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Volleyball Drills for Beginners – Part 1

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This is part one with part scheduled for Saturday June 5th. Enjoy the read!!

Volleyball drills for beginners are important due to the drills providing the player with the opportunity to enhance their skills and technique. 

You don’t want to focus on just blocking drills or passing drills, but instead need to perform a variety of drills to become a well-rounded player. Here are some of the most effective volleyball drills for beginners that you can even do at home to improve your technique and skill set. 

Skill and Movement Volleyball Drills for Beginners

Volleyball is a team sport that requires individuals to become proficient at certain skills to achieve success. Volleyball by HendersonStateUniversity / CC BY NC 2.0

Skill and movement drills are the most common drills that you’ll see a volleyball player doing and it’s one of the fundamental volleyball drills for beginners.

The objective of these types of drills is to use repetition to develop and enhance the necessary skills to play the game.

Primarily the focus is on setting and blocking, which are two of the most important aspects of volleyball drills for beginners.

Blocking Form Drill

The goal of the blocking form drill is to help you develop the fundamentals required for excellent blocking ability. This drill is similar to plyometric exercises that you can do that also increase your jumping skills.

It’s important to add this drill into your routine of volleyball drills for beginners. Don’t use a live ball for the drill since a live ball can take the focus away from the technique itself.

In order to block effectively, you need to be able to jump high enough you can block right at the top of the net. Volleyball by HendersonStateUniversity/  CC BY NC.20

How to Do It:

  • Have four players line up directly in front of the net and facing it.
     
  • Jump up and down using appropriate fundamentals and continue this movement for 1 minute.

Modifications

  • Switch it up by trying to keep your hands high, keep your thumbs up, and performing a balanced landing.

Toss & Pass

Toss and pass is one of the most basic volleyball drills for beginners and it’s important to learn since it involves the principles of passing. If you’re new to volleyball, you want to begin by having someone toss to the ball since it’s the easiest to pass.

This allows you to concentrate more on having good form when passing as opposed to being distracted.

Using the toss and pass drill, you’ll become more skilled at serving the volleyball. Volleyball vs Woodburn-78.jpg by Chris Brooks / CC BY-ND 2.0

How to Do It:

  • Have four players line up directly in front of the net and facing it.
     
  • Jump up and down using appropriate fundamentals and continue this movement for 1 minute.

Modifications

  • Switch it up by trying to keep your hands high, keep your thumbs up, and performing a balanced landing

Toss & Pass

Toss and pass is one of the most basic volleyball drills for beginners and it’s important to learn since it involves the principles of passing. If you’re new to volleyball, you want to begin by having someone toss to the ball since it’s the easiest to pass.

This allows you to concentrate more on having good form when passing as opposed to being distracted.