The setters volleyball sets are the types of balls, which vary in speed and height, delivered in an overhand contact to their hitters when running the team offense.
When setting, volleyball setters must learn a series of ways to
deliver the ball to their hitters.
There's a selection of quick volleyball sets that female players should
learn so that they know how to quicken up their team's offense.
Advanced setters deliver faster balls to their middle and outside hitters
to create opportunities for them to outsmart the opposing team's
Why is this?
When an outside hitter goes up to hit, they usually have two blockers go
up in front of them to try and stop them from hitting into their court.
One is the blocker that's in front of them and the other is the opposing
team's middle blocker.
But if at the last minute the setter can shoot a faster set out to her outside
hitter before the opposing middle gets outside to help her teammate,
the opposing outside blocker, then the hitter has a better chance of
scoring against one blocker instead of two.
Volleyball setters jobs are to outsmart, outguess the middle blockers so
their outside hitters have only one or no blocks up to hit against.
Volleyball setters often use the "shoot" which is a high
velocity set delivered primarily to the left side hitter.
In practice, it takes a lot of repetitions on the part of the
setter to learn how to deliver the shoot set consistently.
Whether the setter first contacts the ball to deliver the shoot set to the
left outside hitter, the hitter should have already taken the second step in
her four step spike approach and have her arm up in the air ready to
hit the ball, when it reaches her.
The half shoot is a first tempo ball, like a quick in the middle its a very high
speed or high velocity set that is only one to three feet above the net and
falls once delivered between zone 3 and zone 4 on the setter's side of the
The hitter, usually the middle but also left sides, must start her spike
approach from further inside the court, so at the peak of her jump, she
hits the ball half way, between zone four and zone three in the front row
along the net.
At higher levels of competition for the half shoot timing, a hitter takes
her last two spike approach steps and is in the air just as the setter is
about to touch the ball.
The half shoot basically looks like a long quick set that
ends up about four or five feet away from the setter.
The "31" is a fast half shoot to a front row player that takes
their spike approach so they take off and land four to five feet in front
of the volleyball setter.
"Butter" or "nectar" is slang used when a setter has delivered a beautiful
well-placed set for a hitter to go up and just rip, meaning, hit really hard
into the opposing team's court.
was delivered is described as a "nectar" set or "butter'.
As in "that was a nectar set, please don't forget how you did that and
can you do it again fifteen more times?"
Back in the day, we used to say "sweet" as in "that was such a sweet
set" but now I'm dating myself, never mind.