Tom Black Conversations from the Office P1 – Importance of Jump Float Serve in Women’s Volleyball

In this video Tom Black discusses his intensive research into the jump float serve and why it is the most effective serve is women’s college volleyball. This video is extremely interesting and all serious coaches should hear about the extensive research Tom has done around college and with the women’s national team on the subject.

Tom Black Volleyball Conversation from Office Practice 1 – Middle Hitters Tutor

Tom Black volleyball conversation from Office – Practice 1 – Middle Hitters Tutor drill. In this video Tom and Andor discuss the middle hitter tutor drill and its goals in practice.
Note: We have included videos of the drill in action below!

Tom Black Volleyball Conversation from Office Practice 1 – Hitters vs. Diggers Drill

In this video Tom Black reviews the hitters vs. diggers drills and also goes into details regarding “Reading the Game Concept” as well as shares verbal cues for coaching defense and reading the hitter. This is a great drill and you really get an opportunity to see the work Tom has done in this area with other volleyball coaching pioneers like Karch and Hugh. Enjoy!

Tom Black and LMU College NCAA Women’s Sand Volleyball Practice Plan 1

In this beach volleyball practice plan we filmed Tom Black and the LMU Lions Women’s NCAA Sand volleyball team. This practice along with the second practice in the series reveals a ton with regard to coaching NCAA Women’s Sand Volleyball.

Tom Black Sand Practice Plan 1 – Introduction and Warm Up

Tom Black Beach Practice Plan #1 – Part 1 of 5 – Practice introduction and review, followed by warmup, including 1 on 1 short court, off the net bump setting, and finally blocker training drill where the blocker decides whether to pull or block. These warm up drills once again demonstrates Tom focus on warm up drills that build skill.

Tom Black Sand Volleyball Warm Up Drills – Blocker Pull Or Stay Up Drill with 3 or 4 Players

Blocking in beach volleyball is extremely tough for new sand players in that the player often has to decide whether to pull or stay up and block. This simple drill will help players make good decisions when on the net blocking.

Tom Black Serving and Passing Beach Drill with Coach Focusing On Weak Passing Areas

Tom Black serving and passing beach volleyball drill where the coach helps the players focusing on weak passing areas with a toss. This simple yet effective drill allows the coach to focus on individual passing and serve receive needs of each player.

Tom Black Sand Pass and Approach Drill

This beach volleyball and sand drill focuses on passing a ball followed by the technique for a volleyball approach and spike. A few things this drill will help reinforce with good verbal cues: Slow to fast, open up to the ball and contact the ball on your right shoulder.

Tom Black Sand Wave Drill with Serve and Virus From Practice 1

In this series of videos Tom Black and LMU Women’s Sand Volleyball Team do a wave drill with a serve and a virus. drill consist of a serve followed by the serving team receiving a ball that needs to be hit over on 1. If the serving teams wins two balls they rotate over in a wave to the receiving side of court.

Tom Black College Women’s Indoor Shortened Volleyball Practice Plan 2

This is a shortened pregame day practice plan with Tom Black. This practice offers a number of valuable insights including: multiple skill building warmup drills, the focus on float jump serve drills, finally the specific wave drills used. Enjoy!

Tom Black Volleyball Practice Plan 2 – Introduction and Warm Up

Practice Plan #2 – Part 1 – Practice introduction and warm up. This includes several videos including: Andor and Tom discussing practice, plus all the warm up skill drills for the practice.

Tom Black Volleyball Practice Plan 2 – 6 on 6 Wash with Serve and Off Target Free Ball Drill

Practice Plan #2 – Part 3 of 3 – Wash drill with a serve and off target free ball. Again this drill is to run through rotations where Tom thinks the team may be weak as well as to reinforce some the tutors that the players worked on earlier in the weak.

Tom Black 4 Corner Warm Up Setting Drill

This is a warm up volleyball drill from practice 2 with LMU and Tom Black. In this video you will see his team doing the 4 corner warm up setting drill. This is a good drill to help all your players with their setting.

Tom Black Hitting Lines With Pass Warm Up Drill

This is a hitting lines drills with a slight twist. All sets must come off a live pass so as to make it more game like. This is another good warm up drill that builds multiple skills.

Tom Black LMU 50 Passing Drill with Instructional Videos and the Jump Float Serve

This series of videos is on the LMU 50 passing and serving drill. The goal for the passers is to get 50 passes rated a 3 or 4. In this series of videos you will also see the teams and coaching staffs focus on the jump float serve and its effectiveness as a serve in volleyball. Also how the coaching staff uses the radar gun.

Tom Black 6 on 6 Wash Drill with Serve and Off Target Free Ball

Tom Black doing a wash drill with a serve and a free ball. The free ball is an off target free ball forcing the setter and offense to work on transition. This drill is run before a match to work on specific rotations and also work on team transition from a bad pass or dig.