Progressing Your Setters

  • Learn drills to progress all levels of setters from novice to advanced
  • Teach your setters to set all types of balls with the same body position, making their sets hard to read for the defense
  • Teach setters where to set to give hitters one-on-one coverage against the block
  • Nearly 2 hours of setter instruction for the price of one DVD!
with Lizzy Stemke, University of Georgia Head Coach;
former Assistant Coach (setters) at the University of Nebraska; named one of the country’s Top 10 Assistant Coaches by Volleyball Magazine in 2010, coached 2x All American setters at Nebraska; 2x AVCA All-American player at the University of Wisconsin; member of the US National TeamLizzy Stemke has created one of the most comprehensive setting videos you’ll find. Not only are you getting a video that teaches the mechanics of setting, this video is loaded with drills to completely train the setter. She teaches how to progress setters from novice to advance skill levels by highlighting:

  • Clean contact
  • Quick movement
  • Court awareness
  • Vision
  • Listening

The fundamental drills for younger athletes focus on a part of setting that most coaches overlook – the hands. Each of these drills builds on a series of steps that include catch and set, 1-2 set and regular setting. These steps are used in every drill that Coach Stemke presents throughout the video.Acknowledging that much of a game is played out of system, Stemke spends significant time working movement patterns essential to getting to a ball off the net. These movement patterns range from just off the net to sets that need to be made off of one foot or with the forearms. All movement drills go in both directions, on and off the net to help the setter feel coordinated going in any direction. Stemke stresses that good, consistent footwork will produce consistent sets.

Once players are sound in fundamental movements and squaring up, emergency moves are added to include an outside plant and inside spin. By teaching these movements, you can help your setters become more confident in putting up hittable balls off of difficult passes. As your setters advance, Stemke offers methods for training their third dimension senses by adding voice and sight into drills.

In this video, Coach Stemke presents a wide variety of drills to fine tune your setter’s mechanics. You will see simple drills that can be progressed into complex and challenging drills as your players develop. This easy-to-follow video progresses the athlete step-by-step to the next skill so a young or advanced setter will be challenged and motivated!

Whether you’re a setting coach or not, whether you work with novice setters or experienced setters, whether you need to progress your offense or solve spot problems, this video can help. The stronger your setters become, the stronger your team will become, so don’t pass up this great opportunity to advance your team to the next level!