Volleyball drills for all skills

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  • This exercise can be done in 3 or 4 teams.
  • Minimum number of players is 6 and maximum 8 per available field.
  • In a 4-player team, two players on each side of the net.
  • Use during the exercise half a net width per 3-4 team.
  • In a 4-player team:
    • 2 players on each side.
    • The ball is thrown over the net at the start.
    • Player A plays the ball for himself and at the 2nd contact he gives a set-up for player B.
    • Player B tips the ball over the net with 1 hand.
    • Player C plays the ball for himself and then gives a set-up for player D.
    • D tips the ball over the net.
    • After a team has played the ball over the net the players change places.
  • In the case of a 3-player team:
    • 2 players on one side of the net and the other player only on the other side.
    • Player C has the ball and throws it over the net to the 2 team.
    • Player A plays the ball for himself and at the 2nd contact he gives a set-up for player B.
    • Immediately after giving the set-up, player A goes under the net.
    • Player B tips the ball over the net with one hand.
    • Player C plays the ball for himself and gives a set-up for player A.
    • Player C goes to the other side of the net immediately after giving player A a set-up.
    • Player A tips the ball over the net to player B.
    • Player B plays the ball for himself and gives a set-up for player A.
    • After giving the set-up player B goes under the net.
  • Expansion:
    • Possible mandatory blocking of tip ball by player not doing the passing.tip-ball-over-the-net
  • Goal:
    • Technically good attacks.
  • Need:
    • 4/5 players, enough balls.
    • 1 player stands on the distributor position (between position 2 and 3).
    • 1 player stands on the other side of the net to return the ball.
    • 2 or 3 attackers on outside position.
    • SV plays the ball directly overhand to position 4.
    • 1 attacker comes in and hits straight.
  • Points of Attention:
    • Getting ready:
      • Attacker stands outside the sideline and behind the 3-metre line.
    • Play:
      • Waiting for ball to come out of hands of playmaker (SV).
      • Then the attacking run:
        • Small step left.
        • Arms forward.
        • Big step right.
        • Arms backwards.
        • Connect left.
        • Feet parallel to the net.
        • Arms forward/up.
        • Come out of the knees.
        • Jumping.
        • Stroke arm backwards (like pitcher baseball).
        • Other arm pointing in direction of where you are hitting.
    • ROUTINE:
      • Balls are hit over the net.
      • Offender gets back in line with the attackers.
      • Offender other side of the net makes sure SV has enough balls.
      • After a few minutes turn through until everyone has been SV.


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  • A-side (PL's, 1 slide, 1 libero, 1 SV)
    • Service 1 to 2 passers on the other side. (simple deep service, wrong service is 3 x push-ups).
    • SP to SV 2.
    • PL makes block jump and moves to UGP attack.
    • SV 2 set up to #4.
    • PL runs on from outside to inside and attacks straight through to #1 where service 1 defends.
  • B-side (1 slide, 3 x centre, 1 libero, 1 SV)
    • Service 1 to 1 passer across.
    • SP to SV 1.
    • M / Dia makes block jump and moves to UGP attack.
    • SV 1 set up to #3 or #2.
    • Good run and attack at #5 where service 2 defends.
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  • Organization:
    • 2 players with ball at the end of a bench at the net on field B.
    • Libero at position 5 on field B.
    • 2 players with ball on the backline on field A.
    • Trainer with balls at the right side of field A.
    • Remaining players at position 5 on field A.
  • Implementation:
    • 1st player comes running at p4, blocks ball.
    • On coming down the player on the back line p6 throws up the ball.
    • Blocking player is going to play this ball up and then runs back.
    • For a 2nd block to then defend the back line.
    • Then trainer throws a ball on the 3m-line to be attacked on L.
    • Pick up the ball and give it to the trainer.
  • Solving points:
    • Do not start too fanatically.
    • Regularly change the players on the bench and on the back line.
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  • Organization:
    • 2 players on p2 with balls.
    • 2 players in the backfield.
    • 2 (or more) players out of the field.
  • Implementation:
    • During 1 minute, the players on the p2 are going to keep the field players busy with attacks, tip balls, etc.
    • Let 1 player on p2 work and as soon as a ball is not defended, the 2nd player takes over.
    • The players off the field take care of ball safety.
    • After 1 minute the players on p2 become defenders, defenders go out of the field and 2 new ones on p2.
  • Organization:
    • 3 passers including a PL and the Libero on field A.
    • Playmaker on field A.
    • Serve and block p2 at field B.
    • Defenders on field B.
  • Execution:
    • Change service into pass in setup in attack on p4.
    • Change after 3x attacks on p4.
  • Expand:
    • Add a block p3.
    • Swap at 3x score.

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  • 1 player at the net on position 2/3
  • 3 players in the backfield.
  • The player at the net puts the defense to work and has the freedom to touch each ball at least once up to a maximum of three times.
  • The defense makes sure that the ball reaches the player at the net in 1 or 2 times.
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  • Objective:
    • Increase responsiveness.
  • Place one player in the corner of the field.
  • Have at least 4 players stand around him in a quarter circle.
  • Each player has his own ball.
  • Throw the ball in tempo (tight) on the knees of the player in the corner to pass back underhand.
  • After passing, immediately throw the ball to the next player in the quarter circle.
  • Player in the corner so consecutive balls in underhand pass back:
    • Important to stay low.
    • Expect the ball.
    • Respond regardless.
  • About 5 rounds and then replace the player in the corner.
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  • Two players stand behind each other.
  • About half a meter apart, facing the same way.
  • Another player stands 3 or 4 meters away from them and has a ball and throws it to upper hand.
  • The one who throws throws randomly on player 1 and 2.
  • Player 1 or 2 calls loose if he thinks the ball is for him and plays overhand back.
  • About 20 balls in a row.
  • Then the group of 3 changes position until everyone has been there.
  • After that again, but now without talking.
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