The Lo-Down: Defense. Can You Dig It?

The Lo-Down: Defense. Can You Dig It?

Defense is easy to ignore in many sports, and volleyball isn’t any different. Everyone loves to see a dominant kill or perfectly timed dump, but defense can win matches. It is even more important in the rally-score era as every dig can immediately turn into a...
The Lo-Down: How Setters Signal

The Lo-Down: How Setters Signal

The term “signal caller” isn’t just for quarterbacks. It applies to setters, too, and today we’re going to examine how setters signal in plays and how to know what’s coming next when watching a match. Setters will signal to the attackers...
The Lo-Down: When to Tip, When to Attack

The Lo-Down: When to Tip, When to Attack

Even the biggest, most powerful hitters in volleyball go to the change-up every now and then. At least if they’re good they do. The tip can be one of the most effective plays in volleyball, and, despite its appearance as a split-second decision, it is often a...