The setter must communicate the plays before serve reception and free-ball situations. A setter must know all overlaps, where you are supposed to be and where hitters and passers are supposed to be. A setter must be able to visually and verbally communicate with the coach during the match. A setter should be an extension of the coach’s attitude.
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You can be compared to a quarterback on a football team, or a point guard on a basketball team. You, my friend are the shot caller. If you are the volleyball setter on your team, then you are in charge of directing the play for the offensive attack.
In the back row, the setter plays right back. They are responsible for digging the cross-court shot of their opposite or right side hitter and the line shot of their outside hitter. They should be prepared to dig and not abandon their spot to get to the net to set. If there is no dig, there is no set to be made.
The setter position on a volleyball squad is similar to the quarterback in American football. That’s because the setter essentially runs the show for the team on offence. Setters, by definition, are responsible for 'setting' the ball to hitters who are best positioned to make kills.
The setter is the main contributor to the offense of the volleyball team. One of the requirements of the setter is having a delicate touch to set the ball perfectly for one of the attacking players. …. Without the setter, there wouldn’t be hard spikes or technical ball movement.
A setter should be able to identify the opponent’s blockers and single out which one is the weakest. Since they can play in either the front or back row, setters need to be ready to block, dig and receive a serve on defense. Responsibilities: Run the offense. Set the ball for teammates. Use a “dump shot” to keep opponents off balance.
It is vital that the setter is versatile enough to play the agile role of getting around the court quickly and the athletic role of a hitter or blocker. In professional volleyball, the setter is often one of the highest paid on the team due to their involvement in virtually every play throughout a match.