Volleyball drills for warming-up

  • Coach stands in the middle by the net.
  • Line of three players stand behind the back line.
  • Trainer throws balls alternately to the right and then to the left.
  • Players start walking in circles because they are in threes.
  • Players who are not in line are collecting balls.
  • Organization:
    • Divide 2 quads on both fields.
    • Players stand on 3m-line.
    • The first player on field A has a ball.
  • Implementation:
    • Player on field A with the ball throws it with 2 hands from the neck over the net, runs under the net over the backline and joins behind it.
    • The first player on field B catches the ball and throws it back and runs under the net as well.
    • Regularly change the way of throwing: with: right hand, with left hand and throws from chest height.
    • After 2 or 3 minutes let the bra play. Now it is no longer necessary to walk over the back line.
    • After 2 minutes, make a block jump before passing under the net.
    • Then after the block jump, move sideways and make another block jump.
  • Attention point:
    • The rally must be kept going.
    • In case BH cannot be played, OH may be played.
  • Code warm-up game.
  • You make 2 or 3 groups.
  • You come up with a code of about 8 numbers. {depending on the condition of the team}
  • Say my code is 11325543.
    • 1- 2 x run to the net and back.
    • 2- 5x abs.
    • 3- 5 times blocking.
    • 4- 2 x dive.
    • 5- 20 seconds in sitting position against the wall.
  • The pair tries to decipher the code.
  • They do 1 of the 5 exercises, then come to the trainer to see if the number is correct.
  • If yes:
    • May they try to guess the next one.
  • If no:
    • They have to choose another number to guess the code.
  • Who deciphers the code first, wins.
  • There is one passer in the field at position [6].
  • The trainer or a playmaker stands with the balls at the net at position [3].
  • The ball is introduced by hitting or pricking and there is a variation in short/long and hard/soft.
  • The passer keeps the ball from the ground (prio 1) and provides the pass to [2/3] (prio 2) where the ball is caught by a team mate.
  • This exercise can be played in two variants.
  • A. [suitable for large teams]
    • After the pass, a new player is rotated into the field and the passer joins the back of the line.
    • High tempo!
    • The team can be split in two, so that one team always picks up the balls from the other team.
  • B. [suitable for small teams]
    • The passer remains standing.
    • He quickly takes up his position again after the pass and processes a new ball (10 in total).
    • The other players spread out to collect the balls.
    • After 10 passes the passer takes off and the ball is passed.
    • High tempo!
  • Make 3 team, per team 1 ball and 1 bench.
  • Benches at equal distance (triangle with 3 teams).
  • Teams try to score by bouncing the ball on an opponent's bench each time.
  • 1 point each time. Never the same person in a row.
  • The teammate defends the bench.
  • Which team will have 10 points first?
  • Variation:
    • No running with the ball (i.e. throwing).
  • Per person 1 hoop.
  • Running next to the hoop, take as many steps as possible with your left foot through the hoop.
  • Running next to the hoop, take as many steps as possible with your right foot through the hoop.
  • Running next to the hoop, tapping the ground with your left hand through the hoop.
  • Running next to the hoop, tapping the ground with the right hand through the hoop.
  • Overtake the hoop and let it roll between your legs.
  • Next:
    • Throw in tight in pairs (3x*) and keep the hoop moving in front of/next to you.
    • Pass over and immediately crawl through your own hoop.
    • Overplay OH and roll over the hoop.
  • Organization:
    • 2 on P2 with 1 ball.
    • 1 player on 4 and 1 on 6.
  • Implementation:
    • Player on 1 plays bra to 4.
    • From 4 a technical attack on p6.
    • Pass to P2 and again a setup to p4.
  • Running direction:
    • From p2 to p4 to p5 to p2.
  • TR --> throws the ball to player A.
  • Player S --> pass to SV.
  • SV --> setup to player B.
  • Player B --> pass to --> player C.
  • Player C --> pass to SV.
  • SV setup on diagonal to reserve SV.
  • Back up SV catches --> ball in ball pit.
  • After 10 substitutions of SV.
  • When both SVs have been through, the other players turn one spot --> the exercise starts again.
  • When there are more than 5 players, split the group in two. (Possibly an extra passer.
  • 5 full laps in run around the field, bouncing left-right.
  • Then all on the sideline: (6 -6):
    • Ball on the ground, sitting low to halfway around the field and back (10 X).
    • Ball on ground, sideways low moving to opposite side, rolling back ball and inciting to dive and arrive at opposite side in front of ball again.
    • Ball 2 x BH up and 3rd ball BH forward, etc to opposite side and AW back in the same way.
    • Same as OH.
    • 2 x 6 before the 3 m line, throw ball over the net into the opposite side's backfield and catch after 1 bounce.
  • In 2 pairs:
    • In 2 x BH pass over and flat on belly, get back up as soon as possible and continue playing.
    • 8 x controlled attacks after which the roles are reversed without stopping.
    • Defender with back to attacker when kicking ball on front feet, on signal to turn around to defend (10 x).
    • (Defender passes ball back to player at the net, turns around and taps back line, sprints forward and defends ball on 3m-line.
    • (Russian passing-drill (1.10 min)

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