Serve a Volleyball Zone 2. I like to serve zone 2 for when the opponent wants to run a slide. It's easier to run a slide off of a pass coming from zone 4 or 5, so I prefer to serve the left side of the court if I know for sure the opponent is wanting to run a slide in that particular rotation.
Basic serve receive setup. Here you can see that player 2 is still in front of player 1, player 3 is in front of player 6, and player 4 is in front of player 5. Also, player 6 is still between players 5 and 1, and player 3 is still between players 4 and 2. Here is a more complicated serve receive setup: 6.
In competitive volleyball liberos rarely play on this position on the rallies, but are changed to left back position after the serve when appropriate. Outside hitter or right side hitter usually plays in the middle back position because it allow them to hit the ball from zone 6.
serving when they rotate to the designated position. 1 4 3 2 5 6 Here you can see the court split into 6 equal parts - 3 front row players and 3 back row players. Position 1 is the server’s position. When you rotate to that spot, it’s your turn to serve. (Note: you can actually serve from anywhere behind the endline.
Volleyball Set Diagram. Below is a volleyball set diagram. It outlines the different sets we used when I coached collegiately at Brown, and how we defined them. This is based on a system popularized by the USA men back in the 1980s. They divided the net into 9 zones of 1 meter each. On top of that they added set heights ranging from 1 to 5 ...
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Defensive specialists carry a serve receive and defense responsibility in the back row. Defensive specialists are allowed to serve and often play the full back row rotation before giving the spot in the front row to the offensive player again. Check out six volleyball positions page to find out how players should line up on the court.
Every volleyball coach will have a different numbering system for their sets. This is known as ‘set numbers’. Before the ball is served by the opposing volleyball team, the setter makes eye contact with each of their hitters (front and back court) and gives them a hand signal signifying what set to expect. Some sets require the hitter to leave early and get in the air before they see where the set is going.
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.
Here’s what that looks like in terms of serve receive. The star is the location of the server. So as you can see, the player who is closest to the origin of the serve is the one who takes the short seam between players.