Chris Austin – Setting Drill for Decision Making – 2 Balls, Choice – Set or Dump, Area 4 Start

This setting drill is final drill in the progression of setting drills and the focus is on decision making and dumping the ball. The players approach from area 4 and then based upon the pass have to decide are they dumping or are they setting. Chris often changes the drills in the series based upon what he see as the setters needs for that week but he always trys to get at least 1 decision making drill into the setter warm up drills.

Chris Austin – Volleyball Setting Drill, 2 Balls – In System, Out System, Area 4 Start

The next progression in the warm up / early practice setting drills with Chris Austin is setter coming from area 4 and setting 2 balls: 1 – In system, 1 – Out system. The setters are encouraged to jump set and this drill simulates more what happens in a long rally when a player is blocked.

Chris Austin – Volleyball Setting Drill Like Serve Receive From 1,3 and 4 with Jump Set

The next progression of the warm up skill building setting drills is the two setters approaching from rotations 1, 3 and 4 in serve receive type format. Each setter sets one ball and then repeats. 4 Balls each for a “In System”, “Medium”, “Out of System” pass. Focus is getting their feet set then making the same moves and footwork to the ball.

Chris Austin – Volleyball Setting Multi-Ball Stationary Drill, Plus Setting Drills Explained

In this video Chris Austin starts by explaining how they run setting drills and clinics. Then the video follows with a progression of the setting drills with a multi-ball stationary drill. The multi-ball stationary drill basically allows the setter to get a feel of just setting, pulling together what they did in drill 1 – where the focus was just hands, and drill 2 – where the focus was just feet. The drill consist of coach tossing 8 balls to the players and the setter setting front or back with an “In system” toss.

Chris Austin – Volleyball Setter Drill for Footwork Patterns and Technique

This early practice volleyball setting drill works on just footwork patterns when setting. This drill should be performed before practice or while the rest of the team sets up the nets and warms up. You will notice hand position (Drill 1 in series) is broken up from footwork (Drill 2 in the series). This drill teaches detailed info on volleyball setting footwork.

Chris Austin – Volleyball Setter Drill for Hand Position and Technique

This video features one of our favorite youth volleyball setting drills. We encourage all youth coaches – high school and club to use this or similar drills during the early part of their practice to help develop their setters. Chris is a 2 time NCAA champion starting setter under two of the best coaches in men’s volleyball (John Speraw and David Kniffin). On top of this he coached club for 4 years while starting and winning at UCI – University of California Irvine.

Bill Ferguson – Breakout Sessions – Middle Transition Setting and Defense (Both Sides)

In this breakout sessions you will see a great drill that works on middle defense and transition setting. As you can see from this drill allot of attention is paid to developing all players ball control including middles and this falls into Bill Ferguson’ philosophy on coaching volleyball and making sure his team (meaning all players – including middles) develop good ball control. This post features the coaches running the drill from both sides.

Bill Ferguson – Breakout Sessions – Setting Breakout and Understanding Breakout Sessions for Max Skill Building Results

Breakout Sessions are periods in Bill Ferguson’s volleyball practice where groups of players often divided by position can improve very specific skills the coaches and team identifies from reviewing game footage. In this video you will see how Bill works with the setters to work on setting while the others coaches work with players in other positions on other skills.

Volleyball Setting, Perfect Indoor Volleyball Setting with Stein Metzger

Proper volleyball setting can be the make or break factor for just about any volleyball team at any level. Often times the development of this absolutely essential but deceptively tricky volleyball skill is neglected…but it shouldn’t be. Learn from 3 Time NCAA Champ Stein Metzger.

Volleyball Setter Tutor Drill With Ron Larson and Tom Black

In this video Ron Larson former USA assistant coach works with the LMU volleyball setters in a tutor drill.
Ron is an incredible coach and this series of videos highlights a number of important talking points for setters.
This includes:
• Consistent Contact Point
• High hands
• Follow through
• Feel – Getting an Intuitive feeling for the location of your sets.

Tom Black – Setter Tutor with Middles Progression Volleyball Drill

In this video Ron Larson former USA assistant coach and Tom Black do a progression on the previous setter tutor drill. Now the setters are running the middle blockers through a series of attacks and hits.

Brian Gimmillaro Learn to Play Volleyball – Setting

This 52 minute instructional volleyball video focuses on the volleyball skill of setting. Learning to set is one of the most difficult things to do successfully in volleyball. In video will teach both coaches and players this important skill from both aspects. This video is a must for anyone who wants to learn good volleyball setting technique.

Dan Fisher Warm Up Volleyball Drill – The Dig Set Drill

This series of videos contain one of Dan Fishers favorite volleyball warm up drills the Dig Set Volleyball Drill. This drill is utilized early in practice to help the team warmup as well as work on the net ball control and reading the hitters shoulder on defense. One thing Dan stresses is warming up in non traditional ways.

Dan Fisher Conversations from Office Practice Warm Up – Dig Set Drill

This video features a conversation from the office where Dan and Andor discuss Warm Up specifically the Dig Set Drill. This is a great drill for all levels and used preferably early in the practice for team warm up while working on ball control. Dan goal during warm up is to maximize his time with the athlete touching the ball and getting game like situations where possible.

Steve Anderson Beach Volleyball Setting for Beginners

Steve presents a series of videos on setting for beginners that is easy to understand with instruction and drills that can be put into action with confidence.

1. The most common question is answered on what is a legal versus illegal set with a demonstration on the differences.

Bill Ferguson – Conversations from the Office, Stations, Libero and Middle Setting

As all coaches know the importance of a good transition set by middles and libero’s. This drill and station will help improve middle and libero setting in transition when the setter defends the first ball. In this video Andor and Bill discuss the “Stations, Libero and Middle Setting” drill in detail and how important ball control for all players including middle is!

Bill Ferguson – Conversations from the Office, Breakout Sessions, Setting

n this video Bill Ferguson goes over “Breakout Sessions” from the early part of practice! The goal during breakout sessions is to work on specific skills and develop the players skills individually. During a breakout sessions coaches focus on individual players and specific volleyball skills for the player. In video 1 we go over Bill and the setter specific drills

Bill Ferguson Team Stations – Middle and Libero Volleyball Setting Drills

Bill Ferguson Team Stations from USC Practice – Middle and Libero Volleyball Setting Drill. One of the biggest problems during transition is after the ball is dug on defense having a middle or libero set the ball effectively when the setter can not. Drill will help the middles with the accuracy of their sets.

Bill Ferguson Team Breakout Sessions – Volleyball Setting Drills

Bill Ferguson Team Breakout Sessions – Setting Drills for Volleyball. Also great tips, technique and verbal cues to help coaches teach indoor volleyball setting.

Breakout Sessions are a great way to focus on specific skills for groups of players. In this drill Bill Ferguson focuses on setting for his setters. There are a numbers of great points that these videos make:

Using Visual Imagery to improve and accelerate player growth
11 to 12 Clock Window for Setting

Tom Black 4 Corner Warm Up Setting Drill

This is a warm up volleyball drill from practice 2 with LMU and Tom Black. In this video you will see his team doing the 4 corner warm up setting drill. This is a good drill to help all your players with their setting.

David Fischer Volleyball Ball and a Wall

Pro player and twelve year coach David Fischer presents an entire series of drills that can be done by one person with a ball and a wall. Work on the arm swing and get the most out of it using down balls. Add an extra skill by setting yourself while working on hitting against the wall.

Volleyball Drills for Setters: Double Setter Attack

This Volleyball Drill for your Setters focuses on footwork, hitter cohesion, in-transition plays and defense. Setters should use this drill to focus on their footwork and how to effectively run their offense. Use this drill with all of our other drills located here! Skill Level: This Volleyball Setter Drill can be used for beginner to intermediate skill level

Volleyball Drills for Setters: Three Player Back Setting Drill

This Volleyball Drill is for Setters to increase front and back setting skills while improving footwork. Setters are to focus on making their backset look like a front set. For more Setting drills, check out USC Head Coach Bill Ferguson’s drills here.

Skill Level: This Volleyball Drill is used for Intermediate to Advanced skill level.

Volleyball Drills for Setters: One on One Setting

This Volleyball Drill is for Setters to improve ball control and communication. This drill helps a lot with setters who need help with their accuracy and strength. Also a great drill for beginning setters to improve vision meaning – keeping the head up and looking at an area where the body is not used too.

Skill Level: This Volleyball Drill is used for beginner to advanced skill level.

# Players: This drill is designed for 2-6 players.

Volleyball Drills for Setters: Dig, Set, Spike

his Volleyball Drill is for Setters and Hitters to work on running plays off of an in-system pass. Each Setter will gain court awareness during this fast-paced drill. Each rep will make them a better player along with making their teammates better at passing and hitting.

Skill Level: This Volleyball Drill is used for beginner to intermediate skill level.