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grace asked in SportsVolleyball · 1 year ago

Do players have to switch to their "positions" In a 4-2 VB rotation?

I am running a 4-2 for my vb team that is full of 11 year Olds. I have heard that switching to their spots isn't necessary while in a 4-2. So the only ones that need to switch is the setter that is in front row?

5 Answers

  • 11 months ago

    Yes and no. Yes because you want your setter on the right side. Technically the other 5 can stay but it is a good idea to have them switch to their spots (right, middle, left) because you will have kids in those areas based on what they do for the team. For instance your best hitter will be in the middle because at that young age your setter can't push the ball outside. your outside front row player will be your best defender and faster kid that can chase down tips and usually the one that sends the ball over the net when you are in trouble. So you could leave them and let them learn each position but I would teach them to switch and make sure they know each position in practice

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  • 1 year ago

    The only one that needs to change is your front row setter (if you have two designated). Just have her switch with whoever is in right front at the time

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  • 1 year ago

    I think sometimes people confuse rules and positions/strategy. Keep in mind the ONLY thing in the rules is that your players must rotate one position each time you win the serve. Other than that, the rules don't mention "switching" or "4-2" or anything like that. So no, you don't have to switch your positions. However, it's usually a good idea to do so, since it's much easier to pass the ball to the center instead of the outside. Ultimately though, just do what works best for your team.

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  • Kent L
    Lv 6
    1 year ago

    In any system, players on both teams have to be in the proper rotation order at the time of the serve but once the serve is contacted, they can switch positions. In the 4-2 the setter in front row switch to the middle as soon as the serve is contacted, then stay in the middle until the rally is over. For serve receive when your setter is either left front or right front, most teams will do a stack on that side so the middle front is passing behind the attack line and closer to the middle of the court than the setter, and that would put the middle front in position to hit from that side. When the setter rotates to the middle front position, no switch is needed because they are already where the setter would go. Once the second setter rotates to the front row, the same thing happens except with a different setter.

    The previous answer is wrong to say that passes should be based on where the setter is located - passes go to a position near middle front and it is up to the setter to get to that spot before the pass does, and this is regardless of whether you run a 4-2, 5-1, or 6-2. There is no such thing as a 6-1 offense.

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  • 1 year ago

    In any rotation, the players ALWAYS have to rotate when it is time (you always rotate clockwise if your team wins the point when the other team is serving).

    So when you say 'switching' to their spots? in a 4-2, you don't necessarily need to run all over the place like in a 6-1 etc. As there is a setter always in the front row. Just that the team would need to pass the ball appropriately to the setter based on where the setter is located. The setter will usually want to set from almost center. So the setter might need to move to the center after a serve, the downfall of this is you only have two attackers in front and two blockers up front. So this is probably one of the most basic and easy rotations, but it is also one of the weakest. When you play a 5-1, 6-1, 6-2 etc you have 3 hitters and blockers MOST of the time. Back row players can't attack at the net or block at the net. Only from the 10 foot line. They can come up to pass, but that's it.

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