Tom explains how the “Reading the Game for Volleyball” concept has evolved and become the dominating force in volleyball coaching. Also he talks about his experience with Karch Kiraly, Hugh McCutcheon, and other USA volleyball staff on developing the concept.
Would you like to hear top coaches and players share their best kept volleyball secrets for success. In this section we do just that and break down specific secrets like the Steino or Reading the Game and more.
In this video Tom shares some of the best research into how coaches should teach athletes to learn, particularly motor skill learning for volleyball. Again this is a video all coaches should watch. For new coaches this video conveys critical concepts that most top coaches follow and use for teaching and coaching.
Tom talks how the greatest part of coaching is learning how to learn and it’s never ending process. This video is incredible! It may just change everything in terms of how you coach and what is your end goal as a coach.
This is an extremely powerful video and a video every volleyball coach should watch! This video will motivate you as a coach and help you become better quickly. This video also focuses on often the most important aspect of coaching, and this is not drills, not running your practice, rather it is your ability to lead and how to lead your student athletes in a way that is positive and that will forever make them better people in life!
Steve presents a series on spiking which is what every beginner wants to learn. In these videos everything is broken down and builds confidence with easy to understand instruction and drills.
1. The arm swing on the beach is unique and slightly different from indoor. Proper technique prevents injury and forms a base to work on.
teve walks beginners step by step through instruction and drills on how to pass like the pros do. Easy to use verbal cues and examples are included to build confidence with game like situations.
1. Footwork progresses from the starting position to moving sideways, backward and forward with efficiency.
Steve presents a series of videos on setting for beginners that is easy to understand with instruction and drills that can be put into action with confidence.
1. The most common question is answered on what is a legal versus illegal set with a demonstration on the differences.
teve presents a video series on serving specifically for beginners. This vast amount of coaching and drills build confidence by breaking down the mechanics and technique for all players to become effective servers.
1. Begin with the correct way to address the ball
Steve describes and demonstrates how to pull from the net when blocking. These videos show the easy and efficient way to properly pull off the net that has players build confidence quickly.
1. Staring position and balance with efficient footwork has players cover a large amount of ground when staying at the net.
Steve presents a full video series of playing defense on the beach for beginners. This series goes through the process for players and coaches to efficiently build skills and confidence quickly.
1. Defense starts with the player covering their half of the court and determining how many shots they can systematically cover.
In this video Bill offers coaching advice and secrets for coaches looking to improve their coaching skill. Also Bill shares what he has learned and offers his perspectives on coaching. This includes how Bill looks outside the sport of volleyball to help him improve as a coach.
n this video Bill Ferguson goes over “Breakout Sessions” from the early part of practice! The goal during breakout sessions is to work on specific skills and develop the players skills individually. During a breakout sessions coaches focus on individual players and specific volleyball skills for the player. In video 1 we go over Bill and the setter specific drills
In this video Brian Gimmillaro share information on how to motivating and develop players as a volleyball coach. Additionally he offers greats insights into volleyball psychology.
The approach is one of the most critical things to consider when spiking in beach volleyball. In this free instructional volleyball coaching video Sinjin shares tips for having more success when hitting.
This is one of our most popular videos at volleyball1on1 on beach volleyball defense. In this instructional coaching video Sinjin shares some incredible tips that is guaranteed to make you a better defender in both beach and indoor. Sinjin was one of beach volleyball greatest defensive players and from this video you will understand why.
This is a very interesting video where Sinjin Smith discusses “Reading the game” in beach volleyball. Karch and Sinjin played and won together on the beach at an early age. In this video you will hear some of the secrets both used to win both indoor and beach.
This video contains important tips for having success in beach volleyball verses indoor volleyball. The instructor is Sinjin Smith the second most winning-est player in beach volleyball history and who is also in the volleyball hall of fame.
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In this video Sinjin offers advice on how to be a great beach volleyball player. This advice is golden and timeless! This video is free and sponsor by honu volleyball sandals.
Matt presents a 6 video series on blocking blocking. Having earned a reputation as one of the best blockers in the world, these six videos teach players important concepts on blocking that will forever improve your game.
Blocking the angle requires lining up differently and using more strategy with riskier moves. In this series of 6 videos Matt demonstrates and explains different ways to block angle or cross court.
Matt shows effective strategies for blocking the line in beach volleyball. This series includes 6 videos and 6 different ways to block the line shot.
1. The basics involve affronting the hitters shoulder and pressing over the net taking away the line and seam.
2. Being tooled is the worst that can happen to a blocker. It is avoided by pressing the outside hand to the line
Keeping the shoulder healthy and avoiding volleyball injuries is a concern for all volleyball players. Matt’s had multiple shoulder surgeries before the age of 23 and shows how to prevent and recover quickly from injury.
Serving Focused Wash Continued, Serving and Passing and Coaching Advice. This series of videos contain a service focused wash drill followed by serving and passing, Tom Black sharing some coaching advice and finally the practice wrap up.
In this video Tom Black discusses his intensive research into the jump float serve and why it is the most effective serve is women’s college volleyball. This video is extremely interesting and all serious coaches should hear about the extensive research Tom has done around college and with the women’s national team on the subject.
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 demonstrates a court vision beach drill. The drill has the hitter use their peripheral vision to hit to a coach, without a call from the setter.
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.
Upper back injuries are very common due to the number of overhead movements in volleyball. Marcin walks through several strength and conditioning exercises to keep players upper back healthy when playing volleyball.
Many injuries occur in the lower back when playing and training for volleyball. Marcin shows three exercises using only your body weight to keep the back healthy so your stay on the court longer.
Marcin talks about proper nutrition for volleyball practice and tournaments. The days of eating pizza before playing are done.
Supplements give quicker recovery from playing and working out. Marcin talks about two nutritional supplements that work very well for recovery and strength building.
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.