Volleyball drills for attack / smash / spike / hitting


Exercise on stroke

  • per 2 players one hoop and one tennisball
  • try to play the tennis ball into the hoop with an overhand throw, pay attention to the wrist movement
  • the difficulty can be determined by increasing the distance to the hoop.
  • afterwards with a volleyball
  • next step throw and hit yourself
  1. With ball in the corner on position 1 and 5

  • Key to center
  • Key from center to position 4 and position 2
  • Catch for bots

  1. Player 1 at position 4 a.h. net & Player 2 at position 2 a.h. net - with ball in the corner at position 1 and 5
  • Pass to the centre
  • Pass from centre to position 4 and position 2
  • Catch

  1. Player 1 at position 4 a.h. net & Player 2 at position 2 a.h. net - with ball in the corner at position 1 and 5
  • Position 4 and 2 play short type ball

  1. Player 1 at position 4 a.h. net & Player 2 at position 2 a.h. net - with ball in the corner at position 1 and 5
  • Position 4 and 2 play attack 2x
  • line up one side of the net on the other side players with ball to attack,
  • I pass, the other players react and
  • the passer catches the ball and runs on.
  • The attacker becomes a reserve,
  • reserve becomes defender,
  • defender becomes passer,
  • passer runs up the ladder and becomes attacker.
  • Attacking and blocking 12 players
  • Players A with one ball simultaneously play the ball to S at 2/3
  • At that moment A4 with B1, B2 with B3, and B4 with A3 jump for a dry block
  • S play a set-up to position 4 where A4 and A3 attack along or through block B1 with B2 and B3 with B4
  • Position changes S are fixed playmakers; the five on their own side rotate through (chase the ball).attacks-and-blocks


  • Player A throws ball over the net.
  • Player B or C passes the ball over the net.
  • The other player quickly runs under the net and sets up the ball for the same player who passed.
  • This player tries to get a pawn off the bench with overhand play or a hitting move.

Which pair or team has knocked the most pawns off the bench after X number of minutes?

  • Balls often don't land neatly on the aerial as the attackers would like, they stay hanging/ out of the net/ or outside the aerial.
  • Execution:
  • The players receive a ball and learn to correct it.
  • 1st pass is always used the same.
  • 2nd and3rd passes will be used to correct.
  • Balls will be thrown in underhand in the following positions.
  • Position 1 Out of the net: -> player must stay behind the ball.
  • Position 2 Hangs on: -> player must accelerate to the inside
  • Position 3: outside the aerial: -> player must step outside
  • Get behind the ball
  • - So that you can hit the ball diagonally in front of you.
  • Players can throw the ball in themselves or at one side through the trainer.
  • step 1) catch the ball from the run-up
  • Point of attention: get behind the ball well, do not hover, keep making the attacking pass.
  • step 2) attack
  • Continued from Correction in attack pass - at lesser set up
  • Player falls on lesser set up- stays hanging/out of net/out of aerial.
  • set-up is given either on position 2 or 4
  • The defense adjusts its view to the angle of the attack.
  • phase 1: without blocking - defend the ball from being hit freely
  • phase 2: with blocking attention on the defense position - one of the attackers goes on the ball
  • one of the attackers is going to block on the middle position.
  • field is divided in 2 parts
  • on side 1 are 1 playmaker, the libero and the middle attackers
  • on side 2 are the other players
  • there are on each side 1 attacker and 1 blocker and a server.
  • depending on the number of players there is 1 passer or 2 passers.
  • the purpose of this exercise is to get in agreement with the distributor which ball you want to play.
  • With the middle players we will practice on the 'rise' balls and other variations such as the 'neck'.
  • 2 playmakers who alternately set uppen
  • 2 passers.
  • The person who does not pass attacks.
  • Communicate well whether the ball should go outside or back.
  • The rest stands behind the field and takes the place of the attacker.
  • extend with blocking