Two Youth Volleyball Drills How To Improve Ball Control Skills At Home

I have a series of youth volleyball drills you can use to improve your basic ball control skills like passing, setting and controlled hitting.

Here are some youth volleyball drills that you can do at home or in practice with a friend or teammate you are working out with at home

Here are some youth volleyball drills that you can do at home or in practice with a friend or teammate you are working out with at home or on their own or even during an open gym at your school.

I get requests all the time, especially in my Instagram DMs, from middle school and high school players like yourself for ball control drills that can be done to improve ball control skills. 

How precise is your passing? Can you pass a ball to a target without making the target move..even one step?

Want to increase your passing precision?

Try standing at the free throw line on a basketball court and pass a ball from the free throw line into the  basketball basket....then shag your ball and jog to the other free throw line ...and try again.

Give yourself ten minutes jogging between free throw lines and see how many you can do.

You have to be very precise in order to pass the ball into a basketball basket...multiple'll take a ton of attempts....and you'll fail a TON of times...but keep trying...

While playing on a team professionally overseas It took me forever to sprint back and forth and get 20 baskets in 5 minutes......but if you accept the'll build your cardio and your passing precision at the same time...which makes it  a great drill to try during the summer.


Wall Passing and Wall Setting Youth Volleyball Drills Are Important Because They Help Improve Ball Control

Volleyball wall passing and wall setting drills can be done daily at home with a goal of at least 250 - 500 reps of various drills to keep your passing or setting technique, angled platform work, ball contacting skills and control of the ball.....extremely sharp! 

Go from very simple "do it by yourself" wall drills to more complex "do it with your partner" wall drills. 

Pick a brick, a specific spot on the wall or mark a big X in chalk on a wall or use a basketball net or backboard matter what... anybody walking by.... should be able to see exactly where the spot is that you are aiming for EVERY...single....time.

Do 3 to 5 sets of 100... five feet from the wall ....then side step two feet and repeat. Then step back and repeat.⁠Complete 300 to 500 passing repetitions ⁠

You’re welcome!


Youth Volleyball Drills Like The Pass and Set Partner Ball Control Drill Can Be Done At Home

Learn how to use a simple pass and set ball control drill to improve how to “read” and anticipate what an opposing player plans to do with the ball. .

Player closest to the net guides the drill making early decisions on where she’s going to set the ball to her partner, either three feet to her left or three feet to her right. .(swipe left Volume Up)

The “working” Player starts in front of their partner and “reads” the body language of the partner quickly enough to understand/anticipate where they intend to send the ball. .

(So in a game situation you’ll need to be able to read the players passing platform OR setting hands OR hitting arm to see how she will send it. Are they going to tip it? hit it? free ball it over?)

For this drill the working partner “reads” the setting hands. .

In practice we work on believing what you see. A lot of times you see the ball, where it’s going to land but you don’t move for it because you question in your mind whether you’re “seeing” the right thing. We work on reacting to what we see, no question. .

Then we work on “beating” the ball to where we think it’s going to land, not timing it. If you get there at the same time as the ball, you’re late. .

Read it. Believe it. Move. .

Youth Volleyball Drills Half Court-Full Court Partner Ball Control Drills

Here's how I set up our "Half Court-Full Court Partner Ball Control Drill"

This partner drill has two players starting on the same side of the court, 

First you dig to yourself, set to yourself, hit a down ball to your partner.

After we get a rhythm doing this back and forth for a few exchanges…then…

…the partner at the net after doing their hitting dig-set-hit combination

-turns and runs under the net and quickly turns back to face their partner…while calling for the ball that’s hit over the net to them….and they do their dig-set-hit combination.

-Once they hit the ball, they follow the ball. ..running back under the net so they are on the same side again. 

One person can travel back and forth at a time taking 4-5 trips back and forth under the net or players can alternate going back and forth under the net.

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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 youth volleyball 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. 

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