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.
Back to Basics: Volleyball Player Positions. 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.
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Let us break it down in our volleyball player positions guide. OUTSIDE HITTER The outside hitter – also known as the left-side hitter – attacks from the left antenna and requires a player with good jumping ability.
There are, however, volleyball positions that are considered the most important and integral parts of a team. Both the setter and libero are vocal players that advise teammates of their responsibilities and visible weaknesses in the opponent's alignment throughout the course of a match.
A player will START in a numbered position, but as they rotate throughout the game, each player moves through each of the numbered positions. The player in position 1 will start the rally with a serve, and will continue to start each rally with a serve until her team loses a rally. That is called a sideout for the other team.
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The main positions in volleyball you will hear about are: outside hitter, right side hitter, middle, libero, defensive specialist (DS) and setter. The diagram below will give you a quick run down of the positions in volleyball, what they do and what to look for in case you do not have time to read the full article.
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.
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.