The target is usually the setter that moves to the target area ready to set the ball. At the beginning of serve receive, most teams position the setter about 10 feet off the net near the right sideline. As the ball is being "passed" the setter moves toward the target area as the served ball is in the air.
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In rotation 1, we drop the front row outside hitter (OH1) back to pass with the Libero and second outside hitter (OH2). This will force our players to hit out of position in serve receive (right side hitter hits on the left side, and the left side hitter hits from the right side on the first play).
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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.
Some serve receives can be pretty straight-forward: 5. 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.
On defense, they often receive the serve. Many outside hitters possess good back row skills and remain in the game for all rotations. They also work with the middle hitter in blocking opponent’s shots. Responsibilities: Play in both the front and back row. Be the go-to hitter. One of the primary passers.
Straight elbows maintain a wider platform, giving you maximum control of the ball. Press both wrists together when passing, without breaking them apart no matter how hard or easy the serve. Make ball contact above the wrists and below the elbows. Contacting the ball on your wrists won't allow you to control the ball.
I teach my players and students to place their hands on their knees as the resting volleyball ready position in serve receive. Volleyball Ready Position For Passing: You have your hands on your knees while the server is bouncing the ball and going through their pre-serve routine.
This position can be called "right front", position 2, P2, "zone 3" , "Z3" . The right side hitter, opposite hitter or setter plays in position 2. "The following image is the basic starting serve receive line up when setter is in the right front position in 5-1 offense" :