Purpose: Strengthen a setter's hands and wrist strength. How it Works: Player A sits on the ground several feet in front of Player B, who holds a medicine ball and is standing up. Player B tosses the…
ball when setting. The hand position at pre-contact should closely mimic the same position as when the ball is in the setter’s hands. This is why coaches commonly tell setters to start with the hands in the shape of the ball. To take this concept a step further, have the setter hands always “finish” the same as they “start.”
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The goal with setter training is for your setter to advance to a “higher level” as quickly as possible. The more effective and efficient the training, the faster the setter will progress. From observing high level volleyball, you will notice the best setters have things in common when it comes to the technique and footwork .
The standard coaching approach to hand positioning is that the ball should be taken above the setters forehead. Basically, if the ball went through the hands it would hit them there rather than on the nose or the top of the head. This reception point provides a balanced position.
Quick Hands. Developing strong and fast hands is critical and actually easier than most people think. Superior Back Sets. If you want to compete at a high level as a setter, you must master the mechanics for superior back setting.
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With your hands down in front of you, put all ten fingertips together (thumbs touching each other, index fingers touching each other, etc) with the fingers spread wide. Raise your hands up above your head with your fingers still touching. Pull your elbows out to your sides. Pull your hands apart just far enough so that a ball fits between them.
Strengthening your fingers can help to improve your overall volleyball performance. The fingers and hands are an integral part of playing this vigorous sport and you'll need to have healthy hands to improve your technique. Strengthening your fingers can bring more agility and power to your volley and may decrease your risk for finger sprains and other injuries.
Tape your pointer and middle fingers together before a game. This is often used as a way to strengthen fingers after you've suffered a finger sprain, because buddying the fingers together offers the strength of both when you volley. Roll athletic tape around the fingers snugly, but without taping so tightly that you lose circulation.