Setting

Setting

Post by Jeff Sandl » Sat, 03 Jul 1993 00:03:33


Ok.  So how many of you who play both on real teams, and play recreationally,
find yourself setting in recreational play simple because no one else can?
Even though you're not a setter?

..Just curious.

Actually, I'm somewhat a setter - I set about half the season for my
intramurals team up at school last year..and, getting frustrated at
the lack of offensive sets in games I play in down here, I occasionally
convince people to work in a 5-1 or a 6-2 down here now.

Enough rambling.

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Setting

Post by Brian S Fletch » Sat, 03 Jul 1993 08:30:02

Quote:

>Ok.  So how many of you who play both on real teams, and play recreationally,
>find yourself setting in recreational play simple because no one else can?
>Even though you're not a setter?
>..Just curious.
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I know how you feel.  I swing hit for one of our University teams and end up
setting for social vb a fair bit.   To tell you the truth though, I enjoy
having a break and trying something else.  Its a bit of a challenge, especially
when you have ugly hands like myself.  Maybe when I get too old to do anything
else I'll think about setting seriously.  (Small jibe at setters)

Fletch

 
 
 

Setting

Post by Christopher C. A » Sat, 03 Jul 1993 22:31:05

I play middle  here at school, but I often find myself setting in less serious
games. There are a couple of reasons:
1 Its fun for a change
2 It lets me work on skills that I don't usually use as much and makes me a
better player
3 Whenever I play in rec leagues and someone finds out I played in college,
they expect me to hit the ***out of everything. That would be fine if I
could bring my school's setter with me, but when you have iffy passing and
inconsistent setting its very difficult to live up to their expectations,
especially on timing sets out of the middle.
        Therefore its easier for me, and much less frustrating to just set and
take an occasional swing.
        Chris
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Setting

Post by Michael Roge » Sun, 04 Jul 1993 01:40:16

I set a 6-2 on a rec team.  I do it because (1) I wanted
to get better at setting, (2) I'm faster than most people
on my team, and (3) I've more volleyball experience than
most people on my team (also (4) my setting isn't so bad
that it's a detriment to the team).

In the front row I usually hit because I'm bigger than most
people on my team.

The setting is fun and challenging.  It helps me get a better
understanding of the game.

 
 
 

Setting

Post by Brian Hayes 74-35 x651 » Fri, 09 Jul 1993 00:11:47

Quote:

>The setting is fun and challenging.  It helps me get a better
>understanding of the game.

It also makes one appreciate the importance of good passing!

I learned the 6-2 in my beginning vball class that I took during the
spring.  I "specialized" (to use that term very losely \\:^) as a
setter.  It was very frustrating to field poor passes (but not a
frustrating as the middle blockers who would NOT get out of the
way and take MY set).  I've since switched to OH.  What a low stress
position!

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