Reading Hitters, Part 8

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

Reading Hitters, Part 8

If the ball is set close to the net, it will usually be hit at a sharp angle and downward closer to the net than a standard set.

You'll need to take a step or two forward, covering your blockers, because if they can't stuff the close shot, it will come down close to the 10' line.

There are two other reasons to move up. If your blockers can get hands on it and don't stuff it back, the ball will be coming off at some odd angle, and you'll need to help pop up up. Or the hitter will realize they're going to likely be stuffed and tip just over the block, in which case you'll need to be there to bump it back up softly.

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