Libero and DS (defensive specialist) specific skills we will focus on are: Serve receive – platform, angles, passing midline & outside body, anticipation of flight path of ball, passing float vs. spin serve. Defensive reading around the Block (single, double, closed or seem) recognition of attacker and her arm swing.
On this page we present volleyball playing positions (libero, outside hitter etc). If you were looking for rotational positions of volleyball (position 4, position 6 etc) and how players should line up, go to "6 positions of volleyball" page.
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Volleyball has evolved over the years, and adding the libero position to the game is one of the most meaningful changes that’s happened in volleyball’s entire history. Once upon a time, back before 1998, volleyball was intense and physical, and very competitive.
The more of the court a volleyball defensive player or libero can take in serve receive, the more her outside hitting teammates can concentrate on just getting ready to spike the ball. On some teams there will be defensive specialists and liberos on the court at the same time which some coaches think is advantageous .
A libero (pronounced luh-BEAR-oh, LEE-ber-oh, or “bro”) is a type of defensive specialist that was added to the game of volleyball in 1999. They have their own set of rules and they even get to wear a different colored jersey. I am not going to go over all of the libero rules because there are so many, but here are some of the basics.
A libero is a defensive specialist position in indoor volleyball. The position was added to the game of indoor volleyball in 1999 along with a set of special rules for play in order to foster more digs and rallies and to make the game more exciting overall. The libero remains in the game at all times and is the only player who is not limited by ...
What is a libero? It’s probably one of the most common questions in volleyball, and the simple answer is ‘a back-row specialist’. Liberos were first introduced into the sport in 1998 as a way to promote longer rallies and create more defensive opportunities.
Although this position was introduced to club volleyball and school volleyball in the early- to mid-2000’s, even leagues and conferences where a libero was allowed didn’t necessarily use the libero. And since the introduction of the libero position, rules have been modified over time, changing the way the libero is used on most teams.