Volleyball setting drills.
Today let's first look at a selection of effective setting drills explained by five accomplished setters who are specialists in this skill as both athletes and coaches in the game.
Hear from these five experts...
...about what their fave volleyball setting drills are, why they do them and what you can expect to gain by doing them too.
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First up is USA Volleyball Olympic Silver medalist Alisha Glass.
In this video Alisha talks about how easy the "catch and release" contact of the ball during your setting technique should be.
Watch as she demonstarates an "easy-to-do" at-home floor drill which aims to help you improve your setting form.
If you're looking for volleyball setting drills to do at home, the second suggestion focuses on wall drills which I highly recommend doing.
Especially as you move away from the wall, wall drills are good for building hand and shoulder strength and increasing accuracy.
Source: Art of Coaching Volleyball
Kele demonstrates two volleyball setting drills that help the setter "feel" where the middle blocker is going to take-off and land.
The drills are designed to help build a better connection between a middle blocker and her setter.
Christy shows us drills that work on developing hand strength and release quickness for a setter.
Secondly working on setter movement where the setter has to quickly get to a ball, beating the ball to the spot where its going to land, getting "squared" to the the antenna at Zone 4 and contacting the ball before setting it to the target.
Lastly, Christy shows us a couple of drills that work on improving setter vision.
Source: Art of Coaching Volleyball
One of our countries best young setters, Lauren Carlini is now a professional volleyball setter and a member of the US Women's National team.
Watch her as she goes through a setting session her freshman year, at her alma mater the University of Wisconsin.
Chris is a Division I NCAA championship winning setter.
He shows us some great setting drills he has his young setters do in practices and that you can do at-home.
Source: Volleyball 1on1 Videos
A set is usually the second contact a team makes on the ball during a rally when the ball has entered your court.
It is called a 'set" because the setter or the player who makes the second contact usually chooses to contact the ball using an 'over the head' setting technique to guide the ball to the target.
One thing players should note, you use your legs to get your body underneath the ball to set it.
Your hands and arms are just in place to cradle the ball and guide it to its target.
A player's legs and lower body possess the strength they need to get the ball to one of the outside hitters.
Its the leg and butt strength volleyball players rely on to push the ball up in the air 8 - 10 feet to deliver the ball to a third teammate so they can hit it over.
With volleyball setting drills, so much time is spent on developing leg and butt strength and muscle conditioning because running, jumping and setting a ball across a court and holding a low body position takes a lot of leg strength.
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