In addition to 5-1,
6-2 volleyball rotation is the most common line up in
You’ll find simple explanations how to line up for 6-2.
And information about positions where players should move
after the serve.
Volleyball 6 2 Rotation – Learn Different Court Positions
In the text we talk about rotational
positions and playing
a rotational position?
Volleyball court has six steady rotational positions.
Those are steady
positions on certain spots on the court - a player rotates from one
rotational position to the next rotational position when
Rotational positions are called for example Zone 1,
Zone 2, Zone 3, etc.
From rotational position (Zone 1, Zone 2, etc) the player is allowed to
move to the playing position (middle blocker, right
side hitter, etc)
after the serve when appropriate.
Most often these rotational positions are being called..
P1; Right Back
P2; Right Front
P3; Middle Front
P4; Left Front
P5; Left Back
P6; Middle Back
Volleyball 6 2
rotation – How to Line Up on 6-2 Offense?
On the following picture there is one usual line up when using
volleyball 6 2 rotation.
This is not
the only way to line up. Once again, there are
not one right way to play volleyball – you may see coaches using
idea behind volleyball 6-2 rotation
it allows team to have 3 offensive players on
the front row all the times.
two setters are in the opposite rotating
two middle blockers are in the opposite
(on 5-1 you could call them outside hitter and right side hitter) are
in the opposite rotating positions.
Volleyball 6 2 Rotation to 5-1 Offense
When comparing to 5-1 offense, on 6-2
The opposite hitter is replaced by another
The setter in the back row sets the ball to
The setter plays as a hitter in the front row,
since other setter has setting responsibilities in the back row. (On
6-2 the setter is often replaced by a hitter in the front row
- therefore may not play front row.)
What rotational positions players move after own serve or serve receive
on volleyball 6-2 rotation?
Where do the players move when appropriate?
Just like in 5-1 offense a back row setter always places
herself on the Zone 1 position, in other words to the
front row setter is often placed on the right front position.
Then the front row setter is able to set the ball, if the back row
setter has to play defense. This is not necessary though, some teams
use the setter on the left side also.
Other players positions are naturally..
blockers play on the middle front position, or
the middle back position, if not being replaced by the
libero. (Often they won't play back row at all because they
are replaced by the libero. In international volleyball they
are usually replaced after the serve, since liberos are not allowed to
the libero is being used, usually the libero is placed on the
left back position.
The right side hitter and outside hitter in the
front row has to share the hitting duties with setters. Also
they may have more 3 meter (10 feet) hitting
responsibilities since the opposite hitter is no longer in the line up.
Notice that many leagues in United States allow unlimited subs, so
the setter is often replaced by an
offensive player when entering
the front row. Therefore volleyball 6-2 offense is more popular in
In international volleyball substitutions are limited, so the system of
two setters is not being used as much.