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Volleyball drill: peck in the middle

Suitable for the following techniques: attack

Peck in the middle


  • Coach throws the ball to passer/runner 1.
  • He passes to position 3, after which the distributor steps in.
  • SV sets up passer/runner 1 or centre 1(X1).

  • Passer/runner and center attack when they have the chance,
    • Otherwise they must pass to the centre,
  • in such a way that the free net defender (2) and the centre back (3) cannot reach it and the ball does not fall into the shaded area of the court.

  • I use this exercise as a preparation for a game in which the opponent defends in a 3-2-1 formation and the weakest link is the center back.
  • The ball must be pricked where the free net defender cannot reach it and where it still falls far enough before 3.

Characteristics of the drill

Necessary materials:
Not applicable
Suitable for the following levels: