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

  • Trainer throws ball to passer.
  • Pass to the set-up.
  • Setup to left or right outside.
  • Attack.
  • Opposing team defends this ball and tries to make it a counter attack.


  • After 5 successful defensive passes, 3 players move to the other side, make sure there is always a playmaker in the receiving end's box, if necessary also take into account fixed positions of other attackers.

  • Make 2 teams
  • T (coach) throws ball to or serves on the straight.
  • Action 1:
    • Player runs in and passes
  • Action 2:
    • Player runs in and is ready for the set-up
  • Action 3:
    • Player gives a pass to position 3
  • Action 4:
    • Set-up at position 4
  • Player tries to knock a pawn off the bench by smash.
  • Pawn off the bench?
  • Twosome gets 1 point.
  • Organisation:
    • Square formation.
    • 2 players in the "attack".
    • 2 players defend and set up.
  • Execution:
    • Ball is hit diagonally to the 2 players in the back.
    • From the pass the other defender gives a setup also diagonally.
    • This one too is immediately attacked again on setupper, etc.
  • After a few minutes functions change.
  • On one side of the field there is a six in full formation.
  • On the other side are 3 players.
  • Behind the 3 players stand the servers.
  • Exercise:
    • Servers serve the ball, the 6 team defends this ball and plays out the rally.
    • The 3-man team may defend and also rally.
  • Point count:
    • Service error, 1 point for the team that was set up.
    • Ball on ground by the 3 team, point for the essayed team.
    • Good service, but rally won by 3-player, point for 3-player.
    • IF 3-TAL has 3 points three move on, if TEAM has 12 points, 3-tal and all servers must push up 5x.
  • Organization:
    • 2 players on p2 with balls.
    • 2 players in the backfield.
    • 2 (or more) players out of the field.
  • Implementation:
    • During 1 minute, the players on the p2 are going to keep the field players busy with attacks, tip balls, etc.
    • Let 1 player on p2 work and as soon as a ball is not defended, the 2nd player takes over.
    • The players off the field take care of ball safety.
    • After 1 minute the players on p2 become defenders, defenders go out of the field and 2 new ones on p2.
  • 1 player at the net on position 2/3
  • 3 players in the backfield.
  • The player at the net puts the defense to work and has the freedom to touch each ball at least once up to a maximum of three times.
  • The defense makes sure that the ball reaches the player at the net in 1 or 2 times.
  • The group divides into pairs.
  • In each field stands a pair.
  • The trainer throws in a ball.
  • The team that scores a point runs to the posts and gets the next ball first.
  • The team that made a mistake goes out and is exchanged for another pair.
  • (The game can also be played in threes if this is more convenient).
  • The trainer stands in the middle near the net.
  • One player stands in the field.
  • The trainer throws the balls all over the field.
  • The player is only done when he/she has touched/played three balls in a row.
  • When the player misses the second or third ball the trainer starts the count again.
  • 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.
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