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Volleyball Positions

Volleyball positions vary based on age, style of play and competitive level. It’s generally encouraged for younger players to try all the positions before focusing in on one or two of their favorites. In the indoor game, there are three “front row players” and three “back row players” during each point. Players rotate one position clockwise after winning a point that the opposing team served.

Positions on the Court

 


Hitters

Hitters

There are three main hitting positions: left, right and middle. Left and right hitters pass, attack and block balls for their team.


Setter

Setter

These players often play in the front right or back right position and are normally the first player to serve. Their job is to set the ball for the hitters to attack it.


Middle

Middle

These players play in center position of the front row and focus on blocking and spiking the ball.
 


Libero

Libero

This player wears a different color jersey than his or her teammates and is restricted to playing in the back row only. Liberos are tasked with receiving the serve, passing to the setter and digging incoming attacks.

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