If you're looking to use a 5-1 offensive system, there are a couple of things to consider when you decide on how to place your players on the court.
I was recently asked by a coaching friend for some ideas to help train his team to be better in out-of-system offense. Here are some thoughts toward that.
A reader who coaches junior varsity asks the question why you don't see the 4-2 system of play used more at the upper levels of volleyball. I respond.
After a 10-day break, it was back to training for the team, though the New Years holiday and player availability caused some limits later in the week.
A week working on some new offensive options paid some match benefits, but with some other developments.
The second week really started the process of develop a team style of play. It ended with the squad spending a day doing team-building exercises.
Who's the best choice to take the second ball if the setter is required to take the first one on defense?
I developed a player's guide while coaching at the University of Exeter where I worked with a variety of experience levels and playing backgrounds.