Volleyball drills for all skills

  • 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 or p4 and block together with the player who is already there.
    • The original player on p2 and p4 make a roll/dive and join in the other row.
  • Organization:
    • Field A:
      • Sv on p2/3, attackers on p3 and p4.
    • Field B:
      • Block on p2 and p3 and libero on p5.
  • Execution:
    • Tr throws balls at field A.
    • Sv. gives setup to p3 or p4.
    • On field B the block on p3 chooses whether to attack on p3 or on p4.
    • Block attack and possibly catch the defended ball.
  • Attention Point:
    • Block must read setupper and make a choice based on that.
    • Prevent "gambling".
  • Extension of previous exercise to game situation combination exercise.
  • Player a, b and c leave at the pawn
  • Player e knocks on the ball (from then on player a, b, c take position in reception) and saves.
  • Reception to player d.
  • Player d catches touches ball to pos V or pos II.
  • On foul serve, players a, b, c lie down on the ground, player g knocks on the ball (and calls ball).
  • If player g also misses, trainer throws a free ball.
  • On both sides of the field 2 players come in.
  • There is a pass, setup and attack (from 3 meter line).
  • When side A has attacked, these two players circle off and two new ones come in.
  • Side B defends the attack by the same pass-setup-attack, these players go to the back line and two new players enter.
  • Player starts serving, straight through, on the other side a defender is passing.
  • The passer passes to the trainer.
  • After service the player runs directly to position 5, where the trainer throws a ball for passing at 2-3.
  • Fixed playmaker, gives set-up on the outside.
  • After passing, the player makes an attack.
  • 2 blockers, defense behind the block and defense at left back.


  • The attacker becomes outside blocker.
  • Outside blocker becomes inside blocker.
  • Inside blocker goes to defend behind the block.
  • Defender behind the block starts defending at left back.
  • The left back picks up the ball and connects with the servers.
  • Trainer throws ball to passer.
  • Pass to the set-up.
  • Setup to left or right outside.
  • Attack.
  • Opposing team defends this ball and tries to make it a counter attack.


  • After 5 successful defensive passes, 3 players move to the other side, make sure there is always a playmaker in the receiving end's box, if necessary also take into account fixed positions of other attackers.

  • Make 3 team, per team 1 ball and 1 bench.
  • Benches at equal distance (triangle with 3 teams).
  • Teams try to score by bouncing the ball on an opponent's bench each time.
  • 1 point each time. Never the same person in a row.
  • The teammate defends the bench.
  • Which team will have 10 points first?
  • Variation:
    • No running with the ball (i.e. throwing).
  • Preparation:
    • Hang a ribbon from the net at the spot where the playmaker wants the ball in his hands.
    • The ribbon is the target for the passers.
  • Three passers stand in the backfield and one player stands at the net.
  • The passers are served continuously, and the servers MUST score.
  • (low over the net and as deep as possible; when the passers change their position, the servers have to react to that).
  • A pass is sent to the server who taps the ball through, gives a set-up or catches the ball (in case of a pass that cannot be handled).
  • The trainer intercepts the set-up; if the exercise is going well, an attacker can be added.
  • After 10 individual good passes a passer may change with a server of his choice.
  • Organization:
    • Divide group into trios.
    • All on field A and trainer on field B.
  • Implementation:
    • 1st trio enters the field for a service pass.
    • Trainer serves and the trio passes to p2/3 where one of the three catches the ball.
    • Then comes trio 2, etc.
    • Build out with setup and attack from position.
    • Still later 1 trio is defending and we play out the rally.