Pass, Set, Spike
The obvious goal during a volleyball game is to hit the ball inbounds on the other side of the court without the other team returning it successfully. This, however, is easier said than done.
The basic offensive strategy in volleyball is Pass - Set - Spike. The first ball over the volleyball net is passed to a position close to the net, just right of center court. The setter will be in this location to receive the pass and set the volleyball to one of the team's attackers (hitters).
Every player is responsible for keeping the ball in play. If the ball is not in play, it is impossible to score or stop the other team from scoring. The following are general strategies for all players.
- Call the ball as soon as possible; the best time is before it crosses the plane of the net
- Open up to the player playing the ball - be ready to assist on the next hit
- Help call the balls that are traveling out of bounds
Setters are the most important strategic player on the court. These simple strategies will make a difference.
- Should NEVER receive ball
- Call SHORT serves for your team
- Call HERE for the pass AND give a visual target with the hand closest to the net
- Face the left sideline (right shoulder to the net).
This allows you to see both courts and to face the direction you will set the ball