When organizing your defense to handle back row attacks, where should your players set up? It often depends on how quick the attack is. Players need to adjust their positions on the court based on what they see at the net. For example, base position is effective for handling setter dumps or quick middle hits. On high shots, players on the outsides should align with the middle back player. For fast hits, players may only have time to adjust their position by a step or two.
It’s also important to consider the number of blockers to use. One blocker may be sufficient to handle your opponent’s back row attack. If you’re going up against an especially skilled hitter, however, you may want to use two or three blockers. Depending on the number of blockers, you’ll need to adjust your back court coverage. For more details, watch the video!