Every volleyball coach will have a different numbering system for their sets. This is known as ‘set numbers’. Before the ball is served by the opposing volleyball team, the setter makes eye contact with each of their hitters (front and back court) and gives them a hand signal signifying what set to expect. Some sets require the hitter to leave early and get in the air before they see where the set is going.
Volleyball Set Numbers: The "31" is a quick paced half shoot set usually to the middle hitter and lands four to five feet in front of the setter between Zone 4 and Zone 3. (Ralph Arvesen) Three set
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The zones and heights were then combined to provide a two-digit specifier for each set. Thus, a standard high set to the outside (left) hitter is a 14 – zone 1, height 4. A middle quick is a 51 – zone 5, height 1. Now, for practical purposes most teams do not use the two digit calls in play.
• 4 – high set to outside hitter (OH) o Signal : Four Fingers • 41- Quick shoot set to outside hitter (OH) o Signal: Hand in the shape of a gun • Hut – Lob set to outside hitter a little faster than a 4 o Signal: Four Fingers flashing + + • 32 - Set in between OH and MB 3-4 ft above net o Signal: Three fingers
Two A two set is a set in the middle of the court at net, usually to the middle hitter. One A one set is a quick set to the middle. Three A three set is a quick set about half way between the outside and middle. Five Set A five ball is a back set to the right side hitter. Ten A ten is a set that's set to a back row attacker. The ball is set to be attacked near the 3 meter attack line (10 foot line).
Middle a 1 is quick middle a C is a back set hit by middle hitter a J is also a back set hit bymiddle but is further outside a 9 is a back set hit by your weakside hitter (same as J just different hitter) my back row hits are all colors just for fun or could be double digits like10 or 21.
Easy Volleyball Offensive Plays: The Four Set, The One Set, The Five Set. The "4 - 1 - 5" play is the volleyball play most commonly run by setters and is the easiest offensive play to learn. This a high ball set to each of the front row hitters, except the middle blocker. YouTube.