Is there a better offensive option than the libero bump-setting high balls when the setter plays first contact?
The stress of deciding who to set during play is a real thing for setters, especially for younger, more inexperienced ones.
Awareness of what's going on around them on the court, and the implications of it, can be the difference between good and average setters.
Should your setter take every ball, or should they be able to call for help on balls far away? I actually think it's a question with a mistaken focus.
Professional and international non-setters often step in to set when out-of-system. You know why they are so good? Because they practice all the time!
We can't tell our setters exactly where to set every single ball. That means we have to teach them to make the right decisions in the moment.
How do you pick your starting setter? I encourage using performance metrics you can collect from game play, though they aren't the only consideration.
A volleyball coach recently asked for a bit of clarification on the subject of setter foot position and back-to-front weight transfer.