As a setter, you are not always limited to setting to teammates in front of you. You can send the ball behind with a back set and surprise the opponents.
The back set may be challenging for new players. The setter receives the ball the same as she would on a front set. The initial body, arm, and hand position will be helpful in execution of the back set. Contact the ball near your forehead, but then arch your back and drive your arms high above your head. This extension should finish with your biceps very close to your ears. With experience and practice, you will gain confidence in setting to a player that you cannot see.
Good setters are able to set in either direction and have their form look exactly the same. So, if you want to perform the back set, don’t look back over the top of your head because the blockers will know what you are about to do and they will have advantage against the hitter.
The overhead pass is typically referred to as the set . The execution of most volleyball skills requires effective movement of players prior to contacting the ball. When executing a set, focus on moving your feet to the ball and squaring your shoulders to the target, lifting your hands and forming a shape similar to the volleyball, and using the extension of your arms and legs to push the set high into the air.
To be able to square your shoulders in the direction of your intended set, you need to arrive at the spot where the ball is heading.It’s very important to get there before the ball does. Once you have arrived, it is important to get your hands up quickly and have your body in an athletic stance with your feet staggered and your knees bent comfortably. It is preferable to have your right foot forward, especially if a serve reception forces you near the net.
Setting is a specialist role requiring lots of agility, accuracy and skill. The setter often controls the offensive plays by deciding where the ball should be set and then executing it perfectly. A good setter requires a range of techniques in his or her skill repertoire.
The set is used to pass the ball above chest height. There are various sets that can be used such as the forward set, back set, jump set and so on. In this article, I’ll describe how to perform a simple forward set, back set and jump set. While the description is simple, the development of the skill is difficult and time consuming that requires hours and hours of practice. Obviously, good coaching and instruction will reduce this learning curve.