In A New Video, OTL Volleyball’s Coach K Demonstrates Ball Control Drills You Can Practice Outdoors.
Ball control drills help you improve core volleyball skills like setting, hitting, and passing. Everyone can do these ball control drills for volleyball at home. You can do this in the yard, in the garage or by the poolside. All you need is a ball. And of course, some sunscreen.
Let’s break it down.
Volleyball Drills At Home
Coach K starts off with sit and stand passing. You do this by passing the ball to yourself while standing. You then go to one knee and transition to sitting on the ground. Work your way back up to standing while passing to yourself.
The next volleyball drill is sit and stand setting. While standing, set to yourself. Go down on one knee and sit on the ground. Work your way back up to standing.
Another fun volleyball drill is called down and up passing. You start standing, passing to yourself. You then work your way to the ground, laying down all while passing. You work your way back up to standing, still while passing.
Follow the same drill. Only this time, instead of passing, go with down and up setting. The goal is to go from standing to laying down to standing back up, all while setting to yourself.
More Ball Control Drills For Volleyball
If you have a lounge chair at home, here is a great way to make the most of it. This volleyball practice drill is called the lounge chair ab workout. Aside from practicing ball control drills, you also work out the abs. Talk about a win-win!
In the video, she demonstrates how to do seated ball control using any part of the body. The goal is to keep the ball up and alive for 15 seconds each time.
The key is to use as many “game-like” touches as possible. Do not forget to use single touches with closed fists and knuckles. Contact off the head, shoulders, and knees are all legal here.
These individual volleyball ball control drills are a great way to keep your energy and your spirits up. If it’s an option, you can also ask a family member from the same household to help you with volleyball partner ball control drills.
Check out our 7-touch volleyball pepper drill training video for the step-by-step guide. The seventh touch can be a partner drill, instead of using a bucket. Follow the progression and then pass the ball to a partner. You can also set and hit to your partner. Or you can do the full 7 touches and end with an attack.
You can end the session with a friendly game. At the end of the day, what’s important is you practice with whatever time and space you have.
Stay Safe and Healthy!
There’s nothing like being on court and playing the sport that we love. But that doesn’t mean we have to stop honing our skills. With these volleyball drills, we can make the most of our time at home.
Remember to continue to eat healthily and drink plenty of water. Get some sun for at least 15 to 20 minutes each day to keep your Vitamin D levels up. And check out our YouTube channel for more ball control drills and other volleyball practice ideas.