Young players begin with the red dots out as the ball is pushed against their mid-section. From the correct “shape a panel” hand formation, players begin to draw the Skill Ball, being mindful of the distance between their thumbs and how their hands shape the volleyball. Then, from a toss, players toss and catch, freezing their hands to self-evaluate their “setter’s hands”.
By maintaining the shape of their hands and with the coach/teacher adjusting the ball or by adjusting it themselves, students learn the importance of these wide and ball-shaping hands.
Tip: Letting the ball fall when the ball is drawn (brought to hairline), encourages players to look for “wrist-wrinkles”.