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October's Post of the Month - Cone forehead setting drill with Mark Barnard
If you have a small cone and a ball the size of a tennis ball (or smaller), you can do this simple setting drill that helps players work on getting their feet to the ball and take it directly above their foreheads.
The drill, as explained here by Oregon State associate head coach Mark Barnard and Beavers setter Dana Backlund, starts with a coach or player making a loopy toss in the direction of the setter. The setter, who holds the cone in both hands, moves quickly to position herself under the ball with her shoulders square to the left front. Her objective: catch the ball in the cone at the same spot above her forehead every time.
After the setter gets good at the basic drill, the tosser can make it more challenging by lobbing the ball to different locations around the court, simulating a bad pass that requires the setter to work harder to get in position.
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