This past week I got the opportunity to sit down and have breakfast with Shawn Patchell, Head Men’s Coach at Concordia University and one of my favorite coaches here in the United States. Shawn is an incredible coach having helped coached Pro teams in Europe, Top D1 Colleges Men’s and even the USA National Boys…
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This video (Video 2) features volleyball high school coaching tips and advice with Andor Gyulai the owner of Volleyball1on1.com. Click here to see Video 1. This video speaks of the philosophies and culture Volleyball1on1 teaches at our summer camps for high schools and clubs. This video shows that there is an formula for winning high…
This video features volleyball high school coaching tips and advice with Andor Gyulai the owner of Volleyball1on1.com. This video speaks of the philosophies and culture Volleyball1on1 teaches at our summer camps for high schools and clubs. This video shows that there is an formula for winning high school volleyball matches! Players should understand this formula…
In this video we review youth high school volleyball blocking and coaching mistakes. The video also brings in good lessons from Kerri Walsh Jennings on blocking and can be used as a tool for coaches to help young players learn to love the game and watch more beach volleyball.
This video feature a video youth high school volleyball coaching review we did for one of our Volleyball1on1 Summer Camp coaches. As part of our Volleyball1on1 Summer Camps we offer FREE video reviews to help support our coaches. We have made extensive notes on this post including responses from the coach with counter responses from Andor Gyulai.
Kaizen is a word and thought system that is the foundation of the “Volleyball1on1 Winning Team Culture” we teach for high school and club youth programs. The word is Japanese and means constant never ending improvement. I think this video captures the idea and should be shared early in your season with your players, coaches…
Volleyball Serving Lessons from the “Lion” Aleksandrs Samoilovs Part of #1 Men’s Beach Team in the World
This week I was at the Long Beach FIVB World Championships and I had a chance to talk with “The Lion” Aleksandrs Samoilovs from Latvia who is part of the #1 Ranked beach men’s team in the world. During our conversation I got to ask him a few things including why he has in my…
This video features Andor Gyulai sharing some common high school volleyball coaching mistakes that can easily be corrected for a big payoff.
I want to share some of the most important points to winning at the high school level. Now I know this may seem obvious, but often this is all it takes! It reminds me of one of my favorite sayings by a great man: “All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.” – Galileo Galilei
In this article I want to review what high school summer camps should teach players / coaches and what your camps in the past may have missed. As I discussed last week, referencing Harvard professors J Richard Hackman 60-30-10 Rule up to 90% of your seasons outcome can be influenced by your volleyball summer camp and what you do before and during the first few weeks of practice.
In volleyball, building team leaders within a team is critical for long term team and coaching success. These leaders can be taught to take over many traditional challenging coaching responsibilities which often create problems with coach to player relationships. In talking with coaches the characteristics of the current millennial generation of players has accelerated this need to change toward this new coaching style that requires more player involvement.
Richard Hackman was a World Renowned Harvard University Professor who studied and offered powerful new insights on team effectiveness that are very helpful in coaching volleyball.
High school volleyball season is brutal in that team matches start just weeks after the first practice. In this article I am going to quickly explore how we work with high school teams and coaches to learn 70-80% of what they need to know before the season begins.
“Reading the Game” – The Biggest Change in Volleyball Coaching And How You Are Likely Teaching it Wrong!
In reviewing volleyball coaching as a whole “Reading the Game” is the biggest change in volleyball coaching in the last 5 years. In review “Reading the Game” is the skill I most often hear high school and club coaches struggle to teach and are most interested in learning. Yet the majority of experts are teaching “Reading the Game” wrong in my opinion! In this article I will review how the most successful fighter pilot in USA Airforce history may offer a better way and why!
The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team – Why Your Season May Have Failed this Year and How to Fix It (Part 1 of 5)
Why do teams fail? This is a question many of you are asking or considering ask you look back or forward to your volleyball season. This is a question we answer in this post and includes easy to use tools!
This is a girls high school volleyball match evaluation with Andor Gyulai. This is a team Andor Gyulai coached during the summer and unfortunately we are not seeing allot of the things that we worked so hard on during the summer to get good. This video is a reminder of some of our teams guiding principals on the court as well as with regard to our coaching philosophy.
In this video Andor Gyulai reviews the verbal cues: Specificity. This is an important cues to use early and often with new volleyball players at it is an important foundation for coaching! This is also an important practice and drill design philosophy.
Perhaps my number #1 Core Principal as a Coach is to help my volleyball players become better learners! I like to say: “My #1 Goal is to make you better life long learners that strive for Kaizen”. Kaizen means constant never ending improvement. In this video I go through with my players how they can become better / faster learners of anything including volleyball.
An important volleyball coaching cue for learning is “Be Engaged”. This verbal cues can be used: when teaching players how to learn faster, participate in practice more, and finally how to make their high school team with a new and different coach.
In this video Andor Gyulai reviews the verbal cues: “Make Lots of Mistakes” and “Look Really Stupid”. These cues can be very helpful for forming a better foundation for learning. We encourage you to review this plus the process of “How people learn”, early during the season and we encourage this to be an important foundation of your teams core principals.
This is video 1 in a 5 part video series with Andor Gyulai and Chris Harger on coaching youth volleyball blocking technique. In this video, video 1 Andor discusses in detail a coaching tip he picked up from gold medal coach Steve Anderson to help improve players mindset when blocking! This is a powerful coaching tip and a great way to start when teaching youth how to block both indoor or on the beach.
Coaching Juniors – High Controlled Volleyball Spiking Technique for Bad Tight or Off Sets by Andor Gyulai
In this video Andor Gyulai Owner of Volleyball1on1.com teaches a young 13 year old player how to have more control hitting by using a high controlled volleyball spiking technique for tight or off sets. At the younger ages the sets are often more in consistent and plays often less in system. Therefore it is important for coaches to teach young players how to keep the ball in play and put pressure on the opposition when out of system.
Player Self Discovery of Spiking Problems Using the OODA Loop to Focus on Orientation with Andor Gyulai
In this powerful video the OODA Loop coaching cues are used to help the player discover most of her spiking problems have less to do with technique and more to do with “Reading” and Orientation of the set. The coaching of this is successfully done by Andor using guided discovery and great open probe questions where he is constantly checking in with the players emotionally so that they are not overwhelmed but rather take the feedback as a challenge and a opportunity to grow.
Physical Orientation On the Court Taught Using the OODA Loop Verbal Cues for Volleyball Coaching (Article 7)
Physical orientation meaning where you are before you perform a volleyball skill is often critical to performing the volleyball skill correctly. With spiking where you start your approach to hit is often as important as your approach or your spiking technique. Yet few volleyball coaching models account for how players are taking in stimuli “Reading the Game” and reacting to that stimuli before performing the volleyball skill. The OODA Loop and my Modern Volleyball Coaching Blueprint is different as your physical orientation is constantly being accounted for in my model while performing the volleyball skill.
This article contains a video example and verbal cues of how Andor Gyulai teaches volleyball spiking technique using the OODA Loop.
This video series is from a recent private 1 on 1 lesson with a youth player (Age 13) from Arizona who visited Andor Gyulai for a paid private volleyball coaching lesson. This video offers and incredible amount of feedback on correct volleyball spiking technique. The amount of feedback is almost overwhelming and as such we recorded the lesson for the player and her parents to review later.
In our work with Dr. Bill Harrison (Sports Eye Doctor to Top Sports Stars) we have discovered humans cannot think and see at the same time! Yet many coaches ignore this fact and because of their own coaching styles and lack of knowledge about vision actually negatively impact their players on the court during matches.
This is the end match team review at Uni High. You will notice Kerri really trying hard to ask open probe questions in order to engage the players. In evaluating I think most viewers will agree she is soliciting more interaction and engagement from the team than she did in the past.
This video was filmed between Set 1 and Set 2 of the match. This is another powerful video which reveals how Andor makes the most use of the limited time focusing on specific players and goals as well as changing the collective energy of the group. Again you will notice the Socratic method of coaching and how Andor takes the players down a path that he wants. This video shows how brilliant coaches interact with their team changing the collective energy during breaks.
This 4 video series features Andor Gyulai reviewing Uni High Volleyball Coach Kerri Eich coaching a match. This post is extremely insightful as it reveals many common match volleyball coaching mistakes former player make when coaching. The video also brings to light what a coaches real goals should be during a match and what should be focused on and when.
This is a great video showing a good timeout speech by a coach verses a bad timeout speech when coaching youth volleyball. You will notice once coach talking about allot of different things to allot of player with allot of focus on the performance of skills. The other coach does the opposite. In the comments below let us know what you think?
This is the second round of the Omaha Drill with a different player. You can see how much fun this drill can be and how it can raise the energy of the practice quickly. In this video we also review more on missing serves and serving strategy.