Volleyball drills for all skills

  • the players stand side by side on the back line
  • From the defensive position, one step forward is taken,
    • The players stand side by side on the back line and the upper body is moved forward as low as possible.
    • The protruding leg must be bent so that the body remains low.
    • In the meantime, the arms remain stretched out in front of the body.
    • If the back of the player passes the front foot, the player will fall forward and the arms are placed side by side on the floor to catch the fall.
  • While the hands are on the floor, the back must be drawn hollow and the body moves a little further forward.
  • The intention is that the belly hits the ground first.
  • After this the player stands again on the spot where he landed and repeats the exercise until the net is reached.
  • Usually this can be done in 2 or 3 dives.

First, a quick turn in.

1 playmaker

1 "false-dead" in the other half

1 attacker without ball

The rest with the ball line up behind the attacker.

  • Number 1 with the ball throws to the playmaker, who gives a set up and the attacker tries to score.
  • The sham is going to try to pass and catch the ball, if he succeeds, the attacker is "dead" and has to take over the place of the sham who may now join the line.
  • If the attacker scores he will get the ball and join the back of the line.
  • This continues until there is only 1 attacker left, if he scores again, he or she is the winner.
  • The last ball is thrown by the trainer.

  • Place a mat at random in each field.
  • On 2 sides stand a group to serve.
  • Serve on the mat.
  • Then run after your ball, make a dive, make a block and join the line on the other side.
  • Who hit the mat the most?
  • Players should try to stand as close to the back line as possible, but if they can't they may move closer to the net

Divide players in pairs with a net in between and a ball for each pair:

1. first throw and catch overhead (20x). After that bounce the ball under the net (20x).

2. Player 1 throws, 2 plays back overhead. Then runs to the backline to touch it and gets another ball. 15x then change.

3. Player 1 throws a ball from 2 meter line, player 2 is ready at the net to block. After the block sprint to the backline to tap the ball. 15x then change.

4. Player 1 (now standing in front of the net) throws a ball to player 2 on the backline. Player on backline passes back underhand, runs to the net, taps it and runs back to backline. 15x after that change.

5. finally play over together.

  • 2 rows of players
    • 1 row on the left back
    • 1 row at the right back
  • create with 4 pawns a virtual line where they have to stand behind
  • trainer stands at the other side of the net and throws the ball somewhere in the field.
  • 1 of the 2 front rows calls LOS orI (agree on that)
  • this player passes the ball to the playmaker, setup and attack straight ahead. Attacker retrieves his own ball.
  • The playmaker goes on the attack, Paschal becomes setupper, the attacker joins the shortest row.
  • If you did not have the ball, join the shortest line.
  • call-off-and-attack

- Form a circle of 3 to 5 players (possibly including the coach if the players are not yet able to pass well)

- Pass the ball as often as possible within the circle.

- A player may touch the ball a maximum of 2 times in a row, otherwise start the count again.

- If the ball touches the ground, also start the count again

  • 2 teams, each team has its own field
  • facing each other with a net in between.
  • The players serve each other from behind the back line.
  • If a player serves a ball wrong (in the net, out, etc.) he must lie down on the side of the other team.
  • A player may return if a teammate serves a ball to him.
  • if a whole team lies on the ground, the other team has won.


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 mimic is the stress factor that a serve 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!


  • A minimum of 6 players
  • As many balls as there are teams

  • 3 teams
  • 1 at the net
  • other 2 on 2 sides in the back of the field
  • B throws ball at A
  • B passes under the net
  • A plays the ball UNDER HANDS to C
  • C plays the ball UNDER HAND to B
  • B catches the ball
  • B throws the ball to C
  • B passes under the net
  • C over the net to A