In this video beach volleyball legend Sinjin Smith shares some free instructional coaching for beach volleyball serving. This is a great video for players of all levels. This video is sponsor by Honu volleyball sandals.
Matt presents a 6 video series on blocking blocking. Having earned a reputation as one of the best blockers in the world, these six videos teach players important concepts on blocking that will forever improve your game.
Blocking the angle requires lining up differently and using more strategy with riskier moves. In this series of 6 videos Matt demonstrates and explains different ways to block angle or cross court.
Matt shows effective strategies for blocking the line in beach volleyball. This series includes 6 videos and 6 different ways to block the line shot.
1. The basics involve affronting the hitters shoulder and pressing over the net taking away the line and seam.
2. Being tooled is the worst that can happen to a blocker. It is avoided by pressing the outside hand to the line
Being able to effectively pull of the net requires correct technique and being in a ready position to defend the court. Matt shows examples in this six video series for pulling from beach blocking position.
Matt explains how to spike on the beach. In this video he teaches new players when to approach as well as offers other tips and advice on hitting.
Practice Plan #1 – Part 7 of 10 – Serving drill and videos focusing on the jump float serve and serving technique. In this series of videos you will get to see and hear how the staff at LMU uses the radar gun to clock each players serve and increase consistency. Also later you will hear about the research Tom has done regarding the jump float serve in women’s volleyball.
Serving Focused Wash Continued, Serving and Passing and Coaching Advice. This series of videos contain a service focused wash drill followed by serving and passing, Tom Black sharing some coaching advice and finally the practice wrap up.
In this multi video instructional series Tom Black and John Meyer offer specific details on helping players improve their approach and thus their spiking after passing. This is a great video and drill for players of all levels. There are also some great verbal cues offered for coaching.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Lauren presents a video series on blocking. Lauren presents the differences of beach vs indoor, what to do after the block and how blockers can use the wind to their advantage.
Lauren presents a video on the overhand dig for beach volleyball defense. In this the dig is demonstrated to keep control of the ball.