himself, how he learned to play volleyball by watching others and continues his career as a coach.
Andor Gyulai Volleyball1on1 Owner introduces Dana Camacho and the players he will be coaching Taylor and Chase. Also discussed is a little about the beach practice.
Dana warms up the players with a triangle drill while calling verbal cues. This is perhaps the most used and common warmup drill in beach volleyball.
Dana starts on a passing drill with correct position, staying relaxed and remove indoor tendencies.
Dana builds on what he said before but continues on the theme of correct position, staying relaxed and remove indoor tendencies.
Dana works on transition setting for the blocker. The blocker is told how to handle the balls natural backspin when it is dug, plus more.
In part II Dana tells the defender to hit the same shot every time while the blocker works on setting.
Part III the players switch positions with Dana making corrections during and after the play. Great to see some of the corrections and verbal ques.
Part IV the players review how improvements are noticeable. Dana adds even more for the players to work on during the beach volleyball practice.
Part V players switch to the other side of the net and are able to work on any shot they want. Verbal cues are made for good contacts.
Dana works on how to put topspin on a set with this drill. Great drill for developing bump setting for beach volleyball.
Dana puts into practice the corrections made for the player to have good topspin on the set when bump setting in beach volleyball. A ball with spin is easier to hit.
Dana starts to mold the players approach for moving on the sand. The advantage of an outside vs an inside set is explained.
Dana puts into action running an outside set with a cone and verbal cues. Essentially beach volleyball spiking and hitting tips.
Dana has the players switch sides to work on the left side and plan “B” shots.
Dana and Andor wrap up the practice with comments from the players.