Protecting a server means letting the best server go for an ace and be allowed to miss. The other servers must be more conservative and get their serves in. Gary talks how this is applied when he coaches in the Olympics.
Volleyball1on1 offers incredible resources to improve volleyball skills. this includes help with the skills of spiking, passing, setting, serving, blocking and defense.
The overhand dig allows players to cover a larger area of the court. Olympic gold medal coach Gary Sato explains how this move from the beach is applied to the indoor court.
The libero position was created in part because of Gary’s little brother Eric, who won gold in the 1988 Olympics. Gary tells how the position is used.
Gary shares the difference between an overhand pass and a regular set. Primarily how the jump float serve requires an overhand pass.
In this video I share some important tips and secrets on how to coach and teach indoor passing and serve receive technique. This video is great for new coaches who are looking for a strong easy to use how to approach for teaching the most important skill in volleyball. For players his video offers some great insights on passing
This portion of the practice plan focuses on teaching good volleyball passing technique as well as a very useful drill that forces high repetition and ball contact to improve skill. The complete drill takes 5-10 minutes total to run however the result is 160-320 volleyball passing contacts for each player while stressing correct movement and form.
Excellent volleyball spiking requires more than just a powerful hit. As a large hitter who was known for hitting the crap out of the volleyball, I found that my biggest problem when I was spiking was not that I wasn’t generating enough power, but that I wasn’t maintaining good control over the ball when I hit it. Learn how to change that!
The first thing you want to consider in order to increase your speed for your volleyball spiking approach is making sure you are back in a ready position to spike! I know it sounds obvious but think of this, more often than not a volleyball spike approach begin in a transition play, as a result you need to practice this skill.
There are few skills in the sport of volleyball as much fun as volleyball spiking. In this series of videos Andor Gyulai will explain what it takes to have perfect technique and form when hitting a volleyball. This series of videos on the subject are the most popular videos in the world on learning volleyball spiking and hitting technique.
In this series of 6 videos Andor Gyulai will discuss every detail as it relates to blocking on the left side or in area 4 when playing indoor volleyball. Specifics that will be discussed include eye sequence, responsibilities, footwork, reading the hitting, strong moves and more. This video is great for players and coaches.
Transitioning off of the block and to the hit is integral to every teams success. Pro player and twelve year coach David Fischer presents a complete series with drills on this topic.
Demonstration of a drill to perfect the footwork and improve conditioning.The right side of the court uses a slightly different footwork to move from blocker to hitter.
Mental processing for outside hitters mean they have to think like more than just a hitter. Twelve year coach David Fischer shares these positions and hitting strategies.
Giving a full demonstration of the jump float serve and explaining its effectiveness in women’s and girls’ volleyball is twelve year coach.
A miniscule difference is using the valve on the ball to direct its direction on court. Demonstration is to use the classic 3 step approach serve at the passer’s nose to throw off their depth perception.
David Fischer demonstrates how to execute and successfully use a powerful jump serve for beginners and pros. Beginners learn and pros can review the basics and fundamentals of how to toss and approach the ball. Think like a hitter when jump serving by progressing from the ten foot line and backing up to the end line.
Pro player and twelve year coach David Fischer presents an entire series of drills that can be done by one person with a ball and a wall. Work on the arm swing and get the most out of it using down balls. Add an extra skill by setting yourself while working on hitting against the wall.
David Fischer is a pro player and coach with twelve plus years experience. In this series he tells everyone how to do what they love the most, hitting and spiking. First you need to know where to hit the ball to the different areas of the open court. Footwork in the proper sequence gets you to the ball quickly and easily.
David Fischer demonstrates how to set a volleyball for beginners. His twelve plus years of coaching girls and boys includes fun drills and cues to learn how to be a great setter.
Pro player and twelve plus year coach David Fischer shows everything on how to pass a volleyball. David runs his college team through step by step instructions that is easy for everyone to understand. David presents common mistakes by beginners and how to correct them with the proper form and technique.
Keeping the ball up on your side of the net leads to points being scored. Alicia goes through six of her favorite drills to keep the ball up.
One arm digs are a necessity and perfected with practice. Chicken wings are best you use a flat surface to contact the ball.
The sweet spot is the part of the ball you should focus on to make it jump off the hand. Alicia demonstrates the best way to accomplish this every time.
Alicia became a pro beach volleyball player by learning to read the opponents hitting tendencies. In this video she talks about how to do this through the course of a match or tournament.
Alicia spent hours perfecting this technique to keep the ball in and pressure on the other team. It’s a simple reminder to keep the fingers down when hitting the ball from off the net.
Anthony loves to talk about of his favorite topics, jump serving. This drill hones skills to score an ace when serving.
Anthony always works on the fundamentals. This volleyball warm up drill concentrates on setting. It involves multiple touches and can be used with two to four players.
Setting is a skill that needs to be practiced every time a player is on the court. Anthony runs an example of the beach volleyball triangle drill while working on setting.
Anthony presents a drill that works on passing form and technique. The drill forces players to concentrate on the fundamentals while gaining multiple touches. Two to four players are needed.
Jump serving is the best weapon to score fast points. Anthony walks through step by step on how to become one of the best on the beach.
Prepare your take off area and make sure to avoid foot faults by staying far enough behind the end line. Spinning the ball causes it to have more velocity to make it easier to get an ace.
Anthony opens up on his favorite topic, spiking and detonation. Known as a fiery player he shows you how be successful against big blockers.
Make sure to give a clear call who is receiving the serve. Get to the ball by visualizing where the ball will land when it is set.
Anthony gives a full insiders look at how to become a top defender on the beach. His easy to understand, step by step instructions include the following.
1. Get into position by not watching the serve, be ready and relaxed.
2. Keep the body in good position and ready to go dig the ball in any direction.
ric shows an entire series of videos on passing. Everything is covered in great detail starting with the basics to a drill for superior passing skills.
1. Position is key by always being aware of where the end line and back line are. Decide before the serve who will cover the middle of the court.
2. Keep the arms out in front and prepared for anything to easily locate the ball and make the pass.
Eric presents his tips and lessons on how to defend the line shot on the beach. This includes helpful tips on footwork, movement and more.
Olympic gold medalist Eric Fonoimoana presents his series on spiking and sideing out every single time. Known as a powerful attacker Eric tells how he became prolific in scoring points.
Prepare and sell the hit by always being aggressive on the jump. A higher vertical is achieved by swinging the arms back on the approach then swinging the arms up to get out of the sand quicker. Scout out the opponents defense before the spike to get the kill.