Juliann Faucette-Johnson talks about how to have more court vision as a defender. Digging is all about adaptability and quick reactions, but knowing what body cues to look for in the attacker can help a digger's defensive efficiency. Several clues to watch our for include the location of the set, the attacker's arm swing, and the presence of a block.
- Is the set falling inside or outside of the player's body? If the set is inside of the court, the player is likely to be late to the ball. If the set is past the player's body, she will likely fight to keep that ball inside the antenna by hitting sharp cross.
- Is the hitter's elbow dropping, or staying high? If the elbow drops, that can signal a tip. If the elbow is staying high, that can mean the attacker is on time for the set and winding up to make a full swing.
- Is the block closed? If the middle blocker is late to the block, this likely means there is a hole that the attacker will try to swing through. If the block is closed and penetrates the net, it's likely that the player will either try to hit high off the hands or try to swipe against the block.