Volleyball drills for

2 vs. 6

  • Trainer starts by throwing to player/setter at 2,5.
  • Setter plays ball to attacker at 4.
6-setter defends fully and plays out the rally.

  • block
  • block coverage
  • move without ball
  • switch with center back

  • attack on 3 and on 2
  • exchange with players
  • Players with ball on P1 on field A.
  • Reserve player on P4 on field B.
  • 2 passers -P5 and P6- on field B.
  • 1 attacker on P4 on field B.
  • 1 attacker on P4 on field A.
  • 1 or 2 defenders on P5 -P6- on field A.
  • Hit/throw ball from field A -P1- to the passers on field B.
  • Take position of reserve P4 on field B.
  • Pass to attacker -P4- and at that moment the passers move to P1 and P6.
  • Attacker hits/plays the ball to the passers and takes the position P5.
  • Reserve becomes P4.
  • Pass the played ball and hit that ball to defenders on field A.
  • P1 on field A rushes under the net and takes the position of P4.
  • P4 plays the defended ball to P1, where it is caught.
  • Defender goes to P1 and connects behind and starts over.
TR on 1 side with ball box.
1 SV which changes regularly.
1 fixed passer which changes regularly -if libero present, this passer will continue to pass-.
The rest will attack 52/C and MID

With more players:
  • Multiple defenders.
  • Blocking
  • Instead of TR a player can pass the ball.
  • On the side of the TR/ player setting up the ball put an extra player who puts the attacked ball in ball box and then goes to defend.
Defending - attacking - catching ball in ball box - defending.

Setting up equipment:
  • The trainer stands with a large ball ready in his hands.
  • The players all hold a regular volleyball.

Game sequence:
  1. The players throw their ball to the trainer.
  2. The trainer lets the ball collide with his large air ball.
  3. The ball will bounce in different directions, the players try to catch it.
  • Red player: quiet topspin ball to the blue player. Pass to SV.
  • SV gives setup and attack 'orange' player.
  • Use all positions to attack.
  • Divide the group into pairs
  • Each side lie 2 mats on the ground
  1. Make roll on the mat and sprint to the net. Block jump.
  2. TR plays the ball in.
  3. Ball must be played in threes with attack.
  4. Who has the most points
  5. For extra point: 2 mats on other field, if hit get 2 points.

  • Field by 4.
  • A and B in defense positions V and I.
  • C on raise.
  • D serve, after serve ball pick up.
  • Band with 4 balls.
  • Raise is on position 4.

1st exercise attack position IV:

  1. D does simple serve to A or B.
  2. A and B build up and play ball over it D catches off and puts ball in band.
  3. A and B assume starting position on 3 meter line.
  4. C hits ball after which A and B shuffle backwards with A on position 1 -feet straight- B on pos IV -slanting-. C attacks, A and B build up and get back in starting position on 3 meter line.
  5. D throws ball up from behind the 3 meter line, A and B shuffle backwards, and keys ball high into the backfield -not to score- . A and B defend and build up.
  6. After 10 times, A and B switch with C and D.
2nd drill:

  1. A and B stand in reception at positions V and I, and move to the front after building up.
  2. C tips the ball, left or right, doesn't matter. First 5 balls easy, then 5 more difficult balls. A and B build up and play over.
  3. After build up, or ball away, back to player D. This plays short over the net. Defending.
3rd exercise:
Organization A , B, and C the passer stand in reception.
  1. D throws ball easily over, build-up and over play go:
  2. A at position IV , B at position V and C at position I.
  3. D crawls on the raise and plays to A or B.
  4. C comes running in from position I and builds back up there is easy play to D.
  5. Back to starting position, D now plays short to A.
In pairs A and B. Defensive exercises.

  1. Left 3 steps - Right 3 steps - hit ground in split. 10 x then change.
  2. Shuffle diagonally back - ball hitting ground , sprint diagonally forward. 10 x then switch.
  3. A has ball and quickly throws left-right to B. This throws back immediately and shuffles to the side. 10 x then exchange.
  4. A throws ball to B shuffles back from left-right and throws back. 10 x then change.
  5. Exercise 3 but with playing back OH. 10 x then switch.
  6. Exercise 4 but then with return play OH. 10 x then switch.
Organization: A with ball at net / B at 3 meters and moves to 6 meters.
. A throws ball up, B shuffles to back, B stops in split, touches ground and as A keys ball BH tight to B, does defense back to A . 10 x then switch.
8. A tips ball to B, B plays high to A, A does intermediate key, B shuffles to back as A tightly keys to B, B does defense back to A. 10 x then switch.
Same as 7 but now attack.
10. Same as 8 but A now attacks.

Organization: A at net / B with ball at back line.
11. B throws ball high to A and runs to 3 meters and takes defensive position -ground tapping. A tips ball, B defends ball to A, and runs to back line, A tips ball to B who catches.
12. B throws ball high to A, runs to the 3 meters, gets tip ball, plays back to A, A does interjection, B shuffles backwards, A attacks.
13. B throws ball to A , runs to 3 meters and gets tip ball, plays high back to A, A can now choose, new tip ball or TT and attack backwards.

Organization: A at the net with the ball / B at the back line, facing the wall.

14. A calls name and throws up for attack, B turns around and defends the ball, then like exercise 13. A may choose.

  1. Trainer throws ball OH on pos VI front play in split position, move low across field.
    1. 4 x each side, then switch.
    2. After play shuffle sideways to other side.
    3. Players always switch sides.

  2. Trainer throws ball OH on pos V and I in front, player starts potty and runs to front, shuffle to back, plays ball, does block and runs back.
  3. Tainer throws ball OH on pos VI in front, players leave from sideline. 3m shuffle on side, back to sideline.
  4. Player blocks and after block defends ball at pos VI / III.
  5. Players leave at position IV / III trainer throws ball behind them. Shuffle backwards and play.
  1. Low stance, 10 x between 2 pot shuffle sideways and play ball.
    Ball not thrown up too high. High pace. 1 shuffle step sideways. 2 x 10 times.

  2. Same as 1 but crossover shuffle sideways. 2 x 10 times.

  3. 2 x 4 times diagonal shuffle. Stand still in correct posture.

  4. Square shuffle back to center 2 x 3 times.

  5. Square shuffle always back to center 2 x 3 times.

  6. Block jump - turn around & defense.
    Throw on person and then smash.
  • The base team of six gets successively from the small team a serve, an attack -trainer plays rally ball the small team- and a free ball.
  • The trainer plays rally ball on the small team and they play the ball back in one go.
The base team gets 3 attempts to score 3 balls in a row.
  • If this succeeds, they rotate one spot.
  • If this fails, the players from the small team switch with players from the base team.
The goal is to complete all rotations in the time the exercise is run.
  • Service is made from position 5 on a pair; p/l & libero.
  • After service, this person goes to defend at position 5.
  • Side-out must be scored by attackers at position 3, 4 or 6.
  • After the side-out, the coach hits balls from position 4 into the diagonal, which are defended by players at position 4, 5 and 6.
  • From the defense again the attack must be scored. Rally is played out, after which everything starts again.
Points of attention:
  • Block shields position 1 and 2. After the pass/defense cover -don't do nothing-.
  • Make good choices in game distribution.
  • Efficiency training: 20 balls 10 x service & 10x defense.
When everyone has had their turn in this way, we do the exercise in mirror image.
  • Serve from position 1, block at position 3 and 4. Shield position 4 and 5.
  • Defending at position 1, 2, 5 and 6.
  • Attacking at position 1, 3 and 6.