Pro Volleyball Player Logan Tom

Logan Tom
plays all over the world to earn a living.


Since 2003 Olympian and pro volleyball player Logan Tom has played in 

different countries in which she represented the US on different  

clubs each year.



In Italy, traditionally a place where only the top professional

volleyball  players in the world are invited to play, Logan played for

Monte Schiavo, 


Jesi followed by a year on the Chieri Women's A-1 Division volleyball 

team.



When a pro volleyball player opts to play overseas, especially in Italy,

China, Japan, Russia, Brazil and now Azerbaijian, not only is their salary 

a major consideration for choosing a team but veteran volleyball 

players know how important it is to know which other foreign players will 

be on their team.


When a pro volleyball player first starts out, they are just excited

about getting their first contract and being signed to their first 

professional team.



But as a professional player gets use to being required to 

always having to play at high levels of competition, they realize 

that in order to win, the teammates, the coach and the

team's president and support system become very important 

when having to choose what team they will play for, for such a long 

season.


Back in the day when only two players were allowed per team, playing

with a fellow national volleyball team member wasn't always possible

but it was usually a professional player's first choice.


The second choice was playing with one of the top pro players on the

national team from another country, preferably a top ranked country 

with players who have travelled the world and may speak your 

language.


Trust me, it doesn't always happen, I've been on teams where the 

common language was Italian, not English.


Some pro players will rely on their teammates to translate until they

become bilingual. Usually the coach insists that you talk or try and talk

or learn very quickly the language of the team you are playing for.


What I thought was cool about learning languages as a professional

volleyball player is that coaches and players repeat themselves

continually in a two or three hour practice.


Pro players know the basic skills so all they have to do is learn the

words that describe each skill. If you hear the Italian word for "block" 30 

or 40 times in a two hour volleyball practice then you learn the word 

pretty quickly. 


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Pro Volleyball Player Logan Tom's Top 10 Spikes




Well-travelled, three-time Olympian and one of the top pro

volleyball players in the world,  Logan Tom should be well-

versed in many languages by now.


She has played all over the world in the highest pro volleyball leagues

which is an awesome experience to have.


The rules have changed for pro volleyball players, so that multiple

European Union players are allowed to play per team in Italy.


On the Jesi women's volleyball team, Logan played with six "non-Italian" 

and six Italian pro volleyball players including Poland's national team 

setter Magdalena Sliwa, Italy's two-time Olympian Elisa Togut, Italy's 

national team member Eleonora Lo Bianco, chinese libero Wu Dan, and 

Czech national volleyball team member Marcel Ritschelova.


To say, that team was 'stacked" is an understatement. I would have 

loved to have played on that super team.


For a professional player,  to play together like this presents an

incredible opportunity to improve your game, learn different styles

of play, and to learn the secrets of international volleyball from some of

the best foreign coaches and players.


It doesn't get any better than that for those professional volleyball

players who want to play with/or against the best competition in the 

world..


On the Chieri volleyball team, Logan and five-time Olympian

Danielle Scott-Arruda were the two American players teamed with 

two Bulgarians and one Brazilian player.



The coach was long time coaching veteran Giovanni Guidetti. They say 

if you can stay around long enough, eventually you get to coach 

everybody. I'm just sayin'...


For the 2005-2006 season Logan opted to play in Switzerland

specifically on the Volero team in Zurich. Volero did very well that year

but not well enough to keep Logan in Switzerland.



The best international volleyball players are always looking to 

challenge themselves to become better. 


Logan is no exception to the rule. Moving to warmer territory she 

transferred back to a Latin influenced country this time choosing to play 

in the Spanish league on the Tenerife team.


But once again, the lull of the Tenerife island wasn't strong enough to 

keep Tom there for more than one season, so she decided to go to the 

far reaches of the earth to play in Russia.


Logan played for the Dynamo Team, historically one of the top 

volleyball club dynasties in Russia.


Logan in the 2008 Beijing Olympics


A long time member of the US National Olympic volleyball 

team, Logan helped USA Volleyball bring home the silver medal along 

with her teammates at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics.


Jaqueline Carvalho vs Logan Tom

Logan Tom, American Pro Player in China


In 2010, Logan played on a team in China.


A long time member of the US National Olympic volleyball

team, Logan helped USA Volleyball bring home the silver medal along

with her teammates  in the 2012 London Olympics.


Logan in the London Olympics in 2012


For the 2012-2013 season, Logan Tom won the Brazilian volleyball

championship with Team Unilever under the guidance

of the legendary Bernardinho, the Brazilian women's national volleyball

team coach.


A smart move on her part, considering that the 2016 Olympics will be in

Brazil.


Logan Tom in Indonesia for Jakarta Pertamina Energi



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