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

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First phase, per 2:

  • Pitcher has 2 tennis balls,
    • Which he takes turns throwing into a zone where the receiver is standing,
    • Short distance
    • Receiver catches with 1 hand each time


  • Same with volleyballs
    • Receiver doesn't catch anymore, but plays back underhand.

  • Storage-Reception exercise
  • Targeted serve to position 5-6
  • Set-up to position 4, followed by attack (street) and drop ball.
  • Reception players and setter move to cover and defend the ball high, centrally in the 3-meter zone.
  • Best to provide spare balls to keep the pace high!
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Arrangement of equipment:

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


Course of play:

  1. The players throw their ball to the trainer.
  2. The trainer lets the ball bounce on his big air ball.
  3. The ball will bounce to different sides, the children try to catch the ball.
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In pairs

  • Someone at the net (player A),
  • Someone on the backline (player B)
  • After each task with the ball, the players get a strength/physical exercise, alone or in pairs.
  • (This happens when the players have also switched between themselves).
  • After this, the players on the back line move on. This way you always have a different warming-up partner.
  • Player B lies on her stomach on the back line, player A hits the ball, at this moment player B jumps up and tips player A, player B tries to defend the ball.
  • After 10 hit balls, change.
    • Legs crossed and 15 sit-ups


  • Player B lies on her stomach on the back line, player A hits the ball, at this moment player B jumps straight attacks player A, player B tries to defend the ball.
  • After 10 lucky balls, change.
    • 10 blocks against each other's hands.


  • Player A attacks to player B, player B defends and player A attacks again.
  • After a certain time, change.
    • Belly on 3m, straight, attack, belly 3m. 6x


  • Player A chooses, short ball, far ball, attack, ... Player B defends everything, after a certain time change.
    • Sprints around the field
  • This can be done in threes or fours.
  • One player in the middle for threes, two in the middle for fours.
  • Two players have a ball, one near the net and one near the back line.
  • Player (red) in the middle stands a maximum of two meters in front of a player with the ball.
  • Player with ball throws to centre, who passes back and moves to other player who just threw the ball.
  • Next player throws ball to centre player (white), who passes back, then moves to other player.
  • After ten passes change position.
  • In a four-team team, two players in the middle who pass at the same time and change position to pass.
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  • Two players with a ball at the net, about three-four metres apart.
  • Two players at about six meters, each facing a player with the ball.
  • Players at the net throw a ball at the same time, players in the back pass at the same time.
  • Then move sideways to the other position.
  • Net players pass the ball again simultaneously, passers pass back simultaneously and move again.
  • Change after twenty passes.
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  • Coach plays ball to playmaker.
  • Three attackers and only one block.
  • Three defenders .
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  • Form several teams.
  • Winning team can go under the net.
  • Opposite team scores a point = stay put.
  • Other team makes point ==> change at the other side of the net.
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  • Player A tips the ball deep to player C,
  • Player C plays the ball to player B,
  • B then tips the ball short and player C takes that ball and plays it back to player B.
  • B gives a pass to the corner where player A is going to attack.
  • Meanwhile, player C goes to defend the ball being attacked by player A on the other side and defends the ball to player B.
  • And then player A shifts to C,
  • C to B, and
  • B to A.
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