Volleyball Warm-up Drill: High Energy Continuous Butterfly
This is a high energy, high repetition volleyball warm-up drill that requires players to communicate and concentrate while moving quickly
Drills to improve your setter's speed to the ball
Gina Schmidt, Head Coach at Simon Fraser University, says that a setter needs to be quick and ready to set no matter the play. Releasing early from defense, she says, is not always a bad idea; your job is to set. Drill: Two setters start in right back. One coach initiates two balls; one close to the
Drill to reduce unforced errors and win big points
Western Washington coach Diane Flick runs a drill here that discourages unforced errors and helps players handle high-pressure points. The way it works: The game goes to 15, and teams can't have any unforced errors between 0 and 5. They can make one unforced error between 6 and 10 and none between 1
Scrap Drill - Art of Coaching Volleyball
This fast-paced drill helps your front-row players get used to getting low and playing a ball out of the net. Have pairs rotate through, with each duo attemp...
Help your outside hitters generate more power
University of San Diego coach Brent Hilliard, a former Olympian and NCAA Player of the Year at Long Beach State, pulled aside freshman OH Jenny Lauber after a recent practice and gave her a quick clinic on hitting with more power. Art of Coaching was there to document it and asked Hilliard about it
Become a Better Passer with the “Russian Passing Drill”
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Off-the-net scrap drill
This fast-paced drill helps your front-row players get used to getting low and playing a ball out of the net. Have pairs rotate through, with each duo attempting to successfully pass a ball that was tossed into the net so that their partner can jump and hit it over the net. First pair to 5 wins!
Tryout drill: 3 attackers vs. 6-player defense
This is a good drill to determine how well outside hitters can deal with a challenging block/defense. Play begins when the ball gets “bowled” in deep to the 3-player side, which consists of a passer, setter, and attacker. Two or 3 players stand in line behind the court on that side, ready to ent
21 down serve-and-receive drill
21 Down is a competitive serving and serve-receive drill. First team to zero points loses the drill. Teams are divided in equal number and capability. The drill follows a pass-and-replace pattern that goes like this: Passers receive a ball, and no matter the outcome, they get off the court and a new
4 v. 4 serving and passing drill
The competitive drill you’ll see here gives players maximum serve- and serve-receive reps. It was run at a recent practice by Nabil Mardini's women's team at Pierce Community College, which won California Community College Athletic Assn. championships in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Each team has four pla
Creating an out-of-system offense
For this drill Lizzy Stemke, head coach at the University of Georgia, wants her players to learn how to force the opposing team to be out-of-system. This 6v6 drill works on players ability to target the setter when they are attacking. This automatically makes the opposing team out-of-system. She als
Jim Stone's dig to the middle drill
During a volleyball match, the ball won’t always go to the setter. That’s why former Ohio State coach Jim Stone trains all of his players to set the hitter. The
Watch a Fun and Competitive Drill to Work on Communication!
Thanh Pham and his University of St. Thomas program has a conference winning percentage of .900 in league play. Now, you can get insight from this highly suc...
Underneath the net digging drills
Purpose: Teach players to stay low as they dig hard-driven balls by utilizing the net. How it works: One player starts with her back to the net. The coach hits a hard-driven attack from the end line in front of the player. As the coach tosses the ball to themselves, the player takes one step back un
5-3-5-3-5 passing drill
Purpose: A passing drill to put pressure on the passers to pass perfect balls in a row. How it Works: Three passers and one target receive served balls (a total of 40 balls). The first goal for the passers is to pass 5 perfect balls, but they do not have to be performed in a row. Once the 5 passes a
Serve Receive Drill - Volleyball
A drill that forces a team execute the serve receive and terminate six balls in a row. For more free videos about volleyball drills, skill training, practice...