Volleyball drills for warming-up

  • Everyone lines up in a plank position.
  • The first person in the row
    • rolls the ball under the others,
    • goes to the other end of the line,
    • rolls the ball back and joins them in plank position.
  • The new first person takes the ball and does the same.
  • In this way the different groups have to cover a certain distance as quickly as possible.

Setup: 2 to 4 people in the square (made by, for example, 4 benches) with the balls, the rest around them.


  • The people in the square throw the balls out of the square.
  • The people around the square fetch the balls and throw/put them back in the square.
  • The 'side' which, at the stop signal, has the least balls, has won.

variation on Kings Court: winners move to winners field, losers move out and 3 new players move in.

  • 3 players per half (whole field)
  • trainer puts 1st ball in field of new team
  • max 2 plays per half
  • no smashing, no jumping, no lobs
  • communication per team is a necessity
  • The whole field must be defended (is feasible).
  • balls coming from the other side are not hard but placed.
  • player1 throws in from behind the net:(3players)
    • 2 teams on the back line on the stomach
  • Player1 hits the ball, 2 players stand up and coach attacks one of the pair defends, nr. 2 sets up and nr. 3 attacks
    • after that next 2 team player1 with player 2 etc.
  • 2x around the field
  • 3 times back and forth in a running pace to the net
  • 3 times back and forth in runner's stride to the net, waving your arms while walking
  • Cross walk to the net 3x (waving your arms along)
  • 3x back and forth sideways to the net (arms swinging)

Everyone has a ball.
Various exercises:

  1. Playing ball for themselves underhand.
  2. Play ball for oneself overhead.
  3. Play ball for oneself underhand with only the left arm.
  4. Play ball for yourself underhand with only the right arm.
  5. Play ball for self overhead with only the left hand.
  6. Play ball for oneself overhead with only the right hand.
  7. Play ball for oneself overhead and underhand alternately.
  • Line up for trainer, trainer at the net.
  • Player throws the ball, trainer plays/throws it back.
  • Then player passes to trainer.
  • Trainer throws the ball over the net.
  • Player retrieves ball and closes in back.
    • NB! Ball speed is increasing until ball is hit.
  • As a warming-up we play triangle tag.
  • This game is played in groups of 4.
  • The ticker must make sure that he can tick a specific other person.
  • However, the ticker is blocked by the 2 other players who are holding the victim's hands.
    • The 3 non-tappers stand in a triangle.
  • Make two teams.
  • One player of the pair lies on one half, the other on the other half.
  • The ball lies under the net, exactly in the middle, in between.
  • At the signal of the coach, both players stand up, run to the back line of the field where they are lying.
  • Then they run to the ball and pick it up.
  • The one who picks up the ball (first), wins a point.