How To OODA Loop Your Opponent Using Hicks Law (Article 6)

I would like to share an easy to use and easy understand example of how to OODA Loop your opponent using Hick’s law. This example was used on me initially quite effectively by my good friend Colin Pockock (Age 44) in South Africa who is a former beach volleyball Olympian who took a 9th at the 2004 Olympics. I think he is the best beach player in South Africa volleyball history.

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Hick’s Law and the Impact on Reaction Speed in Volleyball (Article 5)

Human reaction time is defined as the time elapsing between the onset of a stimulus and the onset of a response to that stimulus. A primary factor affecting a response to stimuli is the number of possible stimuli or in volleyball’s cases what you “Read” your opponent doing. In 1952 a researcher named Hick confirmed that by going from one response choice (Decision Step) to two, response time increased by 58%…

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Youth Online Volleyball Spiking Lesson – Arm Swing Mistakes To Avoid

This is an youth online volleyball spiking lesson Andor Gyulai (Owner – Volleyball1on1.com) did for a member of our site as part of our membership benefits. This is a great video for youth players looking to spike better. This video reveals many common mistakes we see youth players make when attacking.

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OODA and AVCEX Loop – Modern Volleyball Coaching Blue Print (Article 3)

Today I want to share what is a fundamental shift in the way I feel volleyball should be taught! The ideas I will be sharing today build on coaching concepts first introduced by Karch Kiraly and others known as “Reading the Game”. After over 3 years of research through my own observations as a player…

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What Current “Reading the Game” Model for Volleyball Coaching Misses – Orientation (Article 2)

After over 3 years of research through my own observations as a player and coach I realized the Reading – Planning – Doing system can be vastly improved, specifically how we as coaches teach players the process of how we as humans respond to stimuli (predominantly with our eyes), which is the basis of how all volleyball skills and sports are performed.

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“Reading the Game” for Volleyball: Reading – Planning – Doing, Model for Volleyball Coaching (Article 1)

Did you know one of the biggest breakthroughs in the “science of coaching volleyball” today is called “Reading the Game”? Most of the ideas related to this were first introduced by Karch Kiraly (considered the greatest volleyball player in the sport) on his retirement and transition into coaching just a few years ago during a presentation at an AVCA Convention in San Antonio, Texas.

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Common Match Play Volleyball Coaching Mistakes You Must Avoid

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.

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2 Million And Counting… My Most Popular Volleyball Spiking Videos On YouTube

I recently hit over 2 million views for my videos on the subject of spiking on YouTube. Naturally I am always surprised and humbled because when I started Volleyball1on1 my goal was to just film the best players and coaches in the world and never did I think my videos would be some of the most popular. Today I am going to share some of these video including some of my favorite that I think are really good but have not become popular.

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Uni High Match Day – End of Match Review with the Team – Volleyball Coaching Nightmares

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.

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Uni High Match Day – Between Match Sets Break – Tips for Coaching

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.

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Uni High Match Day – On the Bench Coaching – Volleyball Coaching Nightmares

Andor is a big believer in “On the Bench Coaching”. In this video viewers will see how Andor interacts and communicates with players on the bench and some of the topics he focuses on. If you are a coach looking to have a bigger impact in the lives of players beyond just playing volleyball this video shows how easily and effectively “On the Bench Coaching is”.

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Uni High School – Common Match Volleyball Coaching Mistakes – Volleyball Coaching Nightmares

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.

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Good Time Out Speech Verse a Bad Time Out Speech When Coaching Youth Volleyball

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?

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Volleyball1on1 TRX Core Blasting Workout

As science of volleyball training has improved so has the focus on core training and spinal stability. Talking to many top players and volleyball strength and conditioning coaches around the world I hear much as 25% of their volleyball training/ workout is focused on the core. With this is mind we wanted to give you a quick TRX Core Blasting workout by Dave Carstenson. (USA Juniors Beach Volleyball Coach and Certified TRX Trainer)

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Y-T-W Exercise for Volleyball Shoulder Posterior Activation and Scapular Stabilizing

So I have been training and playing hard now for months in South Africa with little to no shoulder pain. I attribute this to some minor changes I made in my arm swing as well as this great exercise I picked up from the volleyball trainers at Velocity Fitness. Y-T-W is a great volleyball shoulder exercise for posterior activation and scapular stabilizing.

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Omaha Drill Again as Well as Review for Missing the Serves at Uni High

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.

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Review Mid Way Through Practice – Discuss Speed of Change and Improvement of Team at Uni High

In this video Kerri and Andor review mid way through practice the speed of change and improvement of team at Uni High. Also discussed are some of the strategies that have worked thus far plus some specific coaching philosophies!

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6 on 6 Exchange Volleyball Drill on the Net at Uni High – Focus on Ball Control and Controlled Hitting

The 6 on 6 Exchange Volleyball Drill on the net is one of the best drills to focus on team ball control and individual controlled hitting. This drill also works on the important and often ignored volleyball skill of moving without the ball. Now considering the fact that the majority of the time players are moving without the ball it is always surprising how little coaches practice this critical skill.

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End of Volleyball Practice Two Review with Team in Huddle at Uni High

This video features the end of volleyball practice 2 review with the team in the huddle. Its a great video as you will notice how Andor communicates with the team and gets them to focus on important points he is trying to work on during the practice. This video is a great demonstration of how coaches can better use the Socratic method of asking open probe questions to get results. Also this will show coaches how to use the end of practice review huddle to help players better prepare individually and as a team for the next practice.

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6 on 6 Game Wash Drill: Serve, Bounce Ball, Free Ball and Serve – Uni High – Day 2

This is a 6 on 6 Game Wash Drill which includes 4 balls: Serve, Bounce Ball, Free Ball and then a second Serve. Two balls are entered via serve as this is the most common way the ball is entered in volleyball. One ball is entered as a free ball as this is common for this age group and skill level and then one ball is entered as a bounce ball followed by a set to help the team work on transition setting.

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Volleyball Coaching – “Karch Kiraly Read the Game” What It Means to Coaching

So for the last few years now perhaps the hottest topic in volleyball is the “Read the Game” concept. The idea was brought to light by a few of the best coaches in world including Karch Kiraly, Hugh McCutcheon, Paula Weishoff, Ron Larson and Tom Black. The idea is as follows, top players better see and read what is going to happen giving them a competitive edge as the play unfolds.

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Need Volleyball Practice Planning Help? Looking For Fresh Ideas and Drills?

So I started Volleyball1on1.com to be the ultimate volleyball resource and I am proud to say we offer an incredible library of over 17 full volleyball practice plans and growing at one low cost. On top of this with the addition of Volleyball Coaching Nightmares we also reveal and address many off the most common mistakes / challenges high school and youth club coaches face. Yet as I…

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Jason Lockhead Beach Volleyball Blocking Tips – Pushing with Non Dominant Hand, What to Do With Hands

In this video Jason Lockhead points out a common mistake most players make with their dominant vs. their non dominant hand when blocking. Its simple to fix and can have a huge impact but players need to be conscious of it and focus on it! In this video Jason also talks about what your hands should be doing up in the air when blocking.

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Jason Lockhead Beach Volley Defensive Mind Set Plus More Superman Defense Technique

This video features more of Jason Lockhead’s Superman Defense Technique plus insightful ideas to help players with what is the correct mindset when playing beach defense. This video again demonstrates that great teachers / coaches have the ability to simplify the game and focus on the positive things that matter. Jason demonstrates this in this video as he does throughout practice.

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Beach Volleyball Superman Defensive Technique – Hand Down for Control / 2 Ball – Defense Drill

This video describes Jason Lockhead Superman Defense Technique. The technique involves you putting your non digging hand in the sand for more control so that you look like superman “Flying Pose” as you fly along the top of the sand. This technique was filmed while during practice while Jason was running a 2 ball beach volleyball defense drill.

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World Class 4 – Part Volleyball Plyometric Exercises / Workout / Training with Reid Hall (4 Videos)

New, World Class, 4 – Part Volleyball Plyometric Exercises / Workout with Reid Hall. These volleyball training exercises will address: Strength and power disparities from left and right side, How to land better, thus reducing knee injuries, How to jump higher when playing volleyball by increase your standing / approach jump vertical, How to move quicker and more dynamically on the volleyball court.

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12 9 14 – Update from South Africa, Frustrated and Disappointed!

Frustrated and Disappointed – So I moved to South Africa for a few months to coach and train looking to play in the FIVB this week in my home country and I am really disappointed in the progress. Not from my own lack of hard work and progress getting better, but rather circumstances and people in the sport of volleyball. READ MORE..,

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Where to Start When Training and Coaching a New Beach Volleyball Team / Partnership? Week 1!

I am in South Africa training to hopefully play in the FIVB event in a few weeks. So with that in mind and having only started training with my new partner 8 days ago, every day I ask the question: “What is the most important points to focus on today so that we can have success together on the beach volleyball court?” This post and videos is about just this! Week 1 – Finished!

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Triangle Warm Up Drill with Pedro Brazao – The Most Used Drill in Beach Volleyball

Triangle Warm Up Drill is the most used drill in beach volleyball. The drill works on two of the major skills, passing, setting and warming up players shoulders from hitting. The drill is also great for player spacing and communication. In this video Pedro Brazao takes the players through the drill and offers his own verbal cues and insights.

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