Setting Course Assessment
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Question 1 of 14
What should you be thinking about when you approach to set the ball?
1) Body positioning; 2) Type of set; 3) How you should finish
How to make the set PERFECT
What you're going to eat when you're done playing
Question 2 of 14
How should your hands look at the start and finish of a hand set?
wrists folded over like you are holding a purse
hands in ball shape
all five fingers pressed together to make you hands as small as possible
Question 3 of 14
When hand setting, should you slap (fast touch) or cradle (slow touch) the ball?
slap (fast touch)
cradle (slow touch)
Question 4 of 14
When running to go hand set a ball, your arms should be:
in "cheeseburger position" - elbows bent and hands right about your mouth/face.
fully outstretched towards the sky like you're trying to catch a balloon.
Question 5 of 14
When hand setting, you thumbs should be:
forward like you are mimicking crab pinchers.
pulled back so your hand are open, or pointing at yourself.
Question 6 of 14
We want our torso to ____________ throughout our set, which mean we have to approach the ball ____________.
be strong; quickly
be leaning backwards; from underneath
remain tall; from behind
Question 7 of 14
When bump setting or hand setting, which foot do you want forward?
right foot if you're right-handed; left foot if you're left-handed
your net foot (the foot closest to the net)
you off foot (the foot furthest from the net)
Question 8 of 14
When bump setting or hand setting, we always want to square up. What does "square up" mean?
Your belly button and shoulders are square to, or facing, where you want your set to go/where you want the attacker to hit the ball.
Your belly button and shoulders are square to, or facing, where your attacker is starting their approach from.
Your belly button and shoulders are square to, or facing, the antenna always, no matter where you want your set to go.
Question 9 of 14
When you release from your serve receive position to go set, you want to:
rush up to the net and wait for the set to come to you
allow the pass to get in front of you, then speed up to get to the ball, then slow down on the touch so you can have a long, slow touch
just stand exactly where you are and watch the pass
Question 10 of 14
Are we trying to set a specific spot on the court, or trying to set our hitter? And what is this based on?
We are trying to set a spot on the court that is based on the call our hitter gives us, i.e. "up and down" or "outside."
We are trying to set out hitter and this is based on their positioning on the court and the speed/tempo of their approach.
Question 11 of 14
Why is it better to aim for your set to be 3-5 feet off the net than 1-2 feet off?
It's not - the tighter the better.
Because rarely anyone below the pro level is tall enough to hit really tight sets.
Because every setter will have a margin of error, so if you consistently aim for 1-2 feet off, a decent percentage of your sets will be over the net into the blocker's hands.
Question 12 of 14
What should our mindset be when we are setting in strong wind?
The wind is something we can use to help us make a great set.
The wind is a punishment, we're just trying to limit our errors when it's super windy.
Question 13 of 14
What is your next job directly after setting?
To cover your hitter in case they get blocked, and to give them a call.
Nothing - you should trust that your hitter is going to put the ball away every time.
To get back on defense as quickly as possible.
Question 14 of 14
What is your mindset as a setter when the pass is really far off the net?
Be conservative: just get it up wherever the pass is and have your partner send a free ball over.
Be aggressive: do everything in your power to throw the set up to the net so your partner still has a chance to swing.