Category Archives for "Volleyball Drills"

28 Volleyball Drills to Improve Your Team’s Offense and Defense

Volleyball drills are important for enhancing various skills such as footwork, ball control, timing, and fast decision-making.

They’re also important for turning these skills into habits that you can rely on, game after game.

This article is a compilation of 28 volleyball drills to help you develop the skills that you need in court.

Each drill is complete with a brief intro of how it works, what it’s used for, how to set it up, step-by-step instructions for executing it, variations, and even coaching points to get the most out of each drill.

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How to Run the Butterfly Drill in Volleyball (with Variations)

The Butterfly Drill is well known by anyone who has played any form of organized volleyball.

It’s a versatile drill that can be used as a warmup or in practice to hone a variety of skills. Coaches of all levels use the Butterfly Drill in volleyball regularly.

This drill can be altered to focus on serving, passing, or setting. In its classic form, all three are emphasized.

Keep reading to find out how the butterfly drill can benefit you or your team, how to perform the drill in multiple formats, and more.

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5 Volleyball Hitting Drills to Improve Your Attack

As one of the more exciting elements of the game, players love to hit the volleyball.

This love of hitting should be fostered, as it is the most likely way to score against an opponent.

As beginners, players are often excited to see any ball get over the net and down to the floor. However, as players progress, they begin to see the necessity for a variety of attack options.

The following volleyball hitting drills are designed to improve attack consistency, power, and diversity amongst all levels of volleyball players.

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Queen of the Court (Fun Volleyball Drill)

The best drills in volleyball keep players active and engaged without sacrificing form.

We often see players running mindless drills that cause them to disconnect with the moment and begin going “through the motions.”

Be assured – Queen of the Court (or Monarch or King or Ruler) is not one of these mind-numbing drills!

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5 Volleyball Blocking Drills to Teach Perfect Timing

A good defense is predicated by a quality block. While good passing and quality ball control are useful skills on defense, a successful block is the best way to stop or slow an attack. Volleyball blocking drills should be utilised to hone blocking technique, reaction time, and the ability to read plays. Blocking can be a challenging skill […]

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