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.Details
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.Details
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.Details
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.Details
The LMU 50 drill is used to wind down practice. Stats are kept for serving and passing accuracy.Details
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.Details
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.Details
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.Details