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Tom Black College Womens Indoor Volleyball Practice Plan 1 Introduction and Team Goals

Practice Plan #1 – Part 1 of 10 – Includes practice introduction, team goals / debriefing and also the quote of the day. Some great insightful videos that will help any coach become a better coach. Particularly if you are not currently using a quote of the day or have created a united team goal.

Tom Black Volleyball Practice 1 – Warm Up Drills and Practice Overview

Practice Plan #1 – Part 2 of 10 – Team warm up drills and practice overview. You will notice Tom always tries to make the drill as game like as possible and on the net if possible.    

Tom Black Volleyball Practice 1 – Outside and Middle Hitter Tutor Volleyball Drills

Practice Plan #1 – Part 4 of 10 – Outside and Middle Hitter Tutor Volleyball Drills – These drills are set up to work on specific needs of either the outside hitters or the middle attackers! Great series of videos!

Tom Black Volleyball Practice 1 – 6 on 6 Out of System, Chaos 3 Ball Team Wash Drill (Part 1)

Practice Plan #1 – Part 5 of 10 – 6 on 6 Out of System, Chaos 3 Ball Team Wash Drill. This is a great drill to put everything the team has worked on so far into action in a real game like situation.

Tom Black’s Practice Plan #1 Part 7 – Serving drill, Jump Float Serve, Radar Gun Explained

Practice Plan #1 – Part 7 of 10 – Serving drill and videos focusing on the jump float serve and serving technique. In this series of videos you will get to see and hear how the staff at LMU uses the radar gun to clock each players serve and increase consistency. Also later you will hear about the research Tom has done regarding the jump float serve in women’s volleyball.

Tom Black Volleyball Practice 1 – Serving Focused Wash Continued, Serving and Passing, Coaching Advice, Practice Wrap Up

Practice Plan #1 – Part 8 of 10 – Serving Focused Wash Continued, Serving and Passing, Coaching Advice, Practice Wrap Up. 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.

Tom Black Volleyball Coaching – Weekly Team Goals Planning and Debriefing

In this video you get a chance to see LMU Women’s Team discussing their weekly team goals including a debriefing of those goals. This is interesting and not something most coaches do yet should consider for their program.

Tom Black Volleyball Coaching – Volleyball Practice 1 Quote of the Day

In this video you will see Tom Black talking to his team before practice and introducing the practice 1 – Quote of the Day. Every practice starts with a quote and the goal is to use the quote to help players grasp important concepts the coach is looking for them to learn.

Tom Black – Hitters vs. Diggers Volleyball Drill From Practice 1

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.    

Tom Black – Hut to Five Volleyball Drill From Practice 1

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.

Tom Black Outside Hitter Volleyball Tutor Drills From Practice 1

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.

Tom Black Middle Hitter Tutor Volleyball Drills From Practice 1

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.

Tom Black 3 Ball Team Wash 6 on 6 Out of System Chaos Drill (Part 1)

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.

Instructional Videos and Drills Regarding the Jump Float Serve with Tom Black and LMU Staff

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.

Tom Black Volleyball Coaching Advice for Serve Receive – See the Line, Create the Angle

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.

Tom Black Conversations from the Office P1 – Warm Up Reviewed

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

Tom Black Conversations from the Office P1 – Sports Psychology and Serving Pressure

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!

Tom Black Conversations from the Office P1 – Importance of Jump Float Serve in Womens Volleyball

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.