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Setters Academy

Setters Academy

“The setter is one of the most critical positions  in volleyball”,  with that in mind Top Select Volleyball Academy has developed The Setters Academy. A 4-week program designed to teach and refine setter's specific skills and offer the tools needed to succeed as a setter. 

The setter is much like the quarterback in football or a point guard in basketball. They are in charge of running the team’s offense. A setter decides who should get the ball and when.  They need to be able to make quick decisions on the court. It doesn't matter how good a team's hitters are if a setter can not consistently deliver a good ball to their hitters. The setter is a critical position in volleyball.

Attributes That Are Important in a Setter:

  • Good leadership skills

  • Good hands

  • Consistency

  • Great communication skills

  • Good understanding of the game

  • Quick decision-maker

  • Ability to multi-task

  • Identify blockers


  • Age: HS Players 
  • Days: Every Thursday
  • 4 weeks
  • Price: $250
  • Time: 4:00- 5:30 / 1.5 hours
  • Max participants: 6 

Training Plan:

Day 1 The setter position:
  • Why am I a setter ?

  • What is my job?

  • Who do I work for? 

  • Overload vs Isolate 

  • What the block is doing? 

    • Are they helping the middle? 

    • Are they fronting the middle? 

    • Are they read Blocking? 

    • Are they spread blocking? 

  • Set and understand the different tempos; 1st step vs 2nd step vs 3rd step 

Day 2  Movement:
  • Foot work

  • Hand work 

  • Contact point 

  • Attacking Tool box

    • 2 hand dump to donut

    • Deep corners

    • Zone 2

    • Zone 4

    • Left hand to 3

Day 3 Serve receive vs Transition:
  • Serve receive patterns enter rows

  • Relationships and stacking options

  • Setting the overload

Day 4  Emergency moves that we might know:
  • Ball off the net

  • Set with 1 hand

  • How to convert a 1 pass in a 2-3 pass 

  • Set long distance with platform to pins