Time for players to practice the wrist motion necessary to send the ball at a sharp angle to the floor.


  • Give each player a ball.
  • Have each player line up about 10 to 15 feet from a wall.
Snap The Wrist Volleyball Attacking Drill

How it Works

  1. The player will start by tossing the ball up in the air.
  2. Then they will hit the ball using the proper technique – reach back, strike the ball, follow through.
  3. The ball should land a couple feet in front of the wall and bounce up off the wall and back towards the player.
  4. Then they can hit the ball again and again in a continuous fashion.
  5. Make sure each players complete at least 10-15 good wrist snap hits.

Coaching Tips

  • By learning the appropriate wrist snap, your players will have the two tools they need to become good hitters.
  • If the player cannot get the ball to the floor before it hits the wall, then they are not contacting with the proper wrist snap.
  • If they have too much wrist snap, the ball will go straight down to the floor and not hit the wall with enough force to come back so it can be hit again.