After the first serve of the match, both teams must rotate clockwise after they win a rally so a new server serves in each rotation. If the serving teams wins the rally, they get a point, the right to serve again, they do not rotate so the same server gets to serve again until they lose a rally. If the serving team loses the rally, the opposing team gets to serve but must rotate first so the same server doesn't serve twice.
The order of rotation is set at the beginning of the game and maintained throughout the game (excepting substitutions). You rotate after you win a point off of the opposing team’s serve. You can use this system to describe where you are in the service rotation. For instance, if you started the game as the server, you would be starting in position 1.
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As you rotate one position clockwise it is the outside players turn to serve as the rest of the team gets into serve rotation 2 Unfortunately the outside player serves the ball out the back of the court and the opposition takes the point.
Players need to serve in the rotational order that they started in for the whole game, even as they rotate with each sideout. If players get the serving order mixed up, the referee will call a rotational violation, which means the team loses a point, and the other team gets the serve. There’s also a positional out of rotation violation. This one’s a little more complicated – but stay with me, it’ll make sense, I promise.
Again, the strange thing is, you rotate the opposite direction as the numbers of the positions. So if a player starts in the #1 position, the server’s corner, they’ll next rotate to #6, then #5, #4 and so on.
As mentioned above the server isn’t affected by the rotation rules which means they can actually serve from the left side of the court and run straight on rather than serve from the right side of the court and run all the way across to their position.
There are two occasions where we rotate in Volleyball, the first occasion is when the team that is receiving wins the point from the serving team. When this occurs the receiving team that just won the point would rotate one position clockwise. This would mean the player at the back right position would rotate to the back middle position.
Serve Receive Rotations for the 4-2 Rotation In Volleyball. For the sake of these rotation guides I am assuming the front court setter is at position 4 (Front Left position) and the other setter is starting serving. To better explain what I mean please see the below line up guide. Rotation 1. So when it comes to the first rotation when we are the serving team.