Jim Stone teaches the primary components of the quick middle attack, which is a riskier and faster attack but puts immense pressure on the middle blocker to stay in her middle blocking position.
The key aspects are:
- The attacker approaches right next to the setter and follows the trajectory of the ball to the setter. The attacker is responsible for traveling with the setter.
- As the setter touches the ball, the attacker is in the process of leaving the ground and the arm is back in preparation for the swing.
- Watch the ball, not the setter. Trust the setter to deliver the right set, and stay focused and powerful with the approach.