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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

Mark and Vital's alternative for free hitting

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Diagram for the volleyball drill 'Mark and Vital's alternative for free hitting'

All players spike on their own positions in turns:

  • Outside hitters spike on position 2, 4, or 6.
  • Middle hitters spike on position 3.
  • Opposites spike on position 1, 2, or 4.

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Attacking: Position 1 Attacking: Position 2 Attacking: Position 3 Attacking: Position 4 Attacking: Position 5 ...

Russian passing drill

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Diagram for the volleyball drill 'Russian passing drill'

A tosses his ball to B. B forearm passes this ball back to A, turns around, and moves backwards to the position shown in the diagram. C tosses his ball to B. B passes this ball back to C, turns around, and moves backwards to his original position.

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Basics: Forearm pass/bump Drill type: Cooperating group without net Section: Core I

Backward setting - three players, two balls

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Diagram for the volleyball drill 'Backward setting - three players, two balls'

A overhead passes his ball to B. B plays this ball backwards to C. Simultaneously, C overhead passes his ball to A. Afterwards, we're back in the starting situation and the drills continues as before.

Basics: Overhead pass Drill type: Cooperating group without net Section: Core I Setting: Backward

Digging twice on position 1 or 5

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Diagram for the volleyball drill 'Digging twice on position 1 or 5'

V continuously digs a tip from A followed by a spiked ball from B.

A and B both hold a ball. A tips his ball towards V and catches the ball that V passes back. Immediately afterwards, B spikes a ball towards V. While V digs the spiked ball to A, A tosses his ball to B. A immediately tips the ball passed by V back and the drill continues as before.

Basics: Standing spike Defence: Defence formation Defence: General Drill type: Cooperating group without net Section: Core I

High-intensity interval training with Avital

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Diagram for the volleyball drill 'High-intensity interval training with Avital'

A1 and A2 each have a ball that they toss towards the players in front of them and catch once they are passed back. B1, B2, and B3 pass the tossed balls back to A1 and A2, and sprint from A1 to A2 and vice versa. A3 is the spare player.

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Basics: Forearm pass/bump Basics: Overhead pass Drill type: Individal Section: Conclusion

High-intensity interval training on half of the court

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Diagram for the volleyball drill 'High-intensity interval training on half of the court'

Pairs of two A and B face each other on half a court. One of the players of pair B into the court of pair A. Pair A digs, sets, and hits this ball. Immediately afterwards, the other player of pair B tosses another ball into the court of pair A. This process repeats itself for a fixed amount of time, after which the pairs switch roles.

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Attacking: General Defence: General Drill type: Game phase in isolation Section: Conclusion Setting: General