Dan was named the head coach of the Pitt women’s volleyball team one month after leading Concordia University to its first-ever NAIA National Championship title and first undefeated season at 38-0. In his two years at Concordia, Fisher guided the Eagles women’s volleyball program to an overall record of 75-2 (.974) and named 2011 NAIA/AVCA National Coach of the Year. Dan has been assistant coach to the USA National Pan Am Cup Team, University of Hawaii, University of San Francisco and his Alma mater University of Pacific. After graduation he played for several years in Europe and the AVP.
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.
The correction drill is a great drill to work on any skill except serve receive. What Dan likes to do on occasion is start that the players can only tip. This forces the players to work on their tips shots and work on getting better at defending the tip shot.
This series of videos contain Andor Gyulai, Volleyball1on1.com owner introducing the Concordia volleyball practice. Next is the name game drill. A great drill Dan runs with his team to help bond the players and make guests feel welcome. Finally Dan opening up practice and telling the players what drills they will be doing and why.
In this video Andor Gyulai introduces Dan Fisher Reading the Game Practice at Concordia University.
This video features one of our favorite early practice team building exercises namely the Volleyball Name Game. As all coaches know team chemistry is critical for success, this easy to do fun game that will help bond your players and allow your players to connect with each other and their coaches. After doing it and seeing Dan success with his team I encourage all coaches to consider some version of this!
In this video Dan Fisher, who went 38-0 describes to his team the reading the game volleyball practice outline. Like all good coaches we have filmed he lays the practice out for the team to review at the start of practice laying out team and individual goals. This video reveals allot about how great coaches help their players take ownership of improving as well as motivate their athletes!
This series of videos contain one of Dan Fishers favorite volleyball warm up drills the Dig Set Volleyball Drill. This drill is utilized early in practice to help the team warmup as well as work on the net ball control and reading the hitters shoulder on defense. One thing Dan stresses is warming up in non traditional ways.
This video contains a volleyball warm up drill utilized by Dan Fisher called the 20 Pressure Passes Volleyball Drill. Dan stresses warming up in non traditional ways meaning warming up the players while working on skills on the net. This warm up drill works on passing and passing under pressure! As the number of perfect passes increases so does the intensity of the serve and the pressure to make a good pass.
This is another volleyball warm up drill which focuses on improving skills while on the net in a game like situation. 2 Person, 2 Touch Volles Volleyball Drill really gets the players moving and gets their bodies warm by forcing a lot of contact on the ball.
This page contains an easy to use libero passing drill Dan uses during warm up while the rest of the team focuses on blocking. Like most of Dan’s warm up drills this is over the net and game like.
This reading volleyball blocking drill helps blockers to better read the hitters arm as well as the setters to be better blockers. This is another warm up volleyball drill Dan incorporates on the net in game like situations in order to rapidly improve players skills. This is a great “reading the game” drill by improving the blockers vision and defensive covering.
another great volleyball warm up, the reading butterfly drill, forces the players to focus on reading the game. How this drill works is players call out what they are seeing. So for example you will hear the players calling: Ball, Setter, Ball, Hitter.
In this video Dan Fischer does a quick 1 minute volleyball warm up drill called Partner Rolls Volleyball Drill. The goal is to have your partner work on defense. They will accelerate to the ground in order to do this drill successfully. Be sure to check out the video from the office where we discuss this drill in depth and answer your questions.
The warm up 20 20 28 volleyball drill is one of our all time favorites. What this drill does is focus on both underhand and overhand ball control. For underhand the players get to pass, bump set and play defense. For overhand the players get to tip, set, roll hit and hit.
This series of videos contain Dan Fisher running the correction volleyball drill, one of Dan’s favorite drills.This is a great drill where you can work on almost every skill except serve reception. In this drill Dan is working on specific skills each individual player is having problems with.
The tweener ball transition volleyball drill is one of Dan Fisher’s favorites. The tweener ball drill focuses on running an in system offense from 8 to 12 feet off the net. Basically the ‘in between’ area of a good pass and a bad pass thus giving the drill the name ‘tweener’. The goal is to run a middle attack and make it part of your normal offense.
This series of videos contain the 3 ball wash volleyball drill for middle blockers. This great drill helps middle blockers with eye sequences and footwork. This helps middles with obvious game situation moves that often get neglected because they are not practiced successfully! Additionally it helps middles and blockers more successfully read the game, plus focus on watching the hitters arm swing.
These videos contain the high ball outside hitting drill. This is done to have middles expand their skills to outside hitting. Dan Fisher’s starting outside hitter and star got injured a few weeks before playoffs. As a result they were forced to move middles outside to fill the gap. Also the some of the other players are doing passing ladders.
This series of videos features a conversation from the office with Dan Fisher. Individual Videos are as follows: Info on Dan Fischer and Concordia, NAIA Volleyball and Coaching and Playing in the NAIA, Practice Reviewed – Warm Up: Dig Set Drill, Practice Reviewed – Warm Up: Reading Butterfly Drill and Practice Reviewed – Warm Up: Blocking with Cover.
This videos features a conversation from the office with Dan Fisher where Andor and Dan discuss what it is like coaching in the NAIA division as well as the Concordia Volleyball Program.
This video features a conversation from the office where Dan and Andor discuss Warm Up specifically the Dig Set Drill. This is a great drill for all levels and used preferably early in the practice for team warm up while working on ball control. Dan goal during warm up is to maximize his time with the athlete touching the ball and getting game like situations where possible.
This instructional volleyball video features a conversation from the office where Dan and Andor discuss the volleyball practice warm up – reading butterfly drill. This drill follows aspects of a traditional butterfly drill but adds reading the game components so as to help the players get far more out the drill than a traditional butterfly drill.
In this conversation from the office video Dan and Andor discuss the volleyball warm up drill – blocking with cover. This is another great on net volleyball drill that warm up your players while building skills in real game like situations. On top of that it helps your players read the game better and helps your team play better cover defense.
This coaching volleyball video series feature conversations from the office where Dan and Andor discuss the rest of the reading the game volleyball practice.
In this video Andor and Dan discuss the Volleyball Practice Warm Up Drill – Partner Rolls. The goal of this drill is that they accelerate to the floor on defense. Click play on the volleyball video below to find out more information! Also we added the video where the players are doing the drills.
This volleyball coaching conversation from the office features one of the most popular volleyball drills ever filmed on volleyball1on1.com This warm up drill has it all and it is no wonder that shortly after presenting it to our members a large number of them started using it in their practices!
We are now finished with our warm up drills and now are moving into Dan first full team drill that can also be used as a correction drill if needed. A correction drill is a drill that allows the coach to work on specific skills for specific players. All skills can be worked on with this drill except serve receive. In this video you will hear Dan talk about the correction drill and how they use it in practice!