Volleyball drills for passing / defense / reception


  • 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



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


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.
  • 1 ball per pair,
  • replay in a pair
  • Interrupt:
    • Technique explanation,
  • variation: only overhand/only underhand.


  • Line up for trainer, trainer at the net.
  • Player throws the ball, trainer plays/throws it back.
  • Then player passes to trainer.
  • Trainer throws the ball over the net.
  • Player retrieves ball and closes in back.
    • NB! Ball speed is increasing until ball is hit.


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