Volleyball How To Set Second Tempo Sets In Order To Run A Fast Offense

Volleyball how to set second tempo balls are faster paced and lower to the net so the spiker has less time to swing at the ball above the net. 


The Volleyball How To Set Definition


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. 




Volleyball How To Set Second Tempo Sets In Order To Run A Fast Offense


The following volleyball sets are second tempo sets that junior varsity and varsity players usually learn how to hit so their team can run a faster offense.

These sets are faster paced and are set lower to the net giving the spiker a little less time to take a spike approach that gets them to the ball in the air above the net so they can attack hit the ball into the opponent's court. 




The offensive strategy behind setting second tempo and first tempo sets is that ...the lower the set ...the less time the opposing team's blockers have to place themselves in front of you so they can block your attack hit. 

Hut

The "hut" is a second tempo set

  • shaped like an umbrella and
  • reaches a height of 3 or 5 feet above the top of the net and
  • is delivered to fall within the three feet by three feet area in front of the antenna in Zone 4 by the setter
  • the left side outside hitter usually hits the hut




32

The "32" is a second tempo set

  • shaped like an umbrella and
  • reaches a height of 3 or 4 feet above the top of the net and
  • is delivered as a part of a combination play with the 31and 
  • is designed to fall two to three feet off the net so the ball lands between Zone 4 and Zone 3 and 
  • is behind the hitter who is hitting the faster paced 31 set 
  • usually hit by the left outside hitter

Red

The "red" is a second tempo set

  • shaped like an umbrella and
  • reaches a height of 3 or 5 feet above the top of the net and
  • is a backset set backwards over the setter's head and
  • is delivered to fall within the three feet by three feet area in front of the antenna in Zone 2 by the setter
  • the right side positions and opposites usually hit the red

Two 

What is a two ball in volleyball?

A two set in volleyball is

  • a second tempo set
  • delivered in Zone 3
  • usually set to the middle hitter and
  • is about 3 to 4 feet in the air right in front of the setter and
  • sometimes to one of the outside hitters who use their spike approach to come to the middle of the net to attack a ball






Volleyball How To Set Second Tempo Sets In Order To Run A Fast Offense
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