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Warming up with chairs

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Diagram for the volleyball drill 'Warming up with chairs'

A underhand serves the ball, B passes the ball with one foot on top of chair, C sets the ball, and D spikes the ball while standing.

The drill is over after the first successful series. Players change positions after each failed series.

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Basics: Standing spike Drill type: Game phase in isolation Section: Warming-up Serve reception: General Serving: Underhand serve Setting: General

Collecting

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Diagram for the volleyball drill 'Collecting'

A stands on a mat next to the ball cart and underhand serves to B. B passes, C sets, and D spikes the ball back to A. A has to catch this ball without stepping off the mat. Before he catches the ball, he serves the next ball to B. A is not allowed to drop any of the balls that he has caught, so he has to find a way to keep hold of them.

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Basics: Standing spike Drill type: Game phase in isolation Section: Warming-up Serve reception: General Serving: Underhand serve Setting: General

Warming up with synchronous volleyball

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Diagram for the volleyball drill 'Warming up with synchronous volleyball'

A and B underhand serve simultaneously and step onto the court to catch the spiked balls. C and D pass towards each other diagonally, set the balls diagonally, and spike them to A and B.

The drill is over after the first successful series. Players change positions after each failed series.

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Basics: Standing spike Drill type: Game phase in isolation Section: Warming-up Serve reception: General Serving: Underhand serve Setting: General

Split-up teams

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Diagram for the volleyball drill 'Split-up teams'

Two teams of two players play against each other, where each team is split up such that its members are on opposite sides of the net. Team A takes the left side of the court, and team B takes the right side of the court. Each team can play the ball at most twice. Each ball that is played towards the opponent has to cross the net.

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Basics: Standing spike Defence: General Drill type: Small team against small team Section: Warming-up Serve reception: General ...

Van Harskamp

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Diagram for the volleyball drill 'Van Harskamp'

Teams of two play against each other. Each team has to play the final ball of a rally ("the attack") from side A to side B. Consequently, each team has to cross the net and move from one side to the other repeatedly, while playing the ball within the team.

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Basics: Standing spike Defence: General Drill type: Small team against small team Section: Warming-up Serve reception: General ...

"Thinking games" two against two

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Diagram for the volleyball drill '"Thinking games" two against two'

Teams of two players play against each other. The ball is brought into the game using an underhand serve. Jumping is prohibited and hard touches are mandatory.

The winning team takes the place of team A (or stays there). The losing team sprints towards the wall behind team A and joins the players waiting behind team B.

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Basics: Standing spike Defence: General Drill type: Small team against small team Section: Warming-up Serve reception: General ...

Variations on two against two

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Diagram for the volleyball drill 'Variations on two against two'

Teams of two players compete. Jumping is prohibited and hard touches are mandatory. The ball is brought into the game using an underhand serve.

The winning team takes the position of team A (or stays there). The losing team sprints towards the wall behind team A and joins the teams waiting behind team B afterwards.

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Basics: Standing spike Defence: General Drill type: Small team against small team Section: Warming-up Serve reception: General ...

Chaos (Six against six with two balls)

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Diagram for the volleyball drill 'Chaos (Six against six with two balls)'

Team A plays against team B. Both teams underhand serve at the same time, after which they continue to play until one of the teams makes a mistake.

The drill is meant to be a warming-up drill, so jumping is prohibited and hard touches are mandatory.

Basics: Standing spike Defence: General Drill type: Big team against big team Section: Warming-up Serve reception: General ...

Japanise Passing Butterfly

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Diagram for the volleyball drill 'Japanise Passing Butterfly'

Players serving two balls in a row, diagonal to the two passers.
Setters setting the first ball to coach, second to the attacker.
Attacker catch ball from setter after attacking approch in the air and change the side to serve.

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Drill type: Cooperating group with net Serve reception: General Serving: General Setting: General

Serve and reception with an improved scoring system

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Diagram for the volleyball drill 'Serve and reception with an improved scoring system'

The servers S serve to the receivers R. The receivers pass these serves to C, who catches the balls and ensures they end up with the servers again (or sets them towards some target where someone else catches them).

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Drill type: Game phase in isolation Section: Core I Serve reception: General Serve reception: Passing formation Serving: General