Volleyball drills for all skills


  • Four players, three of whom make a large triangle.
  • One player stands in the middle.
  • The ball is played by someone from the triangle to the middle.
  • This middle player plays one of the other two players in the triangle.
  • One player from the triangle who does NOTHING must now switch with the middle player.
  • In short, the one who does nothing, switches with the centre.
  • working together in threes. The outer 2 players make sure that the middle player has to work well.
  • The middle player has to move up and down between the two outfield players.
  • Variation:
  • pass
  • Pass the ball after a throw-in
  • Pass the ball after an overhand pass.
  • one side overhead, other side pass
  • after each of the 5 times the exercise is done, change middle players.


  • 3 x 3.
  • a trio at the net
  • a trio in the backfield
  • a threesome other side of the net
  • - 1. exercise to improve block: three at this side of the net throws the ball to SV, who plays the ball to the trainer in front left 4.
  • Trainer smashes ball against block
  • other side of the net must take care of the good running line.
  • Defender must connect left or right.
  • Left players must block together, right players must take the ball.
  • The 3 in the backfield also take care of the good running line.
  • Libero covers the block.
  • After 3 repetitions the group changes, after 9 repetitions the whole group changes.
  • 3x trio
  • 2 threes play regular rally, also start with service.
  • on the other side 3 players handle the service, and deliberately play a high underhand ball.
  • team on the other side has to handle the ball by running well, the 2 outfielders have to go backwards, the passer calls loose, the midfielder calls high ball, and distributes the game.
  • The 2 outfield players have already made a few steps to the back to assist with the high ball, and are thus ready to attack.
  • Five players at the net with a ball...
  • 2 on pos, 2 --- 1 on pos. 3 --- 2 on pos.4
  • Rest without the ball on position 5
  • Pos. 2 hits the first defender on pos. 5, who runs in for a defensive ball on pos. 6 and with a shuffle to pos.
  • 1 to defend a batted ball from pos. 4.
  • Pos 2 and 4 take turns hitting.
  • Defenders continue to defend.


Basic exercise:

  • Trainer throws ball, player catches ball and puts it in the cart.
  • After this the player goes to the ladder. Here he goes through it and joins the next row.


  • Throwing the ball in a difficult way (left and right, front and back).
  • Playing underhand and catching for themselves.
  • Two players stand ready next to each other and have to call loose.
  • A setupper comes on and has to catch the underhand ball.
  • An attacker arrives and has to play the ball from the setupper over the net.



Players enter the field in pairs (or trios). Each pair or trio has a ball.

First exercise:

  • Ball is hit into the field by one duo or trio.
  • The others try to pass the ball on in 3 contacts.
  • If the ball is played to the player who is already holding the ball, this player must throw the ball to another player.
  • Goal = 10 points.

Second exercise:

  • Same principle as in the first exercise; but this time the ball must be overplayed with the ball they already hold.
  • (Bounce/push the ball against the ball). Goal = 10 points

  • 3 players are ready to catch the serve, 1 player stands in the front middle where the passer is standing.
  • The rest of the players at the back line with a ball.
  • They are going to serve and the 3 players have to play the ball to the one in the front center.
  • Save outside or ladder and pump 10 times, the passer may not leave the hoop.
  • If the player does the reception and can catch the passer without leaving the hoop, they have a point.
  • Reception player --> pass --> save. The first one to get 10 points wins.


  • 2 groups run a course between a pillon running line.
  • Trainer builds route. Zigzag with pawns.
  • first calm dribble, touching the pylon
  • Side-step, touching the pylon
  • Cross pass, touch the pylon
  • Run to the pylon, 3x jumping jack at the pylon
  • Run to pilar, 5x block jump
  • Run towards the pylon, just before the pylon, attack pass and jump
  • calm dribble, circle around the pylon (keep touching the pylon)
  • sprint


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