In this 5 video beach volleyball setting series Steve Anderson shares some incredible tips, and secrets on how to set successfully. This video series is applicable for players of all ages and levels. This video series is a must for all beach coaches and will likely change the way you teach beach volleyball setting! All videos are available for viewing below.
In Video 1 we do a demonstration of how to set correctly. This video includes 4 sets from 3 angle namely back view, side view and 45 degree view. This video is filmed and included to lay a foundation for what is to follow.
Beach Volleyball Setting with Steve Anderson – Video 2 Good Technique
In video 2 Steve gets very detailed on how to set a beach volleyball.
Coaching Advice include:
- Hands are in the ready position before setting
- Arms at a 90 Degree Angle so you can move and easily bring them into position easily
- Bring the hands straight up all the way on top of your head. Not just the forehead! This allows the shoulders to release verses if the hands are just on the forehead where they will lock up and you get a dipping action with your setting technique which is bad. You want to be able to push al the way through to your target without your shoulders locking up.
- To get rid of the double contact on setting you need to just make sure you have equal pressure on both hands and that the hands are on the same plane.
- Steve shares the slight inside shoulder tilt secret, where the inside shoulder, the one closer to the net is slightly lower than the one close to the serve line. What this does is help you push the ball towards and on the net.
- Shoulders and the hands need to be on parallel planes so that you get equal pressure and don’t double.
In video 3 on beach volleyball setting Steve Anderson now get detailed on footwork and positioning on the net. This video is about how to get your good setting hand technique under the ball with good footwork.
The first thing Steve focuses on is your hands in the ready position when you make your final two steps which includes a cross-over step. The cross-over step allows you to move and cover large area of the court while still be relatively balanced. The next and final step needs to move you into a position to be open under the ball.
Also important is the body position of your torso. In beach volleyball you want the ball to go up and down and as a result you want your torso pretty straight.
Also the directions of your shoulders stay the same as much as possible.
Beach Volleyball Setting with Steve Anderson – Video 4 Tracking
In video 4 on beach volleyball setting technique Steve Anderson shares a setting secret that just might change and improve the way you set forever. We at volleyball1on1.com had never heard this until now and I believe it is awesome advice to help you set more consistently and with less doubles.
The tip or secret is using tracking and allowing the ball to track all the way over your body onto your hand closes to the net then following through to set. Check out the video to see more details of what we are talking about. Also please comment below!
In video 5 on beach volleyball setting with Steve he discussed recovery. Like all skills recovery is needed between changing from one skill to the other. Like passing the 3 components of recovery is: Follow Through, Finish, Switch Roles.
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