To help your players put opponents on their toes by being able to serve to certain areas or players with a weak serve receive.


  1. Set-up 3 chairs or cones on the back court.
  2. Draw or tape 2 foot circles around the chairs.
  3. Line your players up on the other side of the court.
Miss The Chairs Volleyball Serving Drill

How it Works

  1. Have the first Server in line complete a successful serve aiming in the lanes between the chairs.
  2. If they complete a successful serve they go to the end of the line.
  3. If they hit a chair, the circle around the chair, or don’t complete a good serve then they must do fingertip pushups.
  4. Complete the drill until every player gets at least 3-5 chances to serve.

Coaching Tips

  • As you use this drill and the principles it teaches your team will develop greater serving accuracy and the players will begin to learn to pick the weak areas of a defense to serve to.
  • If you can do this, you will create confusion among the defense and maybe win a few points from a team that doesn’t have the communication skills that your team does.