In this conversation from the office Dan and Andor discuss the Tweener Ball Drill. A tweener ball as Dan defines it is a ball passed or dug 5 to 12 feet off the net. For dan and his coaching staff they feel one of the most important aspects of winning is having his team be able to run the offense in system off a tweener ball.
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.
This series of coaching volleyball videos features Dan Fisher sharing his valuable thoughts on coaching. Given his record last year of 38-0, I highly encourage every coach to listen. Andor Gyulai, Volleyball1on1.com owner rates Dan Fisher as one of the top coaches in the country. Every coach that watches this will agree and understand why!
This is a great video where Dan shares his thoughts on some of his mentors and the people that have influenced him as a volleyball coach.
This is an extremely powerful video and a video every volleyball coach should watch! This video will motivate you as a coach and help you become better quickly. This video also focuses on often the most important aspect of coaching, and this is not drills, not running your practice, rather it is your ability to lead and how to lead your student athletes in a way that is positive and that will forever make them better people in life!
Part 2 on how Dan connects, inspires and motivates his student athletes inside and outside the gym. This is an incredible video and I encourage all coaches to watch both parts as I guarantee it will make you a better coach in all aspects.