How To Set A Volleyball
You’re with your buddies out on the beach but you forgot to learn how to set a volleyball and you show absolutely no control over the ball when you set it. Embarrassed? You should be. Keep reading and we’ll show you how to set a volleyball so you don’t hang your head in shame the next time you play this game again.
- Bump set. Easy to learn and quick to master, trust us. Place one foot in front of the other and bend your knees. Stay low–this is key. Bring both hands together. Cup one hand over the other. Both thumbs should align next to each other. As you extend your arms out in front of you, see how your forearms become a flat base for the volleyball to land. This will give you the control you need. As the ball comes near you, lift up with your legs as you make contact with your forearms. It’s in the lift that carries the ball forward and upward. The more you practice, the better your aim.
- Overhand set. Not so easy to master. As the ball is passed to you, take a few steps forward and plant yourself making sure the ball is right over your head. Bend your knees to get low under the volleyball. Now spread your hands out, close to each other but not too close, just enough to make a window for you to see through. Lift up with your legs, take one step forward and lift up with your arms. You’ll barely tap the ball. Remember, the momentum comes from the lift from your legs, not the power in your arms.
There you have it. The two basic types volleyball sets in this fun but yet exhausting sport. The next you’re out with your buddies you’ll show them that you’ve learned a thing or two. They might just buy you a beer afterward. Depends on your friends, don’t look at us, we’re not paying for the tab.