Learn the basic overlap rules on serve receive
If you're a volleyball coach, you undoubtedly have a solid understanding of how rotations work. But the less experienced players on your team or in your club may not, so here's a tutorial from Art of Coaching's Mark Barnard that you may want to share with players who are still fuzzy on the rules.
Barnard, the head coach of the Oregon State women's team and former head coach of the Australian women's national team, covers these points:
- 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)
- How a standard serve-receive formation looks
- The rule on where your body needs to be positioned to be legally to the right, left or in front of another player
- How the rotation rule is different for the serving team than for the receiving team