Seven Good Volleyball Drills
Volleyball coaches are always looking for good drills. Whether they be to help in serve receive, defense, sideout play, or even skill building. A good coach always wants to add new things to their arsenal in terms of practice design. Here are seven drills that I enjoy using with my teams.
A Drill for Blocking
Glenn Hoag, Head Coach of Team Canada Men's Volleyball shows us a blocking progression drill from the FTC in Gatineau, Quebec.
A Drill for Transition, Jousting, and Serve Receive
Family Feud is a drill I found online that incorporates toughness (Jousting), free ball offense, and being able to score when needed with your serve.
A Drill for Net Play
Scrap Drill is a good recovery to attack drill to work on with partners. Good for setters and middles who usually end up playing balls out of the net.
A Pair of Drills for Attacking
Crosscourt Pepper is a good drill to focus on all things attacking in the crosscourt area. It's also good to help get the team warmed up a bit. Can play it cooperative to start, then when warm, go competitive.
A Drill for Passing, Setting, and Approach Work
The W Drill - good setting/overhead passing drill. Perhaps start with 2 balls only, then build up to four.
A Drill for Team Defense
The Six Person Pepper drill is a good warmup drill for armswing and defenders. On the other side, you can add blockers working on footwork options.
A Drill for Middle Blocker Transition
In the Kill 50 Drill, you are training your middles to get off the net and then attack to high efficient areas. They have ten minutes to get to 50, and the coaches doubt they'll make it the first time through during the year. Could also add in Middles and Rights to this one, Middles and Lefts.
What's Your Favorite Drill Listed?
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- Four Effective Volleyball Combination Plays
In the sport of volleyball, it is necessary to run certain combination plays to throw off your opponent's block. Here is a list of four plays that are designed to do just that.
- Volleyball Offenses
Coaching a team? Playing in a recreation league and looking for tips? Here are the various offensive options.