Volleyball Tips for Newbies (part 2)

By | December 31, 2019

3. Avoid touching the second ball – do so only when the setter has been calling for help

As we are addressing the three-touch topic, it is an excellent time for reminding the players to allow the setter to take such a second ball. Here, the setter is one specialized position taking the second ball as well as setting up the hitters.

In some cases, that first bump is likely to be off-target from the place it supposedly goes, and the setter needs to run it down. Plus, sometimes, such a ball may be headed directly towards one among the other players. Setting the ball may be tempting, but the setter is known as the specialized player of whom role it is for setting up the hitters.

Besides, the thing with setters can be that they tend to be FAST! They can get to such a second ball – in the end, it is what these ones have been trained for doing! Even when they run to the ball, they may probably get a great set to one of the hitters.

Yet, they have been trained as well to realize when it makes sense to allow one teammate to take the second ball – it is when “help” is what they call out, signaling one of the teammates for stepping in as well as setting instead. Thus, if the ball appears as it will head towards you, you should keep an ear open for any call of help from the setter. Next, step in as well as helping out the teammate!

4. Avoid setting the ball overly close to the net

When the setter asks for help, and one non-setter player has to set the ball, placing the ball excessively close to the net is among the most common mistakes that they make.