The libero must wear a contrasting color jersey. 4. The libero is strictly a back-row player. They can’t occupy a front-row position of the rotation at any point. If the libero didn’t substitute off and began to play on the front row, it would be a rotational fault. 5.
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In USAV and women’s collegiate level volleyball, the libero is also allowed to stay on and serve in one rotation. When this happens, they don’t even need to leave the court at all! The middle blocker who is entering the back row will head straight to the sidelines, and the new middle will enter in the front row.
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The libero remains in the game at all times and is the only player who is not limited by the regular rules of rotation.The libero usually replaces the middle blocker position when that player rotates to the back row, but the libero never rotates to the front row.
An overview of the Libero and its rotation using the 5-1 rotation format, with mock serve receive and service rallies.
The only rotation in which a libero would not be on the floor would be when one of the two players it replaces is serving. Other than that, the libero is a vital part of any teams’ back row defense.
The 5-1 rotation, as you may well know, is an offensive set-up of 5 hitters (non-setters) and a setter. The introduction of the libero and defensive specialist will, of course, change the equation. But the principle remains the same... There will be only one designated setter on the floor.
Libero; As mentioned, the libero is a defensive specialist, meaning they don’t attack the ball. Their primary role is to serve-receive, pass, and dig up the ball. That’s why a libero only plays in the back court. If you’ve ever watched a volleyball game, you’ll notice that one of the players sometimes wears a different colored jersey.
Notice that the libero takes over MB1 in the back row and MB2 comes into the front row. Rotation 4: The first setter and the first right side are subbed out. The second setter subs in for the right side, and the new right side for the first setter. Rotation 5: There are three hitters in the front row. The second setter is now at middle back.