Volleyball drills for passing / defense / reception


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)

  • The trainer throws the ball from one side of the field to a player on the other side of the field.
  • The player must come running in and play the ball, wherever he/she is standing, into the hoop at midfield.
  • 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 on)
  • This player passes the ball into the basket.
  • bring own ball to the trainer.
  • shout-1

Assessing ball trajectory, shuffling, standing still, shoulders well and passing well.

  • 3 players stand at the net/3 meter line.
  • 1 catcher
  • Trainer hits ball
  • players shuffle backwards and pass to 2/3
  • Catcher catches ball and puts it in the box.
  • passer to receiver
  • empty spot is filled

3 players stand at the net with a ball. The rest stand in a line behind the backline, the first player (A) of the line steps in the backfield. Net player 1 attacks quietly, A passes back. Net player 2 throws a short high ball, A passes back (OH or BH). Net player 3 throws a long high ball, A passes back OH and joins the back of the row again. Depending on the size of the group you can play on 2 sides of the net or everyone on 1 side.

easter -> catch

through the whole field

succeeded = point

then a new 3

who has the most points?


easter -> catch -> easter -> etc.

been = sit

Everyone gets a turn (call loose)


  • Trainer plays high ball in the back
  • 1 gives high ball to 2
  • 2 gives set up to 1
  • 1 hits it diagonally
  • then 3 and 4 etc.

  • just replay in pairs
  • overhand and underhand