How do you set a volleyball correctly?
Since my goal for you is to become a better setter, I like to write articles
so that on your own, you'll be able to check yourself to see whether you
are setting the ball correctly.
In order to set a volleyball correctly, you want to check to be sure
that your body parts are in the right position to deliver a hittable ball.
Ideally you want your whole body to be lined up underneath the ball
every time you get ready to set it.
Avoid leaning towards the ball, neither to your right or to your left
underneath the ball.
Also avoid leaning forward stretching your torso so your butt sticks out in
an effort to reach for the ball without moving your feet.
Congratulations to @SacStateVB setter and Big Sky MVP Kennedy Kurtz who easily led the nation in total assists with 1,611. The next closest player had 1,530. Kurtz's 1,611 assists were the most by a Big Sky player since the 2007 season. #StingersUp pic.twitter.com/QZNt95S3X3— Hornet Athletics (@hornetsports) December 18, 2017
You want to line up your whole body underneath the ball starting with
So if you were to let the ball drop, it would drop on the flat part of your
forehead and bounce right back up into the air.
Try that, its a great setting volleyball drill.
You want to run to position and place yourself underneath the ball,
let me say it again...
The slightly squatted position will give you the power from your legs to
help you push the ball to your intended target once your fingers make
overhead contact with the ball.
Your body is erect and perpendicular while your legs are doing the
Here's something volleyball players should remember...when the ball
has reached its highest height, it can only come straight down.
With this in mind, once you determine...
a) where the ball will come down and
b) the speed of how fast the ball will come down- -then you know that's
where you, your forehead and your quick moving feet need to be,
directly underneath its path.
Then, it's a matter of moving your legs quickly enough to get your
There's one more thing for players to remember before making contact
with the ball.
Once you've determined where you need to be in order to set the
volleyball - you need to square your shoulders to the left side hitter
position, or face whoever you are setting to before you contact the ball.
In the picture above, the setter is perpendicular to the
shoulders and the rest of her entire body isg facing in their direction.
If she wanted to back set, she is in great position as well because she
isn't turning her shoulders or leaning to her right or her left.
If she chooses to, she will just set the ball within the plane of her body
directly behind her to the right front hitter (#5).
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