Volleyball drills for passing / defense / reception

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  • Make threes
  • Each trio one ball.
  • Player in the middle runs an 8 each time. Each time this player gets in the middle, a ball is thrown:
    • A throws (or plays overhand) the ball to B (in the middle).
    • B plays the ball back to A underhand and then runs around A until he is in the middle again.
    • A meanwhile passes the ball overhead to C.
    • C plays the ball overhand back to B.
    • B passes the ball back to C underhand and then runs around C until he is in the middle again.
    • Etc.
  • After 2-3 minutes, the player in the middle changes.


Variation:

  • To make it easier, player A and C can also have them throw instead of playing overhand. This can be an underhand throw/catch or an overhand throw/catch.
  • To practice standing still while playing/catching, you can also let player B throw and catch underhand.
  • With a pair
  • One player behind the back line lies on his/her belly
  • Other player at the net hits and throws the ball
  • Player stands up and passes the ball back
  • catches or takes the ball and repeat this 10 times
  • try to keep a high tempo


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  • With a pair
  • One player behind the back line lies on his/her belly
  • Other player at the net hits and throws the ball
  • Player stands up and passes the ball back
  • catches or takes the ball and repeat this 10 times
  • try to keep a high tempo


GOAL

Speed, Conditioning, Shuffling, Standing and Passing Exercise

ORGANIZATION

4 players at the net, 2 in the middle of the field. In mirror image 2 in the middle and again 4 on the back line.

pass-game


EXERCISE

  • The two passers move sideways to the centre, touching each other's hand. Pass the ball, kidney after kidney sideways to the outside line and pass again.
  • Whoever reaches the 10 first wins.
  • It is not about the pass but about the attitude and standing still during the pass.







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  • Make threes
  • Each trio one ball.
  • Player in the middle runs an 8 each time. Each time this player gets in the middle, a ball is thrown:
    • A throws (or plays overhand) the ball to B (in the middle).
    • B plays the ball back to A underhand and then runs around A until he is in the middle again.
    • A meanwhile passes the ball overhead to C.
    • C plays the ball overhand back to B.
    • B passes the ball back to C underhand and then runs around C until he is in the middle again.
    • Etc.
  • After 2-3 minutes, the player in the middle changes.


Variation:

  • To make it easier, player A and C can also have them throw instead of playing overhand. This can be an underhand throw/catch or an overhand throw/catch.
  • To practice standing still while playing/catching, you can also let player B throw and catch underhand.
  • 2 rows of players behind the backline & 1 playmaker(SV) at the net
  • first of both rows lies on stomach
  • trainer stands at the other side of the net
  • hits the ball and throws the ball
  • players stand up and pass to SV
  • SV gives set-up to player who did not pass.
  • This attacker retrieves the ball and brings it back to the trainer.
  • After a while have the second player change with the first player.


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  • 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.

  • Team in line up in field A. In field B 3 blockers and 3 serves.
  • Team B serves on team A who come to attack.
  • Blockers try to block. Time change.
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The trainer stands on the other side with a ball locker

  • 3 players stand in the backfield
  • the coach throws (later on pass or attack) to the 3 players
  • the 3 players have to get the ball to the other side in 3 plays.


ATTENTION:

  • the 3rd ball (that goes over the net) has to be attacked (preferably with a jump)
  • for EVERY ball you must call it loose
  • every player has to hit the ball once
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