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Wes Schneider – Volleyball Tennis Drill or Vollis

Volleyball Tennis Drill is a movement and passing warm up drill Wes uses occasionally with his team before match days to have a little fun and get the team moving. The drill focuses and improves a number of different skills including but not limited to; passing, movement and reading.

The Branden Clemens and Ben Vaught Project – 4 Month Later (2-27-18)

It’s been 4 months since I started working with both Ben Vaught and Branden Clemens as a team. In that time we have made some major changes to their game with the result that they are now challenging or even beating some of the top teams on the AVP. No small accomplishment for two young…

Why “The Game, Teaches the Game” May Not Always Be Correct in Volleyball Coaching

The stringency of the philosophy “the game teaches the game” can at times be overwhelming and discouraging to players. Now don’t get me wrong, I am a big believer in random, game-like reps, where players learn to “read the game” and practice what is the norm, “out of system volleyball plays,” while developing a love…

Wes Schneider – The Standard Volleyball Drill

This post contains 2 videos from Wes Schneider’s Standard Drill. How is a 6 on 6 drill where the goal is to have the offense side out at 70% while the defense scores at 50%. If for some reason the offense scores higher than 70% this becomes the standard that the other team needs to now side out at and obviously how you drill gets its name.

Volleyball Coaching Tip – A Pirate Captain

Perhaps one of the most powerful coaching tips I ever learned for dealing with angry players and parents was the concept of: “A Loud Crew Never Mutinies!” As a volleyball coach, if your crew, meaning: staff, players or parents are voicing their concerns early they are far less likely to revolt. Compared with when your…

Volleyball Coaching Advice on Coaching Men vs. Women and How to Connect with Players

In this video Trevor Johnson offers volleyball coaching advice on coaching men vs. women and how to connect with players. Trevor has a great deal of experience in this area having coached the Men’s NAIA National Champions in 2013 and while coaching the women’s team that took a 3rd in the NAIA.

7-Steps To Turn A Failing High School Volleyball Program Around in 1 to 2 Years

In this article I am going to review how a small high school in a lower economic background area turned their girls’ varsity volleyball program around and created a culture of winning, success, and learning. We at Volleyball1on1 have repeated this successfully many times and this should stand as a testament of why there is…

Volleyball Passing Communication and Technique with Alan Knipe (2 of 2)

This video features Alan Knipe sharing coaching advice on volleyball passing communication. Advice includes communication, calling and understanding seam responsibilities, building trust and more. This video will help you become better at passing and serve reception. Alan Knipe was the 2012 USA Men’s Coach for the Olympics in London. Alan is arguably one of the top coaches in the world and is currently the head coach at Long Beach State for the men’s team.

Developing Better Passing Technique Through a Good Pre-Serve Routine with Alan Knipe (1 of 2)

This video features Alan Knipe sharing tip for a better pre-serve volleyball passing routine. This video will help you become better at passing and serve reception. Alan Knipe was the 2012 USA Men’s Coach for the Olympics in London. Alan is arguably one of the top coaches in the world and is currently the head coach at Long Beach State for the men’s team.

Guided Hard Angle Hit Beach Drill with Pedro Brazao (3 Video)

This video series features Pedro Brazao taking the players through a guided hard angle hit ball with a line block off a server to either player. If the defender does not dig the ball the coach puts in another ball. This video has the funniest in action sequence we have ever filmed! “This will hopefully teach you young guys a lesson about making fun of old fat guys who are just getting back into it and trying to get in shape! We were young guns too and in many cases brought a much much bigger cannon! :)” – Andor Gyulai – With a Bazooka

Learned Automatic Response and Implicit Guidance in Volleyball Coaching – Game Plan Offense

This article and video series reviews how beach volleyball players who develop a “Game Plan Offense” can takes advantage of “Learned Automatic Response” and “Implicit Guidance” to beat opponents and overcome physical disadvantages on the court. The tactic I will discuss were used quite successfully in the 2016 Olympics to defeat Kerri Walsh Jennings and…

Tom Black Volleyball Practice Plan 3 – College Womens Indoor Reading the Game Practice

This volleyball practice plan is a D1 NCAA College Women’s Indoor Reading the Game Practice. This practice will help coaches with important concepts and drills related to the topic. Additionally Andor and Tom filmed individual videos in Tom office discussing the topic.

Velocity Volleyball Workout 3 – Multi-Directional Day Training with Chase Cameron (14 Videos)

This series of 14 videos features a Multi-Directional Workout filmed at Velocity Newport Mesa with Sports Performance Coach Chase Cameron. This is the third of 3 workouts filmed at Velocity Sports Performance. The other workouts were a Linear Training Day and a Jump / Landing Day.

I Love! I Need! Volleyball Coaching Exercise For Building Team Trust and Improving Team Culture

Developing a culture of honest open communication that builds trust “player to player”, and “player to coach” can be a very difficult part of any team’s culture. “I Love, I Need!” is an easy to run, fun exercise, we teach at all our Volleyball1on1 Camps that addresses all these challenges and reinforces your team culture…

Youth, Beginner and Club Indoor Volleyball Practice Plan With Gary Sato

This youth club volleyball practice plan was from a practice we filmed with Gary Sato coaching his daughters club team in Carson California. The videos are extremely insightful as it is not often you get to see a coach of Gary’s reputation coach kids at this level.

Get on the Bus Youth and Beginners Volleyball Rotation Drill by Gary Sato

Get on the bus, youth and beginners volleyball rotation drill is a great drill to help kids learn the important ideas behind rotating successfully on a volleyball court. The concepts taught in this drill are easy to understand with the result that kids just get it and are able to pick up on ideas far faster than teaching

Speaking at the 2017 AVCA Convention – Introducing a New Beach Volleyball Technique

I am excited to announce I will be speaking at the 2017 AVCA Convention to introduce a new volleyball coaching technique for beach volleyball. For those who follow Volleyball1on1 know I love to innovate (See more) as it relates to coaching volleyball and this new technique was the result of many years for work look…

“Innovate or Die”

In business the need to innovate is not only critical for success, but survival. Coaching volleyball is similar to business yet many high school, club programs and camp providers don’t understand this critical fact. The result is they begin a downward spiral of losing or worse yet, creating a culture where kids do not want…

How to Get in the Zone and Slow the Game Down When Playing Volleyball

This video was filmed for our AVCA Video Tip of the Week series with Andor Gyulai. I filmed this video to share some of the concepts I learned with Dr. Bill Harrison about volleyball vision and reading the game.

What’s Your Winning Formula? “What Great Looks Like!” (™) – The Volleyball1on1 Playing Standard and Formula In Action

In Practice Coaching Example The below video shows how we apply this formula practically when teaching high school and club players.   “What Great Looks Like” ™ is a term I use to describe our goal as a team as it relates to how we should physically play volleyball on the court. This idea challenged…

How To OODA Loop Your Opponent – Advanced Volleyball Strategy (Article 4)

Beyond being used as a better tool for “Reading the Game” and teaching Volleyball Skills more effectively the OODA Loop is a powerful way for players and coaches to approach Volleyball Strategy.
Colonel John Boyd the military strategist who rewrote the book on modern air warfare and the man behind the OODA Loop believed that when at a disadvantage a competent pilot could still overcome that disadvantage by “Attacking the Mind” of his opponent.

Are You a Players Last Coach? Why Authoritarian Figure Coaching Style Fails!

Are You a Players Last Coach? This past weekend at a “Train the Trainer” Volleyball1on1 Club Clinic I ran in El Paso, Texas I had a young talented sophomore player come up to me at the end of the clinic and say: “Andor, I just want to thank you for renewing my love and passion…

My 10-year Old Son Thor’s First USA Beach Volleyball Tryouts

This past weekend was a very exciting weekend in our family as my son Thor competed in his first USA Beach Volleyball Tryouts. I heard about the tryouts a month and a half ago and that players were being accepted into the program from as young an age as 10 for their U13 program. This…

It’s Time to Hit the Gym For Your Eyes – Volleyball Vision Training

There are roughly 640 muscles in the human body. Athletes spend an inordinate amount of time training and strengthening almost every single one of them. Yet there are six that are often forgotten: the Superior Oblique, Superior Rectus, Medial Rectus, Lateral Rectus, Inferior Rectus, and Inferior Oblique. Or, simply put: Your eyes. The aforementioned six…

The First Lesson You Should Teach Any Volleyball Player – Power Posing

Today I am going to share with you the first lesson I teach at every volleyball camp and clinic and I encourage you to do the same. Why, because the results are instantaneous and massive! Amy Cuddy, a professor and researcher from Harvard Business School offers powerful insights into her years of research on the…

The Branden Clemens and Ben Vaught Project – 1 Month Later (11-1-17)

So as some of you may know I have started coaching beach a little bit more seriously. Ben Vaught asked me a year ago to help him as a player (Read the Ben Vaught Project) and now for the last month I have been helping him and his partner Branden Clemens. As individuals or as…

Peaking Your Volleyball Players for and During Playoffs

As coaches, one of our most important attributes is the ability to peak players individually and as a team for, and during playoffs. In working with 1000’s of players and 100’s of coaches we have developed the Volleyball1on1 Coaching Formula and Systems for successfully peaking your players every year as required. Let me start by…