A Quick: Quick Attack “A” has to be fast, mostly used to get the blockers’ attention and when the defense blocker is not watching the middle hitter. In order to be fast, most of the hitter takes only last two steps. The position of the hitter is right in front of the setter. The key is to be fast, not power. If the quick attack can be successful, you will give a lot of help to the open hitter since once you got the defense blocker’s attention, the open hitter will often be left to face one blocker.
C Quick: Quick Attack C has the same timing and approach as Quick Attack A, just that Quick Attack C is behind the setter.
B Quick: Quick Attack B has the same timing and approach as Quick Attack A,
just that Quick Attack B is around 5 feet away from the setter.
Double Quick: Double Quick Attack is a variation of Quick attack. You can do a combination of A-B, A-C, B-C Quick Attack. A team has to have strong return serves to be able to do strategy like Quick Attack, even Double Quick Attack. The purpose is to confuse the defense. This is very advanced skills. Notice in the video clip that both hitters have the same timing, this is very hard to accomplish. You may ask, how do one decide which hitter to block? By experience, most of the setter sets to the hitter he thinks has more successful rate of attacks. So learn to know your opponents during the games.
Tandem: Tandem Attack is used to confuse the offense blockers. A team with strong return serve and good middle hitters can have great success in this kind of attack. Usually, the middle blocker has to block the Quick Attack, and a second blocker has to block the second attack. Honestly, there is no much you can do but to watch the setter and try to read the attack.
Back Row: Back row attack is an attack by a back row player. Quick attack player fake in the front row to cover the back set, with intention to attack blockers’ attention.
Opposite Tandem: Opposite Tandem Attack happens in the back of the setter. Other than that, everything is the same as the Tandem Attack. In the video clip shown, there are actually two Quick Attack happening in order to attract the defense blockers attention. So when the actual hitter was hitting the ball, there were no blocker present to get the block. However, watch the clip more closely, you can read the setter is leaning backwards, so you can guess he is setting behind him.