Volleyball drills for serving


Divide the group in two

  • Servers take turns serving:
  • Servers start serving, defenders --> pass to SV (pass MUST be good)

  • Defenders (3 in the field and 3 waiting) --> after each pass the player with the waiting room switches
  • TR is on the 2/3 position and he decides to whom the point goes.
  • A good serve is a point BUT if the defenders pass this serve better the point goes to the passers

Group in two, attack and defensive side

  • 1 player throws the ball up to the SV
  • SV plays to Diagonal and 52 (alternately)
  • Attacking

  • TR stands on 2/3
  • Defenders pass the attack to the TR --> pass MUST be good


Two groups.
  • One group is on one side of the net, the other on the other side.
  • Both groups hit.
  • When the ball is in the net or out the person must sit down in the other group's court.
  • The person's teammates must now hit their ball to the 'dead fish'.
  • If the person can catch the ball, they may return to serve.
  • After a certain time the trainer calls stop and whoever has the least 'dead fish' has won.
  • 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.


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