Matawan-Aberdeen Recreation Volleyball League
Index to Playing Tips and Strategies
Commentary and Illustrations - This
is a collection of informative documents.
Video Archives - Learning through "Visualization"
is a powerful training method. The player imagines him or her self successfully
preparing and executing a skill. Below, are some clips that demonstrate various
game situations. Watch the preparation, listen for the communication (when audio
is present), see the movement - the choreography, observe the transitions, and
visualize yourself in the action. You will be pleasantly surprised how much
your game improves, when you use visualization in conjunction with on court
practice. To get the best benefit from these clips, let the chosen clip load
and then replay it several times to appreciate it fully.
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(courtesy PCHS) - notice the communication between players, watch the passing prep, the
passing to the setter, setters positioning, middle set, positioning and
movement for blocking, transitions from offense to defense and vice versa,
the free ball call & transition towards end, the outside set and kill.
- Volley 2
(courtesy (PCHS) - watch controlled pass, notice the players switching
position at the net during the second offensive series.
- Volley 3
(courtesy PCHS) - setter is coming from service position in the back row,
see the blockers ready at the net during the initial series, listen to the
free ball calls, notice the
transition chorography as the setter moves from defense to offense (3
separate series) and the hitters corresponding movements. A good team has fluid
(courtesy PCHS) - standard overhand serve
Outside Set & Attack - Notice how the middle attacker draws two blockers, leaving
the outside hitter against one blocker. KEY: a decent pass!
- Quick Middle 2
Set & Attack - Hitters approach begins at the 3 meter line and
is on a diagonal to the setter. The weak side blocker had to hold position
against the weak side attack, the outside blocker remained with the outside
hitter, therefore the middle hitter was one on one with the middle blocker
- Back 2 Set
& Attack - The weak side hitter began his approach from well
behind the 3 meter line on a diagonal to the setter. Notice how the middle
blocker responded first to the middle hitter & therefore was late to
participate in the weak side block. The hitter took advantage of the late
block from the middle and hit between the two blockers.
"X" Combination Play - This is a quick middle set. The middle
hitter takes a normal quick approach to the setter and draws the blockers.
Meanwhile the weak side hitter delays slightly, waiting for the middle to
jump, and then passes behind (crosses) the setter and the faking middle
hitter to attack the ball.