Volleyball drills for general


4 game forms for warming-up for youth teams.

Game form 1: ( Korfvolley )

  • Theme of the training: Playing above the head
  • Explanation:
    • A game of Korfball, same rules, but it is only allowed to score with an overhand ball.
  • More difficult:
    • The ball must be pinned by a team mate.
  • Easier:
    • Draw a circle around the basket, where only the attacking team is allowed to go.
  • Scoring:
    • 1 point for every ball scored
    • 2 points for a teammate who passes the ball to the attacker.

Game form 2: ( Basketball volleyball )

  • Theme of the training: Playing with hands
  • Clarification:
    • Make 1 group per basket and throw the ball under a left or right angle from under the basket.
    • The players have to play the ball underhand in the basket.
  • Harder:
    • Hit the ball in a controlled way instead of throwing it in.
    • Catch the ball before it hits the floor via the basket.
  • Easier:
    • Throwing the ball straight instead of in an angle.
    • Reduce the distance to the basket.
  • Point count:
    • 1 point for every scored ball
    • 2 points for a passed ball
    • 3 points if the ball is caught in follow-up.

Game form 3: ( Tennisvolley )

  • Theme of the training: attack
  • Explanation:
    • Tension the net at tennis height and make teams of 3 or 4 players.
    • The ball must be played back and forth and smashed into the ground on your own side.
    • The receiving side may not let the ball bounce first.
    • Turn over every time the ball is played to the other side.
    • You will see that this is a very difficult exercise when the ball lane recognition is not in order.
  • Harder:
    • Jump on attack
  • Easier:
    • No spin
    • Ball may not end within 3 meters
  • Point count:
    • 1 point for every scored ball

Game form 4: ( Trefvolley )

  • Theme of the training: Defence
  • Explanation:
    • Game of dodgeball where all the defensive techniques of volleyball are allowed as defence.
    • Player throws the ball to his opponent, who tries to defend the ball so his teammate can catch it.
  • Harder:
    • Field must be divided into front and backfield, catching teammate must be in the frontfield.
    • Thrown ball must be a batted ball.
  • Easier:
    • Throw with 2 hands from the neck.
    • Throw with 2 hands from the chest.
  • Point count:
    • 1 point for every ball defended


  • The warm-up for youth should be playful and always with the ball.
  • Do not warm up too much, stretch, play volleyball immediately.
  • On one side of the net there are 6 players. (If they are having trouble with the set up, the trainer can take over this spot).
  • The remaining players stand on the other side of the net.
  • They start the game, by serving.
  • The 6 players build an attack. Pass/Set up/Smash.
  • Just play the point.
  • Full turn at the smash.
  • Communication by calling LOS, good pass.
  • Make two teams.
  • The goal is to get the ball to the other side of the line.
  • You do this by standing in plank position and then pushing the ball to the other person who is standing further down in plank position.
  • Then you run to the front and stand in a holding position and wait for the ball to come.
  • The team that gets to the other side first wins.
  • Play fanatically in pairs
  • Make long series.
  • Is that going well?
    • Try to hit the ball quietly every now and then.
  • 1 and 2 both have a ball
  • 1 plays underhand to 2
  • 2 rolls his ball over the ground to 1 
  • etc. VARIATION: pass overhead and roll 2nd ball


Depending on the number of players.

Party form:

  • 4 against 4
  • 5 against 3 (or 4 with the trainer)
  • 6 against 2 (or 3 with the trainer)

Order to play the ball at least 3 times, via the set-up of the distributor. 2nd ball distributor must be overhand.


After each part, a short rest and then through again. Parts with * need a bench, 2 to 4 persons per bench

  • Part 1:
    • 30 step-ups* (getting on/off the bench)
    • 15 push-ups* (feet on the bench)
  • Part 2:
    • 30 east-west step-ups* (right foot on bench left foot next to it â€" left foot on it right foot next to it)
    • 10 squats jumps (going through the knees and jumping as high as possible when stretching)
  • Part 3:
    • 20 side shuffles over 4 meters
    • 10 slit-squat jump (jump and go through 1 knee, other knee each time)
  • Part 4:
    • 30 step-ups* (stepping on/off the bench)
    • 15 push-ups* (feet on the bench)

  • There is one scapegoat and one victim.
  • The other players stand in groups of two, spread over the room.
  • The groups of two stand behind each other, with their faces in the same direction.
  • The scapegoat tries to tap the victim.
  • The victim may join a group of two at the back, but then the first one in line becomes the new ticker and the old ticker becomes the new victim.
  • If the scapegoat can tap the victim, the roles are also reversed.

Purpose of exercise:
To teach the body that you should never give up.

Exercise Explanation:

  • In volleyball, we are so conditioned that after the ball hits the ground, everyone stops playing.
  • Because of this, you sometimes get players to lower their heads before the ball hits the ground.
  • Through this very fun game form, you teach your body to just keep going after the bounce.
  • You will see that your body gets used to never giving up.

  • You are playing a game.
  • When the ball hits the ground, you go after it, while you, as coach, count how many times it hits the ground before the ball is finally played up.
  • Suppose Team A has got the ball up after 6 bounces, then they have to pass, set-up and attack 6 times.
  • Points are awarded when the ball no longer bounces but rolls and when the ball has bounced a total of 20 times.
  • So trainer, you will have to count!