Volleyball Drills and Practice Ideas
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exercises that may be used to help players develop quality volleyball techniques
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Our drills are fun games that are proven to provide the best training for the fastest
skill development. Our volleyball drills give you step-by-step easy to follow setup
and instructions. Our variations of each drill allow you to tweak practices to focus
on perfecting a particular skill set. We wrap it all up with detailed coaching points
to make sure you are getting the most of your practice sessions.
Latest Volleyball Drills
This drill is to practice passing multiple repetitions, staying low and shuffling.
Hitting Drill: Turn-Go-Hit
This volleyball drill will practice defensive movements and transition into hitting from defensive movements.
Passing Technique Warm up
This drill demonstrates how to practice moving in a low position and directing the platform to the target.
Pass and Weave
This volleyball drill helps to practice moving left to right and passing, while staying in a low position while moving to the ball.
Serve Receive Lines
This drill will allow players to practice serving straight across the court and also help with serve receive.
Two Way Pepper
This drill is to practice ball control over the net while keeping players focused on where the volleyball is coming from.
Blocking: Net Decision
This drill teaches blockers when to block, hit an overpass, or back off the net and pass.
Tag Team Warm up
This is a good running warm up for teams with large numbers of players.
Sideout or Lose
This volleyball drill will emphasize the importance of first swing sideouts.
Reverse Sideout Game
This drill will practice running the offense out of serve receive with emphasis on termination.
Offense vs. Blockers
This volleyball drill will practice hitting against the block and transitioning off the net.
Offense Kill Drill
This drill will practice the importance of terminating the ball by a hitter (getting a kill).
Individual Serving Relay
This volleyball drill will practice serving accurately and getting to a base position as quickly as possible.
Ball Control: Pass, Set, Downball
This volleyball drill teaches how to hit a down ball to a desired location as well as work on communication skills between players.
Rapid Pass - Set Drill
This drill focuses on passing free balls to the setter, allowing the setter to make a good outside set to the hitter.
Net Save Drill
This drill is to teach the defender how to dig the ball out of the net on the return.
This volleyball coverage drill will teach the team how to cover their hitters.
12 Ball Wash Drill
This drill teaches back row attacking and how to defend back row attacks.
4 x 2 Pepper Drill
This drill will help practice ball control using different types of contacts.
Set and Switch
This is a three person setting drill where the middle players switches directions.
Set and Spin
Simple ball control drill that focuses on setting technique.
Blocking Form Drill
This drill works on blocking, footwork, and making sure the middle blocker closes the block with the right or left front player.
Setters vs.Passers Game
This is a game situation drill which allows setting only for one team and passing only for the other team.
Double the Number
This is a ball control drill that starts in partners and eventually ends with the whole team passing/setting together.
Warm-up with Wall
A warm-up time for each player to warm up arms and shoulders before practice begins and at the same time be working on basic skills and ball control.
This simple drill helps ALL players on a team develop the overhead pass or set.
3 and Over
This is a beginner drill for players to learn and understand the three touch rule.
Partner Setting and Overhead Passing Drill
This partner setting and overhead passing drill works on perfecting the overhead pass and setting in partners. In this drill, one player is working on their setting skills while the other player is only responsible for throwing the ball to the working player.
Volleyball 3v3 Drill - Reading the Block
This volleyball 3v3 drill is great to teach your offense how to read and react to the defense. Players are forced to read whether the defense has blockers and must react to each scenario.
Partner Forearm Passing Drill
This partner forearm passing drill works on perfecting the forearm pass in partners. In this drill, one player is working while the other player is only responsible for throwing the ball to the working player.
Individual Setting Drill
This is a individual volleyball setting drill that focuses on setting ball control and overhead passes. This setting drill can be performed at home or during training.
Individual Forearm Passing Drill
This is a individual passing drill that is intended to focus on learning the forearm pass and ball control with the forearm. This is a drill that can be done at home or in the gym during training.
Line Setting Drill
This beginner setting drill will focus on the setter squaring their bodies up to their target. This is a great small group drill for beginners to work on setting with a partner.
Serving with Partner
This is a great drill to teach players how to serve to a specific person or position.
Serving to 21
This is a great serving drill to teach players to serve to a specific zone.
"W" Passing Drill
This is a great passing drill for beginners to learn to move to the ball and pass to the setter position.
Line Hitting Drill
This volleyball hitting drill focuses on hitting down the line as well as getting into a passing rhythm setting up the shot down the line.
Setting Drill - Triangle
This setting drill will focus on setting and passing overhead from different angles on the net and passing back to these targets.
Over the Net Pepper Drill
This warm-up will focus on ball control of a ball coming over the net. This volleyball drill will focus on digging, setting, and returning a controlled ball to their partner on the other side of the net.
Setting and Overhead Passing Warm-up
This volleyball setting and overhead passing warm-up focuses on setting and passing with the overhead pass. This is a great setting drill that focuses on movement after the pass and looking for open areas of the court.