Category Archives: Setting
These are great posters from the FIVB! You can download them and print them to hang in your gym so that the athletes know the basics of the sport.
These posters may look “old school” but the small captions contain some critical basics that you may be forgetting to teach. (A special thanks to USAV for having these available on their website)
This list contains a list of many of the common mistakes seen by beginning and advanced setters:
1. Problem: Hand are not open enough to surround all sides of the ball
Solution: Make you hands bigger and spread your fingers apart.
2. Problem: Fingers from one hand are facing fingers on the other, which raises the elbows to an awkward angle.
Solution: Lower your elbows to the side, so that your hands are more vertical, fingers facing the sky.
3. Problem: Tips of fingers are touching the ball first rather than the pads of the fingers
Solution: Reshape your hands so that contact is made by the pads of the fingers.
4. Problem: Thumbs face the ball and contact first. Often causing backspin upon setting or the ball to go backwards overhead.
Solution: Reshape your hands so that the ball contacts the finger pads first. Thumbs behind the palms of your hands.
5. Problem: One hand is stronger than the other or dominant. Elbow of dominant hand often drops lower to push.
Solution: Practice catching the ball in a balanced position. Hands and elbows symmetrical.
6. Problem: Players hands don’t follow through the ball but go outwards instead. This doesn’t allow the setter to push the ball far enough.
Solution: Focus on follow through in direction of the ball. Work on finger strength.
7. Problem: Angle of the release is too low, resulting in low or flat sets.
Solution: Adjust release angle to appropriate finish position, dependent upon the set.
8. Problem: When back setting the player makes contact behind the head instead of in front.
Solution: Contact in front of the head and focus on pushing elbows backwards and hips forwards.
9. Problem: You don’t set enough balls!
Solution: Get a volleyball and set 100 balls to yourself, to a friend or against a wall.
This is only a brief list of setting errors! Right now the only eBook available is my Passing eBook, if you need more help go to the Contact Us page or leave a comment.