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OLYMPICS QUESTION

Post by Bob » Aug Sun 05, 2012 4:11 pm

Could someone tell me why in volly ball, there is one player on each side in a different uniform?
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Post by DTI » Aug Sun 05, 2012 4:24 pm

Bob wrote:Could someone tell me why in volly ball, there is one player on each side in a different uniform?
It's the libero. they are like a defensive specialist. Their job is to only play the back row.

It is a position.

Here is information from wikipedia.
"The Libero

In 1998 the libero player was introduced internationally, the term meaning free in Italian is pronounced LEE-beh-ro (rather than lih-BEAR-oh); the NCAA introduced the libero in 2002.[15] The libero is a player specialized in defensive skills: the libero must wear a contrasting jersey color from his or her teammates and cannot block or attack the ball when it is entirely above net height. When the ball is not in play, the libero can replace any back-row player, without prior notice to the officials. This replacement does not count against the substitution limit each team is allowed per set, although the libero may be replaced only by the player whom they replaced. The libero may function as a setter only under certain restrictions. If she/he makes an overhand set, she/he must be standing behind (and not stepping on) the 3-meter line; otherwise, the ball cannot be attacked above the net in front of the 3-meter line. An underhand pass is allowed from any part of the court.

The libero is, generally, the most skilled defensive player on the team. There is also a libero tracking sheet, where the referees or officiating team must keep track of who the libero subs in and out for. There may only be one libero per set (game), although there may be a different libero in the beginning of any new set (game).

Furthermore, a libero is not allowed to serve, according to international rules, with the exception of the NCAA women's volleyball games, where a 2004 rule change allows the libero to serve, but only in a specific rotation. That is, the libero can only serve for one person, not for all of the people for whom she goes in. That rule change was also applied to high school play soon after."
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Re: OLYMPICS QUESTION

Post by Bob » Aug Sun 05, 2012 5:51 pm

DTI,
Thank you for the info! Was driving me nuts! :roll:
Thought it was something like that.
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Post by DTI » Aug Sun 05, 2012 5:58 pm

Bob wrote:DTI,
Thank you for the info! Was driving me nuts! :roll:
Thought it was something like that.
I did not want this to drive you nuts that's why I answered you very legitimate question. :lol:
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