Volleyball drills for general


  • Purpose of the exercise:
    • To focus, communicate, master the task and persevere.
    • At "A" and above, with fewer people on the field for more intensity.
  • Explanation of the exercise:
    • 'Chaos Easy' starts as a warm-up, but ends as a true battle.
    • The players are placed in the field (it doesn't matter where).
    • The ball is caught and immediately thrown over the net (one play).
    • As the player catches, he throws the ball. .
    • The players on the team are turned over one spot.
    • It is striking how difficult it is to score.
    • When someone throws wrong (in net or out), they have to sprint around the opponent's field.
  • Duration of the exercise:
    • 5-10 minutes.
  • Along both sides of the net stand groups in 2.
  • In this group of 2, someone throws the ball and the other does underhand.
  • To make it harder:
    • Throw left & right
    • Or throw backwards & forwards.


  • Trainers with ball cart on field B
  • Players with hoop on field A on 7m-line
  • Players hold the hoop with 2 hands

  • Trainer throws the ball in an arc over the net
    1. Player comes in and puts the hoop on the spot where the ball is going to fall
    2. Same as 1, but catches the ball with 2 hands at navel height
    3. Same as 2, but now plays the ball underhand.
  • Players in a row on p1
  • Trainer with ball pit on p2

  • Trainer throws balls in an arc in the middle of the field.
  • Players must:
    • Catch and pass the ball and throw it in the ballcage.
    • Turn to p1 and catch at belly height.
    • Make a turn in the run and catch the ball
    • Sprint from lying position to the ball and catch it
    • At the place where the ball is going to fall, lie down and let the ball bounce on your back
In beach volleyball, learn to set and play compactly.

  • 1 player at the net as attacker.
  • 1 player in defense (line).
  • The other players take turns to give a set on defense.
  • After their set they go back to the back of the line.
The coach pays attention to the following
  • That the defense brings the ball in compactly.
  • That the setters distribute the ball to the attacker with the right footwork, hand technique and height.
  • They also have to bring their set to the right hand of the attacker.

  • Coach stands in the middle, right at the net.
  • Three players are standing in the field.
  • Trainer throws/plays the ball to the players.
  • It does not matter how they do it, but the ball must get to the trainer.
  • Trainer may not take more than one step to get the ball.
  • The ball can also be played to the trainer in two or three times.
  • When there are 7 or more players the same thing can be done at the other side, but then instead of a trainer there is a player at the net.
  • It is important to make sure that the ball is passed to the trainer.
  • If there are extra players, someone can stand in the queue.
  • If the ball falls to the ground, the substitute will take that spot. (In the case of a large difference in level of play the substitution can be made as well).


  • Per person 2 balls
    • One ball between the legs/under the arm, other in two hands on a side of choice, throw ball straight up and catch with two hands
    • When the ball is up on one side, throw the other ball up on the other side.
    • Keep arms straight, throw as much as possible straight up

  • Pairs 2 balls.
    • One person throws a ball straight to the other person
    • Meanwhile the other person throws his ball straight up and throws it back.
    • Then catch your own ball


  • The purpose of the exercise is to train the defender A in his reaction ability as well as to work together in handling the ball.
  • Important for this exercise:
    • EVERYTHING is touche!
  • The ball that is played/tossed by the trainer (high and far; not hit!) is allowed to come well outside the lines, because the ball must be handled as if it jumped off the block.
  • A. stands with his back to the net and concentrates on the defenders B/C.
  • If the ball is played by T/Sv. then either B or C demands the ball ("LOS!") and moves to play the ball.
  • A. sprints after B/C and offers himself vocally ("HERE!").
  • B/C must be able to hear where A is before playing the ball.
  • B/C plays the ball high to A and A plays the ball well inside the 3-metre box. T./Sv. makes the catch.
  • If there are 8 or more players, this exercise can be done at both ends; if there are less than 8 players, it is played at one end and B/C rotate with players waiting outside the lines.
  • In that case, work at a high tempo so that nobody stands still for too long.
  • A. changes after 5 or 10 balls; every player takes the position A. twice.
  • NOTE: The exercise goes at a high tempo!
  • When A. has handled the ball, the next ball follows immediately.
  • It is up to the player turning in the ball to get in position in time!
  • Expansion:
    • Place a basket on a spot of your choice within the 3-meter section.
    • The second ball must touch the basket (top) or go through the basket.


  • T strikes ball to libero, 2 attackers start at the net.
  • Pass, set-up and attack on position 3 or 4.
  • Blocking:
    • Outside, inside hand on ball, center joins in.
    • Centre blocks with emphasis on shielding position 1/2.
    • Then service (float) to position 1.
  • Variant:
    • Attack on positions 2 and 3 and service to position 5.


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