I mix in fun volleyball drills after coaching volleyball for 4 - 5 straight weeks using technique based drills to work on individual ball control and team court work.
After years of coaching volleyball I believe that sometimes the best practices are unstructured practices.
That means instead of writing everything down and sticking to a well-organized specific volleyball practice plan like most coaches do where I choose how and when every drill will start and stop, I just pick 3-4 competition based practice drills and let the players dictate how long the drills will last based on their effort and goal accomplishment.
Here's one of our favorite fun volleyball drills. A great warmup drill we did last year to change up our warmup routine every 6 weeks.
Its 1 vs 1. .meaning one player vs one player...timed short court King of the Court games.
Only 1 contact per player.
After 4 - 5 weeks of tough practices leading up to an important tournament and/or series of tournaments when the brain has been functioning at high levels for long periods of time and the body is tired and hasn’t had alot of rest for several days..then I like to mix things up with short court fun volleyball drills.
On these types of practice days, even our warmup volleyball drills are competitive in order to focus on getting players to move even though they might be sore and tired.
This is followed by
Then we increase the court size to
The size for our skinny medium court is we split the full court down the middle longwise and then the end lines are the half court line.
Volleyball game rules for Two vs One:
The side with two players has only one contact while the side with one player has two contacts to use.
Check out the Guys vs Girls version in the video with Sophia defends her court against the fellas!
I love the version of this drill where guys play against girls because guys are ruthless when they compete and high school girls on Vegas teams need to learn how to be…”ruthless” on the court!
Besides being fun volleyball drills, what's great about these short court mini-games is that you end up:
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I share alot of individual, partner and easy-to-do volleyball serving drills we do in class with my followers.
Many of these volleyball practice drills you can do at home by yourself or try at your next practice with your teammates.
If you're a B team or JV player trying to make varsity next year...your goal should be to complete 1000 reps a day of at least three of the basic skills on your own...volleyball passing, serving and setting should be at the top of the list.
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