SETUP

Global Setup


1. Bend your body forwards:
Setters have to decide quickly what they are going to do. They have to take perfect position and have to be in superb condition. To run towards the net (to penetrate) the right foot should be in front of the left one and the body is bent forwards.
2. Look at the ball:
While running to the net, the setter keeps looking at the ball. Meanwhile he observes the reception players and the approach of his attackers.
3. Penetrating:
When penetrating, keep looking to your players. Take position at +/- 30 cm from the net and 3 to 4 meters from the right sideline.
4. Right foot forward:
The setter has to take a balanced position, legs slightly bent. The right foot to the front, hands high, fingers spread. Play the ball in front of the forehead
5. Hands ready to play the ball:
Just before contact, the hands take the same form as the ball. Fingers are spread, thumb under the ball. The ringfinger and the little finger gives direction to the ball.


1. Look at the target: A good pass requires a stable position, perpendicular to the target. The arms and legs stretch, body weight moves from the the back to the front foot.
2. Stretch arms: Your arms have to be stretched, keep soft contact with the ball and keep your fingers in the direction of the target.
3. Hands push the ball: When you want to give a quicker pass to your attacker, your hands, body and arms are moving forwards, towards the ball. Your hands push the ball in the right direction.


4. Under the ball: A setter has to be under the ball, also when this one is pretty low. The legs are bent deptly, right foot forwards, arms stretched. All sorts of passes are still possible.
5. Underhand pass: When a setter cannot give a pass normally, he has to play the ball underhands. The arms are always stretched and you give the pass a bit from the net away.
6. Puls and fingers work as brake: When you give a short pass, your fingers and push should brake the speed of the ball. Your arms are stretched, but to a minimum.
7. Use the whole body: When passing over a great distance, the setter should use the whole body to give power to the ball. When the ball is played, the heels should be lifted.
8. Backward pass: You play the ball above the head, palms of the hand to the ceiling. The setters body slightly bends backwards, arms and fingers follow the ball in the direction of the target.


9. Hands as a triangle: Your elbows shouldn't be spread to much, the angle is approx. 90. The eyes watch through the triangle formed by thumbs and forefinger.
10. Position: before he forehead: Play the bal before the forehead, forearms loose, fingers slightly tensed.


Tips:
1) Always look to where you gonna play the ball.
2) Spread your fingers around the ball, always ABOVE the head.
3) When you play the ball, always stretch both arms and legs.

Some faults are common but easy to correct:
1) Don't play the ball with the palm of the hand.
2) Do not face the direction where the ball comes FROM, but where it goes TO.

When setting up, the ball should be played above the head. When one let fall the ball, and not set it up indeed, it should hit your forehead.
When playing the ball, the hands follow the direction of play, till the ball is played.