Volleyball setter camps are great for junior players and can
be one of the best ways to improve your volleyball setting.
Even if you're undecided about what position you want to play in high
school or club, attending a setter camp will allow you to get an idea as
to what the setter's responsibilities are.
Early on in your athletic career when you are trying to figure out what
position you want to specialize in, attending a summer volleyball camp
will give you an idea as to what its like to play in that position and
whether you'll be interested in being a setter in the future.
Volleyball setter camps are offered in different time frames.
Some camps last only one day and some are multi day camps.
Whether it's an overnight or a day camp these camps are usually
designed for those players interested in receiving specialized
Many setter camps are created as individual skills camps tailored to
those athletes that have a knowledge of basic volleyball skills and are in
There are typically two sessions. One in the morning and one in the
afternoon and both sessions focus specifically on all aspects of the
setter volleyball position.
Camp coaches will concentrate on breaking down the biomechanics
of the volleyball set, teach setting volleyball drills, tighten up and review
the volleyball setting technique and will often introduce the use of
specialized equipment like the volleyball setters training ball.
Additional volleyball setters training includes repetitions in setter
footwork drills, decision making, and the review and introduction of
various play sets commonly used in high ball and quick offenses.
Some camps use a hands-on approach with each camper being taken
through step-by-step progressions, which should include the basic
The responsibilities required in the setter position are reviewed in
addition to a focus on the appropriate footwork, hand positions, visual
cues, the correct timing for each volleyball set being trained and arm
movement mechanics required for the various volleyball sets.
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Once the basics have been reviewed then those setters who are ready
are also trained in advanced concepts that typically include
setting various quick sets and running an offense.
There are even volleyball setter boot camps that offer opportunities for
players who have proven to have the fundamentals to advance their
This type of volleyball camp offers video breakdown, movement
training, and games.
Volleyball setters learn how to improve their body control, increase
ball delivery accuracy and expand their repertoire of setting knowledge
through specialized instruction.