Volleyball drills for serving

  • 1 player in the pass
  • 1 player at the net with the ball
  • 1 player with ball on the back line

  • Player serves on passer
  • At that moment the player at the net rolls the ball to the server
  • Ball is passed and caught at the net
  • Repeat 5 times
    • Then turn around

  • Divide the team in pairs.
    • Player 1 stands on the backline of the court and player 2 stands on a random spot on the other side of the net.
    • The intention is that player 1 serves the ball into the hands of player 2.
    • Player 2 is not allowed to step aside. If player 1 serves underarm into the hands of player 2 he gets 1 point.
    • Overhand? --> 2 points.
  • Change after 10 balls.
  • The team with the most points wins.

  • Both sides serve at the same time (or as much as possible at the same time); the defender makes the pass to position [3] and at position [3] the ball is caught.
  • The players run along the blue lines.
  • With larger teams, players can be added in the waiting room.
  • With more than 10 players the speed of the exercise is lost.
  • Goal
    • Serves pass well.
    • Therefore, there MUST be straight serving, but the server must want to score.
    • The passer will not be trained properly if during the training he only gets to play easy balls.
    • Of course, the serving pressure can be increased during the training.
  • 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 backup passer.
  • 3 teams serve each other calmly, A serves straight through
  • Two defenders, B passes underhand to C
  • C gives a set-up, preferably overhand and plays the ball back to B
  • B plays the ball over the net
  • After 5 good balls exchange
  • 2 trios, 1 on the service field and the other on the other side.
  • Service, pass and attack on 3m (out of position).
  • Defend and play with only 3m attacks.
  • In case of more than one trio, rotate through.
  • It is possible to have a reserve trio on each court.

  • 2 players on p5 and p6
  • Catcher on p2/3
  • 2 server on p1

Execution 1

  • Service on p5 or p6
  • Pass to p2/3 and catch. Roll the ball to P1.
  • After 5x good passes, the passer changes to catcher and a server comes to pass.
  • The receiver starts serving.

Execution 2

  • No more catching, but setup to 4 and catching there.
Blue servesRed passes
to 2/3 (catcher)


  • Blue
    • After the serve
    • Waiting room red
  • Red
    • After the pass
    • Catcher
  • Catcher
    • Serve
  • Divide the group into pairs
    • Of which one pair at the other side (serve)
  • 1st team is ready for the pass.
    • After the serve the first server goes to the other side,
    • After the serve, the 2nd server joins the 1st server across the court.
  • Defenders: build up an attack, ball must be in threes
  • The pair that defended/attacked
    • Serving

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