How to Play Volleyball : How to Set a Volleyball


Hi, this is Keith Sewell on behalf of Expert
Village. Now we’re going to talk about how to set a volleyball. Setting is a very important
skill and usually takes ploce just after the pass. The pass will go to the setter, and
the setter will set the ball to the hitter. So if you’re a setter, you want to move to
the ball in a way that the ball will fall on your head if you don’t have your hands
up. Your feet will be staggered with your dominant foot forward, and when you get to
the ball, you’ll take a double step just before getting to the ball…a quick one, two with
the dominant foot forward. Keep your weight on your toes, extend your arms, and make a
windown with your thumbs and pointer fingers. In the window, you’ll see the ball coming
into your hands. Let your wrists and fingers absorb the ball just a little bit to get that
soft hands feel; that way you can control where the ball goes. You want to avoid prolonged
contact with the ball in your hands or you’ll be called for a lift. The ball has to come
in and out of your hands in one fluid motion; it’s got to be really quick. You’ve got to
make sure that both hands contact the ball at the same time or a double contact will
be called. Extend your arms toward to the target and use your legs to get your power.
You let your wrists spring forward as you release the ball. So between your legs and
your wrists springing forward, that’s where you’re going to get most of your power. You
don’t want to get your power from your arms pushing the ball in a hitting motion, like
slapping at it. So just like passing, you want to get to your spot as quick as you can
and get in position, ready to set and turn towards your target, kind of square up and
still be able to use your legs to get that power and have the chance to get that good
set.

86 thoughts on “How to Play Volleyball : How to Set a Volleyball

  1. this is not a smart guide.. ur not suppsed to pinch the ball…. and you are not supposed to take two quick steps…. i know how to play ive played in 5 state teams..

  2. i can't set!!!!why everytime i try to set the ball went backward or does not fly high….i'm soo frustrated…

  3. smthing dosent seem right when you setted the ball…..it look like the vball stayed in your hand too long…you will be called a lifting violation…..

  4. his setting his acceptable. and at a junior level, setting is in the legs but as u advance, setting actually comes from the arms. watch college videos or olympics. they jump set a lot and in the air, u cant use ur legs lol. jus study it. especially since the level is higher, everything must be quicker so the setter has to push with his arms or wrist to run a quicker play.

  5. The momentum of jumping provides a little energy from your legs, but you're generally right. But really anyone trying to learn from this video is a beginner and this is probably the way to go.

  6. omfg thats soo nubish im train volleyball 11 time in week and when i see that guy set i got LOLOLOLOL! 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 just look he's fingers in the final of the pass 😀

  7. This guy can't set! His hands aren't over his head. And he's flicking his wrists, that will make the ball go all over the place.

  8. come on guys don't be so hard, he's right about how you aren't supposed to move your arms but to use your fingers and legs to keep your sets strong.
    also about the "over the head" thing? it depends on the length that you need to set the ball, if youre setting a middle then u need to have hands more over head than if you were setting an outside to a 4 or 5

  9. @deadwing5 Still got the job done though, so what's the big deal? Aren't you allowed to improvise in volleyball? Most people can't be thinking of 5 things at once while preparing to set the ball up standing at an angle.

  10. @deadwing5 agreed. if you're not doing it properly in a non-game situation, then when it comes to game situation, it'll cause bad habits and worsen your play. Getting the job done isn't good enough because when you meet someone who gets the job done better, you'll lose.

  11. i don't understand why i wasn't picked out onn volleyball school contest. oh well mabye because i don't look to athletic, i was the dude that saved most of the time but still :/ i fucking hate my class and my teacher. because my teacher said that we had to deside so, after 5 seconds they picked out the 6 most "athletic" persons in class

  12. LOL… first, tell your hitters to open up to the set. Secondly,where does someone start? You need to contact the ball higher, setting the ball on your forehead is very elementary. Not to mention very predictable… Dont flick your wrists, dont bend your knees so much, dont drag your feet, use a left right (foot) push method, keep your chin down… ugh… this is ridiculous. worse video ever.

  13. im in junior high and i dont want to start any bad habits is this bad setting? setting comes naturally to me and i have no idea how i look when i set this vid was kinda confusing and are there different kinds of sets?

  14. POR FAVOR…si te gusta el VOLEIBOL saca estte video….en lo peor que he visto en mi vida….despues de 20 años de entrenador nunca imagine ver algo tan mal echo…..un armador que piensa que la pelota es una TETA porque la pellizca, como tampoco vi que arme de frente a posicion 2. Sacalo le haces mal al voleibol.

  15. POR FAVOR…si te gusta el VOLEIBOL saca este video….en lo peor que he visto en mi vida….despues de 20 años de entrenador nunca imagine ver algo tan mal echo…..un armador que piensa que la pelota es una TETA porque la pellizca, como tampoco vi que arme de frente a posicion 2. Sacalo le haces mal al voleibol.

  16. POR FAVOR…si te gusta el VOLEIBOL saca este video….en lo peor que he visto en mi vida….despues de 20 años de entrenador nunca imagine ver algo tan mal echo…..un armador que piensa que la pelota es una TETA porque la pellizca, como tampoco vi que arme de frente a posicion 2. Sacalo le haces mal al voleibol. Pitera en la decada del 80 explico que se le debe golpear con todos los dedos y los 2 ejemplos que pones golpean solo con los pulgares,indices y creo que llega el mayor. SACALOOOOOOOOO

  17. Well, you can NEVER get good by watching pros and "frag" videos. You actually need to do some of this and not just watch others do it.

  18. The setters have horrible footwork in this video…never never cross the legs and use the balls of your feet. I think he should have better explained the fingers springing forward, but not past where your hand is vertical with your forearm.

  19. My teacher told me this way the hardest part of volleyball. And I figured it is! My palm would always hurt. It was so hard for me 🙁

  20. okay i know its hard for some of you even hard for me! I just learned how to set you dont make a window you make triangle. and bend your arms when the ball comes and extend your arms for strength.

  21. push with your legs even jump if you need to but make sure its not too aggressive or try and take your step as you push which puts your entire weight behind the set

  22. You just need to try and aim it towards your spiker, it needs to be high up in the air.
    Other than that, you don't really need to work on anything(:

  23. No offence to the person that made this, but the tips we're good, although the demonstrations were very poor. he should have taken the ball much higher than his forehead and not make it obvious as to where he's setting. i play college ball, so i know quite a bit 😛

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  26. So boys and have their own sports like football that only men can play in but volleyball swimming tennis ect. Are for boys and girls no fair

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