This is the first indoor volleyball practice plan we filmed with Tom Black and the LMU Women’s Team. Tom is an incredible coach and currently an assistant coach with Karch Kiraly on the women’s national team. This practice is very revealing to what great coaches do and how the little things add up to greatness.
Practice Plan #1 – Part 1 of 10 – Includes practice introduction, team goals / debriefing and also the quote of the day. Some great insightful videos that will help any coach become a better coach. Particularly if you are not currently using a quote of the day or have created a united team goal.
Practice Plan #1 – Part 2 of 10 – Team warm up drills and practice overview. You will notice Tom always tries to make the drill as game like as possible and on the net if possible.
Practice Plan #1 – Part 4 of 10 – Outside and Middle Hitter Tutor Volleyball Drills – These drills are set up to work on specific needs of either the outside hitters or the middle attackers! Great series of videos!
Practice Plan #1 – Part 5 of 10 – 6 on 6 Out of System, Chaos 3 Ball Team Wash Drill. This is a great drill to put everything the team has worked on so far into action in a real game like situation.
Practice Plan #1 – Part 6 of 10 – 6 on 6 Out of System, Chaos 3 Ball Team Wash Drill (Part 2)
Practice Plan #1 – Part 7 of 10 – Serving drill and videos focusing on the jump float serve and serving technique. In this series of videos you will get to see and hear how the staff at LMU uses the radar gun to clock each players serve and increase consistency. Also later you will hear about the research Tom has done regarding the jump float serve in women’s volleyball.
Tom Black Volleyball Practice 1 – Serving Focused Wash Continued, Serving and Passing, Coaching Advice, Practice Wrap Up
Practice Plan #1 – Part 8 of 10 – Serving Focused Wash Continued, Serving and Passing, Coaching Advice, Practice Wrap Up. This series of videos contain a service focused wash drill followed by serving and passing, Tom Black sharing some coaching advice and finally the practice wrap up.
Tom Black Volleyball Practice 1 – Conversation from Office Review of Full Volleyball Practice Plan and Drills
Practice Plan #1 – Part 10 of 10 – Conversations from office, practice reviewed plus questions for Tom Black on Coaching.
Tom Black Practice 1 filmed at LMU College with Tom coaching the women’s team. This video is an introduction to Tom, LMU and practice.
In this video you get a chance to see LMU Women’s Team discussing their weekly team goals including a debriefing of those goals. This is interesting and not something most coaches do yet should consider for their program.
In this video you will see Tom Black talking to his team before practice and introducing the practice 1 – Quote of the Day. Every practice starts with a quote and the goal is to use the quote to help players grasp important concepts the coach is looking for them to learn.
This post features videos with Tom Black from LMU College where we see early volleyball warm up drills from Practice 1 that we filmed.
Videos from practice 1 we filmed with Tom Black, these are on the net warm up drills for volleyball.
Hitters vs. Diggers Drill and Hut to Five Drill. Great series of drills that work on numerous skills for all levels of volleyball players.
Hitters vs. diggers volleyball drill is a great drill for reading the game and helping your defenders become better at reading attackers arm swings.
We have also included and explanation of the drill from the conversation from the office.
Hut to Five volleyball drill – Is a drill run early in the season to help middles with their eye sequence and to help them have better technique and make better moves when they block. Additionally it is a great drill for outside hitters to work on attacking as well as for defense to work on defending the outside attack.
Outside Hitter Tutor Volleyball Drills – This drill works on specific needs of your outside hitters. Note we have included the conversation from the office where Tom discusses this drill in detail.
Middle Hitter Tutor Volleyball Drills – This drill works on specific needs for the middle. In this case the setter and the middles were not connecting on a fast set so they adjusted the set slightly higher so that they connected better.
This drill was filmed with Tom Black and his LMU College Women’s Volleyball Team. Its a Chaos 3 Ball Team Wash Drill. This drill was used to put everything the team has worked on thus far in practice into a real game like situation.
Filmed with Tom Black and LMU women Lion’s Volleyball Team this is a 6 on 6 Out of System, Chaos 3 Ball Team Wash Drill – Good team and transition volleyball drill.
This post offers a great series of instructional videos and drills with Tom Black (LMU Head Women’s Coach, USA Assistant Coach) and his staff teaching the jump float serve includes tips on using a radar gun to increase consistency, verbal cues used by coaches and more! Tom has dedicated a significant amount of time researching the effectiveness of the jump float serve.
This post contains videos from the 6 on 6 serving wash drill run with the LMU women’s volleyball team coached by Tom Black.
Serving Focused Wash Continued, Serving and Passing and Coaching Advice. This series of videos contain a service focused wash drill followed by serving and passing, Tom Black sharing some coaching advice and finally the practice wrap up.
LMU 100 Serving and passing drill. This drill as you would expect will work on serving and passing.
Team and Coach Review At End of Practice. This series of videos feature the coaches meeting together at the end of practice to review what had happened.
Tom Black conversation from the office – warm up reviewed. Coaching Insights Preview – Tom breaks down the reasons for his warm up style playing volleyball and not running in circles. How bands for the shoulder, patterns for blocking, sprawls and setting corners move away from routines and more toward game like situations.
Tom Black Conversations from the Office P1 – Weekly Goals Review and Pre Practice Debriefing Explained
This video contains a conversations from the office with Tom Black regarding practice 1 with LMU Women’s Volleyball Team. In the video Tom and Andor discuss how Tom came up with the process of setting weekly goals for the team and how they go about reviewing them and debriefing on those goals
Conversations from the office with Tom Black from practice 1 where Tom and Andor discuss volleyball sports psychology and serving pressure. Also some great drills Tom does to increase serving pressure!
In this free video Tom shares some great stories and history about his mentors and the people that helped him become a great coach.
Tom Black conversations from the office from practice 1 – In this video Tom explanation debriefing before and after practice.
This video contains Tom Black explaining the Hut to 5 drill from practice 1.