About the Author:
Lindsey Berg was one of the great setters in the history of USA volleyball, but she did not fit the prototype. She was told throughout her career by coach after coach that she wasn’t tall enough, wasn’t lean enough, wasn’t good enough.
Turns out, none of that was even close to being true. The 5-foot-8 native of Honolulu played at powerhouse Punahou High in Hawaii, then the University of Minnesota and went on to represent the U.S. in three Olympics. She was co-captain of the 2008 team, which won a silver medal in Beijing, and captain of the 2012 team, which won a silver medal in London.
A big key to Berg’s success is that she pushed back whenever someone doubted her. Never was she more motivated than after she got cut from a USA juniors team in high school and noticed that both setters who made the roster were over 6-feet.
“From that point on,” she says, “I was on a mission to prove the volleyball world wrong – to prove that it’s not necessary to be tall, slim and jump high to be the best in the world.”
She did just that, and she tells you how in this book. The Short Setter’s Handbook is filled with insights into what it takes mentally, physically and technically to reach your potential if you’re one of those setters who doesn’t look like a setter is “supposed to” look.
steven millhouse –
I bought this at the Vegas convention and loved it. I think there are a ton of “short setters” out there that will benefit but also a bunch of “short hitters” as well that would be inspired by the story!!
Juan Ruelas –
This book is great and well written. It’s not going to single-handedly teach anyone the fundamentals to be an excellent player, but it will point them in the right direction. If you’re going to read this book, I recommend pairing it with videos to show/explain the form, footwork and general fundamentals in more detail.