Volleyball drills for passing / defense / reception

  • 3 people in the backfield,
  • the coach stands at the net
  • and the ball has to be played to the coach.
    • Overhead,
    • underhand,
    • short,
    • deep in the back,
    • hard balls
    • and soft balls.
  • The ball may be played in 2x.
  • You are going to do this exercise in pairs.
  • Number 1 is at the net and number 2 in the field.
  • You start with both playing overhand, then only the player at the net can play overhand and the player in the field can play underhand.
  • And the other way round.
  • There are 3 players at the net and 1 player in the field.
  • The outer persons, the leftmost and the rightmost, play/throw a deep tight ball.
  • The person in the middle throws a short ball. (or the other way around).
  • The player in the field passes all 3 balls and shuffles to the next spot.
  • Just replay in 4-player teams. Throw the ball at the net and the other player plays over the net.
  • overhand and underhand

In each field 1 passer, 1 catcher, 1 reserve and 2 server.

Serve, reserve, pass, catch and serve. Chasing your ball.

  • Pairs face each other.
  • The player at the net plays the ball, left right, front and back.
  • The player in the backfield brings the pass nicely to the net. 5 min and then change position, again 5 min
  • Trainer hits on row MA.
    • A pass is made to SV at 2,5.
    • Playing set up in basket.
    • Player under the basket to make a catch.
  • line of players behind the back line
  • First player lies down on his belly
  • trainer stands at the other side of the net
  • hits the ball and throws the ball
  • player stands up and passes to midfielder/SV
  • SV catches or grabs the ball and passes to trainer
  • passer becomes SV
  • try to keep a high tempo


Line up behind the back line. Trainer throws a ball into the field from the opposite field.

1. Ball must bounce between outstretched arms2
. Extend to bounce between arms with 1 knee on the ground (standing still)
3. Extend to bounce between arms with 1 knee on the ground (standing still) and feet pointing in the right direction4
. Extend to OH play on the basket / catcher on the distributor spot (pay attention to continuously stretched arms & sitting low) 5. Extend
to OH play + attack (still coming from a row, but now with 1 game already in the field)

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