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Volleyball 101: Volleyball Positions and Their Roles. From the middle blocker to the setter to the libero, this Pro Tips guide will help break down each player’s responsibility on the volleyball court. The action on the volleyball court can come at you fast and furious. Teams hit, block, dig and serve their way to claim the set and get closer to a win for their team.
This is called their “base” position. Most players will specialize in either front row or back row and will sub out for half of the six rotations a team uses. Individual playing time is determined by rotations on the court, and not on time. However, time on the court is influenced by the number of points scored.
Playing Positions in Volleyball. Volleyball positions in a team: Outside hitter (also called wing spiker, left side) Right side hitter (wing spiker, right side) Opposite Hitter (attacker) Setter. Middle Blocker (center, middle hitter) Libero. Defensive Specialist.
Volleyball positions on a team consist of 3 front row players and 3 back row players. Players in the front row are attackers, blockers, and maybe a setter. Players in the back row are passers, diggers and also maybe a player setting. On a sideout, the players on the team that won the rally rotate positions clockwise around the court.
There are six positions on a volleyball court, and each position serves a unique role in the success of the team. Just like other competitive teams, you need to depend on each player to not only do their job but do their job well. Volleyball is extremely fast-paced and requires serious athletic ability.
You’ll have 3 players in the frontcourt, and 3 in the back. That means the players in positions 3 and 2 will always be in that order when rotating. This has little to do with what position a player plays, such as a libero, outside hitter, etc. You have to maintain these positions till the ball is served.
Volleyball position numbers. It’s also important to know that the position numbers DON’T CHANGE, but the players move through the positions. For example, position 2 is always in the front court on the right hand side, and position 6 is always in the middle of the back court.
The setter is, in general, a volleyball position where the player is a leader on the court in terms of the flow of play. You may recall from above that a team has three touches available to them in order to get the ball back over the net and “grounded” on the opposing team’s side.
There are six players on court in a Volleyball team, who each must rotate one position clockwise every time their team wins back service from the opposition. Only the three players at the net positions can jump and spike or block near the net.
There are five positions filled on every volleyball team at the elite level. Setter, Outside Hitter/Left Side Hitter, Middle Hitter, Opposite Hitter/Right Side Hitter and Libero/Defensive Specialist. Each of these positions plays a specific, key role in winning a volleyball match.
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