Tips for Setting the Ball

Positioning

Get under the ball in plenty of time and square your feet and shoulders to your target. Put your right foot slightly ahead of your left and keep knees slightly bent.

Footwork

Place weight on left(back) foot, and transfer weight to right (forward) foot at contact. The correct body position is with ball, forehead and hips in a vertical line.

Strike

Set the ball just above the head (hairline with ANTLER hands). Upon contact, hands move forward only. (Do not let the hands move towards the head upon contact as this may result in a "throw" call by the ref.)

Follow-Through

Instead, contact ball and move hands through your set. Freeze with hands extended towards the target. Hands are the same distance apart upon completion as they were before contact.

Summary

Run your ass off to the ball and don’t get lazy. The Setter is the quarterback of the team and sometimes works the hardest to run into positions, look at the defense and make a decision to who or where to set the ball, then play defense as the hitter strikes the ball. DON’T PISS OFF THE SETTER BECAUSE IF YOU DO, GOOD LUCK GETTING A SET IF YOU WANT TO HIT. Remember that the set is determined by the pass… If the pass is off, the set can be as well!!!!