Volleyball drills for block / net defense

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2 groups start at the back line of each field, half spread over the whole length, pairs (per large).

  • VW walk to the net, through the net with 2 hands to partner; VW walk to the backline. 6x
  • VW walk to net, jump and clap hands above net; AW walk to backline. 6x
  • VW walk and lift heels to net, jump and clap hands above net; VW walk and lift knees. 6x
  • ZW low pull-up passes, quarter turn and jump with hands above net. 6x
  • Learning the block without moving, without net with attention on hand placement.
  • Per 2 (same size), 1 ball
  • 1 person on bench with ball above head.
  • Person 2 opposite person 1. Block jump with hands to ball
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2 groups start at the back line of each half of the field, spread over the whole length, pairs (per large).

  • VW walk to the net, through the net with 2 hands to partner; VW walk to the backline. 6x
  • VW walk to net, jump and clap hands above net; AW walk to backline. 6x
  • VW walk and lift heels to net, jump and clap hands above net; VW walk and lift knees. 6x
  • ZW low pull-up passes, quarter turn and jump with hands above net. 6x

warm-up-with-focus-on-block-initiation

  • 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.
  • You divide your players into 2 pairs.
  • Per pair 1 ball
  • One of the pair is standing at the net to make a block.
  • The other player stands on the opposite side of the net with a ball. The player stands on the three-metre line and throws the ball just over the net.
  • The player at the net making the block tries to block the ball.
  • 10 balls and then switch tasks.
  • 2 players stand up on bench or cupboard
  • 1 playmaker
  • 1 attacker
  • 4 defenders
  • Coach throws ball to defenders,
    • who play to sv,
    • sv plays on attacker,
    • attacker hits ball in the block,
    • defenders make sure they are under the ball.
    • Play out rally
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  • you have 2 passers on ra and la
  • trainer throws/serves the ball over the net to the 2 passers.
  • after having called loose, pass the ball to sv on 2/3
  • sv gives set up to lv
  • someone on the other side of the net tries to block and otherwise retrieve the ball
  • move up one spot at a time

Purpose

To stretch the shoulder and upper back muscles in preparation for the blocking movement.

Organisation

Repetitions: 3series of 5 repetitions. Take a few moments of rest between the series.

Execution

  • Stand at some distance from the net with your face to the net.
  • Place your hands diagonally above your head in the blocking position.
  • Make controlled blocking movements towards the net at a calm pace. Make yourself as long as possible without jumping.
  • Do this 5 times.

Do a total of 3 series of 5 repetitions. In between the series, take a few moments of rest.

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* You divide your players into 2 pairs.

* Each pair 1 ball

* Each on a side of the net

* 1 player throws the ball up over the netband, both try to block the ball.

20 balls and then switch tasks.

* Now 1 block the other may shoot

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