Volleyball drills for all skills

  • 2 players/1 hoop
  • Player A hits the ball over the net from the hoop she is at 2m from the net,
  • he runs behind and catches the ball after a bounce,
  • then he dribbles twice and tips the ball back into the hoop;
  • player B catches the ball and performs the exercise as well
  • Challenge: 1 point when the ball bounces the edge and 2 points when it falls in
  • Learning the block without moving, without net with attention on hand placement.
  • Per 2 (same size), 1 ball
  • 1 person on bench with ball above head.
  • Person 2 opposite person 1. Block jump with hands to ball
  • game set-up without the outfield striker.
    • (3 man defence, 1 playmaker, centre and slide player).
  • Ball is served from opposite field, team defends and playmaker with every ball on middle or slide (possibly on bad pass 3 meter line).
  • all players are equally matched.
  • 2x normal forward field up and down.
  • 2x forward to net, backward shuffle.
  • 4x sideways pass.
  • 2x cross pass
  • 3x run to net, block, turn around and dive back into the run.

2 groups start at the back line of each half of the field, spread over the whole length, pairs (per large).

  • VW walk to the net, through the net with 2 hands to partner; VW walk to the backline. 6x
  • VW walk to net, jump and clap hands above net; AW walk to backline. 6x
  • VW walk and lift heels to net, jump and clap hands above net; VW walk and lift knees. 6x
  • ZW low pull-up passes, quarter turn and jump with hands above net. 6x


These exercises are done in pairs.

  • Exercise 1:
    • Person 1 stands with a ball at the net, person 2 starts at the 3-meter line. Person 1 hits the ball and person 2 has to run backwards and play the ball to person 1 again. 10x per person.
  • Exercise 2:
    • Person 1 stands on the 3-meter line with a ball. Person 2 is going to block at the net and then turn around to play the short ball of person 1. 10x per person.
Gather on sideline, then:
  • Across and back (2x)
  • Sideways to the other side and back (1x)
  • Cross pass to the other side and back (1)
  • Lift your knees across and back (1x)
  • Heels to the other side and back (1x)
  • Arm swing forwards, backwards (1x)
  • Frog jump to the other side and back (1x)
  • Crossing to the other side and back (1x)
  • Sideways hop across to the other side and back (1x)


  • Make threes
  • Each trio one ball.
  • Player in the middle runs an 8 each time. Each time this player gets in the middle, a ball is thrown:
    • A throws (or plays overhand) the ball to B (in the middle).
    • B plays the ball back to A underhand and then runs around A until he is in the middle again.
    • A meanwhile passes the ball overhead to C.
    • C plays the ball overhand back to B.
    • B passes the ball back to C underhand and then runs around C until he is in the middle again.
    • Etc.
  • After 2-3 minutes, the player in the middle changes.


  • To make it easier, player A and C can also have them throw instead of playing overhand. This can be an underhand throw/catch or an overhand throw/catch.
  • To practice standing still while playing/catching, you can also let player B throw and catch underhand.
  • 2 teams,
    • 1 with ball at the net,
    • 1 without ball on the backline flat on belly.
  • player at the net bounces the ball, player two catches/OH to the net player.
    • after that change positions