What're 4 Setting Volleyball Drills For Non Setters To Work On Setting

What is setting in volleyball and what four setting volleyball drills help to improve a player's setting technique, consistency, body and ball control skills?




What is a set in volleyball?

A set is an overhand contact of the ball, usually the second contact in a rally, made after a pass in serve receive or after a dig in defense to redirect the ball to a hitter in the front row or back row by a setter to run the team's offense.

Wall passing and setting drills volleyball players do in my trainings can be done daily at home with a goal of at least 250 - 500 reps of various drills to keep your passing or setting technique, angled platform work, ball contacting skills and control of the ball.....extremely sharp!

Pick a brick, a specific spot on the wall or mark a big X in chalk on a wall or use a basketball net or backboard ...no matter what... anybody walking by.... should be able to see exactly where the spot is that you are aiming for EVERY...single....time .⁠

Do 3 to 5 sets of 100... five feet from the wall ....then side step two feet and repeat. Then step back and repeat.⁠Complete 300 to 500 passing repetitions ⁠

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Jaylen and Kenny did that…

When you do setting volleyball drills at home by yourself or in practice with your teammates, try to get in the habit of setting mini goals for yourself to reach in order to complete each drill.

This is how you can discipline yourself to perform the drills correctly, but you will create your own pressure, the same that happens in a game when you absolutely have to do the skill right.


4 Warmup Setting Volleyball Drills 
Dig, Set A Two Ball With One Hand Hit




When you set the ball with one hand then have to raise your elbow and have to hit the ball with the same hand you're working on getting your hand to the ball quickly while reaching high and controlling the ball. Georgetown univ hitter Giselle works on her quick armswing. 


Before we get into a high intensity pepper drill I like to do a series of setting warmup drills that focus on ball control and body control.

Since my coaching philosophy is about all my players being good at doing all six basic skills well, I like for all my players to review setting "sets" and be able to get reps in our warmup volleyball drills setting high balls, huts, Gos, side sets, back sets and be able to jump set all of these options.  

When you go to the "next level" you need to be able to do everything so this is how we prepare to do "everything."


4 Warmup Setting Volleyball Drills 
One Hand Set A Two Ball and Hit With Right 





This is an advanced warmup setting volleyball drill where you dig a down ball with one hand and set immediately yourself a two ball then hit a controlled ball to your partner who digs it right back. 




If you can't dig it with one hand you can dig it the classic way to yourself then set the two ball before hitting it. 


4 Warmup Setting Volleyball Drills 
Pass To Yourself Jump Set A Hut To Your Partner




This is one of the first we do in our series as we go from simple to more complex. 

After setting high balls we go to huts and after standing huts we add a jump set. 




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A volleyball passing drill can help you work on reading the server, learn your passing responsibilities in each position and how to cover the court much faster.A volleyball passing drill can help you work on reading the server, learn your passing responsibilities in each position and how to cover the court much faster.


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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. 


Setting Volleyball Drills To Improve Ball Control Skills: 
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