2 Opposite Outside Hitter Middle blocker Setter Libero Team USA References
3 Outside Hitter (OH)An outside hitter is the player who hits and block on the front left side of the court.This player also know as a left side hitter.On offense, this person is usually one of the main passers and a go-to hitter.The outside hitter gets lots of swings at the ball not only because the outside is where the ball goes most often when the pass is not perfect.An outside hitter is a great all-around player.Not only does the outside need great ball-handling skills, but he needs a solid hitter and blocker.
4 Outside Hitter (OH) cont. 4 Keys to be an outside hitterGood height, but not necessarily the tallest on the teamGood ball handling skillsGood passer and diggerSolid hitter who can kill a perfect set and can also work with an off the net or over the shoulder ste
5 Middle Blocker (MB)A good middle can read the opponents setter like a book and is quick enough to get from one end of the court to the other to block the ball.The middle also hits quick sets and keeps the other team’s defense off balance.Learn the ins and outs of being a great middle blocker and a major key to your team’s defense.
6 Middle Blocker (MB) cont. 3 Keys to be a Middle BlockerHeightQuicknessStrength
7 Opposite (OPP)The opposite plays opposite the setter on the right front and hits sets behind and in front of the setter.The opposite is responsible for blocking the opponent’s outside hitter, which means the person who plays opposite needs to be a solid blocker as well as a good hitter.The opposite is also needed to pass and set, so should have great ball handling skills.
8 Opposite (OPP) cont. 5 Keys to be a Opposite Good height Good blocking skillGood setting skillGood passerQuickness
9 Setter (S)The setter is much like the quarterback in American football or the point guard in basketball.The setter is the backbone of the offense and makes the decision about who gets the ball when.The setter touches the ball on the second contact and delivers it to hitters.The setter needs to be able to take in a lot of information at once and to make good decision in a split second.It doesn’t matte how good a team’s hitters are if it doesn’t have a setter that can consistently deliver a good ball to hitThus, the setter is a very important position in volleyball!
10 Setter (S) cont. 7 Attributes Good leadership skills Good hands ConsistencyGood communication skillsGood understanding of the gameQuick decision-makerAbility to multi-task
11 Libero (L) The libero is a defensive specialist position The libero plays in the backrow and has impeccable ball control.The libero needs to be great passer and an even better digger.The libero is all over the court to keep the ball in the air for the team to create scoring opportunities.
12 Libero (L) cont. 2 simple but the most important keys to be a Libero Good passerGood digger
13 Team USA M Donald Suxho #7 S Matt Anderson #1 OH Russell Holmes #12 MB Clay Stanley #13 OPPReid Priddy #8 OHDavid Lee #4 MBRich Lambourne #5 L
14 Team USA W Linsey Berg #4 S Logan Tom #15 OH Christa Harmotto #13 MB Destinee Hooker #19 OPPMegan Hodge #11 MBJordan Larson #10 OHNicole Davis #6 L
15 ReferencesOden, B. (2012). Volleyball by position. Retrieved fromNBC. (2012). Team usa. Retrieved fromVolleyball positions. (n.d.). Retrieved from