The Volleyball Pepper Drill: Partner and Three Player Pepper Drills 

The volleyball pepper drill is a ball control drill using setting, digging and hitting skills usually done as a partner or three player person drill in warmup.

The volleyball pepper drill is used in various forms when in warmups and in the main part of my Breakfast Club and Happy Hour practice to improve technique.

Check out some of the various ways we use the  volleyball pepper drill that we do in my advanced Breakfast Club trainings and Happy Hour classes. 

The Volleyball Pepper Drill
Five Player Pepper Drill
Two passers, one setter two hitters

  • Goal was 50 good touches....did they get it?

The Volleyball Pepper Drill
Turbo Three Person Passing Drill

Looking for a hack for the Turbo 3 person volleyball pepper drill?

Of course you want to challenge yourself but in case you’re looking for variety... my girls.., Talina, Cassidy and Angelle found it!

Your “set” can be a back bump set or a back set

Just adding some spice to an already advanced level drill.

Try it! Let me know how it goes!!!

The Volleyball Pepper Drill
Three Player Pepper Drill
One hitter, one setter one digger

Three Person Pepper drill .

Here’s a variation of this popular volleyball pepper drill that keeps two players moving at ALL times.


Hitter stays while only the digger and setter switch after each touch.

Moving from setter to digger working on a quick back pedal with fast feet .. . moving until hitter begins their armswing...

...then being STOPPED in a balanced position .. .. before you dig.

Great job Becky (hitter) and Angelle and Talina (digging and setting.)

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The Volleyball Pepper Drill
One Hand Jump Set Pepper Drill
One hitter, one set to yourself

For a different variation of your partner volleyball pepper drill ..try a one hand jump set .. then hit to your partner like we do to vary our ball control warmup skills in Breakfast Club.

Can you do this?

Try a one handed set ... set yourself a two ball.. then hit to your partner. (Watch out Carm!)

In Breakfast Club Working on keeping elbow high and swinging fast .. while still controlling the ball to your target.

Too easy? Then.. add the last two steps of your approach jump before hitting to your partner

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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. 

The Volleyball Pepper Drill: 
Where Do You Go From Here?

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  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. 

Learn more about volleyball drills on these pages!

  • Improve Your Volleyball Performance with Vegas VB Coach April Chapple
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  • Volleyball Drills For Setters, Hitters, Liberos, Passers and Blockers
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