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Spike and short ball

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Diagram for the volleyball drill 'Spike and short ball'

First variant (left-hand side of the diagram):

A spikes the ball to B or C. This players digs the ball back to A, after which A plays a short ball in the direction of the other player. The other player moves towards A, plays the ball back to A, and moves back to his starting position.

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Basics: Forearm pass/bump Basics: Standing spike Defence: Dig Drill type: Cooperating group without net Section: Core I

Spiking on 2 and 3

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Diagram for the volleyball drill 'Spiking on 2 and 3'

A plays the ball to setter S and moves behind D or M. S sets to position 2 or 3. M or D spikes, depending on the set. Whoever spikes fetches the ball afterwards and moves to the line of spare players on the other side of the net.

Attacking: Position 2 Attacking: Position 3 Attacking: Spike Drill type: Game phase in isolation Section: Core I ...

Spiking on 4

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Diagram for the volleyball drill 'Spiking on 4'

A overhead passes the ball to setter S. S sets to position 4. A spikes, collects the ball, and joins the line of spare players at the other side of the net.

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Attacking: Position 4 Attacking: Spike Blocking: Individual block Blocking: Position 2 Defence: Dig ...

Warm up with two or three players

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Diagram for the volleyball drill 'Warm up with two or three players'

It's not the most exciting drill on Volleytools, but it's a part of the warming-up for a lot of coaches.

A and B play the ball back and forth in a number of different ways, possibly with an extra player.

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Basics: Forearm pass/bump Basics: Overhead pass Basics: Standing spike Defence: Dig Drill type: Cooperating group without net ...

Find the low block

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Diagram for the volleyball drill 'Find the low block'

Assignment: Set to the spiker who is opposite to the shortest blocker.

SD serves and moves into the court to defend. B1, B2, and B3 stand behind each other and choose position when SD serves. The shortest blocker always takes a different position. PH1 and PH2 pass and spike on the outsides. S penetrates and sets.

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Attacking: General Attacking: Position 2 Attacking: Position 4 Blocking: Position 2 Blocking: Position 4 ...

Forearm passing in a straight line

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Diagram for the volleyball drill 'Forearm passing in a straight line'

First round:

  1. A overhead passes a high ball to B. B forearm passes the ball back.
  2. A overhead passes a low ball to B. B forearm passes the ball back.

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Basics: Forearm pass/bump Basics: Overhead pass Basics: Standing spike Defence: Dig Drill type: Cooperating group without net Section: Core I

Forearm passing and moving

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Diagram for the volleyball drill 'Forearm passing and moving'

First round (top of the diagram):

A overhead passes all balls; B forearm passes all balls back to A.

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

Classic pepper

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Diagram for the volleyball drill 'Classic pepper'

A sets the ball to B, B spikes the ball to C, and C digs the ball to A. Now, A sets the ball to C, C spikes the ball to B, and B digs the ball to A. A sets to B again, and the drill continues in the same way. In short, A is the designated setter.

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Basics: Standing spike Defence: Dig Drill type: Cooperating group without net Setting: Overhead

Variations on playing over the net in pairs of three or four

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You can extend the drill playing over the net in pairs of three or four by varying the way players have to move after playing the ball or by adding actions after playing the ball.

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Basics: Forearm pass/bump Basics: Overhead pass Basics: Standing spike Drill type: Cooperating group with net Section: Warming-up

Side-out versus defence

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Diagram for the volleyball drill 'Side-out versus defence'

Team playing defence:
SD serves and move into the court to defend. D1 and D2 defend. B blocks and sets.

Team playing side-out:

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Attacking: General Attacking: Position 2 Attacking: Position 3 Attacking: Position 4 Blocking: Individual block ...