Volleyball drills for general

  • per 3
    • one player on each side of the net, Setter at the net
    • ball goes over the net and is played underhand to the setter
    • setter makes the pass and the ball can be passed to the next setter
    • the player who hit the ball goes under the net and becomes setter at that side (the player who passed the ball is always a new setter).


  • Player A throws/strikes the ball towards player C.
  • Player C passes the ball to player B.
  • Player B sets up the ball.
  • Player C attacks if the pass was good.

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

After each ball: A to row position C, C to row position A, B change after a while.

Extension: With enough players one-woman block.


See picture. Each 3 (or 4) players 2 balls. 2 players at the net a few meters apart, other player(s) in the backfield.

  • Exercise 1: Players take turns throwing the ball, player in the backfield plays the ball back underarm.
  • Exercise 2: First ball comes deep, 2nd ball comes short
  • Exercise 3: Throwers stand a little further apart and throw straight: player with ball on the sideline throws deep, other short. Passer moves left/right.

After x-number of balls or after some time swap places.


  • Trainer throws/serves the balls in the field. 4 kids in team formation play this ball back in 3 times.
  • The rest of the players put the balls in the ballcarrier.
  • After 3 balls change (also with the kids who get balls).


  • One player on each side at pos 5. One spare is waiting at the sideline.
  • other players are standing with the ball on pos 1.
  • player on pos 1. throws the ball over, players on pos 5 play reception to the basket.
  • differentiation: throw over the ball / serve from the 6m line / serve from the end line.
  • sliding through: pos1 to the other side of pos 5 and after that the same side to pos 1


Jump Exercise extra height


All stand in a circle


  • Jump up 2 times in a series of 10 x with the help of arm swinging.

It is important that extra height is gained by using your arms to swing backwards and forward when going up.



  • See picture.
  • Take turns throwing the ball.
  • After throwing the ball touch the back line and walk to the next spot.
  • Throwing good?
  • Then everything underhand.
  • Later all above hands.
  • Team builds up attack after serving.
  • After the attack opposite player (S1, S2 or S3) throws the ball right back into the field
  • (ball jumps back from the block),
  • team builds up new attack
  • etcetera


  • There is always one person in the whole field.
  • The trainer stands at the other side of the net and plays difficult balls through the whole field.
  • You have to go for every ball