Jim Stone goes over how a high-level setter can adapt to out-of-system passes and defense and still allow for the attackers to take an offensive swing.
Setter posture while waiting for pass: The setter should quickly transition to the net where she expects the ball to be passed. However, the setter's posture should be low and open to the court, in case the pass is out-of-system. Setters should be ready for any scenario by preparing with a loaded posture.
Setter's ability to deal with an out-of-system pass: When you're doing setting reps during practice, give your setter a variety of scenarios that challenge her to adapt. Teach your setter to be adaptable to different scenarios: Initiate poor passes and out-of-system plays. What makes a setter stand out is her ability to make an offensive play off of an imperfect play.