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.

Jeff Nygaard Volleyball Middle Hitting

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.

Jeff Nygaard Volleyball Hitting the Bic and History

The Bic is a very well known play in volleyball that gets its name from Stein Metzger and Jeff Nygaard. Jeff had a direct hand in naming the play while winning two NCAA championships. Here he talks about it and how to run it successfully.

Jeff Nygaard Volleyball Middle Blocking Secret I

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.

Jeff Nygaard Volleyball Middle Blocking Secret II

When covering the entire net while blocking long distances have to be traveled. Jeff demonstrates an advanced piece of footwork that moves the blocker quickly from one side of the court to the other side. To view all of Jeff Nygaard’s videos – Click Here!

Jeff Nygaard Volleyball Control Factor

Staying in control lies between not trying at all and trying too hard. When trying too hard mistakes will be made. Jeff presents a video that mentions fellow Volleyball1on1 instructor Marcin Jagoda.

Seth Burnham Beach Volleyball Conditions

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.

Ed Ratledge Beach Volleyball Comfort

Ed Ratledge a pro beach volleyball player and NCAA national champion presents a series of videos on how to stay comfortable while playing and hanging out at the beach.
Keep the of the game up when you’re on a roll. Take some time to gather yourself when losing.
Shorts should not bind and be made of a stretch material

UCLA Mens Volleyball Warm Up with Al Scates

This video contains the UCLA volleyball warm up. It is interesting to see how the warm up has changed as the game has change from side out to rally scoring as well as based upon new knowledge in the volleyball calisthenics.

Gary Sato Volleyball Defense

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.

Gary Sato Volleyball Blocking

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.

Gary Sato Volleyball Scouting

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.