The right side hitter is responsible for being a threat offensively as well as defensively. She should be able to step in and help out in the case of the setter taking the first ball. She should also be able to block the opponent’s primary hitter, the opposing outside hitter. Rightside Blocking Tips
Playing Positions in Volleyball Volleyball positions in a team: Outside hitter (also called wing spiker, left side) Right side hitter (wing spiker, right side) Opposite Hitter (attacker) Setter; Middle Blocker (center, middle hitter) Libero; Defensive Specialist; Outside Hitter (also called wing spiker, left side)
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The term implies a left side hitter, but some schools will refer to a right side hitter as an outside hitter. Easiest way to distinguish is to say left side hitter v. right side hitter or opposite. In women's volleyball, the right side is vastly different than the men's game. The right side is critical in the men's game but not as much in the women's (although we are seeing trends of that slowly changing).
Roster Preview: Middle Blockers. ORLANDO – The UCF volleyball season is just one week out from opening the season against FAU on Tuesday, Jan. 26 and the Knights will have a solid group of five outside hitters and two right side hitters ready to be a force at the net for them this season. The Knights lost two hitters to graduation following the 2019 season in outside hitter Kristina Fisher and right side hitter Alli Sabol.
Following the naming pattern that’s been established, the right-side hitter hits from the right side of the net, in position 2. The right-side hitter is definitely an under-rated role. Right-side hitter is a fundamental role, and requires all of the same skills as the left-side hitter, but the right-side hitter often doesn’t tend to get as many sets, especially in a more recreational setting.
If the opponent's setter is in the front row, the outside hitter can help the middle blocker defend against the dump. Setting the Block Once the outside hitter sees the ball is set to her side of the court, she needs to set the block in the right position .