There are specific volleyball strategies for girls that play on competitive
high school and club volleyball teams to learn.
This first suggestion may not seem like a crafty thing to do during a
game, but walking back to serve the ball every so often during a match
is one of those strategies that can really serve a purpose if used
Volleyball girls are athletes, and athletes are supposed to run when
participating in their sport for the most part.
Volleyball athletes are no exception. If you're a serious player then
when you are on the court, you are supposed to hustle to get from one
position or one zone to the next.
Usually it is a good idea to jog back behind the service line when its
time for you to serve. Most players do this so they can take advantage
of taking as much time as possible to get set up to serve the ball before
But what's important for you to know is that, whenever you run back to
the service line to serve the volleyball you are potentially speeding up
the play of the game.
What I mean is the sooner you get back behind the service line, the
faster the referee will see that you are ready to start the rally so the
referee will blow his whistle, which means the volleyball gets put back in
play at a faster rate.
But, sometimes it may be necessary to give your front row hitters a
chance to catch their breath.
Let's say your team has lost a few points in a row to a team that runs a
pretty quick offense. Then you and your teammates fight through a long
rally which you all manage to win the sideout.
So far all the last few plays have happened very quickly because the
opposing team has been running a quick offense and controlling the
speed of the game.
Now, that your team has finally won the ball back, do you want to run
back quickly and serve the ball, keeping the same pace of the game
that the other team has established?
Or do you want to slow things down a bit?
If you slow things down, then you give the middle blockers on your
team a chance to catch their breath and your setter has a few seconds
to talk about some volleyball strategies to the blockers while your team
is rotating and setting up to play defense.
So without risking a yellow card or getting any delay of game warnings
you may want to take the time to just walk back to the service line.
The referee will have to wait for you to be in position behind the service
line before blowing their whistle to start the rally.
In a perfect game, the libero or back row players would pass the ball up
to the designated setter, who would be the only player to set every
But not every volleyball game is perfect. And in every game, the setter
is not the only player to touch or set the second ball.
If the designated setter passes or defends the first ball then she is
unable to set the second one.
In this case, one of the most popular offensive strategies teams follow
is that the right side hitter also known as the offsetter would step in to
set the ball.
It's very common that if you are the right side hitter also known as the
off side hitter also known as the offsetter, setting the ball to one of
your team's hitters in the match will happen at least several times
during a volleyball match.
If this situation occurs, then it should not become a weak point in your
To maintain control of the pace of the game the offsetter should be
sure to get her knees, hips, shoulders and forehead lined up underneath
the ball to get into a nice low position to set a nice high ball to her
outside or backrow hitter.
Some volleyball players that aren't used to setting the ball, will panic
and try to deliver a very quick and very low ball to the middle hitter
since the player in the middle position is the hitter closest to them.
It's best not to risk increasing the speed of the game unnecessarily by
Neither you, the offsetter nor the hitter you are trying to set the ball to
have practiced any quick sets.
You want to leave those offensive volleyball strategies for the players
who practice them everyday. Trying to do something new during a
game, that you haven't done in practice increases the chances of your
team losing points.
You want your team to maintain control and to establish it's own rhythm
by setting the volleyball high to the outside spiker then you let your
hitter do the rest.
By doing this, volleyball girls in the offsetter or right side position reduce
the chances of committing unforced errors.
Learn the importance of establishing a game plan for what your front
row blockers will do against an opposing team's hitters. Once you
establish your volleyball strategies or a plan of action make sure your
blockers stick with it so your backrow players don't have to guess
where they need to be.
I explain a couple of tricks you can use to get yourself out of trouble in
a way that you can control how fast (or how slow) the game rhythm will
be. Use these tricks when an opposing team has scored a series of
points against your team and you want to slow down the game action.
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