Volleyball drills for all skills

  • Divide the team into two groups and have them form two rows facing each other on the 3 meter line.
  • Have the players play over the net and then run around the net post to join the other group.
  • Place a speedfoot ladder on one side, parallel to the sideline, and have the players do an exercise through the ladder before joining the row.
  • It is possible to extend this with block jumps, attacking passes or strength exercises.
  • Important is that the ball should not fall on the ground, communication is important.
  • If necessary, add a sanction when the ball falls on the ground.
  • Alternate between underhand and overhand.
  • Purpose of exercise:
    • Improve motor speed.
  • Explanation of the exercise:
    • Make a square of benches and throw in all the balls you have.
    • Place two players in the square and the rest around them.
    • At the sign of the trainer the two players will try to throw all balls out of the square.
    • The rest of the players have to throw all the balls back into the square.
    • After 60 seconds the exercises are stopped and the two players count the number of balls in the square.
    • The winner is the one who has the least number of balls in the square.
    • Everyone takes their turn.
  • Duration of the exercise:
    • 20-25 min.
  • Goal of the exercise:
    • To focus, communicate, master the task and persevere.
  • Explanation of the exercise:
    • 'Chaos Easy' starts as a warm-up, but ends as a real battle.
    • The players are placed in the field (it does not matter where).
    • The ball is caught and immediately thrown over the net (one play).
    • As the player catches, he throws the ball.
    • When a player has thrown the ball, he/she goes to a wall (back of the field or on the side) and taps it, then comes back into the field.
    • The other players on the team have moved forward one spot.
    • You notice how difficult it is to score.
    • When someone throws the wrong ball (into the net or out), they have to sprint around the opponent's field.
  • Duration of the exercise:
    • 5-10 minutes.
  • Basically an exercise to play well BH, but also with an "attacking idea".
  • Organisation:
    • Line up 2 players with ball and 1 without ball on position 5/6 on field B.
    • Line-up of 4 players on position 6 on field A.
    • There is also a player on position 2/3 and at the net on position 4.
  • Working method:
    • On field B the player in front throws/strikes the ball to the first players on field A and then closes the gap on field A.
    • The OHpasses theball high to the players on 2/3.
    • The latter plays the ball BH toposition 4, first going to "attack coverage" and then taking position 4.
    • As soon as the ball leaves 2/3, the player on 4 moves to the 3m-line.
    • Then, after a short "run", this player plays the ball BH to the player without the ball on field B.
    • This player catches the ball and closes in at the back of field B.
  • Find out what the players can do.
  • Organization:
    • On field A 2 persons without the ball. 1 at the net and 1 at 3m. at position 4 and a SV at 2/3.
    • Further on field A a row with ball on 6.
    • On field B a defender on 6 and 5.
    • Defending and (for now) catching and connecting on field A.
  • Method of working:
    • Player on 6 throws/plays the ball to SV.
    • At the moment of set-up the player at 4 moves backwards at the net (a C-run) and attacks the passed ball.
    • Both SV and player give attacking cover.
    • The attacker takes the place of the passer.
    • Later move attack to 3 and defenders to 1 and 5.
  • 2 groups of 4 boys
  • Per group 2 balls
  • One is passing, one is catching and two are ready at the other side of the net.
  • Everyone has to make 5 good passes, then change.
  • Half of the group works, other half passes balls and ensures ball safety.
  • 2 trainers pass balls.
  • Player enters court, does split-step and taps ground with 2 hands.
  • T touches 1st ball which is defended to catch at position 2/3, T touches 2nd ball which the player defends again after moving and split-step.
  • All this at position 5, 6 and 1.

  • 6-3 (or ideally 6-6)
  • Storage, build up calmly.
  • If necessary, 2 attempts.
  • Stroke not correct, trainer plays a ball.
  • Play out the rally. (If there are too few players, you cannot play on that position).
  • The side where the ball falls receives an attack from the trainer.
  • Then the trainer throws a freeball to the other side.
  • Freeball MUST be played to position 1.
  • Series of 3 balls.
  • 2/3 scored?
  • Team gets a point.
  • Up to 10.
  • Objective:
    • To prevent miscommunication in the field by keeping appointments.
  • Part:
    • Pass setup with 4 passers.
    • Left hand rule everything that comes right in front and left of you is yours.
    • In addition, the outside passers have the short balls that fall in the middle of the field.
    • Trainer stands at the other side of the net and starts throwing balls at conflicting places.
    • If this goes well, the trainer will hit the balls.
    • On the place of the defender there is a catcher who will be relieved after 3 minutes.
  • Part 2:
    • There is a five-man line-up.
    • So a playmaker, a center, a slide and 2 passers/runners.
    • The playmaker comes from the right back.
    • On the other side are 3 blockers and 1 defender.
    • The coach serves to the fivesome.
    • The playmaker of the fivesome is only allowed to pass to the attackers who are calling for the ball.(Goal: everyone asks for the ball)
    • The rally is played out.