Once the libero replaces a player and serves in that rotation spot, that becomes the only spot in the rotation they may serve in. This is sometimes called the libero’s rotation. The second thing that libero rotation refers to is the way you can adjust your rotation around your libero to keep the libero in the middle back position throughout the game.
An overview of the Libero and its rotation using the 5-1 rotation format, with mock serve receive and service rallies.
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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...
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.
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. Designating the Libero The team choses the libero before a given match or tournament, and the player who is designated the libero must remain so for the entire match or tournament.
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A libero can essentially play 5 1/2 rotations. They have the come off the court for at least one rally before going back in. Liberos do not sub in like a normal player in the Sub Zone. They replace another player between the Attack Line and the End Line and they do not have to wait for the R2 to whistle the switch.
Rotation 1: The first setter starts in the right back position. Rotation 2: The first setter is in the middle back position now. Rotation 3: The first setter is in the left back position. 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.
There’s lots of small, specific rules for the libero to follow, but the most important one by far is that they can’t rotate into the front court. With the libero replacing the middle hitter in the back, the players would setup their positions like this: 8. Libero Skills for a good libero. A good libero needs to be an exceptional passer and digger.