Volleyball drills for general


Goal: ball lane recognition, take position in time.

  • Ball path: A throws to B, B passes to C.
  • Direction of play: A, B, C
  • B moves (before the ball has passed the net) to the right position (90%) and is active instead of re-active.
  • B assumes the correct position when the ball passes the net.
  • B adjusts in the remaining time to the correct position (10%).
  • Possibly build up:
    • First B catches the ball with bent arms.
    • after that B passes the ball underarms.
  • Trainer stands on the other side of the net.
  • At the centre back there is a row of passers in front of the net and a catcher.
  • The trainer throws the ball to the first of the passers.
  • The passer passes the ball to the catcher, the catcher tries to throw the ball through the basket, picks up his/her ball and puts it in the cart and joins the back of the line.
  • The passer becomes receiver.
  • Play overhead and underhand along the net.
  • chase your ball (min. 5 persons around the run)
  • at least 4 teams of 2 people
  • mark out the field with cones
  • short games in teams of 2 against 2 to 10 points
  • each team plays a match against every other team
  • 2 players/1 hoop
  • Player A hits the ball over the net from the hoop she is at 2m from the net,
  • he runs behind and catches the ball after a bounce,
  • then he dribbles twice and tips the ball back into the hoop;
  • player B catches the ball and performs the exercise as well
  • Challenge: 1 point when the ball bounces the edge and 2 points when it falls in
  • The team starts in basic formation.
  • MV moves to the left and together with LV sets up a block.
  • The other players move to corresponding defensive position.
  • Trainer checks and corrects position of players.

  • MV moves to the right to block with RV/SV.
  • The other players move to the corresponding defensive position.
  • Trainer checks and corrects position of players.
  • Repeat this number of times in one motion, rotating frequently so everyone has been in each position.


  • Player A serves the ball to player C.
  • Player C passes the ball to player B.
  • Player B sets up the ball.
  • Player D attacks.

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.

  • Competition with catching and throwing. S
  • erve from the field. Every time you throw a ball over the net you have to turn around a spot.
  • If you make a mistake you have to leave the field.
  • If your team catches the ball 3 times in a row you may go back into the field!
  • Throws ball to P
  • P pass to S
  • S setup for P
  • P attacks
  • pass except sv