The Left Handed Volleyball Setter

The Advantages of Being a Lefty Setter

For a left handed setter, if she receives a good pass the ball will

get to her dominant hand first, which means that she can dump

the ball faster and disguise it more, making it  difficult for the 

defense to see the tip coming.

The video below shows examples of effective left handed setters 

and how the blockers playing against them aren't following the

first of the 5 basic rules of volleyball about communicating to

their defense that there's a left handed setter in the front row.

Check out why you need to keep an eye on any left handed 

setters your team may have to play against.

And one more thing, not only can a left handed setter tip the ball

faster but she's in a better position to dump the ball over the

head of the opposing left front blocker which is a spot on the court

that's more difficult for a right handed setter to tip to without letting the

opposing team's defensive players know that she's planning on doing it.

If you're the left side blocker who's calling out where the setter is 

and you tell everybody that you are going to stay on her, then that 

opposing team's setter will think twice about tipping the ball

into your court.

The Left handed Volleyball Setter

Because now she knows that you intend to follow her 

anywhere she goes along the net and you will jump when she jumps 

and attempt to block her if she tips and now she also knows that 

everybody on your team is aware of the fact that she is in the front 


If the setter does not hear the blockers on the opposing team 

telling each other that she is front row, then she will feel very 

confident in trying to tip the ball over them, for a quick and easy 


The importance of  talking out loud to your teammates about where the

left handed setter is when she's in the front row, will also increase

the chances of you winning a mental game with the setter by making

her think twice about attacking anything while she is in the front row.

Check out this Titan video featuring some of the best left handed

volleyball players in the world. 

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