Volleyball - Watch the Passer in Addition to the Ball
Watching the Passer Will Provide Early Cues About the Incoming Pass

Watching the Passer Will Provide Early Cues About the Incoming Pass

Volleyball - Watch the Passer in Addition to the Ball

Meghan Juuti

Much of success in volleyball setting depends on anticipation. Setters can improve their anticipation abilities by avoiding the common mistake of watching only the ball as the passer receives it.

What Should the Setter Watch?
Rather than watching only the ball, setters should also watch the passer to see whether he or she is balanced and in good position when the ball is received. If the passer is in a good position, the chances they'll make an accurate pass to your setter are much better.

However, if the passer is rushing to get to the ball, your setter should anticipate a pass that is low, high, long or wide. By looking at the passer before he or she delivers the ball, your setter can adapt to errant passes and predict where the ball is going to land.


Reference: Sean Byron. "Setting: A 'hands on' Primer for Winning Points at the Net." Coach and Athletic Director Journal, October 2005.
http://www.scholastic.com/coach/

 

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