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