I want you to think on this.
A coach in my Facebook Group posed the following:
Question …. I heard something that made me scratch my head. Not in my program but in a club team.The setter isn’t allowed to call the ball she is just supposed to get the second ball. Has anyone else done this? Pls help me wrap my brain around it. I do not agree with it.
Not surprisingly, most of the replies were along the lines of…
The setter only says something if they need to call “Help” because they can’t get the ball. Otherwise, the assumption is they will take it, so there’s no need to call.
There were a couple saying they want their setters to call the ball, but they were a decided minority.
Now, change the situation to serve receive. How many of those very same coaches do you think would say the passer should call the ball?
And yet, everyone on the court should know whose ball it is, just like everyone on the court should know who’s taking 2nd ball. Consider that contradiction, and perhaps read To call the ball or not to call the ball, that is the question.
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