Volleyball drills for general

  • Coach stands in the middle by the net.
  • Line of three players stand behind the back line.
  • Trainer throws balls alternately to the right and then to the left.
  • Players start walking in circles because they are in threes.
  • Players who are not in line are collecting balls.
  • Playmaker at the net.
  • Two middle attackers, two outside and two diagonal.
  • Other players line up to pass.
  • Trainer puts ball in play from the other side of the net.
  • Passer passes, playmaker chooses attacker and an attack is made.
  • After the attack players get the ball and join the passers.
  • After passing attack on your own position (or an empty position).
  • There is one passer in the field at position [6].
  • The trainer or a playmaker stands with the balls at the net at position [3].
  • The ball is introduced by hitting or pricking and there is a variation in short/long and hard/soft.
  • The passer keeps the ball from the ground (prio 1) and provides the pass to [2/3] (prio 2) where the ball is caught by a team mate.
  • This exercise can be played in two variants.
  • A. [suitable for large teams]
    • After the pass, a new player is rotated into the field and the passer joins the back of the line.
    • High tempo!
    • The team can be split in two, so that one team always picks up the balls from the other team.
  • B. [suitable for small teams]
    • The passer remains standing.
    • He quickly takes up his position again after the pass and processes a new ball (10 in total).
    • The other players spread out to collect the balls.
    • After 10 passes the passer takes off and the ball is passed.
    • High tempo!
  • Explanation:
    • 2 teams of 3 players
    • Per team 3 volleyballs (different balls so you can tell the difference, 2 'baby' and 1 'normal' ball)
    • The team must play the 'normal' ball over the net in 3 times and meanwhile the 'babies' are thrown over.
    • Each player may only touch the 'normal' ball once!
    • (When a player has played the 'regular' ball, he gets a 'baby' thrown to him)
  • Starting positions:
    • Mid-back has no ball. Mid-back has no ball (he passes the ball to the distributor).
    • Distributor gives a set-up on the outside.
    • 3rd player plays the ball over the net. (At first do not attack, only if it goes well!)
  • This exercise is about the movement of the middle block and cooperation with the outside blocker.
    • The ball is introduced through service or throw in (by the trainer or team-mate).
    • Service is towards the passer.
    • Passer brings the ball to the distributor.
    • The distributor sets up the attack.
    • After 10 attacks the game is continued.
    • Players prefer to play on their own position.
  • Important for the exercise:
    • The playmaker communicates with his attackers about the desired attacking position and speed (especially the alternation between rise and short of the middle attacker).
    • Mid block jumps with a rising attack (not full).
    • If the ball goes outside, he lands on his left foot and moves outside to set up a two-man block (connecting).
    • If the ball is played over middle, the outside blocker steps out to make a pass if the ball falls short or is hit.
  • Basic setup.
  • After processing the service, a rally is played.
  • At the net are 3 players with 1 ball.
  • On the place of attack a ball is immediately thrown back and has to be drained.
  • Play all balls and then rotate through.
  • Organization:
    • Split group into trios with one hoop.
    • They stand on field A at p1.
    • Trainer with the balls on field B.
  • Execution:
    • Player hold the hoop together.
    • Trainer hits ball.
    • Trio must try to bounce the ball through the hoop.
    • Retrieve ball and hand it in to Tr.
    • Next trio.
  • In addition to ball lane recognition, they learn to work together and communicate.
  • Learning to pass to playmaker (position 2) with movement towards the ball.
  • Line up at position 1.
  • Players there have a ball in their hands.
  • Player A plays to player B at position 3.
  • Player A moves sideways to position 6.
  • Player B plays the ball back to position 6.
  • Player A plays the ball (preferably) BH to the korf basket at position 2.
  • Player B catches the ball and joins the line at position 1.
  • Player C moves into position player B.
  • Player A moves to player C's position, position 3.
  • On the other side of the net you can practice the same.
  • Later on, alternate with player instead of basket, place of throw, position of return and position of pass.
  • To learn to always pass to the distributor.

  • On one side of the field there is a six in full formation.
  • On the other side are 3 players.
  • Behind the 3 players stand the servers.
  • Exercise:
    • Servers serve the ball, the 6 team defends this ball and plays out the rally.
    • The 3-man team may defend and also rally.
  • Point count:
    • Service error, 1 point for the team that was set up.
    • Ball on ground by the 3 team, point for the essayed team.
    • Good service, but rally won by 3-player, point for 3-player.
    • IF 3-TAL has 3 points three move on, if TEAM has 12 points, 3-tal and all servers must push up 5x.