Lauren talks about tough serving. Strategies are discussed primarily with making the opponent move to pass the ball.
Lauren discusses how to use your center of gravity. Examples are shown of when to use it for blocking and pulling.
Lauren discusses and demonstrates serve receive. Details on how to handle a high and fast server are covered.
Lauren shares a video on defensive footwork. Starting in the best position and moving smoothly to the cut shot and the line is demonstrated.
Dana Camacho demonstrates his world famous beach volleyball sky ball serve. This serve is the thing of legends and something that will entertain and cause havoc all at once. Practice and enjoy! Make sure you tell your friends who taught you!
Dana gives more details of how to hit a sky ball serve that lands in ninety percent of the time. See the master in action!
Dana switches sides and demonstrates what changes are needed for the wind and location of the court when serving the beach volleyball sky serve from the other side.
Dana presents a video on how to read the hitter better in volleyball while playing defense and how to dig every ball.
Adriano Ticao brings his wealth of experience as a certified Brazilian beach coach to this series on pulling into the angle while blocking. These videos cover how to read the block, overhand and underhand digs and more.
1. Start by lining up on the hitter using the eyes and more.
Adriano presents a video series on how to pull down the line as a blocker on the beach. This series presents the Brazilian methods of of how to correctly read the play and pull down the line as a defender.
1. Approaching the net requires reading the play, being in the correct place and more.
Adriano demonstrates how to block the angle in beach volleyball. Included are how to prepare and time the jump to take away as much court as possible.
1. Prepare by starting in the middle of the court at the net and use a cross over step plus more.
Adriano talks about blocking the line on the beach. This series of videos demonstrates how to start in the correct position with the hands up, time the jump and more.
1. Start in the correct position lining up on the hitters shoulder.
Ed presents his series of videos on how to be an effective hitter on the beach. These tips and drills work on several techniques to be a multidimensional attacker.
Tipping the ball on the beach is different from indoor volleyball. Ed demonstrates a teaching technique he uses on the beach for juniors and beginning volleyball players.
A simple yoga exercise makes the serve more consistent and accurate. Ed shows how to do this.
Ed tells how he uses indoor advice on blocking from his college coach, the legendary Al Scates, out to the beach.
In this video Al Scates shares some of his thoughts on indoor volleyball blocking technique.
In this video Al Scates teaches the round house volleyball swing which is used in emergencies for fast outside sets. This video also includes an easy drill to practice this.
In this Drill Al Scates shares volleyball joust technique and a easy fun drills.
In this video Al Scates discusses the round house arm swing and it use as well as the joust drill. As always its fun to watch Al weave stories into his explanations.
Practice Plan #1 – Part 4 of 11 – Roundhouse and Joust Drills – Technique.
Volleyball Practice Plan Men’s Indoor With Al Scates #1 – Part 5. Al Scates Coaching Indoor Volleyball Blocking Technique.
Al Scates Discusses Current Volleyball Warm Ups Vs. That In the Past.
Al Scates Discusses Focuses for Early Season Practice Plan.
Al Scates Discusses the Round House and Joust Volleyball Spiking Drills.
Gary knows first hand height does not affect the defensive part of the game. This video series discusses the fundamentals to playing defense in various positions. It culminates with what a defenders mindset needs to be.
1. The stance begins in an athletic position with arms out in a neutral place and relaxed.
Blocking in volleyball has evolved as the speed of the game continues to increase. Gold medal coach Gary Sato presents the basics of how to block effectively.
1. Thirds is the basic building blocks of blocking. Each front row player is assigned a specific section of the net.
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.
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 quick tips for making volleyball pepper drill better in practice.
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.