Volleyball drills for system


Starting situation:

  • 2 players on 5
  • 3 players on 3
  • 3 players out of 4
    • Trainer throws the ball to 5, they pass to 3 in turn, they play BH Set Up to 4 attack.
    • Players on 4 retrieve the ball. After 6 attacks turn around and chase the ball.
    • Variation. SV starts from position 4 or 2, runs to 3 for the Set Up.


Depending on the number of players :

  • 6 against 2 (or 3 with trainer)
  • 4 against 4
  • 5 against 3 (or 4 with trainer)
  • assignment may be:
    • obligatory to play 3 times,
    • end with a smash
    • 2nd ball (distributor) must be overhand.
  • C throws a ball to A or B
  • Set up a block on that side 
  • Pass the ball over the block to the defence 
  • Attacking from the middle 
  • Change after 10 balls Variation: attack on outside or behind

  • Ball is served.
  • Pass by 1/5/6.
  • Set-up by 1, but on a first pass by 1 set-up by 2.
  • After set-up an attack by 2/3/4, but on a set-up by 2 only an attack by 3/4.
  • After service 2 (or more) players walk into the court to play.
  • Ball/ralley is played all the way out.


  • A serves ball to B.
  • B passes ball to server.
  • Play distributor plays ball between the 7- and 9-meter line. (B runs there in the mean time)
  • B passes ball to server again.
  • Distributor sets up the ball.
  • B attacks ball straight ahead.
  • A passes this ball up in front of himself and catches the ball.
  • Server becomes passer, passer becomes playmaker, playmaker becomes server.


  • The attack comes from the right
  • The middle and diagonal blocks, the outside attacker comes to the middle, the upper comes to the front
  • The trainer hits the ball, we go to our position and defend the ball from the trainer.
  • To be extended by finishing the attack. Think of tactical hit or pricked balls. (central, position 1, position 5)


  • side A: team set-up, other people on the other side.
    • Service from side A
  • Team on side B must hit the first two attacks,
  • 3rd attack may only be hit,
  • Puncture where critical in defense.
  • A throws/serves at B
  • B plays at C
  • C sets up and B plays over the net
  • Run after own ball


  • Trainer throws the ball to the middle player
  • He passes to SV
  • SV gives setup
  • Offender plays the ball SLIMLY over the net.
    • so just over the net
    • OR in the back of the field in the corners
  • Place the hoop and force the player to play there (in 1 corner at a time). Afterwards with defender in that corner. Catch own ball and pass to trainer.
  • Attacker catches the ball and puts it with trainer (in the box).
  • Everyone turns 1 spot at a time (runs after own ball).
  • Give instructions all the time
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