Volleyball drills for all skills

  • Trainer is in the back of the field with line of players beside him
  • Trainer throws the ball in the air and  player a comes in, diagonally, and plays the ball to player b at the net, left front.
  • Player b catches ball and joined line besides trainer.
  • For a large group, make 2 lines beside the trainer and a catcher right forward to keep the tempo up.

Each player has a ball and dribbles (right-left each time)  through the hall.

At the trainer's signal

  • Throw ball up, knee contact, catch
  • Throw ball up, head ball, catch
  • Throw ball up, play overarm, catch
  • Throw ball up, play overarm, head ball, catch
  • Throw ball up, play overarm, overarm, play overarm, catch


  • Throw ball up, right shoulder, catch
  • Throw ball up, left shoulder, catch
  • Throw ball up, right shoulder, left shoulder, catch
  • Trainer is in the back of the field.
  • Player is positioned right forward and gets ball in the middle from trainer.
  • Player comes in and plays the ball in the basket.
  • At the moment of letting go, you dive towards the side line.
    • Possibly, the player gets a diving ball from a second trainer        
    • pay attention to sliding on the belly 
  • Player at the basket catches and joins the line
  • Diver will stand at the basket.


  • 2 teams, each team has its own field
  • opposite each other with net in between.
  • the players will serve against each other
  • when a player serves the ball incorrectly (in the net, out of the field etc) he has to lie down on the side of the other team
  • player can return when a team member serves the ball on him
  • when a whole team is lying down on the ground, the other team has won
  • The trainer appoints 1-2 taggers, who have to tag the rest of the players.
  • If you have been tagged sit on a knee and raise an arm: the WC.
  • You can then free the other players by:
    • first, one of the players sits on your knee
    • then a player flushes by pulling your arm
  • Will the tagger(s) succeed in tagging all players?
  • Trainer throws the ball over the net
  • the 3 players are standing in a circle holding hands.
  • They are starting at the end line and try to have the ball thrown by the trainer drop in the circle.
  • This is allowed after 1 bounce 
  • You can easily adjust this to the level of the players opposite you.

pairs with net in between.

  • Throw ball with stretched arms and 1 foot before the other over the net.
  • Trainer throws ball over the net
  • Player tries to catch and throws the ball with
    • stretched arms
    • and 1 foot before the net
    •  and touches the chest.
  • Hit chest, you take a peg and attach it to your shirt
  •   How many pegs do you have at the end?

Idem, only knock the ball overarm

  • Move the chest once in a while

3 rope ladders so 3 groups

  • In and out with both feet
  • The feet forwards on the outside, you bend your knees
  • Then you step in 1 box with your left foot, and with your right foot you touch your buttocks
  • In every box 2 feet
  • Hop sidewards 2 aside and 1 back
  • with two legs you hop sidewards, you bend your knees, and place your right foot behind your left foot

Split group in 3

  • Field 1)
    • Place a mat randomly in every field
    • At 2 sides there is a group to serve.
    • Serve on the mat.
    • Follow the ball and join the line at the other side
    • If you hit a mat, you score a point
  • Field 2)
    • 1 field full of hoops.
    • Players  serve
    • If you serve into a hoop, the hoop is yours
    • Each hoop a point
  • Field 3)                 
    • 2 overarm players
      • the one not playing overarm has to catch
    • The rest will serve in turn
    • . You serve to score and then you will become controller
    • A controller will become server
    • If the ball is not played overarm AND caught, the server has a point