Reading Hitters, Part 4

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How can I learn to read the hitters when I´m in the back row?

Reading Hitters, Part 4

As the set leaves the setter's hands, you should again turn your attention to the flight of the ball. You're looking to gauge the relationship of the ball to the net, its height and speed.

If a set is away from the net, chances are the hitter will either tip or hit something off-speed. If the team you're playing is able to hit backrow spikes, however, you'll need to be aware of that, and watch the player moving underneath the ball to see if they jump. That will give you clues as to what they're planning to do, and make your defensive adjustments accordingly.

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