To work on proper form for players when they are passing


  • Give each player a ball
  • Have the players scatter across the court and stand about 3 yards away from the nearest player
pass marathon volleyball blocking drill

How it Works

  1. On the whistle, each player will toss the ball into the air.
  2. Then they will receive the ball and pass it to themselves.
  3. They will continue to pass it to themselves under control.
  4. When a player loses control of the ball and misses a pass, then they are out of the ‘marathon’.
  5. The last person standing wins and should be rewarded (e.g. doesn’t have to run at the end of practice).

Coaching Tips

  • If you have younger players this might be more difficult to them, if your players are more experienced this game could last a while.
  • Remind your players to focus on good body position, good control (not too high), lifting with the legs, a flat ‘table top’ and focus on proper contact with the arms.
  • You can increase the difficulty by requiring that they pass back and forth to a partner.