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Fig. 1
The position of the setter is in the middle zone, #3. The
3-3 formation requires faster penetration of the setter
to that zone after service. In cases, when the front-row
players are two setters and one spiker, there are two
possible variations. (See Fig. 2.1, Fig 2.2)
Fig. 2.1
Fig. 2.2
One of the major incentives for children to participate
in systematic Volleyball activities is the strong desire
for competition (taking part in competitions). Thus, in
the early stages of Volleyball preparation, the lead-up
games and the games on a small court are a significant
part of the training process. The development of basic
technical skills of the beginners should be combined
with preparation for competitive play.
The formation of the starting line-up and the correct
positioning of the players on the court are fundamental
problems that the coach faces. That is why, in the
preparation of young players for competitions along
with conditioning and individual technical skills, basic
tactics should be worked on, too.
When considering team tactics, one should take into
account the fact that no team can play more complicated
tactics than those that are allowed by the individual
technical level of the players; there is a close relationship
between the players’ individual technical skills and
team tactics.
Team formations
Team formations in Volleyball are assigned by two
numbers. The first one stands for the number of spikers,
and the second – the number of setters. For example,
6-6 formation means that all players partake as spikers
and setters, according to their position on court.
In the earliest phases of development of young players,
this is the most suitable formation, because it is the
most elementary one.
In parallel with the technical and physical refinement
of the young players, a process of specialization occurs.
Some of themprove themselves to be more successful as
attackers, others show better command of the overhead
pass. Once the two main groups of beginners are
differentiated, the implication of group formation 3-3
becomes possible. In this formation, there are three
spikers and three setters on the court, arranged in
triangles, as seen in Fig. 1.
Chapter VIII
Basic Team Compositions and Formations
by Mr. Jivo Jetchev, Member of Technical Commission
Chapter VIII -
Basic Team Compositions and Formations