Position your feet, and then properly set the ball against the wall. From here, you can either set the ball again as it returns from the wall or catch and re-toss the ball again. If you are setting the ball high, and it is traveling in an arc trajectory, then this drill is being performed correctly. Bonus Tip: Head Volleyball Coach at Lewis and Clark College, Emily Hayes, emphasize the importance of wrist action.
Wall set drill. Wall set gives players lots of setting reps and can be made as easy or challenging as you want, depending on the level of the players. The main focuses are teaching players to be balanced and in control of the ball when setting.
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This drill exercises setting on the move versus from a static position. Setters rarely get perfect setting conditions throughout a match, and practicing less than optimal conditions is key to learning to set from a variety of passes. Drill Setup: Three players – all setters if possible but could include liberos if necessary.
Charlene Johnson former USA national team setter shows a series of setting drills you can do against a wall to help with your technique and your hands.
DRILL DESCRIPTION: Two partners face each other from a distance of 20 feet and set the ball back and forth. This exaggerated distance helps develop hand and wrist strength and makes a setter better at smaller distances. This replicates setting the ball crosscourt during a match accuracy is just as important as setting to a nearby hitter.
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The tosser throws the ball and the setter must set against the wall and be able to catch the bounce. Agree on a spot on the wall as the target. You can use an air vent, a clock or other landmarks to assign a height to aim for.
1 step off the net. 3 steps off the net. 1 step behind the target zone. 3 steps behind target zone/ off the net. F. Triangle setting series. Have your players stand at the net with a target in the attacking zone and toss them a ball with the focus strictly on the left to right finish toward the target.
This is a good drill if you don’t have a wall to pass against but you do have some space on a firm surface (see sequence above, left to right). Slam the ball down hard enough for it to bounce over your head so you can set or pass to a target either along a net, if you’re on a volleyball court, or to some target (such as into a trash can, over a rope or into a basketball hoop.