Volleyball set shot

The set shot is a delicate attacking shot that is an important part of the pass-set-spike sequence required for a successful attack.

Stage one

  • Stand in position on the balls of your feet, with knees slightly flexed.
  • Drive off from legs to get towards the path of the ball.
  • Call for the ball.
  • Get in line with the ball's path.
  • Keep your eyes on the ball at all times.

Stage two

  • Move towards the ball.
  • Extend your elbows so that your arms are out in front of you at head height.
  • Slightly flex your elbows.
  • Have your palms facing up and fingers spread.
  • Keep your eyes on the ball.

Stage three

  • Watch the ball.
  • Face the ball in ready position with knees slightly flexed.
  • Hands are held above the head, palms up.
  • Move body underneath the ball and push the ball into the air with your fingertips.
  • Extend knees to help with the push into the air.
  • Follow through with fingers pointing at the sky.