Volleyball drills for attack / smash / spike / hitting



  • Player A serves the ball to player C.
  • Player C passes the ball to player B.
  • Player B sets up the ball.
  • Player D attacks.

Goal: try to attack/play 3rd ball on the mats (straight or diagonal).

After each ball move one place in your own group.

Extension: When there are enough players, one could also choose to place a block.

  • Team in line up in field A. In field B 3 blockers and 3 serves.
  • Team B serves on team A who come to attack.
  • Blockers try to block. Time change.

The trainer stands on the other side with a ball locker

  • 3 players stand in the backfield
  • the coach throws (later on pass or attack) to the 3 players
  • the 3 players have to get the ball to the other side in 3 plays.


  • the 3rd ball (that goes over the net) has to be attacked (preferably with a jump)
  • for EVERY ball you must call it loose
  • every player has to hit the ball once
  • Throws ball to P
  • P pass to S
  • S setup for P
  • P attacks
  • pass except sv


  • The field will be divided in two.
  • We play in two groups.
  • Per group you have a service-player and a reserve service-player, a playmaker, a striker, two reception-players and a reserve reception-player.
  • Servant and attacker stay in position for x-number of balls.
  • Service and reception players change places.
  • Storage-reception-pass-attack (players change position in their own group).
  • After 5 minutes there is a change of position.
  • 2 players each side of the net.
  • Player throws the ball over the net.
  • is passed to the distributor and
  • then set-up and
  • then quietly over the net.
  • Other side passes it back to the distributor and so on.
  • Extend this to a complete 3-meter attack.


  • Player serves ball.
  • Passing to setter
  • Setup gives ball back
  • Defense to setup
  • setup for attack
  • Down ball or free ball is called
  • Defence to setup
  • quick pass to attacker

extension with block board


One side of the net

  • Attacking player on his/her position
  • Passer ( libero if necessary )

The other side

  • 2 blockers ( center and corner ) --> 1 block if there is a center player on the other side
  • Defenders on all positions

The exercise

  • Someone passes to offensive player and libero
  • Build up and try to score

  • Blockers set up a block go for the ball
  • Defenders try to defend the ball

Attacking player gets 10 balls and he/she must try to score as much as possible.

--> possibly also let them use the 3 meter attack