Staying in Rotation
Have you ever been called for being out of rotation in volleyball? What does that even mean? This guide explains the volleyball rotations and what is allowed.
Volleyball rotations may look complicated but they actually are pretty clear and simple once understood. If you are on one of the corners (right front, right back, left front, left back), you only have to worry about the people to the side and either in front or behind. You cannot overlap with the person either in front or behind you and you cannot overlap with the person to the side of you. Let’s look at an example.
Example 1: Say you are right front. The only two people you have to worry about are middle front (blue) and right back (green). You, as right front, must be to the RIGHT of middle front and IN FRONT of right back. That’s it.
Here are some more possible rotations. Note that in each case, right front is to the RIGHT of middle front and IN FRONT of right back.
What if you are in the middle? If you are either middle front or middle back, you have one more player to worry about. You must be BETWEEN both players to the left and right of you and you cannot overlap with the person either in front or behind you.
Example 2: Now you are middle front (blue). You have to be BETWEEN left front (yellow) and right front (peach) and IN FRONT of middle back (red).