Volleyball drills for setting / overarm technique

  • Two, one ball.
  • One of you lies down on the ground and the other holds the ball above her head.
  • Drop the ball and play straight up again. Repeat this 10 times and then change.
  • Extension: let the players roll on the ground.
  • Now change after 6 times.
  • Releasing
  • Striking under the net
  • Over the net
  • Control key
  • Bottom hand - Top hand
  • Bottom hand (1x contact)
  • Overhand (1x contact)

Afterwards sparring
: The one who has given the pass remains standing

  • Reception - pass - pass with touch
  • Reception - pass - pass with technical + targeted attack
  • Reception - pass - pass over with attack and go for point - play out point.

Two rows on the 3m line, edge of the field.

  • Pass the ball in a zigzag and follow through.
  • Overhand pass
  • 1 player overhead, 1 player underhand
  • In the lower hands 1x for yourself, pass in the upper hands
  • Mandatory 1x for yourself, controlled pass


  • It is only allowed to play overhand
  • Before the ball goes over the net each player must have hit the ball once (so in total the ball is played 3 times).
  • A goal can only be scored inside the 3-meter line. If the ball falls outside the field, or behind the 3-meter line, it is a point for the opponent.

Nice exercise to learn to place the ball overhead within the 3-meter range and to play your teammates with precision overhead.

The one who makes a mistake is replaced by the reserve.

start with tennis balls

  • mark 2 zones on the field in the backfield
  • take steps from the 3 meter line and throw the tennis ball with attack technique.
  • exercise can be made more difficult with volleyball
    • try to own throw + stroke
    • pass + stroke

Exercise on stroke

  • per 2 players one hoop and one tennisball
  • try to play the tennis ball into the hoop with an overhand throw, pay attention to the wrist movement
  • the difficulty can be determined by increasing the distance to the hoop.
  • afterwards with a volleyball
  • next step throw and hit yourself


  • Player A throws ball over the net.
  • Player B or C passes the ball over the net.
  • The other player quickly runs under the net and sets up the ball for the same player who passed.
  • This player tries to get a pawn off the bench with overhand play or a hitting move.

Which pair or team has knocked the most pawns off the bench after X number of minutes?

  • Four players make a large square.
  • In the middle is E.
  • These players are the link between two triangles.
  • In both triangles the ball goes around.
  • And E plays the ball overhead in those two triangles.
  • With more than one player, change corner players.
  • Variant 1: E can choose to whom he passes the ball back.
  • Variant 2: The corner players play overhand to each other, but underarm to E.
  • Three players stand in a triangle.
  • The one who does NOT get the ball moves to the opposite side next to the other player.
  • Again, the one who does not get the ball moves.
  • Start simple by first playing the ball up in front of yourself and then serving one of the other two players.
  • The one who does not get the ball moves to the other side
  • Later on, make it more difficult by taking away the play-up part
  • Finally, you pass in front of yourself and hit the ball in a controlled way.
  • Super exercise for getting very tired very quickly.