Service Rotation Most people who have played any volleyball have been introduced to the idea of service rotation. There are six positions on the court (3 front row and 3 back row) and one of the positions is the designated server. Players rotate through each of these positions, serving when they rotate to the designated position. 1 4 3 2 5 6
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Where you need to be standing when the ball is served relative to your teammates (Mark breaks it down for each position: right back, right front, middle front, left front, left back and middle back) The rule on where your body needs to be positioned to be legally to the right, left or in front of another player.
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Players need to serve in the rotational order that they started in for the whole game, even as they rotate with each sideout. If players get the serving order mixed up, the referee will call a rotational violation, which means the team loses a point, and the other team gets the serve. There’s also a positional out of rotation violation. This one’s a little more complicated – but stay with me, it’ll make sense, I promise.
As you rotate one position clockwise it is the outside players turn to serve as the rest of the team gets into serve rotation 2 Unfortunately the outside player serves the ball out the back of the court and the opposition takes the point.
Each time a team wins a side out or gets possession of the serve, the new serving team rotates clockwise. Each player rotates one spot—the left front rotates to the middle front position, the middle front rotates to the right-front position, the right front rotates to the right-back position and so on. The new right back serves the ball.
Basic Volleyball Rules and Regulations For Scoring, Rotation Serving and the Court These basic volleyball rules cover scoring, rotation rules, serving rules, officials, court and net information at-a-glance.
Each rotation after wards will assume that the players have rotated one position clockwise like in a game. These positions are based on receiving serve. Here is the diagram for volleyball rotation one: Rotation one has two front row attackers with the setter in the front right position.
In rotation one serve receive, the active setter pushes the middle player in position six up to the net. This allows the setter to be close to ideal setting position right away. The player in position four will drop back slightly, providing good passing coverage.