Drills

3-8-15

3-8-15

This is a competitive game that requires strategy and thinking differently in order to score. Players: 8+ split into two teams 0-3 Points - For the first 3 points a team scores, they can only send Free Balls. 3-8 Points - After a team scores three points, then they...

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Secret Squirrel

Secret Squirrel

Secret Squirrel is a fun game that can be used to add a new level of competition to your practices. In fact, my team begs me to play this game over and over. I've had to add new cards to the game to keep them on their toes. # of Players: 8-12 players divided into 2...

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Middles vs. Pins

Middles vs. Pins

In this drill, we are working on having the Middle Blockers explode to the pins. FOCUS: We are focusing on proper footwork, proper arms, and reading the setters/hitters. Have two lines of pin hitters (outsides and right sides) and a Setter on one side, and then a...

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How to Make Better Mistakes in Volleyball

How to Make Better Mistakes in Volleyball

Making mistakes is part of volleyball. There’s no way around it. But hopefully, with a little bit of practice, you can learn to make better mistakes which will then lead you to be a better volleyball player. Before we learn how to make BETTER mistakes, we first have...

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Serve Relay

Serve Relay

The Serve Relay is a fun game that focuses on competitive serving -- and has a good conditioning element to it. Diving your team into two even groups. If you have an odd number of players, have the team with one less player serve one additional time. How the game...

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Butterfly / Half Butterfly Drill

The Butterfly Drill is a classic volleyball drill that teaches ball control, serving, serve receive, and reading the ball. I recommend introducing this drill toward the beginning of the season so that by the end of the season you can get a little more advanced. HOW TO...

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Shuttle Passing

Shuttle Passing is one of my main warmups for my teams. At the beginning of the season, we will run this drill every practice. After about a month, I will run this drill every 2 or 3 practices. It is a great drill that allows players to work on ball control and it is...

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Arie Drill (w/ Video)

The Arie Drill is a great way to focus on passing control and communication. Groups of 4. Two players on each side of the net. Start with the ball on only one side of the net. The player closest to the net will toss the ball to the person standing at the 10ft line....

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Inside-Out / Outside-In

The focus of this drill is having the players shuffling side to side and maintaining ball control. This drill can be done with partners. INSIDE-OUT A tosser starts at the net on the outside line, the passer starts at about 20ft deep and about 10ft inside the court....

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