The Setter Volleyball Position
Five Traits Good Setters Always Have 

The setter volleyball player calls the plays and runs the team offense on a team.

As a player in the setter volleyball position you have to hustle to go after every ball, whether its been passed right to you or if you have to chase it downAs a player in the setter volleyball position you have to hustle to go after every ball, whether its been passed right to you or if you have to chase it down


The player in the setter position gets to every second ball in a rally to set that ball to a hitter who attacks it for a point or sideout.  


Setter Volleyball Position: Responsibilities 



Accepting the responsibility of playing in the setter position means you agree to be involved in almost every play.

  • As a setter you have to have hustle and desire to go after every ball, whether its been passed right to you or if you have to chase the ball down


During these plays, as the setter, you instruct your hitters on what type of sets they should be prepared to hit.

This is called running an offense


A setter has to:




In the front row, during each match, the hitters only focus on being effective hitters and blockers, but a setter has to be a "big picture" player who sees how the game develops for all of her spikers not just one.

  • As a player in the setter position you need to feed your hitters the right ball at the right time while keeping an eye on the opposing blockers and knowing how to outsmart them with specific tactics, plays and offensive systems. 


As the setter, you will get game strategy from your coach or you will be uncharge of calling plays yourself that you must relay to your hitters. 


As you learn how to become a better setter, you will improve on being able to touch every second ball, turning each of your ball contacts into a faster quicker offense. 



For more information on setting, setter volleyball position, set terminology or anything else involving the set, setter or setting be sure to visit the articles below. 

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I share alot of individual, partner and easy-to-do volleyball serving drills we do in class with my followers.

Many of these volleyball practice drills you can do at home by yourself or try at your next practice with your teammates.

If you're a B team or JV player trying to make varsity next year...your goal should be to complete 1000 reps a day of at least three of the basic skills on your own...volleyball passing, serving and setting should be at the top of the list. 


Volleyball Positions:
Where Should You Go From Here?


Good times! Where do you need to go now? Here are three options: 

  1. Learn more about the Setter  in Volleyball by exploring he Related Links below. 
  2. Follow the suggested reading on our Sitemap page Learning How To Play (Sitemap)
  3. Or visit the pages in the Volleyball Positions section in the drop down menu at the top of the page
  4. Reintroduce yourself to Miss Ricci the Raccoon, #5 , the setter and team captain for the All Beast VolleyBragSwag All Star Team. 


You might like these setter volleyball pages!

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