This series of videos features the USA Men’s team doing a series of volleyball warm up passing drills. Its pretty basic but worth noting how the players do this particularly the outsides and liberos in order to get some passing rhythm before practice.
Volleyball1on1 offers incredible resources to improve volleyball skills. this includes help with the skills of spiking, passing, setting, serving, blocking and defense.
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.
Priscilla shows and explains a cut shot drill. The drill is run on both sides of the court with two players.
Priscilla presents two line shot drills for the beach. Each drill is with two players switching to both sides of the net for a lot of touches and cardio.
Priscilla walks through a drill for beach volleyball defense. The drill includes digging two hard shots then chasing down a line shot or a cut shot on defense. To view all of Priscilla Lima’s videos – Click Here!
Priscilla talks about transition setting for blockers on the beach plus a transition setting drill. Details include proper footwork for how to pull off the net from both sides whenrunning this beach setting drill.
Priscilla presents a drill on passing the short and deep serve. The drill enforces identifying each serve so that players are not caught off guard.
Priscilla presents a passing drill for moving side to side. Players need to get behind the ball and focus passing straight in front of them.
Being a former hitter indoors Marcin demonstrates how to play effective volleyball defense with proper body position and footwork.
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.
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.
The middle front one ball is a very fast attack meant to beat the blocker with quickness and speed. Jeff talks about and demonstrates the correct form for this attack.
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 shows the correct footwork when pulling off the net when playing indoor volleyball as a middle blocker.
In transition and an ideal world everything is three steps. Three steps to the block, three steps to the starting position, three steps on the approach. Jeff shows how it’s done.
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 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.
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!
Taking risks means knowing the opponent and recognizing when to not do a normal block, but to take away the hitters favorite shot. Jeff presents an example how how to be smarter as a blocker.
Middle moves means reading the hitter and most importantly scouting reports on the hitter. Knowing the hitter leads to doing alternate moves that force the hitter to change their swing or get blocked. Jeff explains how.
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.
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.
Seth presents a 6 video series on hitting with power. Using a bungee cord these exercises greatly increase arm speed and power when spiking a volleyball on both the beach and indoor.
Seth talks about blocking on the beach. This series of 6 instructional videos applies the basics of volleyball blocking for both beach and indoor.
Setting for a big man on the beach is necessary since very few serves go to the biggest player. In this 6 video series Seth demonstrates how big men can become more effective beach volleyball setters.
Seth presents a six video series on how to jump serve in beach volleyball including drills for jumps serving.
Passing requires a good platform and correct footwork which indoor middle blockers. Seth explains how to pass effectively.
When in trouble on the beach there is one place to put the ball. Seth demonstrates a drill of hitting to the middle.
Seth talks about and runs a drill for hitting or spiking on two. The first advantage is to keep the defense on their heels and many other reasons.
Seth talks about the arm swing on the beach. Indoor the arm swing is faster and more compact while a longer swing outdoors requires many adjustments as mentioned in the video.