Volleyball drill: warm up

Suitable for the following techniques: warming-up

Warm up

exercise 1

  • Stand on the back line and dribble forward to the net.
    Dribble backwards to the backline.
    Alternately lift your left and right knee to 90 degrees back to the net.
    Alternately tap your left and right heels against your buttock back to the back line.
    Repeat knee lifts and heel lifts one more time.



  • Dribble forward to the net, swinging your left arm forward.
  • Back to the back line dribble forward swinging your right arm forward.
  • Dribble forward to the net, swinging both arms forward.
  • Back to the back line, dribble forward swinging both arms backwards.
  • Walk sideways to the net in the direction of your left shoulder. This involves successively moving your left foot sideways, crossing your right foot in front, moving your left foot sideways and crossing your right foot in back.
  • Back to the back line walk sideways towards your right shoulder. Here you move your right foot sideways and cross your left foot forward and backwards.
  • Stand on your heels and walk for about 4.5 metres. Then stand on your toes as high as possible and walk to the net.
  • Start by explosively skipping eight times over a few metres before sprinting to the back line. Skipping is a fast dribble on the front feet with a clear knee strike where the raised leg is horizontal and the heel just barely touches the ground. You roll over the ball of your foot towards your heel Keep the feet raised towards the shins and the ground contact short and fanatic
  • From the back line, do another eight-skipping run over a few metres before sprinting to the net.
  • Back to the back line you hop up actively and explosively, moving your arms along with the sprint.

exercise 2

  • Lie on your back, bend your knees and place your feet on the ground.
  • Arch your back by tilting your pelvis back in a controlled manner. You'll feel your lower back come in contact with the ground.
  • Now tilt your pelvis forward, making your back hollow. You have now done 1 repetition.
  • Note: only your pelvis and lower back move. The rest of your body remains relaxed and still.

Do a total of 3 series of 10 repetitions. Between the series take a few moments of rest.

exercise 3

  • Place your feet hip-width apart, toes pointing slightly outward.
  • Now make a knee bend and pretend to sit on a chair. You feel your heels pressing into the ground.
  • Bend your knees at a maximum angle of 45 degrees.
  • Throughout the entire movement, keep your chest forward, back straight and navel subtly tucked in.
  • Keep your knees straight above your feet and don't sink in towards an X-knee.
  • Distribute your weight across both legs.

Do a total of 3 series of 10 repetitions. Between the series take a few moments of rest.

exercise 4

  • Put your feet on hip width and make a big step forward. Keep your back straight and your chest forward. If your right leg is in front move your left arm forward.
  • Make sure your front foot rolls smoothly from heel to toe while landing.
  • Make sure your knees stay straight above your feet and don't sink in towards an X-knee.
  • Upon landing, spring back and return to the start position in one fluid motion.
  • Then do the same movement with your other leg. Alternate between your left leg and right leg.

Do a total of 3 series of 5 repetitions and alternate the number of lunges with your left and right leg in each series. Between the series you take a few moments of rest.

exercise 5

  • Stand at some distance from the net.
  • Place your hands diagonally above your head in the blocking position.
  • Make controlled blocking movements in a calm tempo towards the net. Make yourself as long as possible without jumping.
  • Do this 5 times.

Doa total of 3 series of 5 repetitions. In between the series take a few moments of rest.

exercise 6

  • Stand with your back to the net at a distance of half a meter and place your feet hip-width apart.
  • Make yourself completely tall with your hands above your head.
  • Pull your back while reaching your arms back to touch the net with your fingertips.
  • Gently stretch the front of your chest and shoulders.
  • Do this at a fast pace but in a controlled manner.

Doa total of 3 series of 5 repetitions. In between the series take a few moments of rest.

exercise 7

  • Stand in pairs facing each other on one leg. Do this with a slightly bent supporting leg.
  • Throw the ball back and forth. Try to go through your own throwing patterns.
  • Change legs after half a minute.

Characteristics of the drill

1
12
Necessary materials:
Not applicable
Suitable for the following levels:
B
Seniors

 

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