Volleyball drills for defense / passing / digging / diving / reception


  • Making trios.
  • 1st trio lie down on stomach behind 7m line.
  • Trainer with ball pit on other field.

  • Trainer claps on the ball and immediately plays the ball over the net.
  • Players must get up quickly and play the ball back over the net in no more than 3 contacts.
  • Trainer can determine the difficulty.
Divide the group in two.

1 side serves and other side passes with catch --> PURSUE!

the pass goes well expand with attack.


3 players on 1 side and the rest 'team setup' on the other side.

  • TR plays ball in at 3-count, defend and attack.
  • Team defends rally ball and plays out the rally further.
  • Once the ball is safely on the ground, TR immediately brings in another ball to 3-tal.
  • And so on.
Party form, where the teams take turns serving, regardless of who scores the point.
However, the team that scores on the serve receives a rally ball.
As long as this team scores the rally ball, they continue to receive rally balls and the opposing team must defend.
So in theory, the set could be over with 24 rally balls in a row.

On the 'team-side' there are 5 players: On the
other side there are two triplets. One trio is going to block and one trio is going to serve and defend.

The service pass is provided by the libero and passer/runner. Sv. comes from position 1 and has a choice of three attackers; pos. 2, 3 and 4.
After the service follows a rally ball, in which the Sv. remains standing.
Then again, but now the Sv. starts as a predictor, making the choice pos. 1, 3 and 4.
If the diagonal is a predictor, all blockers stand 1 to 1. If the diagonal is behind, then supportive blocking is done on pos. 3.
This also requires the defense to be adjusted. After 4 balls, the triplets change front and back.
After some time other players on the other side.

From position 1 is served on 2 passers, including libero.
Sv. has choice of pos. 3 and 4 middle/outside. On both positions double blocking. At the center pos. 4 + 3 and outside pos. 2 + 3.
In addition, the defense is set diagonally.
At center attack, position 1 is shielded, position 5 sits shorter and position 6 defends the deep ball.
Play out rally.

Goal for the offense to score, goal for the defense to defend everything.



  • Trainer/player and ball pit on field B p4.
  • Block field B on P2/ P3 and defend p5.
  • 2 players on field A on P2/ P3 block.
  • Defending field B on P4 and P5.
  • Trainer/player hits ball to P4/ P5.
  • Block and turn immediately after the action.
  • Defend ball, setup and attack on P4.
  • Block-defend-catch.
Attack p4-block p2-block p3-reserve
block p2-block- p3-reserve p5-defend p5
You can do this exercise as a warm-up. By overthrowing the ball and playing into the received balls.

Passing: Follow ball.

  • Ball is no longer thrown over but technically hit. Defense + pass.
  • Ball is tested over in one time. Defense + pass with intermediate test.
  • Ball overturned on pass.
  • Skip ball.
  • Play in other direction.


Exercise 1: Triangles
  • Ball thrower starts at the net with the ball cart.
  • 3 working players and the others catch balls. Can be done on 2 sides of the field.
  • Thrower alternates throwing L & R balls at a brisk pace.
  • Blue gets ball defended at position 1 and goes back to home position at 6. Then goes to defend at position 5 right.
Exercise 2: Balls
  • 2 players stand on a plinth or rise with ball. They give a signal and then throw the ball up and play it over 'hard'.
  • The field players tap the pancake in the middle. On signal they move to the right side in defense.
  • Field players try to defend if possible they play the ball over the net to the skirting attackers.
Exercise 3: Dots
  • 2 or 3 defenders between the gates. Players on the skirting board give signal and attack. Focus : going for the ball and communication.
  • If defending then 1 player runs in and passes the ball into the net. Possibly in 3 times and then defend.
  • The 2 other players do a block cover and defend the ball.
  • New player on the skirting board, 3 others are ready between the gates + attack starts on the other side.
    Variation: Can also be done with a serve + attack if full court is free. Also with continue play and realize majority situation.


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