AN INTRODUCTION TO ROTATION 2 IN VOLLEYBALL
In the second of our 6-part volleyball rotations and overlap series, we are exploring rotation 2 in volleyball. Due to the overlap rules in volleyball, rotation 2 has far fewer options than rotation 1.
The players have rotated one position clockwise around the court. Here is where they are in Rotation 2.
Bold & Underlined Text = Front Row Players
In Rotation 2, the H1 is in Zone 1, followed by the M2, Opposite, H2, M1 (replaced by the libero) and finally the Setter. In Serve-Receive, there is only one commonly used formation.
ROTATION 2 – Traditional Serve-Receive Option
Player Assignments by Position:
S: Starts in Zone 1 behind the H1
H1: Passes in Zone 1
M2: Starts in Zone 2 and hits Quicks
OP: Starts in Zone 2 in front of the Setter and hits Reds
H2: Passes in Zone 5 and hits Gos
L: Passes in Zone 6
- The three primary passers are passing with the Libero in the middle of the court.
- The Setter is allowed to start the rally already in the passing zone.
- The attack approaches are simple for all three front row attackers.
- The offensive footwork for the M2 is pretty simple. Watch the “MB Footwork in S/R – Ro 1,2,3” video on GMS+.
- There is not room for any flexibility here with where each player starts. Each player is essentially locked in to these spots.
Important Overlap Rules Considerations:
- The passing H2 must be in front of the Libero, even though they are both passing right next to each other.
- The Setter must be behind the Opposite.
- The M2 must be to the right of the Opposite.
- The Libero must be to the left of the Setter.
- The H1 must be to the right of the Setter.
Rotation 2 with the H2 Passing in Zone 5 and hitting a go. The OP hits a red. The M2 hits a quick.
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