At a high level of volleyball, giving a free ball to your competition is dangerous, because they will likely be perfectly in system, and will likely score. In this video, Jim Stone examines the importance of developing good out of system offense, or offense that can operate when the first touch either doesn't go to the setter or brings the setter off the net. Doing this can help your team avoid giving a free ball at all costs.
The keys to getting a swing on out of system balls are as follows:
- Get a high pass so the setter and hitter have time to organize for an attack.
- Hitters should adjust their approach so that they're starting slow and ending fast.
- Hitters stay aggressive with the swing.
- Practice out of system plays and attacks in every single practice! You can never get too many reps.