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Volleyball Drills for the Beginning Player

December 19, 2011 | Comments: 0 | Views: 140

A coach's dream is to have a team of players so experienced that they wouldn't even have to run drills. Unfortunately, this isn't going to always be the case. There is going to come a time when you have a team that is comprised entirely of beginners, or at least a vast majority of your team will barely know what a volleyball even is. A good coach can take a team of experienced players and create a force that is unstoppable. A great coach can do the same with a bunch of rookie players. It all starts with the basics, however. It starts with knowing some good volleyball drills to train your beginning players with.

One of the first skills you will want your team to work on is passing. There are many volleyball drills that work on passing. A good way to start training your fresh players is to work on line passes. You divide your players into two lines facing each other. The players at the head of the line pass the ball back and forth between them five times each. Then they rotate to the end of the line, bringing up the next set of passers. Play continues in this manner until the whole team has had the chance to pass. This is the basic format of this drill. Once your team has gotten the skills required for passing down fairly well, you can start extending the distance between the lines. This will lay the groundwork for many volleyball drills in the future.

There are many advanced volleyball drills that work the skill of setting. This next drill is a great way to begin teaching your team the basics of setting. The setup is pretty much the same as the passing drill. Divide your team into two lines, facing each other. In this drill, you don't have to have only the head of the line handling the ball at any given time. Because setting is a bit more controlled when first being learned, you can have one whole line setting to the other at the same time. The main thrust of this beginning drill is to teach your team control and accuracy when setting to each other. After the team learns the basic form of setting, you can widen the distance between the lines. This will lead to volleyball drills that will begin to push these learned setting skills to more advanced forms.

Perhaps one of the most important of all volleyball drills is the serve. Learning the correct way to serve will control the entire pace of the game. Beginners to the game of volleyball will probably not have much skill in this area. In order to begin teaching this skill, you can have your team pair off. One player will stand at the baseline. The other player, the receiver, will stand on the opposite side of the net. The object is for the server to use a basic serve to get the ball to the receiver. This is another drill that can be done by multiple pairs of players at once. As the server gets better, you can have them move behind the baseline. Once the players are more comfortable in the basic serving position, and can server fairly well, have the receiver move to different spots on the court. This will help build skills for more advanced serving volleyball drills.

There are as many volleyball drills as players who have ever played the game. Every good team begins with learning the basics, however. Knowing a good set of volleyball drills for beginners will help you build a team of future champions. Always remember that no matter how experienced your team may be now, every one of them had to begin by learning the basics.

Hayley Merrett, Author and Volleyball Coach Start winning more games now! Put the thrill and excitement of consistently winning back into your teams life. Sign up for 20 free drills at Volleyball Drills.Good Team Spirit.

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