Volleyball drills for passing / defense / reception

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Pay attention in the exercises:

  • Pass must come high so player can catch the ball 'overhand'.
  • Pass to the right, right foot forward
  • Pass to the left, left foot forward
  • Eyes" of the shoulders in the direction of play

The exercise:

  • 3 pairs with 1 ball.
  • 1 and 2 stand next to each other, not too close to the net.
  • 3 faces 1 in the back of the court.
  • 1 throws straight at 3 and 3 passes diagonally to 2.
  • 2 catches and throws straight on to 3 and 3 passes diagonally to 1.
  • So 3 moves around all the time.

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  • 4 players are in the line-up. 1 of the players SV.
  • 3 other players serve.
  • Perfect pass to SV
  • SV plays behind 3 meter line for attack.
  • 10 balls change.

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  • team is in line.
  • serve on team
  • team builds attack, completes it.
  • Coach plays next ball immediately,
  • 4x in quick succession.
  • 4 teams of which 2 at the net and the other 2 at the back of the field
  • B throws the ball to A
  • A plays the ball back to B
  • B plays ball UPHANDS to C
  • C plays the ball UNDER HANDS to D
  • D catches the ball
  • D throws the ball to C
  • C plays the ball UP to B
  • B plays the ball UNDER HANDS to A
  • A catches the ball
  • etc

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  • Ball toss in pairs
  • hitting back with one arm.
    • Start with your good arm.


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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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  • the players stand behind each other, the player in front hits the ball hard,
  • the other player takes off from behind player 1
  • and tries to send the ball back to player 1 bra or oh.
  • Please note that the player must turn before she plays the ball back.

Goal of the exercise:
Ball carrier must learn to act quickly after set-up and find new ball

Explanation of the exercise:

  • Playmaker exercise.
    • Five on one side of the net.
    • On the other side, you could also have 5.
    • Front left and front right both have a ball.
    • Playmaker stands in the middle.
    • The left back and right back bring the pass.
  • The first ball is thrown by the left back towards the left back.
  • At the moment the left back touches the ball, the right back throws the ball to the right back.
  • If you have more players, you can choose to change the one who passed with the one who is on hold.
  • In this way, the passes reach the defender immediately after each other.
  • The pass from the left back is played by the distributor to the left front.
  • Immediately after the set-up, do not follow the ball but look for the other pass from the right back and set-up the set-up for the right front.
  • Many ball contacts for the playmaker.

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  • 5 players per field
  • 1x setter,
  • 2 attackers, left and right,
  • 2 defenders, left and right


  1. Set to LV
  2. Set ball to RA
  3. Pass to SV
  4. Set to RV
  5. Set ball to LA
  6. Pass to SV


  • If the game is running, it can be beaten (quietly).
  • With >5 players per side, pass in turns.
  • After 5 balls each attacker must turn 1 place.

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