Posted On: 05/18/20 2:31 PM

Defense is the key to winning volleyball.  If you can’t stop the other team from scoring, it is impossible to win.  In this series of articles we have been highlighting Liberos who stand out.  There are tons of them across the state that have put in so much time and effort into their craft.  The position itself has so many small nuances that most people don’t know about.  Most spectators just see the ball not hit the floor and think it is fun to watch.  So much more goes into the actual play from every position and the Libero position is no exception. 

 

Liberos must be a master at two different spots on the court depending on what their team’s defense needs. Middle back and left back both have their issues to deal with.  In left back, you have to worry about being the teams primary defender against all off-speed tips, roll shots, setter dumps, overpasses, hard angle shots, line shots, being the second setter if the setter digs the first ball…I could go on and on.  That is just left back.  You have middle back, serving, rules about where to substitute, rules about hitting from the back row, rules

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