Volleyball drills for all skills


  • Throw up the ball in front of you and catch it behind you
  • Variations:
    • Throw up, step out with the right, left knee on the ground and catch just in front of you
    • And step out with the left, right knee on the ground and catch


  • players stand opposite each other about 2-6 meter apart (players determine the distance)
  • player 2 hits the ball to player 1
  • player 1 passes the ball back
  • player 2 gives a set up to player 1
  • player 1 hits the ball
  • player 2 passes the ball back
  • player 1 gives set up
  • etc
player 1player 2


  • When delivering a freeball we want to disrupt the opponents offence as much as possible. 
  • We can also use the freeball to take out an offensive attacker by pulling them close to the net or making them take the first contact. 
  • Dump zones are meant to target the setter or setter transition area and to pull an outside hitter off of their approach.
  • If there is time, the player passing the ball should look at the opponents side of the net to determine where to place the ball - D1, D2, D3, D4
  • Teammates not involved in the play should be:
    • Ready to defend the freeball
    • Looking at the opponents transition or positioning on the court
    • Communicating to the player passing the ball on where to put the ball - 1, 2, 3, 4
  1. Server plays the ball towards position 6
  2. 1 of the 2 passers, passes the ball towards the playmaker(SV)
  3. SV plays the ball to the front left or right
  4. Attacker (A) completes the attack (attack pass to net)
  5. Attack

    server -> passer

    passer -> attack

    attack -> server

  • The trainer throws in the ball to the setter or player B, 
  • Player B passes to either player A or player C 
  • They just play over or attack which may choose.
  • Players EDF slide as taught and defend that ball and the setter runs into the one who has not defended the cone and goes directly to his home position and the reception player goes directly to his home position then gives the setter a pass and if there can be attacked nice and in the field then they get a point after 10 points slide. 
  • A to F, 
  • F to E, 
  • E to D, 
  • D to C, 
  • C to B and 
  • B to A.
  • Everybody throw a ball up and catch at the highest point with a jump
  • Smash ball against the wall. Think of movement, cross, and wrist movement.
  • Throw ball up, smash against the wall. try to hit at highest point, think of wrist
  • Stand on the back line, throw the ball up and try to smash the ball over the net through the ground. try to hit the ball at the highest point.
  • Stand on the back line, throw the ball up, jump, and try to smash the ball over the net through the ground. 
  • Think of hitting the highest point, and wrist.


1 player with ball in the center of the field

Player 2 stat ready to block

  • Player 1 hits the ball and throws it high and such that it falls into the circle (center of the field)
  • Player 2 makes a block jump and immediately after that he defends the thrown ball of player 1.

Aim: Players Setup from 1st time + targeted attack. 

  • T plays ball high over the net in the attack zone. 
  • Sv enters from pos.1 and sets up for -or backwards. 
  • A attacks on the mat/goal. 

Expand : Block, middle attack, ... 



Goal : develop game insight for attack

  • A1 plays the ball to SV. 
  • Sv set-up to pos.4 where A attacks. 
  • At the moment A attacks, A1 plays a second ball to SV. 
  • B & B1 take care of the block. (B1 always starts from pos.3), L defense. 
  • Second attack of A. place ball. L stands on a mat. Where L is not standing should be played to. 

We try to grow into a match form. Block gets points when attack can be stopped. Attack when scored or ball on the mat. Defender when defended. 



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