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Beat the Ball to the Setter

beat the ball to the setter volleyball drill middle hitter

Practice hitting to hitting transition. Work on hitting recovery and footwork.

  1. Coach tosses a free ball to a passer
  2. Passer passes to the setter
  3. Middle hitter hits the first of two predetermined sets.
  4. When ball hits ground coach tosses second ball to passer.
  5. Middle hitter transitions off the net
  6. Middle hitter hits second set.


  1. Use as many combinations of sets as possible.

Diagram Key:
P = Passer   MH = Middle Hitter

C= Coach   S = Setter

Set Key:
A = 51   B = 31   C = 71