Volleyball drills for passing / defense / reception



  • Player serves ball.
  • Passing to setter
  • Setup gives ball back
  • Defense to setup
  • setup for attack
  • Down ball or free ball is called
  • Defence to setup
  • quick pass to attacker

extension with block board

This exercise is for the pass and playmaker.

  • 1 must save
  • 3 passers
  • 1 playmaker

The game proceeds as follows:

  • service
  • Ball is passed to the distributor. Distributor must play the ball into the basket.
  • Players turn except for distributor.

  • you have 2 passers on ra and la
  • trainer throws/serves the ball over the net to the 2 passers.
  • after having called loose, pass the ball to sv on 2/3
  • sv gives set up to lv
  • someone on the other side of the net tries to block and otherwise retrieve the ball
  • move up one spot at a time
  • On both sides of the net there is a row of players. The first has no ball and the others do.
  • Player 1 stands next to player 2.
  • Player 2 smashes the ball on the ground.
  • Player 1 runs after the ball and makes sure he/she is standing still when he/she has to pass. Player 1 plays the ball up in front of himself and catches it. Rejoins the back of the line.
  • Player 3 smashes for player 2
  • etc. etc.


See picture. Each team 2 balls. 2 players at the net a few meters apart, other player in the backfield.

  • Exercise 1: Players take turns throwing the ball, player in the backfield plays the ball back underhand.
  • Exercise 2: First ball comes deep, second ball comes short
  • Exercise 3: Throwers stand a little further apart and throw straight: player with ball on the sideline throws deep, other throws short.

After x-number of balls or after a certain time swap places.

  • 2 rows of players
    • 1 row on the left back
    • 1 row at the right back
  • create with 4 pawns a virtual line where they have to stand behind
  • trainer stands at the other side of the net and throws the ball somewhere in the field.
  • 1 of the 2 front rows calls LOS orIK (agree who takes short or deep)
  • This player passes the ball over the net to the previous player.
  • catch a round for the next player
  • If you did not have the ball, join the shortest row.
  • shout-6
  • Passing over:
  • Ball always goes to the middle player
  • Overhand pass. Middle player must play backwards and turn around immediately!
  • Pass underhand. Middle player must play backwards and turn around immediately!
  • Peppering where the pass goes to the middle player who sets it up.
  • Diving balls indicated by middle player


  1. Plays the ball overhand to number 3,
  2. Is a reserve & takes the place of number 3,
  3. Passes to number 4
  4. Catch the ball and join behind number 5,
  5. Passes the ball to number 4, catches the ball and joins behind number 5, plays the ball overhand to number 7,
  6. Is a reserve & takes the place of number 7
  7. Passes to number 8,
  8. Catch the ball and rejoin number 1.

Addition: after catching the ball, touch the wall.

(In the 'overhand' rows/ at the passers if necessary reserve players)butterfly-exercise


ball track = letters of the alphabet