Volleyball drills for


  • Make 4-pairs with 1 player with ball on the other side.
  • 1 player in the pass, 1 as playmaker and 1 catcher with ball.
  • Throw the ball over the net.
  • Pass to playmaker who gives a setup to the receiver.
  • At the moment of passing, the passer bounces the ball to the passer.
All together Guusje game.

2 tally replay.
- Play in, peppering.
- Touch the ground 1/2 hands
- 1x check for yourself, 2nd ball smash or push ball
- Throw on overhand and make sure there is a good pass.

Possibly diagonally follow must be a 3 and a 4 team.

Divide the group in 2:

Guusje/Neele/Delfin/ Tootsy

- 2 defenders
-1 setter
-1 attacker

After 4 minutes switch positions. Make sure everyone goes full speed. 

Evelin/Senne/EseraiTrainer throws the ball from pos.4 , 

- SV plays the ball back BH. 2 setters alternate (note: good technique, tight ball clear past the net) Eserai catch it high because of technique timing
- SV makes a block on 3 and plays the ball back BH.
- SV plays the ball backwards to the receiver at position 2
- SV makes a block at 3 and plays the ball backwards to the receiver at position 2.


Guusje game

:- replay pass.
- 1x control for your own and then BH back.
- 1x bra check in front of your own and then high bra back, so that fellow player can also play overhead.

Diagonal ball checking.
Also try BH.

Trainer bounces ball high from position 5, player has to run in from position 2 and play ball overhand back to player at position 5, this player catches the ball and joins the back of the line, player who played the ball overhand goes to position 5 to catch it.

Same but the player who has to play the brace plays backwards to the player behind him. This player catches the ball, throws the ball to the player at position 5. Everyone moves one spot forward.

3 against 3 in the 3 meter area, only BH, 3 times pass and then over the net, no match but technique exercise.

Divide into 2 groups:

group 1.
(after 5 balls switch groups, and when entering the field also switch positions)

- same but finish the attack, and group 2 collects the balls.

This drill can be played in warm-up by allowing only throwing and OH. 
Can work with 1 attempt pass-through system or with certain amount of time.
  1. Duos throw the ball into the net, other player defends.
    Variation: - Stroke into the net 
    - Stroke on the ground then into the net 
    - Pair with OH BH AAV to a certain goal such as a (bicycle tire) 
    - With points system

  2. 2 players each at the starting potty with 1 ball. Play the ball to each other.

     - Players each stay on 1 side: with rhythm: BH BH - OH -OH -BH BH ....
    Players play in a Z by means of an intermediate button, the 1st player takes the place of the 2nd. 

  3. Idem 1 but ball is thrown into the Tchouk. Player 2 defends.
    - Game with only BH and OH in the tchouk, point when the defender cannot defend it is a point. Max 2 contacts per player.
    Variation: definitely work with a playing field 
    - If point by attack/strike = 2 points, if OH/BH = 1 point.
You can do this exercise as a warm-up. By overthrowing the ball and playing into the received balls.

Passing: Follow ball.

  • Ball is no longer thrown over but technically hit. Defense + pass.
  • Ball is tested over in one time. Defense + pass with intermediate test.
  • Ball overturned on pass.
  • Skip ball.
  • Play in other direction.
Exercise 1:
  • Ball inspector to setter.
  • Setter passes alternately to 4 & 2 .
  • Attackers slide through. We continue to play through.
  • Variation: Can be on 2 sides or build out with attack behind the 3
Exercise 2:
  • Same exercise 1; 1 defender and 1 attacker per side.
  • We play over the net.
  • The attackers pass the balls diagonally to the defenders.
  • We play on in one time.
  • Variation: Place ball overplay or technical attack.
Exercise 3:
  • Players slide under the net and work in pairs of 3. Attackers become defenders and vice versa.



  • 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.
  • On 1 side, parallel to the sideline, lay a speedfoot ladder and before joining the line have the players do a drill through the ladder.
  • Possibly expand with block jumps, attack passes or strength exercises.
  • Importantly, do not allow the ball to fall to the ground, communication is important.
  • Possibly add a penalty if the ball falls to the ground.
  • Alternate with underarm and overhand.
  • Making Trios.
  • Trio1 in the pass (1-6-5)
  • Trio2 Sv P2, Attack P4 and Block P2 (field B)
  • Trio 3 in defense and service on field B

  • Tr starts with service from field B
  • Pass, setup and attack
  • Later:
    • Have players serve
  • Run:
    • Trio 1 becomes trio 2, etc.


  • Volleyball over benches
  • 2 against 2 or 2 against 1
  • Hit it just once
    • Matches over 2 winning sets to 10 points, at 3rd set to 5 points
    • 3 points for 2-0 score and for 2-1 it is 2 points for winning team and 1 point for losing team
  • Winning teams against each other


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