Setting Volleyball Drills To Do At Home To Improve Setting Technique

These setting volleyball drills will help improve your setting technique and will help make your hands softer by doing these repetitions daily. 



Try this after you’ve done several warmup setting volleyball drills with your partner. 
Before this we warmed up with setting and passing variations including setting a ...

  • 1 to self, the 2 to self the 4 to partner 
  • setting a 2 to self then side setting a 4 to partner

In the above video Tehani and Jay are working on:

-set a standing 2 ball to self then a jump set 4 with one hand to your partner

Working on 

  • ball control
  • jump set timing - -focusing on contacting and setting the ball at the highest point of your jump and not on the way down
  • body control- when you control your body parts you can control the ball
  • finger and wrist strength
  • communication- if I know I’m about to deliver a ball to my partner that’s off target... letting her know by saying “short” or “deep” getting one handed reps in while practicing the deep tip/set


Great practice today!



The setting volleyball drills I describe below are advanced versions of the "call and response" drills I talk about on the Volleyball Practice Drills For Setters and Non Setters page. 

Jump Setting and Back Setting Drills

These drills incorporate more advanced setting techniques like jump setting and back setting. 





         Setting Volleyball Drills             Set The One and Jump Set 4

US Olympian Courtney Thompson back setting to her hitter.US Olympian Courtney Thompson back setting to her hitter.


What's the "jump" set?

When a player jumps to set a ball, and completes the contact and release before landing. 


In the call and response partner setting drills I make the following calls so players can incorporate the jump set in these setting volleyball drills. 


"Set a "1" to yourself and "jump set a 4" to your partner." 




           Setting Volleyball Drills

         Set a One To Yourself,           Backset a 5 To Your Partner


Set a "4" to yourself and "back set a 5" to your partner. 

A "5" set is a high ball set behind the head of the setter, usually 6 - 8 feet in the air delivered to Zone 2 for the right side player to hit. 




The key to the back set is quickly completing your half turn underneath the ball before setting it. 

Many players turn too slowly under the ball,  so the ball has already come down before they are in correct back setting position. 

This version of the coach's volleyball practice drills for setting allows you to 

  • quickly identify where the ball is going to come down
  • quietly getting to that spot and
  • completing a half turn so their back is to their target BEFORE the ball reaches their setting hands
  • Communication - this is a cooperative drill which means both partners need to work together to make this drill work. The partner who is setting absolutely needs to make a call to their partner who is backsetting. The back setter will not see their target but they can definitely hear them. When the non-setter makes a call like "right here" or "Yes" then the back setter should set to the voice. 

For players that are looking for a new ball control volleyball drill that you can do at home and in your spare time, or introduce during club or high school workouts you might want to learn a few of these yourself or share some of the ones above.


Setting Volleyball Drills

Jump set a 4 to yourself⁠
Jump set a 2 to yourself⁠
Jump set a 4 to yourself⁠
Jump set a HUT to your partner or to the wall⁠

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⁠ ⁠ Jump Setting Drills at Breakfast Club⁠ ⁠ Try this jump setting drill we did the first week in March⁠ .⁠ .⁠ . ...you can do it with a partner and/or against the garage wall.⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ Jump set a 4 to yourself⁠ Jump set a 2 to yourself⁠ Jump set a 4 to yourself⁠ Jump set a HUT to your partner or to the wall⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ Working on ⁠ -body control, ⁠ -setting at the top of your jump not on the way down⁠ -strong shoulders positioned at 12 o'clock until you set to your partner⁠ -talking to your partner while they are looking up⁠ -ball control⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ Check out the article...⁠ ⁠ A Volleyball Setters Training Checklist On How To Set A Volleyball⁠ ⁠ http://bit.ly/avbsetterstrainingchecklist⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #vegasvolleyball #set #setter #volleyballset #volleyballattack #voleibol #volleyballplayer #voleiboll #playvolleyball #volleybal #volleyballsetting #volleyballsetter #volleyballpractice ⁠ #volleyballtraining #jumpset ⁠ #howtoplayvolleyball #howtosetavolleyball #thisisvolleyball #lasvegasvolleyball #lasvegasbaby #vegasborn #summerlinlv #vegaslocal ⁠ #summerlinlife #vegaslocals #varsityvolleyball ⁠ #girlsvolleyball #playvolleyball #hendersonnevada ⁠ ⁠ ⁠

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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. 


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