The transition from indoor to the beach volleyball is very simple when armed with the correct knowledge. In this series of volleyball videos Ed teaches what you should know.
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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.
Serving on the beach shares many strategies with indoor. Pro player Ed Ratledge presents his series of videos on how to serve effectively on the beach.
‘Serve around the clock’ is a beach volleyball drill that makes a players serving much more accurate. Ed demonstrates how to use areas of the indoor court out on the beach.
Cross training with Ed Ratledge involves another favorite beach activity, surfing.
Ed’s favorite volleyball warm up drill for the arm includes good ball control for hitting.
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 shows ‘the worlds greatest defense drill’ to keep players relaxed and loose when on defense.
Ed tells how he uses indoor advice on blocking from his college coach, the legendary Al Scates, out to the beach.
Ed presents a chalk talk session on the difference of passing and defense in beach volleyball.
This article contains links to a full indoor volleyball practice we filmed with Al Scates including drills, videos and more. This is a rare opportunity to see the greatest coach in NCAA Volleyball History at work.
In this video Al Scates shares some of his thoughts on indoor volleyball blocking technique.
This video contains the UCLA volleyball warm up. It is interesting to see how the warm up has changed as the game has change from side out to rally scoring as well as based upon new knowledge in the volleyball calisthenics.
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 the last few years volleyball warm ups have changed considerably as the science behind the human body has improved. In this video Andor and Al discuss the changes and how it has affected UCLA volleyball warm up.
Al explains how early season practices concentrate on serving and blocking to improve serve percentages and responsibility of area 4 blockers.
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.
In this informative video UCLA volleyball coaching legend Al Scates share what he does to create in practice competition.
Great video and story of how the most successful coach in NCAA volleyball and all sport history fell into the job of coaching volleyball at UCLA and how he ended up staying for 50 incredible years.
Another great video from our interview and conversation from the office with Al Scates. In this video Al shares more stories and talks about the greatest players he ever coached.
l Scates shares some great stories about his championship titles including which was his favorite and why.
This is a great interview where Al reflects on his mentors and how they taught him to make it fun for the players to come to practice. Plus how a mentor made him concentrate on getting his masters degree and his relationship with legendary basketball coach John Wooden.
Al has always believed, do not mess with success, meaning if something works don’t change it. In this video Al talks about allowing players to have their own style when playing.
In this video Al Scates discusses how changes to the rules affect tactics and coaching.
Al gives his best advice for girls and boys players who want to reach the collegiate level on a scholarship.
In this video Al talks about having an undefeated season and what goes along with that.
Al Scates – Practice Plan #1 – Part 1 of 11
Practice Plan #1 – Part 2 of 11 – Running the Bic Drill.
Practice Plan #1 – Part 3 of 11 – Running the Bic Continued
Practice Plan #1 – Part 4 of 11 – Roundhouse and Joust Drills – Technique.