Watching volleyball videos may seem like the most boring aspect of
But like most things in volleyball you just have to know how to make this
process work for you.
Usually there are two basic reasons why a coach has you watch videos.
For college volleyball players, in preparation of an upcoming game the
coach will have their players watch videos of the opposing team
to discover the team's tendencies or the habits of each of the players.
This way you know how to prepare your defense against that other
When you learn what to watch for in volleyball videos it can prepare you
to anticipate exactly what an opposing team plans to do during a
When watching video you should keep track of when the setter sets
certain hitters, how she sets them and how often.
Many teams are coached to do things in patterns. Once you watch
them play you will begin to see and identify the patterns they follow and
use those to your advantage.
Watching videos is super effective when you want to identify a player's
Or you know how to time your block to keep a particularly
effective player from scoring too many points.
The other reason to watch videos of volleyball instructions is to learn
how to play volleyball better or more specifically learn how to perform
specific individual skills.
While watching videos, it's easy to get lost in the moment of the
volleyball game on the small screen because so much is happening.
But what you need to do is to focus on one specific aspect of the game
Instead of watching every play just for the sake of saying "Hey I
finished watching these video clips" you need to pick that particular skill
that you want to improve, then you should identify the one volleyball
If you need to improve your volleyball passing skills, then while watching
videos of players in a particular game you need to focus on watching
the more experienced players pass the ball.
Unless your coach has instructed you to watch for something
in particular...let's say she wants you to watch the way a team plays
defense or the way a player transitions off the net...you want to focus
on watching a better volleyball player perform the skill that you need to
work on the most.
These are some things to look for when you are watching videos in
order to help you improve your volleyball passing.
This list gives you an idea of the types of things to ask yourself when
watching videos when you want to improve other volleyball skills as well.
Check out more information about videos in the pages below.