We’ve all asked that question and we’ve all been asked that question too! Often that question comes along the lines of should I clear or do something else. I advise when in doubt “Clear”, although I don’t always do that. I look to give the opponent the most trouble that I can, put the pressure on and keep it on, give the other guy a chance to make a mistake!
The right shot is “the shot you can make” and that’s true. You can explain the best right shot or some alternatives but there’s no sense in you trying to do something you don’t do well or can’t do anyway. We’ve all sat on the other end and said “oh no” as the block is coming down the court, convinced our partner has made the wrong shot, only to have it work perfectly and the words that come out of our mouth is “great shot, what do I know anyway”.
When I’m having trouble executing shots I try to keep it simple, shot right at the blocks, nothing fancy and it works. I get back on track and the game begins to come back.
I get in trouble because I’m trying to cut too many shots, maybe that happens to you too!