You shouldn't be twisting or setting sideways or setting the ball over your shoulder while contacting the ball.
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Setter Volleyball Skills Whenever Possible Face Your Target Before You Set A Volleyball
Volleyball players should always remember to face or "square" themselves to their targetbefore setting the ball!
Don't forget that your right foot should be about a couple of inches in front of your left foot.
you have already squared up and are facing your intended target, your arms
and shoulders should follow through straight up (not out, but up to the ceiling towards the ball!) keeping your shoulders close to your ears and keeping your arms in line with your body.
You can stop and hold your position to check and make sure that your arms are fully extended above your forehead and your hands are only 1-2 inches apart from each other still in the shape of a loose triangle.
Hold your position to check and make sure that your arms are fully extended above your forehead and your hands are only 1-2 inches apart from each other still in the shape of a loose triangle.
Your palms should still be facing forwards towards your target with no breaking or flexing of your wrists!
Your fingers should still finish in the shape of a "broken" triangle.
This should be your finishing position when setting a volleyball.
If your arms are fully extended but finish in front of your nose your sets will usually be too low for your hitter to hit.
If you finish setting a ball and your arms finish on top of
your head or behind your forehead your sets will not get to your outside
hitter and will likely finish right where you are standing or on top of your head which makes
it difficult for any of your intended hitters to hit or pass the ball.
Once your forehead is underneath the ball, then you use that as a guide for where your whole body needs to be lined up as well. Improve Your Volleyball.com
Where is your body facing?
If you aren't facing your target, then its harder to get the ball to the target
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.
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