Why Does A Setters Volleyball Set Vary In Speed And Height In A Game?

Learn the reasons why a setters volleyball sets differ in speed and height during a game which will depend on the offense the coach will have the team run.  



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. 


Why Does A Setters Volleyball Set Vary In Speed And Height In A Game?


When setting, volleyball setters must learn a series of ways to deliver the ball to their hitters.

They can choose to run a high ball slower offense or a quick ball offense.



Advanced setters deliver faster balls to their middle and outside hitters  to create opportunities for them to outsmart the opposing team's blockers.


All State Durango varsity setter Tehani Faitau sets a back one to assistant Coach Tibbs


If a setter can fake out an opposing team's middle blocker by getting her to stay in the middle while she sets the ball to one of her outside hitters, then that increases the chances of her outside hitter scoring by hitting the ball to the opponent's floor.

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. 



If the setter can make the opposing middle blocker think that she's going to set her middle, then the opposing middle blocker has to stay and block the middle hitter. 

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. 



The faster volleyball setters run their offense, the harder it is for the opposing team's middle blocker to go back and forth along the net to try and block the outside hitters. 

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