John Dunning’s Taking Your Setting to the Next Level

With John Dunning,

Stanford University Head Coach; 2004 & 2001 NCAA Champs; former University of Pacific Head Coach, 1985 & 1986 NCAA Champions

Coach John Dunning shares with you a 4-part guide to assist you in taking your setting to the next level. His presentation spans a skill range including basic, intermediate and advanced levels of the position. In Part 1, “Characteristics of the ’Total’ Setter,” Dunning discusses the position dynamics including the role of the setter, setting situations and factors of successful offense. In Part 2, Setting Skills, Dunning teaches the proper mechanics of court positioning, body posture, hand positioning, squaring to target, essential footwork, ball touch and follow through. He shares a series of drill progressions that teach court awareness. In Part 3, Specific Sets, Dunning delivers comprehensive demonstration of the one, three and “A” sets followed by three varieties of setting for the back row attack. Dunning follows with a segment on Zones and Footwork, including front and back zone fan drills along with specific details for positioning and footwork relative to the setting target. Dunning teaches the spin, tilt and the tight zone sets. In Part 4, Tight Pass Setting Options, Dunning details jousting and tight pass dumps and dump strategies. Included in this section is game footage highlighting several tight pass situations. As a bonus, former Stanford All-American setter Bryn Kehoe shares her insight on a variety of aspects of the position.

67 minutes.