In the course of a conversation recently, someone heavily involved in professional volleyball as a player and club manager for twenty years expressed surprise that a libero was allowed to enter the court for someone other than the middle blocker. If that is also news to you, yes, the libero can enter the court for any backrow player.
I have been mulling different options for the libero for a long time. One version that I almost used a couple of times, was changing the middle for a receiver and using the libero for the other reciever in order to have the libero receive in an area he would be more likely to receive the serve. In the end I used that variation, but with a slightly different purpose. My best server is an outside who is not a starter. And my best hitter is my worst passer. So I put on the server / receiver for a middle, and then used the libero for the weaker receiver. Here’s what it looks like.
Receiver comes on the serve for the middle
After one rally, the libero enters for the backrow receiver.
And voila… the libero is receiving in the middle instead of position 1.
Maybe you can think of an even better variation.
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