Volleyball Ball Control Drills

Ball Control drills will help develop passing, setting and hitting.

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Passing: Middle or Lateral

This volleyball drill will practice decision making between lateral and inside the body passing.

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Perfect Passes

This drill is to practice passing multiple repetitions, staying low and shuffling.

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Serving: Bombs Away!

This drill will help practice short serves.

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Lateral Passing: 3 touch

This drill will teach players how to practice passing using lateral passing techniques.

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Serve Receive with 2 Servers

This drill is to encourage passing short serves from a short position.

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Passing out of the Net

This drill will help players learn how to pass balls that are coming off the net.

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Defense: 4 Corner Pit

This is a defensive drill to help teach aggressiveness with players.

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Defense: Touch Ten!

This drill will teach aggressiveness while playing a defensive position.

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Passing: Pass and Move!

This drill will practice moving left to right and passing.

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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.

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Run the Middle!

This drill focuses on hitting middle out of serve receive.

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No Easy Points! Serve Receive

This drill is to practice serve receive, and understand the importance of a good pass!

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Serve Receive Lines

This drill will allow players to practice serving straight across the court and also help with serve receive.

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Two Way Pepper

This drill is to practice ball control over the net while keeping players focused on where the volleyball is coming from.

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Cross Court Pepper

This warm up drill practices ball control over the net with a partner.

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Ball Control: 25 Contact Drill

This drill is to practice ball control, communication, teamwork, and warm up for hitting.

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Ball Control with Back Row Attacks

This drill is to practice back row attacks to desired locations as well as increase communication skills.

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Blocking: Net Decision

This drill teaches blockers when to block, hit an overpass, or back off the net and pass.

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Tag Team Warm up

This is a good running warm up for teams with large numbers of players.

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Back Row Running Warmup

This drill is good for warm up while practicing communication and ball control.

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Sideout or Lose

This volleyball drill will emphasize the importance of first swing sideouts.

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Endurance Hitting Drill

This high energy drill focuses on blocking, attacking, and endurance!

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Volleyball Hitting: Bucket Ball

This drill practices effective roll shots to a specified target.

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Short Serve Competition

This drill focuses on serving short, inside the ten foot line.

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Vollebyball Jump Serve Up/Down

This drill will help players learn to jump serve from the end line when serving to a target area.

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Individual Serving Relay

This volleyball drill will practice serving accurately and getting to a base position as quickly as possible.

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Down Ball Challenge

This volleyball drill will practice hitting and digging down balls.

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Volleyball Partner Pass and Down Balls

This drill will practice using and controlling a down ball.

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Volleyball Serving Around the World

This drill allows players to practice serving to all six zones of the court.

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Volleyball: Passing Free Balls to Setter

This volleyball drill helps players understand proper movement for free ball transition, when passing to the setter.

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Free Ball Transition and Catch

This drill teaches proper movement for free ball transitions.

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Volleyball 24 Touches - Ball Control

This drill is to practice ball control as a warm up to hitting, while working on communication and teamwork between players.

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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.

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Volleyball Ball Control: Two person Four Square

This volleyball drill increases accuracy in down balls to desired locations while also increasing communication skills between players.

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Volleyball Ball Control Elimination

This elimination drill teaches players how to pin point exactly where they want their hit to go.

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Volleyball Back Row Attack: Ping Pong

This ball control drill is designed to teach the pass, set, hit tempo from behind the volleyball ten foot line.

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Quick Setter Transitioning Drill

This fast paced drill is to teach the setter how to quickly transition to the net.

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Serve Receive Transition to Hitting Drill

This is a great drill for players to work on serve receive and hitting at the same time.

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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.

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Net Save Drill

This drill is to teach the defender how to dig the ball out of the net on the return.

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12 Ball Wash Drill

This drill teaches back row attacking and how to defend back row attacks.

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4 x 2 Pepper Drill

This drill will help practice ball control using different types of contacts.

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Set and Switch

This is a three person setting drill where the middle players switches directions.

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Set and Spin

Simple ball control drill that focuses on setting technique.

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3 Skill Pepper with Partner

Advanced pepper game where players pass and set to themselves before down balling it to their partner.

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Setters vs.Passers Game

This is a game situation drill which allows setting only for one team and passing only for the other team.

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Double the Number

This is a ball control drill that starts in partners and eventually ends with the whole team passing/setting together.

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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.

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Setting Game

This simple drill helps ALL players on a team develop the overhead pass or set.

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3 and Over

This is a beginner drill for players to learn and understand the three touch rule.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Volleyball Passing Run Through and Short Pass

This is a great warm up drill that focuses on correct passing form when running cross court or short.

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Serving to 21

This is a great serving drill to teach players to serve to a specific zone.

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Circle Passing Drill

This is a basic warm up drill for players to learn ball control while passing.

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2 Player Down Volleyball Passing Drill

This is a fun passing drill to teach players how to quickly move and pass a ball to a specified target.

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3 Player Down Ball with Movement

This volleyball drill focuses on hitting a down ball to a specific area after a series of touches.

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Volleyball Ball Control with Movement

This is a great drill to focus on ball control and movement on the court.

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Long Distance Back Setting Drill

This setting drill will focus on the techniques surrounding back setting at long distances for accuracy and control.

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Volleyball - 2 Player Pepper Drill Multiple Hits

This pepper drill is great for working on ball control as it works on a variety of contact types.

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Volleyball Set and Switch Drill

This is a great volleyball setting drill that focuses solely on the overhead pass.

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Volleyball Pass and Move with Simulated Blocks

This is a great passing drill that focuses on good passing technique as well as movement after the pass.

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"W" Passing Drill

This is a great passing drill for beginners to learn to move to the ball and pass to the setter position.

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Triangle Pepper Drill - Over the Net

This volleyball pepper drill will focus on the rhythm of passing, setting, and hitting over the net to a specific target.

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Setting Drill - Setting After a Bad Pass

This volleyball setting drill focuses on bettering the ball after a bad pass.

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Cross Court Setting Drill

This volleyball setting drill focuses on cross court setting and delivering a hittable set.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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