A popular defense for high school, club and even college and international teams tasks the back-row setter with covering tips and shots behind the block. Here, former NCAA Player of the Year Cary Wallin explains how this works with demonstrations from 949 Volleyball Club players.
Playing behind the block puts setters in a good spot to move to the net and set if they don't make a dig. When they DO make the dig, another player – as pre-determined by the coach – will be the setter. In the play you’ll see here, the left-back sets after the setter scoops the tip.