All too often in the highest level of volleyball we find ourselves, offensively, in an out of system position. This means that someone other than setter takes the second contact, or the setter is (bump) setting from a not-so-ideal position on the court. The key to making your approach most effective is getting preferably behind, but at least parallel, to the individual making the second contact. You have to give them a larger window of opportunity to set within while also giving yourself generous court space to adjust your attack approach. Quickly transitioning off the net and setting your feet for your attack takes a lot of energy and explosive movements off the court. The positioning of the hitter is the key part, excluding the actual set itself.
This morning’s session covered out of system set up and attack, as well as defending it. Plenty of reps, communication between hitters and various individuals stepping into the setting role as needed. We are all working so hard and looking forward to moving over to the hotel and convention center tomorrow night to begin the competition series.
Following this afternoon’s session, the coaches will host a draft to pick the Red, White and Blue teams. Rosters will be posted either tonight or tomorrow morning, and we are all anxious to find out who will be our new teammates. The convention center is ready, Championship Court #7 is calling, and Team USA is ready to take Minneapolis and take care of business. Get ready, the college girls are hungry to compete in front of a raucous crowd!