Volleyball Passing Drills How To Get Better At Passing In Volleyball

Get better at passing skills with these 4 volleyball passing drills including 1 passer vs 1 server drill, deep court serving drills and 3 servers vs 1 passer. 

Volleyball passing drills need to be done daily with a goal of at least 250 - 500 reps of various drills to keep you technique and accuracy sharp! (Photo by Char1iej1)Volleyball passing drills need to be done daily with a goal of at least 250 - 500 reps of various drills to keep you technique and accuracy sharp! (Photo by Char1iej1)

How do you get better at passing in volleyball?

These volleyball passing drills are designed to help Vegas varsity players improve their passing skills in serve receive. 

When you pass a volleyball, you are

  • transferring the ball from one player to another or over the net
  • without letting the ball come to a complete stop,
  • while clasping both hands together at the wrists and
  • contacting the ball on your forearms

Whether you call it the volleyball bump, the serve receive, the underhand pass or the forearm pass every player needs to master the art of controlling the ball while passing in volleyball.

You do that by doing lots and lots of reps during volleyball passing drills which we do and practice in our Boot Camp classes.

I like to start with a warmup passing drill where you go against the wall to focus on your passing technique before getting on the court and progressing to passing with a partner. 


Volleyball Passing Drills:
How To Do Volleyball Wall Passing Drills At Home



Let's get into the specifics as to how you would do the volleyball wall passing drill at home. 

  1. Take two big steps away from the wall 
  2. Pick a spot on the wall that's 2-3 feet above your head. 
  3. Use a piece of tape or chalk or identify the brick that you are going to pass EVERY ball to. 
  4. Start passing to that spot. 
  5. Every time the ball doesn't get to that spot, stop and start again. 
  6. 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.


Watch sisters, Moose and Mars warming up with one of the volleyball wall passing drills we do in Volleyball Voice Boot Camp class. 


How Do Volleyball Passing Drills Work Against The Wall?


If you can only pass one ball to that spot, great.

Work on passing two in a row. Then work on passing three in a row. Next goal..ten in a row. 

Make sure you stop and start again each time the ball doesn't get to the target. Each time it does, count it!


If you are passing the ball all around that spot and not hitting your target then you have work to do.

Your goal is to increase the amount of passes you can make to your target spot on the wall while maintaining good form and passing technique. 

 


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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 Passing Drills: 
Where Do You Go From Here?


Your three options are: 

  1. You can learn more about Drills by visiting the Related Links below.  
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