Volleyball drills for all skills

  • Players are in a square
  • A to B, B to  C, C to D, D to A
  • Pay attention to distance feet



  • The players begin throwing the ball between them.
  • After throwing the ball, each player walks around the cone to the other side.
  • One of the players then determines how the ball is passed and in which way the players move around the cone.
  • The other players imitate this player.


  • A and B are opposite each other and both have a ball
  • They use one of these balls to play overarm.
  • At the same time, they use the other ball to throw in a straight line.
  • At the moment A plays the one ball overarm, B throws the other ball towards A, and reverse.
    • is also possible in a triangle


  • everybody individually plays ball overarm against wall
  • pay attention to technique of the hands
  • they learn to control the ball
  • if possible, indicate a height (height of net + bit extra where the ball should hit the wall

extra challenge:

  • 'write' a word on the wall with the ball (around 5-7 letters)
  • 2 or 3 lines
  • trainer rolls the hoop
  • player is walking besides the hoop and touches, with the LEFT leg, the ground THROUGH the hoop
  • the hoop should roll on
  • if this succeeds, this can be done multiple times per roll.


  1. same for right leg
  2. walk in pairs besides the hoop
    • hoop in the middle
    • and than clap your hand IN the hoop (RL-RL)
  3. walk in pairs beside the hoop
    • transfer the ball UNDERHAND through the hoop
      • so sit low
  4. walk in pairs beside the hoop
    • the one gives the ball UNDERHAND through the hoop
    • the other transfers the ball ABOVE the hoop
    • next run reverse


The exercise below effective trains the abdominal muscles by throwing the volley ball overarm.

  • Lie down on the floor with bent knees.
  • Hold the ball with two hands, and bring your arms stretched behind your head as far as possible. This is also the start position of the exercise.
  • Get up evenly, with both your arms and your upper body, to throw the ball as far as possible. It is important to maximize tension of your abdominal muscles.
  • You can repeat this exercise 8 to 16 times, in 1 to 3 sets.
  • trainer choses 4 (or 5) lines, and numbers them 1, 2, 3, 4 etc.
  • Everybody stands on the outer line
  • trainer calls out a line number, and everyone runs over there
  • repeat a number of times
  • At a given moment, the last to make the line is eliminated
  • until there is a winner
    • disadvantage is that the lesser runners will not improve, because they are eliminated first.
  • In pairs, with 1 ball and the net in between.
  • At 3 meter line and serve calmly to each other.
  • Throwing and concentration.
  • Idem, but increase distance.
  • If that succeeds, increase distance again.

Pairs with 1 ball.

  1. slide on belly
  2. keep watching the ball
  3. sit low


  • player 1 is on the end line, and player 2 is lying on the ground before with stretched arm, and hand flat on side line.
  • player 1 drops the ball and it bounces back.
    • If not, the hand is not properly flat on the ground

  • Idem, only player 2 starts 1 meter from the end line
  • player 1 calmly drops ball from up high
  • player 2 is crouching, and slides to the line, and has to time such that the ball falls on the hand

  • Idem, but now come running from 2 meters
    • Stay low, then it will not be scary!

Always change after 5 times