Volleyball drills for setting / overarm technique


  • make a number of fields. e.g. 6 half fields
    • one plays 1-1
  • let everyone play the same match
    • eg 1-1 catch + bra
    • who has 2 points first
  • one outside field is field 1, other outside field is field 6
  • the winners advance 1 space towards field 6
  • the losers move 1 space towards field 1
  • winner on 6 remains standing
  • loser on 1 stays on

In this way you can differentiate nicely:

  • on field 5 and 6 come up with more difficult variations:
    • throwaway move with 3x BH or
    • OH + BH
    • After playing ball move over back line and back.
  • 3 teams
  • 1 at the net
  • other 2 on 2 sides in the back of the field
  • B throws ball at A
  • B passes under the net
  • A plays the ball UNDER HANDS to C
  • C plays the ball UNDER HAND to B
  • B catches the ball
  • B throws the ball to C
  • B passes under the net
  • C over the net to A



  • Exercise bra.
  • Pass over. 1 or 2x for yourself, then turn and play backwards.
  • Stand close together.
  • Is about control


  • row of players with the trainer
  • The first one pushes the ball into the trainer's hands.
  • player stands in line left or right
  • players can play BH and/or OH
  • is about PLAY and DIRECTaction

If the exercise runs well:

  • then the receiver can play the ball bra along the net
  • Also run after your own ball again
  • Receiver catches ball and joins in line with trainer

Play the ball overhand

  • keep your hands above your head at all times
  • catch the ball
  • arms 'spring in
  • and throw/play straight up by stretching arms
  • etc

2 teams , 1 ball

  • everyone plays ball individually BH against wall above a line
  • players count each other
  • keep score
  • counts for the club of 100 BH
  • do this exercise about 10 minutes


  • With threes BH overplaying.
  • Play 2 times and then chase your ball.

3 teams A B C

  • A plays BH to B
  • B plays BH backwards to C
    • The elbows are outwards when playing backwards.
  • C plays BH to B
    • C has to play and stretch from the knees
  • after 10x 1 spot turn


  • Pay much attention to the following accents:
    • Make sure that the player stretches completely and points the ball 'behind'.
    • And when playing backwards, make sure the elbows are well apart and extended backwards as well.


  • 2 teams
  • overhead transfer
  • first time for yourself up then to your teammate


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