Volleyball drills for attack / smash / spike / hitting

  • Practicing defense of opponent's offense, block coverage and positioning in the backfield
  • Two teams one ball.
  • Get down on one knee opposite each other on the three meter line.
  • Then the smash through the ground under the net, the other catches the ball and does the same.
  • game form 3:3
  • Points may only be scored in the backfield.
  • Variation
  • - mandatory playing 3 times
  • - mandatory smash
  • If there is no smash as third ball, point opponent
  • 6 players on one side
  • trainer starts the rally.
  • players handle ball, and play rally.
  • Pay attention to how the trainer starts the rally.
  • If the trainer plays a high ball in the back, the whole team must move backwards, if the trainer plays an attack on the sides, the SV must join the left/right front, in front of the block.
  • The rest join in. Libero covers the block.
  • Variation:
  • - mandatory 3x play
  • - Mandatory 3rd ball smash
  • 2 groups, field in half lengthwise.
  • Side A left 2 servers,
  • Side B left 2 passers, 1 SV and 1 attacker.
  • After serving, server walks into the court and chooses position other server ready for next ball.
  • Pass to SV set-up
  • Attacker makes correct run and jump and plays ball BH to server. Then next ball.
  • On 5 occasions correct - 5 times tactical ball - task server on 3m line.
  • When 3 times correct - 2 times hard attack straight ahead.
  • Then turn except for SV.

  • Two passers - two SV
  • Attackers position 4
  • Blocker 2 centre and 1 outside.
  • Outside blocker indicates position.
  • Center connects.
  • Blockers turn around.
  • Offenders retrieve ball.
  • Coach plays ball.


Hitting on the outside and the middle


Except for the playmaker, the other players perform successively a reception, an attack block and a defence.

The exercise goes as follows:

  • 1 player 1 hits a technical ball to player 7
  • 2a player 7 passes the ball to the play distributor
  • 2b player 1 walks to the other line and closes at the back.
  • 3 the play dealer gives a setup to player 6
  • 4 player 6 smashes the ball on the line or diagonally
  • 5 player 6 retrieves his batted ball himself
  • 6 player 6 serves the ball to the other mat
  • 7 player 6 retrieves his own ball
  • 8 player 6 joins row
  • This can also be done with a middle attack

After 10 minutes a block is added

  • Twos - 1 ball length of field.
  • Back line has ball.
  • The person at the net blocks twice.
  • Then BH played on 3 mtr line BH back.
  • Attacking run LRL for right handers with jump.
  • Then ball on 3 mtr line OH back.
  • Afterwards 2x blocking.
  • 6 players play a full attack.
  • Points of attention: how do you stand at the service of the opponent. (Classic/switch).
  • line up players.
  • go over the lines. Also play without the ball.
  • After every second service, change players.