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Rotation Formations & Overlap Rules

Rotation 3 Analysis

Rotation 3 In most rotations, coaches should ensure that the best three passers on the court are the three primary passers. Typically the three primary passers are the H1, H2, and Libero. However, sometimes the Opposite may be a better passer than one of the Outside Hitters. When this is the case, it’s easy for…

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Rotation Formations & Overlap Rules

Rotation 2 Analysis

Rotation 2 Unlike Rotation 1, there is only one good option in Rotation 2 serve-receive. It’s important that all six players on the court can execute their roles here, because coaches don’t have the ability to make player positioning adjustments in this rotation. Rotation 2 – Player Positioning The players have rotated one position clockwise…

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Rotation Formations & Overlap Rules

Rotation 1 Analysis

Rotation 1 Rotation 1 allows for more variability than any other rotation in Serve-Recieve. Many teams start matches and sets in Rotation 1 (or Rotation 6 if they’re receiving serve), which adds a little bit of importance to siding out successfully in Rotation 1. It’s important to know what you want your individual players doing…

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Rotation Formations & Overlap Rules

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. 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: Outside…

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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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5 Tips to Getting Started with GMS

5 Tips to Getting Started with Gold Medal Squared   So, you’ve Attended a Gold Medal Squared Coaches Clinic. Now what? Time to apply the principles you learned, the advice you received, and the data you’ve collected. As the saying goes, “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best…

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From BYU to GMS: Heather Olmstead Joins GMS Advisory Staff

Heather Olmstead Joins GMS Advisory Staff   Are you someone who believes Gold Medal Squared is only suited for the men’s game? Were you concerned GMS didn’t have enough female leadership? Well, 2018 is a year for change. Please join us in welcoming BYU Women’s Head Coach, Heather Olmstead, to the new GMS Advisory Staff…

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Brent Crouch: USC’s Newest Trojan and GMS Advisory Staff Member

USC’s Newest Trojan and GMS Advisory Staff Member  We at Gold Medal Squared are elated for Brent Crouch in his new role as the University of Southern California Women’s Volleyball Head Coach, and GMS Advisory Staff member. Brent Crouch was first introduced to Gold Medal Squared through current GMS Director and USA Volleyball Assistant Coach, Mike…

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Courtney Thompson Joins GMS Advisory Staff

Courtney Thompson Joins The GMS Advisory Staff Gold Medal Squared (GMS) is pleased to announce their partnership with Courtney Thompson as a member of their Volleyball Advisory Staff.  Courtney Thompson is an accomplished athlete: Two-Time Olympic Medalist (2012 Silver, 2016 Bronze) 2014 World Champion 2005 NCAA National Champion She is also one of the founders of…

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