The Lo-Down: Advantages of a Tall Setter

The Lo-Down: Advantages of a Tall Setter

Husker fans have had a lot of fun watching setter Kelly Hunter play over the past three seasons. The senior from Papillion is one of the best in the country at what she does, and that’s apparent if you’ve ever watched a Nebraska match. But part of what...
The Lo-Down: The Rise of Combination Plays

The Lo-Down: The Rise of Combination Plays

Today we’re talking combination plays, a trend in volleyball that seems to be becoming more and more popular. A combo play happens when the offense puts two attackers in the same area in hopes of confusing the block. The setter knows where she is going with the...
The Lo-Down: The Value of Video

The Lo-Down: The Value of Video

Believe it or not, film study isn’t just for football or basketball teams. Volleyball teams will spend a lot of time watching game tape as well, and today we’re going to review how Nebraska divvies up the duties, how much video teams are watching and what...
The Lo-Down: Tempo Time

The Lo-Down: Tempo Time

There are few games as fast-paced as volleyball. Because the ball is always in motion and a point is scored on each rally, it might seem like there’s only one tempo to the game – fast. But while things are always moving pretty quickly, an offense is...
The Lo-Down Understanding Blocking

The Lo-Down Understanding Blocking

Last week in The Lo-Down we went deep on Nebraska’s two primary defensive alignments, which are determined in part by what sort of block the Huskers are planning to put up. Today we will drill down on the block itself, how it’s taught, how it’s...