Volleyball drills for passing / defense / reception

  • Trainer strikes ball at pos 1,6.
  • Players bring the pass --> SV --> AV.
  • Other side defends ball and completes rally
  • Space through on both sides
  • 2 pairs on both sides of the net with 1 ball
  • The ball is played back and forth in threes;
  • The back player passes, the front player sets, the back player comes in and plays the ball easily over the net.
  • The players at the other side do the same
  • Front and back players rotate every time the ball is played over the net.
  • After that, a simple attacking stroke and possibly a hard attacking stroke can be added.
  • 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 must stand behind
  • Trainer stands at the other side of the net and throws the ball somewhere in the field
  • One of the two front row players calls LOS orI (let's agree)
  • 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-7

Reception Drill:

  • 2 balls per 3 players.
  • Player A serves, immediately after the serve the server throws the second ball to the server,
  • Player B takes reception to the distributor.
  • The distributor is the one who runs after the lost balls, the server tries to play a good number of balls to the receiver.
  • Passing after, either 1 minute, or 15 receptions, or 5 + receptions (with max of e.g. 20)

Buildup options:

  • storage:
    • throw underhand,
    • overhand,
    • private storage,
    • float serve,
    • attack stroke,
    • plinth serve
  • reception:
    • catch-and-throw,
    • mandatory underhand,
    • compulsory overhead,
    • start from knee up,
    • start 2m left of centre,
    • start at 3m,
    • start at 8m...
  • Storage-Reception exercise
  • Targeted serve to position 5-6
  • Set-up to position 4, followed by attack (street) and drop ball.
  • Reception players and setter move to cover and defend the ball high, centrally in the 3-meter zone.
  • Best to provide spare balls to keep the pace high!
  • Service at position 1
  • Pass on position 5/6 to playmaker
  • Playmaker returns to the sideline
  • Passer passes to the playmaker.
  • Set-up to the outside, attack to position 5
  • After service the server goes to defend

During home practice with 3 people, change after 10 services

During regular practice continuously rotate, and play on both left and right side of the field.

  • Make groups of three, one with the ball.
  • One throws the ball over the net into a 3x3m square, the passer stands in that square and passes the ball to the net where it is caught.
  • Provide a second ball for a faster game.
  • After ten balls turn around.
  • Possibly start with catching then build up to playing.

  • This can be done in threes or fours.
  • One player in the middle for threes, two in the middle for fours.
  • Two players have a ball, one near the net and one near the back line.
  • Player (red) in the middle stands a maximum of two meters in front of a player with the ball.
  • Player with ball throws to centre, who passes back and moves to other player who just threw the ball.
  • Next player throws ball to centre player (white), who passes back, then moves to other player.
  • After ten passes change position.
  • In a four-team team, two players in the middle who pass at the same time and change position to pass.
  • Two players with a ball at the net, about three-four metres apart.
  • Two players at about six meters, each facing a player with the ball.
  • Players at the net throw a ball at the same time, players in the back pass at the same time.
  • Then move sideways to the other position.
  • Net players pass the ball again simultaneously, passers pass back simultaneously and move again.
  • Change after twenty passes.
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