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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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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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Bingo Bango Bongo

This is a continuous volleyball drill that can be used to build endurance and stamina or to keep players engaged during long rallies. After the ball goes dead, another ball needs to be entered immediately to maintain the pace. Have a ball cart at each of the court so...

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Dot Drill

Dot Drill

This volleyball drill is a high-energy drill used to work on passing, footwork, speed and agility. There are 3 parts to this drill. Feel free to use all of them or to just focus on one aspect of the drill. It is recommended that the ball comes from the opposite side...

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W Passing Drill

W Passing Drill

The W Passing Drill is a fast-paced warmup drill that you can use to help your players focus on passing, moving the feet, or working on their speed # of Players: 1+ Focus: 1) Footwork. Moving forward and drop-stepping back. 2) Passing accuracy 3) Speed and agility...

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Pass & Go

Pass & Go

Pass & Go is a great volleyball warmup and drill to get your players to focus on passing control and communicating where to pass the ball. # of Players: 6+ Focus: * Communication * Passing   Running the Drill: 3 players start on the court. A ball is entered....

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