SETTING AN 'A' PASS. Learn volleyball skills and volleyball practice from Dr. Gylton Da Matta, a member of the International Volleyball Federation technical development committee. Watch how to integrate this drill into your volleyball lessons. Setting an A pass is the setting of a perfect pass that lands at the setters' zone. When the setter receives an A pass (perfect pass) he /she can perform a set to any position (front, back, middle players, and also to the back row) because all options are available. The second contact (after a pass or dig) is considered a “set”. The player who sets is called the “setter”. Usually, a set is made with two hands overhead. A bump set is made with a player’s forearms. A player can also set the ball over the net on the first, second, or third contact with the same motion.