Volleyball Skills: Approach and Footwork

Matt Darling all by Matt Darling

Assistant Coach
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Footwork is how you get to the ball and these volleyball footwork drills are well thought out and ready for you to learn and use.

Volleyball Footwork Drills: The Final Approach

Continuing to focus on the last two steps to the ball, the Attacker starts this drill with the hand in attack position. At the toss, it's two steps right-left to the ball (for leftys it's left-right, of course), a hit to the wall and a bounce to the Shagger. This drill is great for balance and proper positioning.

Volleyball Footwork Drills: Foot Placement for the Final Approach

This Volleyball Drill will literally have your athletes "dancing" during their final approach to the ball. Concentrating on the last two steps of the approach, this drill focuses on right-left/left-right footwork from any direction, helping players get in correct position regardless of where the ball is set.

Volleyball Footwork Drills: Feet to the Ball

In this footwork drill, volleyball players work on getting their feet to the ball so that they are in a better position to make a good attack. The Tosser sets the drill in motion and the Attacker uses three steps to get in position for a head shot - literally.