Volleyball drills for all skills

  • Two players one ball.
  • Player 1 throws the ball long and then short.
  • Player 2 plays back underhand.
    • First long then short and runs back.
  • Two people sit down on the ground
  • They play overhead to each other
  • If you have played then backwards and back again.
  • Stand in pairs near the pawn and move from left to right.
  • First one and then the other.
  • Clap each other's hands.
  • Team one ball.
  • Player 1 throws the ball long and then short.
  • Player 2 plays back underhand, first long, then short and runs back.
    • After five changes.
  • Pairs facing each other with a net in between
  • Overhead smash,
    • start on the 3,
    • with every good ball 1 step back,
    • to the backline
  • Two one ball
  • Overlap
    • one time for yourself and
    • then pass

Line up: several rows in a row behind the back line.


  1. Sloth: sit with your back to the other side, legs extended. Pull with your hands to the other side.
  2. Seal: flat on belly --> pull forward with hands to get to the other side.
  3. Spiderman: on all fours, always moving the opposite hand and foot together: LH + RV & RH + LV
  4. Bearwalk: on your hands and feet to the other side
  5. Monkey walk: let your hands + arms hang down, almost to the ground (like a monkey) and so to the other side.
  6. Peacock: stepping, quietly, every time bringing leg/knees up until they form a right angle with the upper body.
  7. Kangaroo: same as peacock, but faster/more like skipping.


  1. Instead of doing it as a relay/race, the players can also walk around and on a certain signal perform the movement that belongs to a certain animal.
  2. You can do the exercises on a whole field or on half a field.

Formation: circle/rectangle (on half a field)


  1. Dribble with right hand
  2. Dribble with left hand
  3. Alternate dribbling
  4. While dribbling, try to kneel down (knee by knee) --> sitting --> lying down

In pairs throwing the ball over in combination with body balance.

  • Stand on 1 leg (solo exercise)
    • Throwing with 2 hands
    • Throwing with 1 hand

=> after each throw of the ball tap the ground (= bend forward + arms stretched = so tap the ground) + every 5 balls change legs per exercise

  • Now throw the ball over with 2
    • With 2 hands: pass from the neck via a bounce to the other
    • With 1 hand: throw hard & tight.
    • With other hand: throw hard & tight.

=> After action: each person has 2 jars + 1 tennis ball. When they have thrown the ball to the opponent, he/she moves the tennis ball from one pot to the other.