Hitters vs. diggers volleyball drill is a great drill for reading the game and helping your defenders become better at reading attackers arm swings. We have also included and explanation of the drill from the conversation from the office.
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Hut to Five volleyball drill – Is a drill run early in the season to help middles with their eye sequence and to help them have better technique and make better moves when they block. Additionally it is a great drill for outside hitters to work on attacking as well as for defense to work on defending the outside attack.
Outside Hitter Tutor Volleyball Drills – This drill works on specific needs of your outside hitters. Note we have included the conversation from the office where Tom discusses this drill in detail.
Middle Hitter Tutor Volleyball Drills – This drill works on specific needs for the middle. In this case the setter and the middles were not connecting on a fast set so they adjusted the set slightly higher so that they connected better.
This drill was filmed with Tom Black and his LMU College Women’s Volleyball Team. Its a Chaos 3 Ball Team Wash Drill. This drill was used to put everything the team has worked on thus far in practice into a real game like situation.
Filmed with Tom Black and LMU women Lion’s Volleyball Team this is a 6 on 6 Out of System, Chaos 3 Ball Team Wash Drill – Good team and transition volleyball drill.
This post offers a great series of instructional videos and drills with Tom Black (LMU Head Women’s Coach, USA Assistant Coach) and his staff teaching the jump float serve includes tips on using a radar gun to increase consistency, verbal cues used by coaches and more! Tom has dedicated a significant amount of time researching the effectiveness of the jump float serve.
This post contains videos from the 6 on 6 serving wash drill run with the LMU women’s volleyball team coached by Tom Black.
Serving Focused Wash Continued, Serving and Passing and Coaching Advice. This series of videos contain a service focused wash drill followed by serving and passing, Tom Black sharing some coaching advice and finally the practice wrap up.
LMU 100 Serving and passing drill. This drill as you would expect will work on serving and passing.
Team and Coach Review At End of Practice. This series of videos feature the coaches meeting together at the end of practice to review what had happened.
Tom Black conversation from the office – warm up reviewed. Coaching Insights Preview – Tom breaks down the reasons for his warm up style playing volleyball and not running in circles. How bands for the shoulder, patterns for blocking, sprawls and setting corners move away from routines and more toward game like situations.
Tom Black Conversations from the Office P1 – Weekly Goals Review and Pre Practice Debriefing Explained
This video contains a conversations from the office with Tom Black regarding practice 1 with LMU Women’s Volleyball Team. In the video Tom and Andor discuss how Tom came up with the process of setting weekly goals for the team and how they go about reviewing them and debriefing on those goals
Conversations from the office with Tom Black from practice 1 where Tom and Andor discuss volleyball sports psychology and serving pressure. Also some great drills Tom does to increase serving pressure!
In this free video Tom shares some great stories and history about his mentors and the people that helped him become a great coach.
This video contains Tom Black explaining the Hut to 5 drill from practice 1.
In this video Tom Black discusses his intensive research into the jump float serve and why it is the most effective serve is women’s college volleyball. This video is extremely interesting and all serious coaches should hear about the extensive research Tom has done around college and with the women’s national team on the subject.
Tom Black volleyball conversation from Office – Practice 1 – Middle Hitters Tutor drill. In this video Tom and Andor discuss the middle hitter tutor drill and its goals in practice.
Note: We have included videos of the drill in action below!
onversations from office reviewing the outside hitter transition tutor. Additionally we have included videos on the drill in action and Tom and his staff coaching the drill.
Tom Black Volleyball Conversation from Office Practice 1 – 6 on 6 Out of System, Chaos 3 Ball Team Wash Drill
Tom Black Volleyball Conversation from Office Practice 1 – 6 on 6 Out of System, Chaos 3 Ball Team Wash Drill. In this video Tom discusses the details of this drill.
Final conversation from the office from practice 1 where Tom discusses the LMU 100 serving and passing Drill.
In this video Tom Black reviews the hitters vs. diggers drills and also goes into details regarding “Reading the Game Concept” as well as shares verbal cues for coaching defense and reading the hitter. This is a great drill and you really get an opportunity to see the work Tom has done in this area with other volleyball coaching pioneers like Karch and Hugh. Enjoy!
In this beach volleyball practice plan we filmed Tom Black and the LMU Lions Women’s NCAA Sand volleyball team. This practice along with the second practice in the series reveals a ton with regard to coaching NCAA Women’s Sand Volleyball.
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 2 of 5 – This series of beach volleyball videos and drills includes the practice outline to the team as well as a good serving and passing drill.
Beach Practice Plan #1 – Part 3 of 5 – Passing and approach beach drill. This is a great drill to develop the important skill of passing the ball followed by an approach.
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.