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.
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Jeff presents a series of videos on middle blocking. This set starts with the correct eye sequence, goes through the best form and technique and finishes with advanced reads of the opponents offense.
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.
The middle front one ball is a very fast attack meant to beat the blocker with quickness and speed. Jeff talks about and demonstrates the correct form for this attack.
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 shows the correct footwork when pulling off the net when playing indoor volleyball as a middle blocker.
In transition and an ideal world everything is three steps. Three steps to the block, three steps to the starting position, three steps on the approach. Jeff shows how it’s done.
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 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.
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!
Taking risks means knowing the opponent and recognizing when to not do a normal block, but to take away the hitters favorite shot. Jeff presents an example how how to be smarter as a blocker.
Middle moves means reading the hitter and most importantly scouting reports on the hitter. Knowing the hitter leads to doing alternate moves that force the hitter to change their swing or get blocked. Jeff explains how.
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.
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.
Seth presents a 6 video series on hitting with power. Using a bungee cord these exercises greatly increase arm speed and power when spiking a volleyball on both the beach and indoor.
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 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