Volleyball Drills Passing Exercises For Players To Learn To Pass Fast

The volleyball drills passing liberos are good at doing after learning how to pass a tough server consistently with good technique and clean body movements.




Whether you do these volleyball drills passing specialists do at home by yourself, or do them in practice with your teammates, it's best to get in the habit of setting mini goals for yourself to reach in order to complete each drill.

For example, let's say you have to get 50 perfectly passed balls to the target before stopping one drill and going on to the next.

Not only will you discipline yourself to perform the volleyball drills passing correctly, but you will replicate the pressure you will feel in a game-like situation when you absolutely have to do the skill right.


Volleyball Drills Passing Exercises For Players Who Need To Learn To Pass A Ball




  • Take two big steps away from the wall
  • Pick a spot on the wall that's 2-3 feet above your head.
  • Use a piece of tape or chalk or identify the brick that you are going to pass EVERY ball to.
  • Start passing to that spot.
  • Every time the ball doesn't get to that spot, stop and start again.

Do not finish until you've passed 25 balls to that spot. They don't have to be in a row at first. Just get 25 no matter how long it takes.


Volleyball Drills Passing Skill Improvement Pass To Yourself Set To Your Partner Ball Control



Bump to yourself set to your partner drill. 


Volleyball Drills Passing Partner Exercises To Do At Home To Improve Ball Control: Partner Switch




Here are volleyball drills passing specialists use to start improving ball control.

Start by passing the ball back and forth. One person is on the ten foot line and the other three feet inside the end line or back court line. . .

The person closest to the net, on the ten foot line, is the control “target” partner. . .

This is the “target” person who never moves and where the partner who is working needs to get the ball to. . .

If you’re the “working” partner then your job is to get the ball to the head of the “target” without making the target move..

If the “target” partner has to move more than one step to get to the ball that you are passing, setting, or digging to them then you need to improve your ball control . .

This is a volleyball player’s target practice.

Being able to get the ball right to the target you are aiming for…without the target moving… is what you are practicing to do. Get the ball to the target…without the target having to move. .


Volleyball Drills Passing Partner Exercises To Do To Improve Ball Control: Passing - Shuffle Right Shuffle Left



Volleyball Drills Passing Exercises - Shuffle Right Shuffle Left

To practice moving laterally with quick foot work to your right and to your left the “control” partner passes the ball to the right of the “working partner’ who has to take a shuffle step to the right to pass the ball.


Volleyball Drills Passing Partner Exercises To Do To Improve Ball Control: Forward Pass, Backward Pass


Volleyball Drills Passing Exercise - Forward Backward Pass

The control partner passes a high ball to themself then to the working partner who passes a high ball to themselves then does a half turn to back bump the ball to the target partner…without making them move.


Volleyball Drills Passing Partner Exercises To Do To Improve Ball Control: Short and Deep




Volleyball Drills Passing Partners Do - Short and Deep

The control partner passes a high ball 6-8 feet in the air. The “working partner” takes 2-3 steps forward to get feet and hips to the ball and passes the ball to the control partner after which they back pedal 2 -3 big steps backwards to pass a deep ball from the “control partner”.

The goal is to pass short and deep balls to the head of the target partner without making them move at all. . .


Volleyball Drills Passing Tips: Check Your Stance, Read The Server Talk To Teammates




Basic Volleyball Passing Drills For High Floater Serves That Rise When They Come At You




With these basic volleyball passing drills remember to 

a) Anticipate where the ball is heading and quickly move to get the middle of your body behind the ball

b) Hold your wrists together keeping elbows straight to form a "platform" which is what you use to make contact with the ball.

c) With bent knees and in an athletic stance with hips lower than the oncoming ball, contact the ball with your platform keeping arms very straight so the ball contacts your arms only once.

d) Angle the platform by dropping your shoulder in the direction of where you want the ball to go before you guide it to your setter, or to another hitter or even across the net.


Basic Volleyball Passing Drills For Passing A Tough Serve With Good Technique 




Remember after the opposing team serves, your setter when they come from their base position in serve receive up to the net they also watch their passer also known as “reading” the passer’s body language and the ball to determine if this is a pass that’s coming right to them or if they're going to have to chase the ball down because they didn’t pass it to the target. (out of system). . .

Clean arm movements with a frozen platform, quick feet to the ball, and precise body moves by the passer make it easier for the setter to read and anticipate where the passed ball is going to be.


Basic Volleyball Passing Drills For Deep Serves To The End Line Can Sometimes Trick You Trying Not To Get Aced



Love you Pacman!

Basic Volleyball Passing Drills Against A Wall For Beginner Players Who Need To Learn To Improve Passing Skills




Take two big steps away from the wall

  • Pick a spot on the wall that's 2-3 feet above your head.
  • Use a piece of tape or chalk or identify the brick that you are going to pass EVERY ball to.
  • Use passing to that spot.
  • Every time the ball doesn't get to that spot, stop and start again.

Do not finish until you've passed 25 balls to that spot. They don't have to be in a row at first. Just get 25 no matter how long it takes.


Basic Volleyball Passing Drills Tips To Control The Ball To Your Setter Against A Tough Float Server




Controlling the pass, also called "controlling the ball" or "ball control" is a big part of becoming a very good volleyball passer.

One way we teach passers to control the ball is to drop their hips lower than the level of the oncoming ball which helps you contact the ball to forearm pass it from a lower point.

With your hips lower than the oncoming served ball you can get under it and give it lift from a better angle with your legs.




Do You Follow Me on Instagram?


Follow me on Instagram @coach_apchap to improve your game even faster!

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. 


Volleyball Drills Passing Specialists Do 
Where Do You Go From Here?


Your three options are: 

  1. You can learn more about Drills by visiting the Related Links below.  
  2. Follow the suggested reading on our Sitemap page  Learning How To Play (Sitemap)
  3. Or visit the pages in the How to Play Volleyball section in the drop down menu at the top of the page to get started. 




  1. Improve Your Volleyball Performance with Vegas VB Coach April Chapple
  2.  ›
  3. Drills For Setters, Hitters, Liberos, Passers and Blockers
  4.  ›
  5. Volleyball Drills Passing Exercises For Players To Learn To Pass Fast


New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.

What Are You Looking For?

 

Hi there!

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you learned something today that will help you reach your volleyball goals.

Be sure to subscribe to my email newsletter so you can learn more each week!

Stay strong! Stay motivated!

-Coach April

SUSCRIBE

to my email newsletter below!


Get Christmas volleyball shopping for your favorite beach/indoor player done early this year!
Click to Shop!



Recent Articles

  1. April Chapple Releases New Book On Coaching Tips For Youth Volleyball

    Nov 27, 22 05:47 AM

    April Chapple releases a must read ebook "100 Powerfully Good Volleyball Tips" full of coaching tips for youth volleyball players with goals of improving fast!

    Read More

  2. Serving Drills For Beginners Volleyball Court Zones To Serve Aces To

    Nov 27, 22 04:30 AM

    With these fun serving drills for beginners volleyball players learn in a short time which court zones to serve to to increase the possibility of scoring aces.

    Read More

  3. Volleyball Serve Drills For Beginners To Use To Weaponize Short Serves

    Nov 27, 22 03:56 AM

    Short serves can really disrupt an opposing team's planned offensive plays which is why we do these types of volleyball serve drills for beginners

    Read More