As a volleyball team consists of six players on the court at any time, each and every position is important, but the setter is often considered as one of the most important due to the position’s ability to make or break a team.
This should come as no surprise, as the setter is considered to play an equivalent role to the quarterback in football, whereby the player touches the ball more than any other play and sets the team up to score.
We believe that there are 4 keys aspects to playing the setter position to the best of your ability with each being just as important as the other. So what are the 4 key aspects? Being the Leader. If you’re new to volleyball then you may have noticed that it’s quite common for setters to be the captain of the team. Considering that a setter must possess an excellent understanding of the game to lead the offense effectively this comes as no surprise.
A setter needs to be able to lead on the floor and does this by assessing the opposition’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as their own team’s, and then deciding upon how this can be used to the team’s advantage.