# Volleyball drills for all skills

#### Don't drop the baby

• Explanation:
• 2 teams of 3 players
• Per team 3 volleyballs (different balls so you can tell the difference, 2 'baby' and 1 'normal' ball)
• The team must play the 'normal' ball over the net in 3 times and meanwhile the 'babies' are thrown over.
• Each player may only touch the 'normal' ball once!
• (When a player has played the 'regular' ball, he gets a 'baby' thrown to him)
• Starting positions:
• Mid-back has no ball. Mid-back has no ball (he passes the ball to the distributor).
• Distributor gives a set-up on the outside.
• 3rd player plays the ball over the net. (At first do not attack, only if it goes well!)

#### Solve in 3 (M. Kool)

• The goal is to play the ball in threes. This requires the commitment of every player.
• So line up three players.
• They solve a thrown ball (by the trainer), by playing in threes.
• The first ball is passed to the upper-position.
• The 2nd player, who has the job of upper-player, runs to the upper-place.
• The 3rd player then prepares for the attack.
• At first keep the ball on one side of the net, by not actually hitting the 3rd ball, but catching it.
• Then 3 other players move in to do the same.
• On the other side of the net, the same is practiced with the other half of the team.
• After a while, when the ball is regularly played in threes, the ball is actually played to the other side.
• The team on the other side then plays the ball back in threes.
• And so on; play over as long as possible.
• No scoring, it's about playing in threes.

• Organisation: Make three teams with one ball.
• Execution:
• 2 players stand opposite each other at approx. 5m.
• The third player is "distributor" and stands to the right of the passer.
• Player 1 plays brace to 2nd player and he passes the ball to the right, where the Sv is standing.
• This gives player 2 a setup, which is attacked on player 1.
• Meanwhile, Sv runs to the right side of player 1 to receive the pass there.

#### Blocking in game situation

• This exercise is about the movement of the middle block and cooperation with the outside blocker.
• The ball is introduced through service or throw in (by the trainer or team-mate).
• Service is towards the passer.
• Passer brings the ball to the distributor.
• The distributor sets up the attack.
• After 10 attacks the game is continued.
• Players prefer to play on their own position.
• Important for the exercise:
• The playmaker communicates with his attackers about the desired attacking position and speed (especially the alternation between rise and short of the middle attacker).
• Mid block jumps with a rising attack (not full).
• If the ball goes outside, he lands on his left foot and moves outside to set up a two-man block (connecting).
• If the ball is played over middle, the outside blocker steps out to make a pass if the ball falls short or is hit.

#### Attacks on 3 and 4

• Organization:
• Trainer throws to playmaker on p2/4 on field A.
• Every 5 setups the players are changed.
• On p4 an attacker stands at the net.
• On court B there is a blocker on p2 and a defender on p5.
• Execution:
• Trainer claps on the ball and throws to.
• The attacker walks back from the net at the moment of hit and attacks the setup on p4.
• She then runs back again and attacks a 2nd ball at p3.
• The block on field B moves with her to p3.
• Running directions:
• Attacker becomes block.
• Block becomes defense.
• Defense retrieves the balls and becomes attacker.

#### Preparatory exercise Blocking

• Organization:
• Players on p2 and p4.
• Other players in 2 rows on 3m line p3.
• Execution:
• The first two players walk to the net and block together on p3.
• Then they sidestep or walk to p2 and p4 and block together with the player who is already there.
• The original player on p2 and p4 make a roll/dive and join the other row.

#### Blocking from position

• Organization:
• Field A:
• Sv on p2.
• Attackers on 4 and start at the net.
• Trainer throws in balls.
• Field B:
• Block on p2 and Libero on 5.
• Explanation SBS6. (Stand still, Block Stroke arm to P6)
• Execution
• Tr throws on, setup and attack at 4.
• Block blocks the strike arm and the libero defends the attack if necessary.
• Block stays in place for 5 attacks.
• Expansion:
• Field B:
• Block on p3 connecting to attack on P2.
• If the block is gone before the setup is given, the Sv may play the ball over the net at p3.

#### Passes (short long)

• Ball at the net, player on the back line.
• Short ball, 3 metres.
• Shuffle back.
• Long ball 7 meters.
• 6 short balls.
• 5 long balls.
• Last short ball is pancake.