Volleyball drills for all skills

  • 2 players each side of the net.
  • Player throws the ball over the net.
  • is passed to the distributor and
  • then set-up and
  • then quietly over the net.
  • Other side passes it back to the distributor and so on.
  • Extend this to a complete 3-meter attack.
  • 6 players stand on position in the field.
  • The rest on the other side. Save and occasionally bring in a fast ball by trainer.
  • After 5 times turn around.
  • or let the team save by themselves.
  • ladder (different variants)
  • under the net, trainer throws the ball, player passes it to the net
  • player puts ball back in box, taps wall and rejoins row at ladder


  • You divide your players into 2 pairs.
  • Per pair 1 ball
  • One of the pair is standing at the net to make a block.
  • The other player stands on the opposite side of the net with a ball. The player stands on the three-metre line and throws the ball just over the net.
  • The player at the net making the block tries to block the ball.
  • 10 balls and then switch tasks.


2 teams. 2 playing fields.

Setup zone and passing zone.

  • Ball must be passed into the second zone.
  • Ball is passed into the setup zone.
  • Setup is done behind the 3 meter line (ball is hit standing up over the net).
  • Setup player walks over the line of action
  • Pass player goes to setup zone.
  • New passer can only enter the field when old setup has passed the backline.


  • Player serves ball.
  • Passing to setter
  • Setup gives ball back
  • Defense to setup
  • setup for attack
  • Down ball or free ball is called
  • Defence to setup
  • quick pass to attacker

extension with block board


This exercise is for the pass and playmaker.

  • 1 must save
  • 3 passers
  • 1 playmaker

The game proceeds as follows:

  • service
  • Ball is passed to the distributor. Distributor must play the ball into the basket.
  • Players turn except for distributor.

  • Per 2 spars,
  • 1 person works,
  • alternating between short drop and a smash,
  • after 10x short and 10x smash exchange


  • This exercise is fun to do and gives a lot of fun and competition! Relays in general already create competition.
  • What this exercise also wants to imitate is the stress factor that a service brings.
  • The players are divided into equal teams and lined up on the serving area of the same court. The first player of a team serves and retrieves his ball. After the next player is tapped, this one serves, and so on.
  • It is important for a player to serve quickly, but it must also be flawless, otherwise the ball must be retrieved and served again! Group for the first time must reach a multiple of the number of players in the group.
  • If the teams are small, it is fun to have everyone serve two or three times.
  • Needed:
    • Minimum of 6 players
    • As many balls as there are teams