Volleyball drills for setting / overarm technique

  • Ball route:
    • Player 1 serves to player 3.
    • 3 passes the ball on 2/3 to player 4.
    • Player 4 gives set-up.
    • Player 3 comes for the attack.
    • He hits straight ahead or diagonally.
    • Agree on beforehand.
    • Server (player 1) defends this ball.
  • Walking route:
    • After player 1 serves, player 2 serves.
    • Player 3 and 4 exchange tasks.
    • When one side has served twice (player 1 and 2).
    • Player 3 and 4 start serving.
    • Player 1 and 2 attack and defend.
  • 2 on 2, each side passes, gives a setup and then an attack behind the 3 meter line.
  • The game is played on the whole field.
  • The ball is introduced through an overhand service from the field (the ball must return to the field quickly, so serve directed at a defender where the ball lands).
  • Throwing the ball over the fence with pairs, overhead and underhand, meanwhile moving sideways:
    • Each pair a minimum of 6 times throwing and moving the ball sideways - 2 rounds.
    • Each pair to play the ball overhand at least 6 times - 4 rounds.
    • Each pair to play the ball underhand a minimum of 6 times - 4 rounds.
    • Each pair to play the ball with one arm at least 6 times - 1 round.
  • When everything is over, start again until it's time.
  • Organisation:
    • Training ring on p4.
    • Players in line on P1 and 1 player on p4.
    • Tr with ball pit on p5.
  • Execution:
    • Tr throws on at P2.
    • Player runs in off p1 and plays the ball through the hoop on P4.
    • Catch and put in the bin.
  • Variation:
    • Tr on the other side and pass on p5.
    • Now after the pass a setup through the hoop.
  • Objective:
    • Develop ball sense, be able to control ball close to your body.
  • Everyone has their own ball, can be combined with a warm-up.

  • Let the ball bounce on your right fist.
  • Up to maximum eye level.
  • Arm is stretched out and is almost horizontal.
  • Stay in one place as much as possible.
  • Later on, alternate bouncing with your left hand.
  • Now do the same while following the yellow lines in a certain pattern.
  • The person in front chooses the route (watch out for rear-end collisions!); who wants to take this role? (requires even more concentration and a sense of responsibility a la captain's role)

  • Play the ball with only your right hand above your head, up to a maximum of 30cm higher than your hand
  • Your upper arm is pointed 45 degrees upwards and your forearm 45 degrees in the other direction; this brings your hand above your shoulder again.
  • The ball is played mainly with your wrist and forearm; stay in one place as much as possible.
  • Later on, alternate with the left hand.
  • Afterwards also in pattern.

  • Play the ball in a fixed routine for yourself, for example:
  • Square:
    • Underhand R, overhand R, overhand L, underhand L, underhand R, ...etc. (change later to the right)
  • Cross:
    • Lower hand R, upper hand L, upper hand R, lower hand L, lower hand R, ...etc.

  • In teams of four (preferably) with each its own ball.
  • Stand in a square; all equally spaced.
  • Throw the ball to the next person and catch the ball that is thrown to you.
  • First throw underhand and catch underhand; then throw abovehand and catch abovehand.
  • Then expand by passing 1 ball.

  • Choose a spot opposite the wall.
  • Sit in front of the wall with your feet against the wall.
  • Play overhead against the wall. (Ball just above eye level)
  • Pay attention to the movement of the wrist and a little bit of the forearm.
  • The ball will only bounce about 10cm this way.
  • If necessary, extend the game by slowly standing up, playing standing up for 10 seconds and then sitting down again.
  • Let them play a route along the wall: bounce briefly (10cm) and play overhand (right).
  • At the end of the route, take a distance of 2 meter from the wall and keep on playing overhand while walking left until the beginning of the route, close to the wall.
  • Everyone in line; if you lose the ball, pick it up and go back to the line.

Trainer throws balls

  1. Sv plays set-up
  2. Attackers attack over the net. Go and get the ball. On the other side of the net
  3. Place ball in ballcarrier
    • Also perform with set-up to position 2
    • Also perform with alternating set-up to position 2 and position 4.
  4. Trainer throws 6 balls on different spots.
  5. Sv must always return to home position.


  1. Pass the ball from pos 6 to pos 3.
  2. Run in, turn + set-up to pos 4, then cover.
  3. Idem but set-up to pos 2
  4. Idem but on pos 6 first CT, then play the ball forward and now after turning in play a jumped set-up.


Three balls per two players.

  1. Throw your own ball and catch it again.
    • Third ball is tested over and over again
  2. Same as in jump pass



One ball per player

  1. One ball touch. other ball roll
  2. One ball pass, other ball collide
  3. One ball push. throw other ball
  4. Idem 1) and 2) but with jumped set-up