Volleyball drills for passing / defense / reception

  • 1 set upper, 1 catcher at the basket, the rest pass.
  • Trainer throws ball to passer
  • Set up tries to score in the basket.
    • In basket = 2 point
    • edge = 1 point
  • Catcher puts ball in basket.

  • In each field
    • passer
    • catcher
    • thrower on the 3m line
    • (total 6 players, extra players reserve 1 extra per position)
  • Passing, catching and throwing underhands
  • Chasing the ball

  • Extend with:
    • Pass the ball at the top of the line
    • Pass
    • Catcher gives short ball back on 3m line, passer runs in
    • Passer moves back, catcher touches the ball gently.
  • Person A starts at the net.
  • B starts at the back line.
  • A makes a block jump and at the moment A lands, B throws the ball to A.
  • A passes the ball back to B. 10x pp.
  • Possible extension by hitting the ball.
  • Play in pairs.
  • Player at the net plays overhand,
  • The other passes underhand.
  • Before the back-player passes, she taps the ground with both hands.
  • Goal: sit low
  • 3 against 3 without 3 meter area.
  • Must try to pass 3 times, and finish with smash.
  • Trainer starts rally with a hard smash, then the 3s play out the rally.
  • Until 5 points.
  • Then the teams switch.
  • A serves to B.
  • B passes the ball to the playmaker, who then plays a high ball into the backfield.
  • B defends this ball back to the playmaker, who then catches the ball.

  • A takes B's place and becomes B's reserve. The playmaker remains standing.
  • The offside attackers use the left half of the field with one playmaker.
  • The middle attackers and diagonal attackers use the right half with another playmaker.


  • B can attack instead of catching.
  • B instead of long ball passing, short ball surfacing.



  • Two teams of at least 5 people
  • Trainer (white sideline) throws ball on the MA (position 6)
  • Pass to playmaker
  • Distributor gives high ball to left front and right front near the 3 meter line
  • Attack on 3 meter
  • Opponent defends the ball and builds up a new attack in the same way, if not defended, trainer throws in a ball


  • Defender (mid-back) takes place of attacker (left or right)
  • Attacker goes to position MV (position 3)
  • MV runs out of the field and joins group on back line

Team sets up, opponent has serve.

  • Ball 1: serve
  • Ball 2: free-ball at the side with 3 players
  • Ball 3: free-ball at the side with 6 players
  • Ball 4: T plays ball to the side with 6 players
    • Free-ball, attack net, drop, attack behind 3 meter line

Make pairs.

  • Pass 10 times underhand at 3 meter distance.
  • Pass 10 times overhead at a distance of 3 meters
  • Both successful? Then both take a step back.
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