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Volleyball drills for

Trainer stands with ball box at the net, position 2/3, players stand at position 1, 5 and 6 for defense.

Trainer throws ball to players:

  • If ball at position 1, players of position 1 and 6 exchange after playing back ball
  • If ball at position 6, players remain standing
  • If ball at position 5, players of position 5 and 6 clear after playing back ball


  • As long as the passing remains good at 2/3, the coach continues to pass the ball.
  • Players not participating stand around the field and make sure the ball pit stays filled.
  • Divide the team into two groups and have them form two rows facing each other on the 3 meter line.
  • Have the players play over the net and then run around the net post to join the other group.
  • On 1 side, parallel to the sideline, lay a speedfoot ladder and before joining the line have the players do a drill through the ladder.
  • Possibly expand with block jumps, attack passes or strength exercises.
  • Importantly, do not allow the ball to fall to the ground, communication is important.
  • Possibly add a penalty if the ball falls to the ground.
  • Alternate with underarm and overhand.
drawing Warm up with ball
  • Trainer throws ball to trio of players standing together at one half of the field.
  • Three must pass the ball over the net in three.
  • Once the first player has passed, they run under the net and choose a position on other side of the field.
  • The player who then plays the ball over the net must play to the person who has just come to the other side of the net.
  • Split the group in two
  • Player with a couple of balls at the post
  • 1 SV at the net who always distributes the ball
  • Every defender has a ball EXCEPT FOR ONE
    • so if there are 4 defenders on the field, 3 of them have the ball
  • Player at the post puts the ball up to the SV, who plays the ball (first easy) to a random defender WITH A BALL !
  • He throws his ball to another defender with no ball and passes to the SV, 
  • DIRECTLY the SV plays another ball to another player (defender) WITH A BALL.
  • Regularly changing players/position
drawing Passing the ball around (responsiveness)
Divide the group in half, start from the back line.

  • Sprint to the net.
  • Sprint to 7 meters.
  • Sprint to net.
  • Sprint to 3 meters.
  • Under the net and dive toward the bench.
  • Over the bench.
  • Around the pawn and sprint back to starting position.
  • As soon as 1st player is back, tap the next one.
Which team is the fastest?
drawing Warming up with obstacles
  • You have 2 teams one is on one side of the field and the other on the other side.
  • There is a ball played in the field the ball may fall on the ground 0/1 time the ball is passed by the teams to the other side of the field.
  • If the ball either bounces 1/2 time, goes out or wrong technique a team has a point.

These exercises are done in pairs 

  • Exercise 1:
    • Person 1 is at the net with a ball, 
    • person 2 starts at the 3-meter line. 
    • Person 1 hits the ball and person has to run back and play the ball back to person 1. 
    • 10x per person.
  • Exercise 2:
    • Person 1 is on the 3-meter line with a ball. 
    • Person 2 is going to block at the net, and then turn around to play the short ball by person 1. 
    • 10x per person.
Divide the group into two.
  • 1 SV on the side for attack
  • 1st player blue has no ball the rest do
  • 1st player blue sprints around the pawn, then gets one of va the 2nd players thrown on --> pass to the other side - red defender
  • Red defender passes to SV
  • SV gives setup an attack on 52
ROTATION
  • Blue passer --> guard red
  • Attacker gets the ball himself and joins behind line of blue
drawing Warm up with pass
Divide the group into two, start from the back line:
- Dribble front feet -1st player starts running on TR's signal-.
- Sprint to the net.
- Sprint to 7 meters - now the 2nd player dribbles!!!-.
- Sprint to net.
- Sprint to 3 meters.
- Pass under the net and dive toward the bench - now the 2nd player starts --> etc. etc.
- Around the pawn and sprint back to starting position.

Extension:
Which team is the fastest?
drawing Warming up with various obstacles
Divide the group into two
  • 1 catcher at 2/3 + 1 guard.
  • 1st player has no ball the rest do
  • 1st player sprints around the pawn, then gets a ball thrown to him by the 2nd player --> pass to the SV. Who must stay on the mat to catch the ball.
  • Each good ball is 1 point --> who has the first e.g. 20 points!!!
drawing Warm up with pass at speed and scoring
Divide the group into two, start from the back line:
Trainer precedes first.
  • Dribble on the front feet.
  • Sprint to the net.
  • Sprint to 7 meters.
  • Sprint to net.
  • Sprint to 3 meters.
  • Pass under net and dive toward bench.
  • Over the bench.
  • Around the pawn and sprint back to starting position.
  • At trainer's signal, both players start sprinting.
  • Blue must run around first pawn and Red runs straight through to tap Blue.
  • Red becomes Blue and flips over.