Types of Sets in Volleyball: 13 Sets You Need to Know

Once the basics of volleyball have been mastered (three hits to get it over, no catching/throwing, etc.), it’s time to move on to the intricacies of the game.

The set is vital to any volleyball game plan. Whether you want to set the same star hitter over and over or intend on using an array of attack points, getting quality sets is essential.

Keep reading to learn 13 types of sets in volleyball.

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28 Volleyball Drills to Improve Your Team’s Offense and Defense

Volleyball drills are important for enhancing various skills such as footwork, ball control, timing, and fast decision-making.

They’re also important for turning these skills into habits that you can rely on, game after game.

This article is a compilation of 28 volleyball drills to help you develop the skills that you need in court.

Each drill is complete with a brief intro of how it works, what it’s used for, how to set it up, step-by-step instructions for executing it, variations, and even coaching points to get the most out of each drill.

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How to Run the Butterfly Drill in Volleyball (with Variations)

The Butterfly Drill is well known by anyone who has played any form of organized volleyball.

It’s a versatile drill that can be used as a warmup or in practice to hone a variety of skills. Coaches of all levels use the Butterfly Drill in volleyball regularly.

This drill can be altered to focus on serving, passing, or setting. In its classic form, all three are emphasized.

Keep reading to find out how the butterfly drill can benefit you or your team, how to perform the drill in multiple formats, and more.

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What Is a Lift in Volleyball? (Full Explanation)

A lift is when the ball is caught and/or thrown; it does not rebound from the hit.

The rule makes it illegal to catch and throw the ball rather than moving it with a pass, set, or hit. If the ball pauses in your hands or part of your body before changing direction, you’ll likely be called for a lift.

You’ll see lift calls more frequently as you watch younger players. It’s rare at high-level competitions.

Here are some instances where you might see a lift occur in a volleyball match.

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Volleyball Conditioning Guide: How to Prepare for the Season

Volleyball players need to have the ability to sprint, cut, jump explosively, and repeat the process countless times in a match.

The only way to achieve this type of endurance is to properly condition the body for such a task.

Regardless of when your typical volleyball season begins, you must start preparing ahead of time, so you’re ready to play at a high level immediately.

This guide will walk you through the process of getting yourself in shape to play competitive volleyball.

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How to Jump Serve in Volleyball (10-Step Guide)

The serve is an integral piece for scoring in volleyball.

It allows your team to initiate an attack without the potential for being blocked. The best serves are intentional, accurate, and challenging to return.

A jump serve is an awe-inspiring moment in a volleyball match but should be a reliable weapon rather than a cross-your-fingers-and-hope-for-the-best moment.

Here are ten steps to learn how to jump serve and make sure it’s reliable, accurate, and effective.

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Who is Kerri Walsh Jennings? From MLB Dreams to the Beach

Kerri Walsh Jennings dreamed of being the first girl to play Major League Baseball, she said in a recent interview.

We can assume the little girl version of Walsh Jennings would be proud of who the grown-up version has become, despite never playing on a professional baseball team.

Walsh Jennings has become one of the best beach volleyball players to ever have stepped foot on the sand, with five (soon to be six) Olympic appearances and medals in four of them.

Her impact on women’s volleyball and women’s athletics is immeasurable.

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