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

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  • 1 player with ball 1 without player with ball stands straight over the player without ball.
    • standing between 2 cones in different colours.
  • The player with the ball calls out the colour where the player has to move to and throws the ball to the player.
  • This player brings the ball back and goes back to the center.
  • Trainer is at position 3 with 2 helpers,
  • First ball smash at position 5,
  • then short ball on 3 meters and then deep ball at the right back.
drawing
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  • players stand in groups of 3
  • 1 player sits on a skirting board (2 parts of it) with feet on the ground (in proper position like reception) on the 3m line and plays the ball in reception position to the passer.
  • Another player stands on the passer position and will catch the ball which the player on the skirting board will play to him in reception.
  • A 3rd player (standing on a rise) throws or hits the ball to the player on the skirting board.
  • This ball must come from high so that there is a build up to a solid reception.
  • The passer throws every time the caught ball to the one who throws in.
  • After x number of times you change positions.






  • Throw one side overhead
  • the other sitting low
  • and then drop to their knees and continue on the ground
  • We play 3 against 3 on a half field,
    • pass,
    • set-up
    • and attack (aimed and not hard),
  • After playing the ball, everyone rotates a position.
  • When the ball lands on the ground,
  • just bring it in by playing overhand, NOT serving.
  • If there are too many players, then 1 in the waiting room to come in for the pass.
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  • All in the field.
  • Get down on your knees.
  • Trainer points where to go from left to right or front or back.
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  • 5 - 1 line-up,
    • 3 players on the serving side
    • and 5 players on the defensive side.
  • Trainer (Libero) defends on POS VI,
  • Passeur stands at POS I and then 3 attackers at POS II, III (mid) and IV.
  • 3 defenders on the other side and try to defend the ball, we play the rally on!
  • It is allowed to block.
  • The trainer throws the ball over to 1 of the 3 players and the passer runs around the cone to the mat and tries to catch the ball on the mat and put it in the basket.
  • The 2 reserves do ladder exercises and then one of the reserves takes the place of the reception player and the reception player becomes a passer and the passer becomes a reserve.
  • While the one player does the reception, the other two move to their home positions and get ready to attack.
drawing
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  • X short ball on 3 metres, 1 defends
  • then C attack long on 1 to pos. 5, 
  • then X attack long on 1 to pos. 1
  • and C short ball on 3 meter 
  • 1 defends all balls back to attacker
  • 2 is next

4-x-defend-long-short

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