Volleyball Basics for New Coaches!

What are volleyball attacks called? Watch them all here!

Volleyball Attack 1 of 13: GO

Each volleyball attack location and type has its own name. In this video series, we show the most popular 13 attacks. To access the entire article, along with video examples of each, click here.

Volleyball Attack 5 of 13: GAP / 31

Each volleyball attack location and type has its own name. In this video series, we show the most popular 13 attacks. To access the entire article, along with video examples of each, click here.

Volleyball Attack 11 of 13: D

Each volleyball attack location and type has its own name. In this video series, we show the most popular 13 attacks. To access the entire article, along with video examples of each, click here.

Everything You Need To Know About Rotations and Overlap Rules

Rotation 1 Analysis

Learn the overlap rules and watch video examples of each serve-receive formation option in rotation 1. To access the full analysis of rotation 1, click here.

Rotation 2 Analysis

Learn the overlap rules and watch video examples of each serve-receive formation option in rotation 2. To access the full analysis of rotation 2, click here..

Rotation 3 Analysis

Learn the overlap rules and watch video examples of each serve-receive formation option in rotation 3. To access the full analysis of rotation 3, click here.

Rotation 4 Analysis

Learn the overlap rules and watch video examples of each serve-receive formation option in rotation 4. To access the full analysis of rotation 4, click here.

Rotation 5 Analysis

Learn the overlap rules and watch video examples of each serve-receive formation option in rotation 5. To access the full analysis of rotation 5, click here.

Rotation 6 Analysis

Learn the overlap rules and watch video examples of each serve-receive formation option in rotation 6. To access the full analysis of rotation 6, click here.

With in-depth classroom presentations and lessons on motor learning, defensive systems, offensive systems, and all fundamental skills, you won't find a better place to build your coaching foundation!

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How fast should your team's offense be?

2nd Step Set Timing - Introduction

There is a fine line between having an offense that is "fast enough" versus "too fast." The BYU coaching staff teaches us the appropriate times to be faster or slower. To access the full set tempo video course, click here.

1st Step Set Timing - Introduction

There is a fine line between having an offense that is "fast enough" versus "too fast." The BYU coaching staff teaches us the appropriate times to be faster or slower. To access the full set tempo video course, click here.

Middle Attack Set Timing - Introduction

There is a fine line between having an offense that is "fast enough" versus "too fast." The BYU coaching staff teaches us the appropriate times to be faster or slower. To access the full set tempo video course, click here.

The Most Common Defensive Systems

Middle-Middle (our recommended defense)

The middle-middle defense is based on simplicity, sound principles, and a lot of data. At Gold Medal Squared, this is our preferred system, for reasons you'll see in this video. For a full in-depth breakdown of each defensive system, click here.

Rotate Defense

The rotate defense is common at both the juniors and collegiate levels. The benefits of this system is it provides for great tip coverage. However, it does leave the middle of the court vulnerable and it's very complicated. For a full in-depth breakdown of each defensive system, click here.

Man Up Defense

The man up defense is more popular at lower levels of the game, because it focuses on tip coverage or soft spike coverage. The biggest disadvantage is that it leaves the back row very vulnerable. For a full in-depth breakdown of each defensive system, click here.

Learn the "Big Three" Skills

Passing

A big part of your success as a coach and the success of your program is determined by how well your team can pass. This course covers this skill in its entirety and will give you insights on how to help your passers become their very best. For the full passing course, click here.

Serving

Serving is the second of what we at Gold Medal Squared consider the "Big Three" skills in volleyball. This course covers the skill in its entirety and will give you insights on how to help your servers become their very best. For the full serving course, click here.

Spiking

Attacking (spiking) rounds out what we at Gold Medal Squared consider the "Big Three" skills in volleyball. We'll examine the skill thoroughly, in both serve-receive and transition phases of the game. For the full attacking course, click here.

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