Volleyball Attack Names

Volleyball Basics

Types of Volleyball Sets and Attacks Each volleyball attack type has its own name. Coaches, setters, and hitters need to know each of these attack names as they communicate with each other before and during each rally. Different teams may have different names for some of these attacks, but this article will explain and show…

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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. 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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Rotation Formations & Overlap Rules – Ro 3

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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Rotation Formations & Overlap Rules – Ro 2

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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Rotation Formations & Overlap Rules – Ro 1

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. 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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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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How to Execute the “Set-Over”

How to Execute the “Set-Over” By Rob Browning, Saint Mary’s College Before coaching at Saint Mary’s, almost all of my volleyball career had been in boys and men’s volleyball where there is a general disdain for the set-over. When I came to Saint Mary’s to coach the women’s volleyball team I was not a fan,…

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