Alyssa Von Ruden
Rules and Regulations
According to Devine “Passing is the most important skill in volleyball. If you don’t get your pass right, you have a low chance of delivering an effective attack because it makes the set and hit suffer” (Devine,1). In other words if you don’t make a good pass to the setter you will less likely have a hit that will affect the other team which makes it harder for you to score a point. According to Anne you should not interlock your fingers, it takes to long to change your hand motions if you do this, and it is dangerous you could break your fingers (Devine, 8). You have to be in the athletic position to get an accurate pass. There are two correct ways to place your hands. One way is called the “cup method” and the second method is called an “overlap grip”. Using either of these steps will make a “Platform” on your arms(or making your forearms straight). Devine also says “ Make a fist with your left hand with the thumb on top, and cover the left fist with your right hand. Your thumbs should line up side by side. Bring your arms together straight and away from the body. Your forearms should create a “platform,” where the ball should contact. Do not use your fists or wrists to hit the ball—the contact should be about two to six inches above the wrists. Do not swing your arms; just let the ball make contact. If you do this correctly, the ball will be more controlled, and it will go where you want it to go. And if you’re going after a ball, don’t use one-handed motions because these are often uncontrolled. The overlap grip hand placement does not have to be as it was just described. It’s all about what is most comfortable for you and what works for you” (Devine, 3-7).
According to Devine “Setting is a necessary skill, but it’s hard to master. Most of the power for the set comes from the legs and the triceps. It is not all in the wrist. Elbows come out wider than the shoulders and fully extend” (Devine, 1,4,5). In other words setting is a key skill and the power from the set comes from the legs not just the wrist. You should also extend your elbows out the whole way. Setters must know their hitters so they know how high and far that the hitters want the ball to go so they can get a good hit (Devine, 6). According to Ana “Setters also need to know where the blockers are on the other team and set up their hitters accordingly. If you're playing in the setter's position, it is your responsibility to get the second contact on the ball on every play! If you can't get it, yell "help" and one of your teammates will help you out” (Devine, 6&7).
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