Volleyball drills for warming-up


warming-up-166condition and strength

- 4 to 5 players on the back line
- for A: push-ups10 x
- for B: attack run 5x
- for C: blocking 5x
- for D: sit-ups 10 x

Loosen ankles, knees, hips, shoulders, neck, wrists

Planks 10 sec, hip- cross over 10x, planks 10 sec, scorpion 10x, planks 10 sec, inverted hamstring 10x

Play fanatically

Assume 2 teams

Person 1 throws the ball over the net (width of the field) person 2 catches the ball, person 1 moves 2 steps sideways.

Person 2 throws in the ball and person 1 catches the ball. Person 2 now moves 4 steps, etc.

Variations: throw the ball on to the 3 meter line, throw the ball on to the 7 meter line and walk back to the 3 meter line, pass the ball on to the other person and the other person passes on the ball to him/herself and catches it.

  • Row 1 players ready to play ball
  • Row 2 players behind trainer with ball
    • Front pushes trainer ball in hand and joins row 1
  • Trainer throws the ball into the field and player from row 1:
    • Runs towards the ball, lets it bounce 1x, 1x OH and then catches it
    • Runs to the ball, lets it bounce 1x, 1x BH and then catch
    • Runs to the ball, let it bounce 1x, 1x OH, 1x BH and then catch
    • Runs to the ball, does not bounce, and touches it anyway : diving
  • Connect with ball in the back of line 2
  • High tempo and adapt to the player.

Variation 1: OH back line (in 1x)

Variation 2: BH back line (in 1x)

Variation 3: in threes


Make 2 teams of about 5 children. Each team stands on one side of the field. Place 5 balls on both 3meter lines.

When the trainer calls GO, everyone rolls the balls to the other side. Who has the least balls in their field after 3 minutes has won.

Each exercise (or choose a number) is done for 30 seconds followed by 15 sec rest:

- Knee lifts on the spot-
Wall sit and pass ball-
Push-Ups (each at their own level)
- Sit-ups (straight and/or oblique abs)
- Bench jumps-
Arm lifts with water bottles-
Planks (regular, or side)


On the start signal, players sprint to the 3m line, tap and shuffle backwards to the back line.

  • the intention is to get 3 in a row
  • 2 teams per game
  • 9 hoops in a square (3x3)
  • each team has 3 ribbons, each team its own color
  • the first of each team runs to the hoops and puts down the ribbon
  • quickly back and touch the next one
  • the first player who has no more ribbons (they are already in the square) can move a ribbon
  • the team that has 3 in a row first, has won.

simple running exercises for warming up, in which concentration and reaction also play an important role. Organisation: Pairs in an empty, marked out space.

Walk behind each other in a steady pace, criss-crossing the whole room. Number 2 follows every movement of number 1 as fast as possible, keeping about 1 metre distance. After a while change.

As a., but now the front runner tries to lose the back runner by sudden feints and/or tempo changes.

As a., but now other movements are also allowed: cross passes, jumping, lying down quickly and getting up again, etc.


  • Perform the same exercises with music
  • Do the same exercises in groups of three or four. In this form, 'comical' situations will certainly occur now and then. It doesn't have much to do with korfball then.
  • No more pairs: everyone walks freely through each other. The players walk towards each other, feint and then pass to the left.
  • Like d., but now passing on the right
  • Like d., but now they turn around each other and walk back.
  • Special exercise for getting used to the hall: walk criss-cross through the whole hall, but not touching any line. Especially in halls with a lot of lines on the floor this is a good and fun exercise to get the 'contact with the hall' back in the legs.
  • Like g., but now keep walking on the lines.