Transitioning from indoor to the beach takes working hardest on a players weakness and turning it to a strength. Matt shares which skills to work on.
Beach volleyball videos.
Passing on the beach requires passing to a different location than indoor. Matt talks about where to place the ball when passing on the beach.
Tom Black Beach Practice Plan #1 – Part 1 of 5 – Practice introduction and review, followed by warmup, including 1 on 1 short court, off the net bump setting, and finally blocker training drill where the blocker decides whether to pull or block. These warm up drills once again demonstrates Tom focus on warm up drills that build skill.
Beach Practice Plan #1 – Part 4 of 5 – Sand wave drill with a serve and a virus. This is part of the progression of practice as the drills become more and more game like.
Beach Practice Plan #1 – Part 5 of 5 – Competitive Play and Practice Wrap Up.
In this video Andor and Tom discuss the beach volleyball practice plan they are about to film and what the goals for practice are and how the drills accomplish those goals.
Tom Black sand volleyball warm up drills, 1 on 1 short court and off the net bump settings. Both these drills focus on building skill while warming the players up, a common theme in all of Tom Black’s practice plans.
Beach and sand volleyball warm up drill featuring Tom Black and LMU Sand volleyball team. This drill helps the players improve their bump setting, one of the most important skills in beach volleyball while helping them warm up.
Blocking in beach volleyball is extremely tough for new sand players in that the player often has to decide whether to pull or stay up and block. This simple drill will help players make good decisions when on the net blocking.
Tom Black serving and passing beach volleyball drill where the coach helps the players focusing on weak passing areas with a toss. This simple yet effective drill allows the coach to focus on individual passing and serve receive needs of each player.
In this series of videos Tom Black and LMU Women’s Sand Volleyball Team do a wave drill with a serve and a virus. drill consist of a serve followed by the serving team receiving a ball that needs to be hit over on 1. If the serving teams wins two balls they rotate over in a wave to the receiving side of court.
This practice plan is from a NCAA Sand Volleyball Practice we filmed with Tom Black and the LMU Women’s volleyball team. This practice takes place during the first season of women’s sand volleyball in the NCAA and it is extremely revealing to hear and see its impact on the sport.
Beach Practice Plan #2 – Part 1 of 5 – This series of videos include the practice introduction with Andor and Tom, additionally the complete series of warm up drills. Finally the videos also include the sand practice plan overview with the team where Tom breaks down the practice for the players.
Beach Practice Plan #2 – Part 2 of 5 – Drill and instruction on passing to spiking in sand volleyball.
Beach Practice Plan #2 – Part 3 of 5 – 2 Sand Drills, Block Defense Tutor and 3 Chance Siding Out Drill
This part of practice focuses on block defense and siding out. Both drills offer real life examples and lots of reps.
Beach Practice Plan #2 – Part 4 of 5 – Competitive Play and Practice Wrap Up and Review. The practice and drills build up and progress to competitive play. Here the players compete against each other in games. This series also includes the wrap up and review video where the coaches discuss the practice with the players.
Tom Black Sand Practice Plan 2 – Practice Wrap up and Coaches Comments and Thoughts on Beach Volleyball
Beach Practice Plan #2 – Part 5 of 5 – Practice Wrap up and Coaches Comments and Thoughts on Beach Volleyball.
This video contains sand practice plan 2 introduction with Tom Black and Andor Gyulai. Introduction
This video contains Tom Black college sand volleyball women’s early volleyball warm up. This includes some movement drills, bungie cord drills, 1 on 1 volles, then finally some off the net bump setting.
Beach and sand volleyball drill – off the net bump setting from beach volleyball practice 2 with Tom Black and LMU.
Sand volleyball warm up, blocker pull or stay drill is a drill to help blockers make good decisions when blocking as well as work on their footwork when pulling.
This video contains a sand practice overview where Tom explains the beach practice to his team.
In this multi video instructional series Tom Black and John Meyer offer specific details on helping players improve their approach and thus their spiking after passing. This is a great video and drill for players of all levels. There are also some great verbal cues offered for coaching.
This video series features a sand block defense tutor drill and instruction.
3 Chance Siding Out Drill – This part of practice focuses on block defense and siding out. Both drills offer real life examples and lots of reps.
LMU Sand Volleyball Practice Plan 2 Practice Wrap Up. Free Volleyball Video.
Tom Black and John Meyer share coaching advice for sand volleyball regarding nutrition, hydration and endurance. This is a great video for players and coaches offering some cool secrets for lasting during long tournaments. Coming from John Meyer this advice is golden!
LMU coaches Tom Black and John Meyer discuss the first beach volleyball season in NCAA sand volleyball history. In the video they talk about some of the benefits of the players and the program.
In this video Tom and John discuss the difference between coaching indoor vs. beach and how coaches can use parts of each to improve their coaching skills in the other.
Tom Black and John Meyer on the Logistics Of NCAA Sand Volleyball and Its Affects on Coaching and Ball
In this video Tom and John discuss the logistics of NCAA Sand volleyball and its affects on coaching and running a successful program.
Priscilla presents a six part video series on blocking. Blocking on the beach requires more area is covered at the net while the defender covers the rest of the court.
1. The fake out is an advanced technique that is easy to execute by taking a step back from the hitter then going up to block at the last moment.
Priscilla shows a series of 6 instructional volleyball videos on warming up. These videos cover defense, blocking and fun variations of pepper while preparing to play for practice or in a game.
1. A quick and simple footwork drill for defense involves moving without the ball while visualizing running down a cut shot then a line shot with your partner.