The waterfall overhead is a down up overhead hit short in the court that bounces high in the screen and can be very difficult to return. If you let it play itself out, you end up looking like “the victim”.
Am I building my point? No. It is pure defense here. If you are hoping the ball bounces out of the court, this is not a very offensive mindset. You need to add the “spike” to your arsenal of weapons. Here is how to handle the “waterfall overhead”.
There are few shots that are as feared or aggressive as the spike. The spike is a shot hit by the backcourt player who sees the net person hitting a down up overhead, aka “the waterfall”. He moves in, up the side screen and jumps up, catching the ball on the way up and hits an overhead. This play will only work if the “spiker” moves up by the second post on the side screen early enough before the ball bounces over his head, and his partner is ready to cover his corner.