Volleyball Libero Rotation There are 2 things people are referring to when they say libero rotation: The first is which rotation position the libero is serving in IF they are serving.
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In USAV and women’s collegiate level volleyball, the libero is also allowed to stay on and serve in one rotation. When this happens, they don’t even need to leave the court at all! The middle blocker who is entering the back row will head straight to the sidelines, and the new middle will enter in the front row.
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The libero remains in the game at all times and is the only player who is not limited by the regular rules of rotation. The libero usually replaces the middle blocker position when that player rotates to the back row, but the libero never rotates to the front row.
Most of the time, the libero is used in the rotation of middle blockers on a team. When one middle rotates to the back row, the other middle will enter the match for the libero and be in the front...
An overview of the Libero and its rotation using the 5-1 rotation format, with mock serve receive and service rallies.
Libero As mentioned, the libero is a defensive specialist, meaning they don’t attack the ball. Their primary role is to serve-receive, pass, and dig up the ball.
Notice that the libero takes over MB1 in the back row and MB2 comes into the front row. Rotation 4: The first setter and the first right side are subbed out. The second setter subs in for the right side, and the new right side for the first setter.
The 5-1 rotation, as you may well know, is an offensive set-up of 5 hitters (non-setters) and a setter. The introduction of the libero and defensive specialist will, of course, change the equation. But the principle remains the same... There will be only one designated setter on the floor.