Position: Setter

Role: Offense, Defense, and Strategy

Height Requirement: Medium to Tall (if you want to play front row)

The setter is aptly called the quarterback of a team. They are the ones who call the plays and make plays happen. A good setter is quick and intelligent, as well as consistent. A good setter will make the hitters better as well, setting them up with one-on-one blocking opportunities. Being able to observe tendencies, spot weaknesses, and plan out strategies are key components to being a setter.

Setting Basics by Kenzie Aries

Portland Setting Clinic

One Response to “Setter”

  1. Two Crucial Steps to Take When Evaluating Failure - Mommy Income says:

    How do you respond to failure? Do you let it knock you down so far that you quit or do you take the time to reevaluate and come back stronger and more determined?

    When I was in high school I played volleyball. One of my memories from my volleyball days is my team’s loss in the state championship game my senior year. I was the setter. The glue that held all of the other plays on the court together. I called plays and touched the ball almost everytime it was on our side of the net like a quarterback in football. As a leader, shouldn’t I have been devastated by the loss?

    “Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners”
    ~ Robert T. Kiyosaki author, entrepreneur, investor

    I didn’t feel defeated. I remember feeling AMAZING. We didn’t win, but I played the best game of my volleyball career. I gave every ounce of effort I had. I remember sitting in the locker room after. The tears were flowing all around but inside I was alive. I felt, at that moment, like I could do anything. I was inspired. While we had failed as a team I had succeeded as an individual.

    All of us have moments in our life where we have failed. What matters is how we respond to that failure. Do you let it defeat you or do you stand up a little stronger and move on? There are two things that are important to do when you find yourself staring failure in the face.

    Evaluate where you are and what got you there. This is a crucial step. Each failure is a learning experience so that you can make better decisions down the road.
    Write it down. Some lessons stick with us whether we process them or not while others disappear from our brain unless we put it down on paper. I keep a journal for this purpose. I don’t write in it daily. I write when I feel the need to process a failure or something that is particularly difficult so I can reference later.
    While I didn’t get to go back and play the volleyball game again, I learned the importance of evaluating failure and not letting it take you down. Many times you can experience both failure and success simultaneously. If you focus on the failure you’ll miss celebrating the success.

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