As a coach, navigating team parents who are new to the club system or volleyball in general can sometimes be challenging and time consuming. That's why it's important to offer resources to help educate parents so they have a basic understanding of the game, how the club system works, competition and tournament protocol, and basic skills and strategies. Watch as Brennan Dean, Club Director at Wave Volleyball Club, provides a thorough introduction to the sport to help ease parents into the system so you can keep your focus on your team's success.
Offensive systems depend on the placement of the setter. A coach chooses a system depending on their setter's attacking abilities (or lack thereof) and the strength of their attackers.
The 5-1: One setter that goes all the way around the rotation, so you have the same setter the entire game. A 5-1 setter normally needs to be able to block and attack. When running a 5-1, there are only two full-time attackers for three of the six rotations (which can be disadvantageous).
The 6-2: Two setters, and the setter is always in the back row. This rotation can be advantageous because there are always three attackers in the front row.
The 5-2: One setter always sets in the front row, one setter always sets in the back row. This creates more variety in plays and strategies.
The 4-2: This system is best used for young athletes just starting with the game. The setter is always in the front row to eliminate excessive running and confusion.