Volleyball drills for general

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  • 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!
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  • Two teams one throws the ball up to the other
  • who picks it up underhand does one time for himself abovehand
  • and then a quiet smash hit so that the other picks it up underhand
  • and does the same.
  • This exercise is done in pairs, standing about 4 meters apart.
  • One player rolls the ball to the other.
  • The latter must stop the ball with two hands behind his/her back.
  • In this way, the player can only stop the ball in a low forward position: shoulders in front of the knee, knee in front of the feet.
  • Make sure you understand that the exercise is for learning to adopt a low posture when passing / defending.
  • Physically, this exercise is very taxing on the legs, so don't do it for 5 minutes, but play three series of 10 balls.
  • 2 groups of minimum 4 players.
  • reception, pass technical ball over the net.
  • Receptionist becomes distributor, distributor under the net and connect to the other side.
  • idem for the other side.
    • Gradual increase in difficulty.
    • Simulate both attack and serve.
  • 4 or more players.
  • Divide them left side and right side.
  • The left side calls or indicates with their finger number 1 or 2.
  • At 1 the right side must pass underarms and at 1 they must pass overhand.
  • To play the ball behind you.
  • Variation is to call short or deep.
  • At deep play above hands and at short play forearms
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  • groups of three
  • 1 field
  • one half of the field = winners side, other half = losers/neutrals side
  • the 4 corners of each field will be numbered from 1 to 4
  • on each half 1 group stands, the remaining group is a reserve
  • the group on the loser side can serve and there will be played a rally
  • Every time a player has touched the ball, he/she has to tap one of the 4 corners of his/her half. This must be done in numerical order.
  • So when the ball comes to the group in question for the first time, the person who does the first contact, taps corner number 1. The person who does the second contact, taps corner number 2 and the person who does the third contact, taps number 3.
  • The ball is passed over.
  • The ball returns to the side of the group in question, but now the person who makes the first contact must tap corner number 4. The person who does the second contact, must tap corner number 1 again and the person who does the third contact, must tap corner number 2. If the ball then comes over again we start tapping corner number 3.
  • You keep doing this until the rally is over.
  • If the group on the winner's side wins, they get to stay and get a point.
  • If they lose, they have to go back to the loser side.
  • If the group on the loser's side wins, they must move to the winner's side, but they still don't get a point.
  • If the group loses, they have to go back to the loser's side.
  • If necessary, an assignment can be given to the group that lost the rally.
    • pumps
    • sit-ups
    • squads
    • plank
    • mountain-climbers
    • ladder
    • ...


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  • Player A throws/strikes the ball towards player C.
  • Player C serves the ball to player B.
  • Player B gives a pass to c.
  • Player C passes to the mats.


Goal: try to attack/play 3rd ball on the mats (straight or diagonal).

After each ball move one place in your own group.

Extension: When there are enough players one could also choose to place a block.

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  • Two players per half and then
  • play over the net after two hits and
  • turn out the next two
  • If it goes very well, bring in a second ball.
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