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Casey Patterson Joins GMS Beach!

2016 Olympian Casey Patterson Joins GMS Beach! Hi everybody! I am so excited to announce my association with Gold Medal Squared Beach. I was one of the lucky athletes to have had a year of epic and life-changing coaching from the late Carl McGown. His energy force and knowledge of the game was overwhelming for…

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Wrist Snap

Wrist–Snap Of the many shots in a good attacker’s toolbox, one that produces a ball flight with topspin seems to be highly prized by coaches.  In an effort to help developing attackers get a feel for the mechanics needed to produce topspin shots, sometimes the idea of wrist–snap will be introduced.  If there’s one topic that will…

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Rotation Formations & Overlap Rules – Ro 6

Rotation 6 Analysis

Rotation 6 Rotation 6 is another fairly simple formation with little movement required for the Setter and the two front row attackers. https://youtu.be/yowWICVExWI Rotation 6 – Player Positioning Here is where the players are in Rotation 6. Bold & Underlined Text = Front Row Players In Rotation 6, the M1’s spot is zone 1 (replaced by…

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Rotation Formations & Overlap Rules – Ro 5

Rotation 5 Analysis

Rotation 5 The two front row attackers in Rotation 5 are the H1 and the M1. This should be the best outside hitter on the team and the best middle attacker on the team, for reasons that were explained in part one of this series. Rotation 5 is a very simple rotation for the serve-receive…

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Rotation Formations & Overlap Rules – Ro 4

Rotation 4 Analysis

Rotation 4 If you are running a 5-1 offense, Rotation 4 is the first rotation with a front row setter. The only two front row attackers are the H2 and the M1. This opens up some options offensively for the middle attacker, because there is no front row opposite. Because of this, many middle attackers…

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Volleyball Rotation and Overlap Rules

Rotation 3

Serve Receive Formations – Rotation 3 This it the third of our 6-part series on volleyball rotations and overlap rules analysis.  Today we focus on rotation 3.   In most rotations, coaches will try to put their best three passers in a serve-receive formation that gets them the most touches.  On most teams, the H1, H2…

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Volleyball Rotations and Overlap Rules

Rotation 2

Serve-Receive Formations – Rotation 2 In the second of our 6-part volleyball rotations and overlap series, we are exploring rotation 2.  Due to the overlap rules in volleyball, rotation 2 has far fewer options than rotation 1. Rotation 2 – Player Positioning The players have rotated one position clockwise around the court. Here is where…

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Volleyball Rotations and Overlap Rules

Rotation 1

Serve-Receive Formations – Rotation 1 In this first of a 6-part series we will be exploring volleyball rotation and overlap rules, specifically as it relates to rotation 1. In serve-receive, rotation 1 allows for a fair amount of flexibility. Many teams start matches and sets in Rotation 1 (or Rotation 6 if they’re receiving serve),…

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Rotation Formations & Overlap Rules – Intro

Introduction to Our 6-Part Series

Rotations Introduction In this blog and video series, we’re going to cover serve-receive rules and formation options for all six rotations. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjlFpdlGtD4&feature=youtu.be Player Positions In a traditional 5-1 offense, there is 1 setter, 2 outside hitters, 2 middle blockers, an opposite, and a libero. Here are the descriptions of each player position: S: Setter. H1:…

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Coach Your Brains Out Announces Partnership with GMS

COACH YOUR BRAINS OUT PODCAST ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH GOLD MEDAL SQUARED   The Coach Your Brains Out volleyball podcast is excited to announce a partnership with Gold Medal Squared. The result will be a collaboration between two industry-leading volleyball organizations dedicated to helping volleyball coaches and players succeed at all levels. The Coach Your Brains…

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