In this video Ron Larson former USA assistant coach and Tom Black do a progression on the previous setter tutor drill. Now the setters are running the middle blockers through a series of attacks and hits.
In this video Tom offers the quote of the day as well as explains the goals and drills for the practice. I like this video as it gives coaches a great look at how they should consider setting up their practices as well as using quotes and other inspirations stories to motivate and inspire the players.
Continuous Blocking Drill and the Split Step Stretch-Shortening Cycle is a great video series that will expose you to new concepts in volleyball blocking and defense. The Split Step Stretch-Shortening Cycle has been used for years now by elite tennis players to move more effectively across the court and cover more ground.
The transition toss volleyball drill works on transition hitting as well as “Read the Game” blocking and defense. The drill fits nicely into a progression from the setter tutor drills already run as well as working on the split step stretch-shortening cycle concepts.
This drill emphasis includes “reading the game” for blockers and defenders, as well as working on the fundamentals of transition and getting off the net after you block so that you get a good attack.
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Compete with transition emphasis volleyball drill is the final progression of the practice and in many ways works to improve and emphasize all that the team has worked on thus far in the practice. Note: We have added the conversation from the office where Tom discusses this competition drill.
AVCA Video Tip of the Week – Diggers verses Spikers. This is a great drill to help defenders play better defense by being better at reading hitters. The drill will help defenders look at attackers arm swing, shoulders and more so that they read better on defense.
The LMU 50 drill is used to wind down practice. Stats are kept for serving and passing accuracy.
Tom compliments the team on a good practice and one player is chosen by their teammate for being the best at helping the team improve.
Tom goes over the finer points of the setter tutor drill and how they are improving.
Note I also included videos of the drill being performed!
Update to this post – I recently watched LMU Setter and it is remarkable her improvement as well as her impact on the game since working with Ron Larson!
Tom and Andor have an in depth talk over how this new technique “Split Step Stretch-Shortening Cycle” borrowed from tennis converts to volleyball. Note we have included the videos of the drill in action too.
Tom emphasizes how at every level you need to focus on simple basics to stay on track. In this video Tom and Andor discuss in detail the Team Transition Tutor Drill.
Tom has phenomenal insight into how competition puts skills into action. In this video tom reviews the last drill from practice namely the Compete with Transition Emphasis Drill. Click here for the full “Read the Game” practice and all of Tom Black’s 170+ Volleyball Videos and Drills Note: We have added the videos from the…
Tom lends his insight into how the jump float server is so effective in the women’s game and how the men’s game is catching onto the trend. John is one of the expert in the area and has done more research on the subject than anyone we know of. This video should be watched by all female volleyball coaches.
Tom talks at length of how LMU NCAA Women’s Sand Volleyball Program is having a huge benefits for the indoor game of all his players on both squads. Also how sand volleyball helps indoor volleyball.
Tom explains how the “Reading the Game for Volleyball” concept has evolved and become the dominating force in volleyball coaching. Also he talks about his experience with Karch Kiraly, Hugh McCutcheon, and other USA volleyball staff on developing the concept.
Tom is congratulated on being named the USA women’s assistant coach under head coach Karch Kiraly and in this video shares his experience of what this job entails.
In this video Tom shares some of the best research into how coaches should teach athletes to learn, particularly motor skill learning for volleyball. Again this is a video all coaches should watch. For new coaches this video conveys critical concepts that most top coaches follow and use for teaching and coaching.
Tom tells how great learners are tested, push through harder levels, then achieve success. Plus he shares a funny story from his first year at LMU as a coach. This story is extremely revealing as it shows Tom Black’s focus on the process rather than the end result. Watch the video and see if you agree.
Tom talks how the greatest part of coaching is learning how to learn and it’s never ending process. This video is incredible! It may just change everything in terms of how you coach and what is your end goal as a coach.
Brian Gimmillaro is the Long Beach State women’s head coach and one of the most decorated coaches of all time. NCAA coach of the year. US Olympic committee coach of the year. Volleyball magazine coach of the year. USA all time greatest coach award. Inducted into the college volleyball hall of fame. Brian has led Long Beach State to eight final fours, three national championships, first undefeated women’s team in NCAA history.
Having taught 3 out of the 10 best female volleyball players in the history of the sport Brian Gimmillaro know a thing or two about passing. In this 45 minute video Brian will teach the most important aspects to learning passing. These are the same things he taught greats like Mist May-Treanor and Tara Cross-Battle.
Volleyball spiking and hitting technique taught by Brian Gimmillaro is what you will find in this 45 minute instructional volleyball video. Brian has taught some of America greatest players and in this video he will share the same tips, tools and techniques used by these volleyball legends.
This is a 45 Minute video on volleyball defense taught by one of America best technical coaches name Brian Gimmillaro. This video will go through all aspects of learning to play defense and is great for players and coaches.
This 52 minute instructional volleyball video focuses on the volleyball skill of setting. Learning to set is one of the most difficult things to do successfully in volleyball. In video will teach both coaches and players this important skill from both aspects. This video is a must for anyone who wants to learn good volleyball setting technique.
In today’s game with the effectiveness of most teams offense the volleyball skill of serving has never been more important. In this 42 minute video Brian Gimmillaro will explain all aspects of the volleyball serve. This video was filmed so that it could be used by both players and coaches.
This is a 45 minute video where Brian Gimmillaro goes over every detail as it relates to volleyball blocking technique. This video is great for coaches and players of all ages and is a must for players looking to play in college or volleyball coaches looking to successfully coach the sport.
I am excited to announce Dan Fisher as our newest volleyball coach for this year. Dan was the 2011 NAIA coach of the of the year and national finals runner up. 2012 he topped that by leading the Concordia University women’s team to the NAIA national championship. With all of that success Dan has been named the new Pittsburgh.
This content was filmed with a High School team in Los Angeles. Our goal with this series of videos was to have Dan Fisher show us his on the net, game like warm up volleyball drills that he uses to improve skill with limited gym time! The key is that rather than doing traditional pepper
This volleyball warm up drill is the continuous pepper volleyball drill.
This volleyball warm up drill is over head pepper volleyball drill. This drill will work on a lot of overhead digging reps as well as focus the hitters on getting their feet to the ball.
The next volleyball drill is the warm up setters pepper drill. This drill will improve setting, overhead digging and control while spiking.
The pass to hit butterfly volleyball drill works on the skills that every coach wants most, passing and hitting! In this drill the players pass the ball and then go outside for the hit. Super simple drill that Dan uses for warm up during practice. You will notice some changes in the tempo of the hits based upon how warm the players are.