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USA Men’s Volleyball Practice Plan and Drills with Alan Knipe #1 – Part 6

Practice for World Cup 2011 – Now the practice culminates in some real games between the top player via for a spot on the team. This is when things get exciting, competitive and close. This series of videos also includes one of best speeches ever about effort and how not everyone can make the team. Also there is a great wrap up.

Jeff Nygaard Volleyball Middle Hitting

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.

Jeff Nygaard Volleyball Hitting the Bic and History

The Bic is a very well known play in volleyball that gets its name from Stein Metzger and Jeff Nygaard. Jeff had a direct hand in naming the play while winning two NCAA championships. Here he talks about it and how to run it successfully.

Jeff Nygaard Volleyball Transition Footwork II

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.

Jeff Nygaard Volleyball Middle Blocking Secret I

Jeff lets out a secret because he likes to let out secrets. When all the blockers are bunched together in the middle, correct footwork will prevent the blockers from crashing into each other when moving to the outside.

Jeff Nygaard Volleyball Middle Blocking Secret II

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!    

Jeff Nygaard Volleyball Control Factor

Staying in control lies between not trying at all and trying too hard. When trying too hard mistakes will be made. Jeff presents a video that mentions fellow Volleyball1on1 instructor Marcin Jagoda.

Jeff Nygaard Volleyball Middle Hitter Setting

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.

UCLA Mens Volleyball Warm Up with Al Scates

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.

Al Scates Discusses Current Volleyball Warm Ups Vs. That In the Past

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 Scates On His Mentors Including John Wooden and What They Have Taught Him

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.