It is possible that you have assembled the most talented, wildly gifted volleyball team of your coaching career. You know all the tricks, all the right drills and the perfect amount of reps to get your team prepared for the upcoming season, which is sure to be a rousing success. Except it’s possible that none…
In this post I wanted to reference some important resources to help when using science to develop a team game play principals and a volleyball coaching philosophy. This article is less about sharing opinions and more about referencing other studies and articles in order to have a foundation from which to analyses your own philosophies.
Mike talks about the defenders mentality, volleyball team defense and more.
Stein gives advice on how to choose a partner that matches up to a players strengths and weaknesses.
In this video, Andor Gyulai Volleyball1on1.com founder and owner introduces Tom Black and what to expect from the practice! Tom Black is one of the top young up and coming volleyball coaches in the country. He currently works with the USA National Women’s team daily with head coach Karch Kiraly and Reed Sunahara.
In this video Tom offers the quote of the day as well as explains the goals and drills for the practice. I like this video as it gives coaches a great look at how they should consider setting up their practices as well as using quotes and other inspirations stories to motivate and inspire the players.
Continuous Blocking Drill and the Split Step Stretch-Shortening Cycle is a great video series that will expose you to new concepts in volleyball blocking and defense. The Split Step Stretch-Shortening Cycle has been used for years now by elite tennis players to move more effectively across the court and cover more ground.
This post contains videos and breakdown for a full USC Men’s Volleyball Practice. The coaches include Bill Ferguson, Jeff Nygaard, and Cam Green. Additionally we filled exclusive content where we sat with Bill and discussed the volleyball practice, drills and his coaching style including details of the practice and what he was looking to get out of each drill.
Over the Net Pepper has become a very popular drill for all levels! The drill teaches over the head and below the head ball control. It also is great for teaching players how to interact together on the court and what their roles and responsibilities are on the court! This video offers some great insights into running the drill for juniors as well as verbal queues for coaching kids.
Station Drills are one of the most effective way to improve individual skills. The problem with stations is you need space or it is difficult to do. What is so impressive about this practice planning is how they are able to do all these stations and work on all these individual skills on just one volleyball court.
In this video we discuss Bills goals for the practice: Get the players more touches, Getting used to playing big boy volleyball (Higher net!), Understanding 6 person volleyball, responsibilities and roles. Helping a new kid with his arm-swing.
The USC Men’s Volleyball Program has one of the richest traditions and some of the best facilities of any male volleyball program in the country. In this series of videos you will get an in depth look at some of the things that makes USC not only a great volleyball program, but one of the best college sports programs in the country.
This video contains the in office conversation between Andor and Bill Ferguson where they discuss the STD or Volleyball Super Technical Drill. This video contains details of the origin of the drill, why the coaching staff likes the drill, how Jeff Nygaard was introduced to the drill.
This is the end of the USC practice videos. In this video Bill talks to his team about goals and how the team did in practice towards those goals. He also discusses areas that need improvement and areas where the team and players did well.
Great video of Bill Ferguson introducing the USC practice! What I like about this video is you see how Bill explains the entire practice in advance and gets the players involved with the practice. Also you see how Bill outlines team and some individual goals relating them back to the practice and how players need to improve in specific areas!
In this series of 4 instructional volleyball videos and drills we get an in depth look at the Long Beach State volleyball lifting and workout program. This includes the workout, exercises and training the team does! What is interesting in watching these videos is how much the volleyball lifting program has changed over the last few years.
Long Beach State Women’s Volleyball locker room tour with Brian Gimmillaro. In this exceptional video Brian shares stories behind one of the greatest college volleyball programs in country. See an insiders look of the Long Beach State facilities as well as hear Brian share stories about some of the greatest players to play the game including Misty May-Trennor, Danielle Scott-Aruda, and Tara Cross-Battle to name just a few.
Lauren shares a video series of communicating on the beach. This series provides examples of knowing what and when to say something on offense, defense and transition.
Andor Gyulai is the instructor for this practice. Andor is an NCAA Champion from UCLA, he started playing volleyball at age 14 and started coaching at the age of 16 when he started coaching his high school team in South Africa. With close to 20 years experience, he has coached as many as 8 different teams in one year
This volleyball drill for warm-up is a progression drill that basically utilizes several other volleyball drills and builds on those drills. Following the Brazilian style of coaching this drills encourages a tremendous amount of ball contact in a short period of time.
This is a drill that can be used throughout the season to get your players ready to compete.
Hi, I’m Lauren Fendrick, top ten AVP player, top twenty FIVB player and four year starter as an outside hitter at UCLA.
Video tape is an invaluable tool to improving your game. In college I watched hours of tape and still use it today as I train out on the sand for women’s beach volleyball at the 2012 Olympic games.
December 2, 2013 – Welcome Volleyball1on1.com new site. Moving over 1500 videos and organizing it is a challenge and we ask you to please be patient as we transition over to our new site! All our current volleyball content, including volleyball videos, volleyball, drills, volleyball practice plans and more, should be posted on the new site by Christmas.