Competitive Volleyball Drills


If you are looking for new competitive volleyball drills to add to coaching toolbox, you might like the drill Iowa State Coach Christy Johnson-Lynch demonstrates in the video clip below. I like this drill because it requires the offense to execute specific attacks, while demanding the the defense stay focused, be mentally tough and dig deep to string together stops.

This is just one of Coach Johnson-Lynch’s competitive volleyball drills and is called the 10-2. This is a drill that is easily adjustable to your team and its needs. The 10-2 drill requires that the offense get three consecutive kills in order to score a point. The offense is given a specific order in which they must attack. In the clip below Coach Johnson-Lynch requires that the offense get get three kills in a row by first starting with a high outside set, followed by a high back set and finally with a front quick. They must get a kill on each of those three sets in order to score a point.

The defensive goals in this drill is stop all three attacks on two separate occasions. If they are able to stop all three attacks on two different occasion before the offense scores 10 points. (Remember to score a point the offense must get a kill on three successive points), then the defense wins.

This drill is just a sample of the type of competitive volleyball drills that Coach Johnson-Lynch uses at Iowa State and that she share in her instructional DVD. For more information about that DVD click the link Rapid-Fire Favorites: Competitive Practice Drills for Success!. In the DVD Coach Johnson demonstrates her 10 best competitive volleyball drills. She teaches not only the drills, but how they can be adjusted to meet your specific needs. You will learn the “how-to” and the “why” for each drill so you can easily modify them based on the ability of your athletes, the time of season, or your focus for the practice.

The YouTube video below has audio, so please make sure that your sound is turned on and that you have access to YouTube. Please note that some schools block access to YouTube.

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