Learn The Volleyball Setting Definition List of Setter Words and Lingo

The overhand pass also known as the set is how the setter, usually the second player to contact the ball in a rally, gets the ball to a hitter for an attack.


The Volleyball Setting Definition Setting Terms and Vocabulary For Setters

The overhand pass also known as the set is how the setter, usually the second player to contact the ball in a rally, gets the ball to a hitter for an attack.

Find out everything you need to know about the set, setting and the setter position on ImproveYour Volley. 


6 Setting Fundamentals Volleyball Setters And Liberos Need To Know


Players in the setting position need to know these six setting fundamentals that have to be included in your volleyball setting toolbox.

  • -assist
  • -held ball
  • -lift
  • -back set
  • -over set
  • -setter dump

Let me explain these 6 setting fundamentals volleyball setters know like what's an assist. a held ball, a lift, a back set, an over set and the setter dump.

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Volleyball Words and Definitions For Setting Five Fast Offensive Plays

Its a setter's job to run a team's offense which means as you get better and improve your setting skills you'll have to learn how to speed up and lower the height of a ball in order to run a faster offense.

The volleyball words I describe below are a part of the common terminology that experienced setters and hitters use to communicate to each other the types of sets the hitter wants to hit or the setter wants to deliver while running the team's offensive strategy. 

These 5 volleyball words and definitions define setting terms describing how setters set quicker and lower balls to hitters to create fast team offensive plays.

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Volleyball Set Numbers Setting Definition For Faster First Tempo Sets


Types of Volleyball Set Numbers: Spikers Hit In A Fast Offense

The following volleyball sets are fast tempo sets that are delivered in front of the setter in Zone 3 or Zone 4 in the front row. 

Fast tempo sets are the fastest paced balls delivered from the setter to the hitter in order to try and keep the opposing team's blockers off balance and unable to stop the attack hit at the net. 

Learn volleyball set numbers for quick first tempo sets like the 1, 3, 31, the Go, back 1 and the slide so when given to hitters they tend to beat the block

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Setting In Volleyball
5 Words Players Use To Call Slow Offense Plays 


When setting in volleyball a setter's job is to pick which sets to run that beat or outsmart the opposing team's front row blockers and back row defense so your team can score a point. 

Beginner setters, usually first learn how to deliver high balls which to their hitters in order to run a slower offense before they move on to learning faster more advanced offensive strategies.

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A List of Volleyball Words And Jargon For Liberos and Backrow Players


This list of volleyball words for defensive players is an extensive checklist of funny terms and words borrowed from everyday language for normal people and turned into definitions for defensive playing actions on the court that mean something completely different to players, coaches and fans. 

Here's a list of volleyball words on digging and defensive terminology for liberos and backcourt players who need to learn about defensive volleyball terms.  

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Volleyball Setting Definition
Different Types of Volleyball Sets Spikers Hit In A Slow Offense
Third Tempo Sets


The following volleyball sets are slow tempo sets that beginner players usually learn how to hit first.

These sets are the highest and the slowest above the net giving the spiker much more 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. 


Outside Set

The outside set is delivered by the setter or another player to one of the two outside hitters, waiting to hit the ball in the left front or right front position on the court.

Four Set

A four set is a high ball shaped like the letter A, which reaches a height of 10 to 15 feet and is set outside to the left front (LF) position on the court where it should come down three feet inside the court and three feet off the net just inside of the left antenna.

Five Set

A five set is a high ball shaped like the letter A with an arc that reaches a peak anywhere from eight to ten feet that is a back set attacked from Zone 2 for the right front hitter.



This is an effective point scoring hitting strategy because it's hard for diggers to react to a ball that's been deflected by the block. 



Two Set

The two set is set in front of the setter in Zone 3 which is in the middle of the net. 

It's a ball set 2 - 3 feet in the air reaching a peak like the letter A and goes straight up and down about two feet in front of the setter along the net.




Volleyball Setting Definition
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