Volleyball drills for serving


Besides technique, communication is also important in volleyball. And both aspects also apply to this exercise. And reacting adequately to situations which go differently than normal. In such an exercise you can see very well how different players are.


Three players line up to pass (numbers 3, 4 and 5) Player 2 stands ready at the side of the same field of play. The other players stand ready with ball to serve on the other side.

  • Player 1 serves the ball (and then immediately walks to where player 2 is already standing).
  • A player passes the ball. Another player gives a setup. And the third player plays the ball over the net. All three players must play the ball, either a pass, or a setup, or an attack.
  • Once the ball is over the net, the players turn: 2 goes into the court (where 3 was first) 3 goes to mid-back, 4 goes to the spot of 5 and 5 goes the serving spot of the other half.
  • Then the next player can serve, on the drawing this is player 8. Etc.


  • 4 balls
  • 7-8 players
  • Someone serves the ball into the court,
  • they put a pillon there.
  • The other players have to serve as close to that as possible.
  • Everyone puts his bottle where he has served,
    • Whoever is closest,
    • or serves on the pillon,
    • can now serve the first ball.


  • Ball should not be higher than the antenna
    • if necessary string up a rope between the aerials
  • Serve on both sides of the net.

Put 2 benches diagonally in field on opposite side of field. Children with ball on back line

  • Order: serve behind bench,
  • If the ball comes in front of the bench, sit on the bench.
  • You can free someone by serving on that person, so they can catch the ball.

Pay attention when getting the ball, walk around the field!

Bounce the ball for yourself and pass to another player

  • regular storage
  • targeted storage to mats
  • jump storage?


  • I'm going to divide the court into 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
  • If I say 2, they must serve in spot 2.
  • When I say 4, they must serve in spot 4.
  • They take turns serving, so I can see who is successful and who is not.
    • 1 is at left back,
    • 2 is between left and center,
    • 3 is at center back,
    • 4 is between centre-back and right-back,
    • 5 is right back.
  • 2 and 4 are often the positions where there are no players if the pass is made by 3 players.
  • If the pass is made by two players, there are no players on positions 1, 3 and 5.
  • You can extend this with for example:
    • Position 1 short.
    • Position 5 sideline. p
    • position 4 back line etc.


  • Teams of 3 or 4 players.
  • One team on each side of the net.
  • One court is the winners court (Kings Court).
  • From the other court is served.
  • The team that wins the point goes to, or stays on, the winners court.
  • The losing team leaves the court and is replaced by a new team who will also serve.
  • (be ready with a ball !).
  • Only self made points from Kings Court count.


  • Teams take turns serving, one at a time.
  • Good serve: remain standing.
  • Faulty service: lie down on the opposite side of the pitch.
  • If team 1 hits the player on the opposite side of the court, they may return to their team.
  • no more players? lost.



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