History of Hitter Positions in Volleyball. Like the middle hitter, the wing hitters probably entered into the sport around the same time the set and spike was introduced in the Philippines in 1916. Opposite hitters, or right-side hitters, became more popular when different rotations like the 5-1 and 6-2 were created because it allowed for more offensive players in addition to the setter.
The left side and middle hitters play opposite each other in the rotation, and the setter and the right-side hitter are opposite each other. That means that there’s always 1 left side hitter, 1 middle, and either the setter or right-side player in the front court.
There are a few different rotational systems a volleyball team can run; one is the 5-1. The opposite hitter simultaneously rotates to the back row and becomes a defender and potential back-row attack option. A 5-1 offensive system means that there is one setter running the offense at all times.
Opposite Hitter The opposite hitter is the player who most often scores the most points in the team. Opposite hitters don’t have the passing responsibilities. They stand behind the passers on the rotation while libero and outside hitters pass the ball and place themselves to the left front, right front or right back playing position.
Beverly Oden is a former member of the USA Volleyball team who competed in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. The opposite position gets its name because this player is placed opposite of the setter in the rotation. The opposite plays on the right side in the front and back row.
Here is the diagram for volleyball rotation one: Rotation one has two front row attackers with the setter in the front right position. The outside hitters and opposite hitter are going to be there for passing purposes. The OH1 is going to hit to the left like usual with the MB1 moving away from the net to make his approach for the hit.
on the level of play, but typically, the opposite hits from right front, serves as the primary blocker against the opposing team’s outside hitter, serves as one of the primary passers and acts as the backup setter if the setter makes the first defensive contact on the ball. There is usually one opposite on the court (if there aren’t two setters).
This position can be called "left back", position 4, P4, "zone 4" , "Z4" . Most often the outside hitter, or in some rotations the opposite hitter or right side hitter plays in this position. Sometimes teams may change positions by placing a weaker blocker in this position when they are having the serve.
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