In this instructional volleyball video Logan teaches players and coaches how to hit the sharp cross court shot from the outside hitter position.Details
Announcing the Ultimate Gold Medal Volleyball Jump Program. So I am super excited to give our paid members access to a new Zero Impact Volleyball Jump Program I have been working on with Gold Medalist Eric Fonoimoana. This program is incredible and has not only helped win a Gold Medal, AVP MVP titles and multiple AVP and FIVB championships.Details
In this video, Andor Gyulai Volleyball1on1.com founder and owner introduces Tom Black and what to expect from the practice! Tom Black is one of the top young up and coming volleyball coaches in the country. He currently works with the USA National Women’s team daily with head coach Karch Kiraly and Reed Sunahara.Details
Tom Black – LMU women’s head coach and USA women’s assistant coach breaks down and explains the “Read the Game” volleyball practice plan he runs the Lions through. “Read the Game” was developed by many of the USA national team coaches before the 2012 Olympics, including Karch Kiraly, Ron Larson, Hugh McCutcheon, and Paula Weishoff.Details
In this video Ron Larson former USA assistant coach works with the LMU volleyball setters in a tutor drill.
Ron is an incredible coach and this series of videos highlights a number of important talking points for setters.
• Consistent Contact Point
• High hands
• Follow through
• Feel – Getting an Intuitive feeling for the location of your sets.
This great drill works on all skills including passing, setting and tipping. Why we like the drill is that players work on skills while warming up thus making more productive use of practice time.Details
Working on all skills, this volleyball drill improves passing, setting and spiking. Again like the previous drill this warm up is game like and over the net as it builds skills. With limited gym time many coaches are having success using drills like this to start practice!
To see 12 similar drills by NAIA champion coach and Volleybal1lon1 instructor Dan Fisher click here.
Go here for a list of all warm ups in our library.Details
In this video Ron Larson former USA assistant coach and Tom Black do a progression on the previous setter tutor drill. Now the setters are running the middle blockers through a series of attacks and hits.Details
In this video Tom offers the quote of the day as well as explains the goals and drills for the practice. I like this video as it gives coaches a great look at how they should consider setting up their practices as well as using quotes and other inspirations stories to motivate and inspire the players.Details
Continuous Blocking Drill and the Split Step Stretch-Shortening Cycle is a great video series that will expose you to new concepts in volleyball blocking and defense. The Split Step Stretch-Shortening Cycle has been used for years now by elite tennis players to move more effectively across the court and cover more ground.Details
The transition toss volleyball drill works on transition hitting as well as “Read the Game” blocking and defense. The drill fits nicely into a progression from the setter tutor drills already run as well as working on the split step stretch-shortening cycle concepts.
This drill emphasis includes “reading the game” for blockers and defenders, as well as working on the fundamentals of transition and getting off the net after you block so that you get a good attack.
Click here for the full “Read the Game” practice and all of Tom Black’s 170+ Volleyball Videos and DrillsDetails
Compete with transition emphasis volleyball drill is the final progression of the practice and in many ways works to improve and emphasize all that the team has worked on thus far in the practice. Note: We have added the conversation from the office where Tom discusses this competition drill.Details
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.Details
The LMU 50 drill is used to wind down practice. Stats are kept for serving and passing accuracy.Details
Tom compliments the team on a good practice and one player is chosen by their teammate for being the best at helping the team improve.Details
Tom goes over the finer points of the setter tutor drill and how they are improving.
Note I also included videos of the drill being performed!
Update to this post – I recently watched LMU Setter and it is remarkable her improvement as well as her impact on the game since working with Ron Larson!
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.Details
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.Details
Tom has phenomenal insight into how competition puts skills into action. In this video tom reviews the last drill from practice namely the Compete with Transition Emphasis Drill. Click here for the full “Read the Game” practice and all of Tom Black’s 170+ Volleyball Videos and Drills Note: We have added the videos from the…Details
Tom lends his insight into how the jump float server is so effective in the women’s game and how the men’s game is catching onto the trend. John is one of the expert in the area and has done more research on the subject than anyone we know of. This video should be watched by all female volleyball coaches.Details
Tom talks at length of how LMU NCAA Women’s Sand Volleyball Program is having a huge benefits for the indoor game of all his players on both squads. Also how sand volleyball helps indoor volleyball.Details
Tom explains how the “Reading the Game for Volleyball” concept has evolved and become the dominating force in volleyball coaching. Also he talks about his experience with Karch Kiraly, Hugh McCutcheon, and other USA volleyball staff on developing the concept.Details
Tom is congratulated on being named the USA women’s assistant coach under head coach Karch Kiraly and in this video shares his experience of what this job entails.Details
In this video Tom shares some of the best research into how coaches should teach athletes to learn, particularly motor skill learning for volleyball. Again this is a video all coaches should watch. For new coaches this video conveys critical concepts that most top coaches follow and use for teaching and coaching.Details
Tom tells how great learners are tested, push through harder levels, then achieve success. Plus he shares a funny story from his first year at LMU as a coach. This story is extremely revealing as it shows Tom Black’s focus on the process rather than the end result. Watch the video and see if you agree.Details
Tom talks how the greatest part of coaching is learning how to learn and it’s never ending process. This video is incredible! It may just change everything in terms of how you coach and what is your end goal as a coach.Details
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.Details
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.Details
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.Details