Middle blocking is a highly specialized skill and position for indoor teams. It requires being the anchor of the defense at the net and covering all possible attacks.

Wes Schneider – The Standard Volleyball Drill

This post contains 2 videos from Wes Schneider’s Standard Drill. How is a 6 on 6 drill where the goal is to have the offense side out at 70% while the defense scores at 50%. If for some reason the offense scores higher than 70% this becomes the standard that the other team needs to now side out at and obviously how you drill gets its name.

Coaching Youth Volleyball Blocking Technique – Video 2 – Hands

In this video Chris Harger and Andor Gyulai discuss how to teach youth players volleyball blocking technique. This video offers new insights as it focuses specifically on just hands and using a wall as a prop to help young players better understand spacing and how to place their hands when blocking in volleyball. This video highlights Chris extensive experience as both a player and coach. Here at volleyball1on1 we feel Chris is one of the top boys club coaches in the nation and this video highlights his skill as a coach.

Coaching Youth Volleyball Blocking Technique – Video 5 – Timing with Chris Harger and Andor Gyulai

In this videos Chris Harger focuses on timing and setting the block as it relates to coaching youth volleyball blocking technique. Points discussed include: timing, where to set the block based upon the attack, tips for blocking the attacker and more.

Coaching Youth Volleyball Blocking Technique – Video 4 – Vision with Chris Harger and Andor Gyulai

In this videos Chris Harger focuses on vision and “Reading the game” as it relates to coaching youth volleyball blocking technique. Points discussed include: Visual sequence, ball – setter – ball – hitter, reading the setter, examples; overrunning the ball, dropping their hands, arching the back, set against the flow, reading the hitter, plus more.

Coaching Youth Volleyball Blocking Technique – Video 3 – Footwork

This video by Chris Harger offers powerful tips, coaching cues and advice for teaching youth volleyball blocking technique. This 10 minute video is on footwork specifically and offers some of the best advice on everything volleyball blocking including: – The need and how to get 3 players up on every block – Footwork so that…

Coaching Youth Volleyball Blocking Technique – Video 1 – Mindset with Chris Harger and Andor Gyulai

This is video 1 in a 5 part video series with Andor Gyulai and Chris Harger on coaching youth volleyball blocking technique. In this video, video 1 Andor discusses in detail a coaching tip he picked up from gold medal coach Steve Anderson to help improve players mindset when blocking! This is a powerful coaching tip and a great way to start when teaching youth how to block both indoor or on the beach.

Beach Volleyball Blocking with Steve Anderson – Video 2 Mindset

Video 2 of Beach Volleyball Blocking with Steve Anderson focuses on the blockers “Mindset” when at the net blocking. Most blockers because of indoor background playing volleyball or misunderstanding take the role of a “blocker mindset” when blocking a volleyball, Steve shares how to change that!

Dan Fisher 3 Ball Wash Volleyball Drill for Middle Blockers

This series of videos contain the 3 ball wash volleyball drill for middle blockers. This great drill helps middle blockers with eye sequences and footwork. This helps middles with obvious game situation moves that often get neglected because they are not practiced successfully! Additionally it helps middles and blockers more successfully read the game, plus focus on watching the hitters arm swing.

Jeff Nygaard Volleyball Transition Footwork II

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 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.

 

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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.

Jeff Nygaard Volleyball Middle Hitter Setting

Middles that have the skill to set a volleyball open up more offensive possibilities. Jeff explains the options available in this video and the importance of middle hitters learning to set in transition.