The rotations for high school volleyball are a lot more complex than in middle school. I would explain it to you, but there are different versions, like a 5-1 or a 6-2 rotation, and they vary. But basically, with each one, you rotate clockwise like in middle schoool though it may not feel like it since your coach may put you in seemingly strange places on the court to help you transition faster etc . If your team is the one serving, as soon as the ball goes over the net, you will run to your particular position as fast as you can. If the other team is the one serving, you will stay in your position until your team has returned the ball back over the net, then you will run to your permanent position. For example, if you are a left front row player, and in this rotation you rotate so youre starting as the right front row, and your team is serving, you will get as close as possible to the left side without being past the other players so that you can get to your position as fast as possible once the ball is served. If the other team is serving, and you are still in the right front row position, you will stay on that side, playing in that position, maybe even hitting theb ball, but as soon as your team gets that ball back over, you will run back to your regular position in left side. If you play in the back row, it is the same way, just with the back row positions, not the front.
Understanding rotations can be hard at first, and distract you during a game by trying to remember, but soon you will get it down and it will be second nature. Good luck! :)
Varsity Volleyball player
· 8 years ago