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.
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.
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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.
Typically, the middle hitter (MH2) and the right side will switch spots as the serve is in the air so that all three players are attacking from their preferred spots in the offense. Rotation 2 provides the most common overlap in the 5-1 serve receive formations.
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.
This position can be called "left back", position 4, P4, "zone 4" , "Z4" . Most often the outside hitter, or in some rotations the opposite hitter or right side hitter plays in this position. Sometimes teams may change positions by placing a weaker blocker in this position when they are having the serve.
That is when you have six hitters (two outsides, two middles, and two right side hitters) and two setters. The setters get substituted out when they go to the front row, and a right side hitter replaces them. While a little over half the game is spent in transition, the other half will be spent in serve receive.