Volleyball Set Names

4 or "Hut"

A high, front-row set to the left side of the court is often called a “4/Hut”. This is typically a 1st step set.

Go

A faster version of the hut listed above. This is a 2nd step set to the front row outside hitter (left side).

5

A high, front-row set to the right side of the court is often called a “5”. This is one type of “backset”. This is typically a 1st step set.

Red

A faster version of the "5". An overhead play that is typically ran as a 2nd step set.

2

A high, front-row set to the middle of the court is often called a “2”.

1/Quick

A lower, front-row set to the middle of the court is often called a “1/Quick”. This can be a 3rd or 4th step set.

Gap

A 3rd step set to the middle blocker. This is typically a fixed point set about 4 feet left of center. The purpose of the set is to attack the "gap" in between the middle blocker and then A2 blocker.

Back-Row Set

A high, set to or slightly in front of the 10 ft line is often called a “back-row set/attack”. Typically a team will have 3 different back-row sets each with a different name. Some teams add more options. If jumping, a player must take off from behind the 10 ft line to contact the ball.

Pipe

A set to or slightly in front of the 10 ft line to the middle of the court is often called a “pipe”. Typically this ball is set to the back-row outside hitter.

Bic

A faster version of the pipe. This can be a 2nd step, 2.5 step or 3rd step set.

Fixed Point Set

A set that always has the same target point is called a “Fixed Set”. This means that no matter where the pass takes the setter, the target for the set remains the same for the hitter and setter. As the pass moves the setter, she must change the height, speed and distance of the set to make it land in the fixed target location.

Floating Point Set

A set with a different target point on the floor depending on the pass is called a “floating point set”. This means that depending on where the pass takes the setter, the target for the set changes for the hitter and setter. For example, a Quick can be a Fixed Point Set 2 feet from the setter so the height of this set would look exactly the same no matter where the pass takes the setter but would land in a different spot.