5 Volleyball Pass Drills Improve How You Bump A Ball To Your Setter

Volleyball pass drills are important because passing a tough serve well with good technique and clean body movements to the same spot makes it easier for your setter. 




Tommie Stockham two-time Gatorade player of the year and three-time state champion at Gorman currently a D-1 starting standout outside hitter at Cal Poly working server vs passer volleyball pass drills with me.   


Why are volleyball pass drills important in volleyball?

Passing drills are important because passing a tough serve accurately and consistently enough with good technique and clean body movements...

to the same spot every time ...

🏐 is important because it helps your setter read your body language easier and know what you’re going to do and how you’re going to do it...which makes it easier for her to get to the ball you pass. 

Volleyball Pass Drills:
Cross Court Partner Passing Drill -
Half Court Five Passers




Five passers in a volleyball pass drill

One group of three players and one group of two passers 

Two players on the ten foot line and two players six feet in front of them

Balls start with a toss cross court from the  group of two players who pass  back and forth to each other while the group of three pass and go following the ball they passed and quickly turning around to pass the next ball.

Volleyball Pass Drills Focusing On Passing The Deep Serve Using Two Different Styles


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There are two ways to pass a deep serve..

  • one is to shuffle back quickly before passing and the 
  • other is to open up as you see the serve come to the right side of your body or your left side...then drop your inside shoulder and pass the ball outside of your body line. 



Volleyball Pass Drills Focusing On Passing The Deep Serve When You're Passing From Zone Five




Volleyball Pass Drills Working The Deep Serve To Zone One - Server vs Passer

Remember, to pass a volleyball, you want to get to your spot quickly, beat the ball there, get stopped, form your platform, then make the pass.

It does happen quickly, but as your forearm passing gets better by using this sequence, you'll see a marked improvement in your passing skills and your ability to get the ball to the target.







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A volleyball passing drill can help you work on reading the server, learn your passing responsibilities in each position and how to cover the court much faster.A volleyball passing drill can help you work on reading the server, learn your passing responsibilities in each position and how to cover the court much faster.


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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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