Volleyball drills for passing / defense / reception



  • Trainer with ball carrier at position 5/6.
  • Players at 5 and other field also at 5 with 2 reserves.


  • Trainer throws up the ball and the player hits that ball to position 5 on the other field.
  • Player there passes the ball and the attacker tries to catch the ball.
  • Passer joins behind with "attackers" and reserve becomes passer.
  • "Attacker" becomes reserve.
  • Organization
    :Make trios.
    1 trio is on field A and 1 trio on field
    B. On both fields one trio is on reserve

  • Execution
    :Tr. "serves" the ball to field A: pass-set-up-attackOn
    field B the ball is defended and caught in max 3 contactsBall
    is placed in the ball pitAfter
    the service pass the trio runs on to field B and becomes a reserveThe
    trio on field A becomes a reserve on field A.
    Immediately after the action the reserve trios enter the field.

  • Expanding
    : Now 2 trios on field
    BLoop becomes: fitting trio becomes blocking trioBlocking
    trio becomes defending trioThe
    defending trio becomes reserve on field
    AThe reserve on field A passes and attacks

  • The passer sits in a chair.
  • The ball is thrown to this passer.
  • As soon as the ball is thrown, the passer dives for the ball and the ball is played back to the thrower.
  • Divide the team into two groups and have them form two rows facing each other on the 3 meter line.
  • Have the players play over the net and then run around the net post to join the other group.
  • Place a speedfoot ladder on one side, parallel to the sideline, and have the players do an exercise through the ladder before joining the row.
  • It is possible to extend this with block jumps, attacking passes or strength exercises.
  • Important is that the ball should not fall on the ground, communication is important.
  • If necessary, add a sanction when the ball falls on the ground.
  • Alternate between underhand and overhand.
  • Basically an exercise to play well BH, but also with an "attacking idea".
  • Organisation:
    • Line up 2 players with ball and 1 without ball on position 5/6 on field B.
    • Line-up of 4 players on position 6 on field A.
    • There is also a player on position 2/3 and at the net on position 4.
  • Working method:
    • On field B the player in front throws/strikes the ball to the first players on field A and then closes the gap on field A.
    • The OHpasses theball high to the players on 2/3.
    • The latter plays the ball BH toposition 4, first going to "attack coverage" and then taking position 4.
    • As soon as the ball leaves 2/3, the player on 4 moves to the 3m-line.
    • Then, after a short "run", this player plays the ball BH to the player without the ball on field B.
    • This player catches the ball and closes in at the back of field B.
  • 2 groups of 4 boys
  • Per group 2 balls
  • One is passing, one is catching and two are ready at the other side of the net.
  • Everyone has to make 5 good passes, then change.
  • Objective:
    • To prevent miscommunication in the field by keeping appointments.
  • Part:
    • Pass setup with 4 passers.
    • Left hand rule everything that comes right in front and left of you is yours.
    • In addition, the outside passers have the short balls that fall in the middle of the field.
    • Trainer stands at the other side of the net and starts throwing balls at conflicting places.
    • If this goes well, the trainer will hit the balls.
    • On the place of the defender there is a catcher who will be relieved after 3 minutes.
  • Part 2:
    • There is a five-man line-up.
    • So a playmaker, a center, a slide and 2 passers/runners.
    • The playmaker comes from the right back.
    • On the other side are 3 blockers and 1 defender.
    • The coach serves to the fivesome.
    • The playmaker of the fivesome is only allowed to pass to the attackers who are calling for the ball.(Goal: everyone asks for the ball)
    • The rally is played out.
  • Organisation:
    • Serve from p1 on 2 or 3 players. (p1, p6)
    • Sv on p2/3.
    • Attacker on P4B opposite block P2A.
    • Libero on P5A and defender on P6B.
  • Execution:
    • Process service pass into attack on 4.
    • If score, serve again. (max 2x)
    • If defended, pass to OH and attack again.
  • Running:
    • Passer becomes attacker, attacker becomes block, then defender, then server.
    • Server goes to reserve passer.
  • Player A serves to player B, who does reception for himself and catches.
  • Player C passes to player D, D gives a pass so C can attack.
  • Player E does defense on the attack of player C and plays the ball to player F on the mat.