To help players learn how to deal with outside distractions so they don’t foul up on a play.


  • Assign 2-3 Servers to one side of the court.
  • Give each Server a few balls.
  • Place one Target player in the middle near the net.
  • The remaining players will line up on the other side of the court.
Harass The Passer Volleyball Passing Drill

How it Works

  1. The first two players in line will come out and start as Passers, the third and fourth players in line will be Harassers.
  2. The Server will hit the ball over the net and one of the two Passers will try and get under the serve to execute a good pass to the Target.
  3. At the same time, the Harasser is trying to do everything possible to distract the Passer – they can yell, scream, stomp, etc but cannot touch the Passer.
  4. After 3-5 serves the next two players in line come on as Harasses, the Harassers become Passers, and the Passers go to the back of the line.

Coaching Tips

  • When Harassers are doing their part correctly this greatly enhances the focus and awareness of the Passers.
  • Make sure you rotate the Servers and Target into the drill so that each player gets an opportunity to be a Passer.