Updated August 27, 2018. A libero is a defensive specialist position in indoor volleyball. The position was added to the game of indoor volleyball in 1999 along with a set of special rules for play in order to foster more digs and rallies and to make the game more exciting overall.
A libero is a volleyball player who typically specializes in defense, only playing in the back row of the court. These athletes are not allowed to jump and spike a ball within the front row or block an oncoming attack, and their substitutions don't follow the same rules as the regular substitutions do.
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Libero (legavolley.it, 24 Apr 2016) Sporting relatives : His father Boris Grebennikov represented the Soviet Union in volleyball, and has served as a volleyball coach in France, Russian Federation and Tunisia. (volleyball-verband.de, 06 Feb 2014; volleybox.net, 01 Jan 2021) Debut :
VOLLEYBALL RULES TIP: The libero is a special defensive player on the team that is only allowed to play for back row players. Rules in volleyball allow the libero to quickly make exchanges with back row players during dead ball situations. These exchanges are different from regular subs because the libero can replace any player in the back row.
Despite being the only libero for Team USA, Wong-Orantes still handled the matches well, Team USA coach Karch Kiraly told the LA Times. About Justine Wong-Orantes: Born in Torrance, Calif., Wong ...
USA Women’s Volleyball Coach Karch Kiraly included Wong-Orantes as the teams libero when she announced his 12-player squad for the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games. The libero is a player specialized in defensive skills: the libero must wear a contrasting jersey color from their teammates and cannot block or attack the ball when it is entirely above net height.
A libero completes an attack hit if at the moment of the hit the ball is entirely higher than the top of the net A player completes an attack hit on the opponent's service when the ball is in the front zone and entirely higher than the top of the net — in other words, no blocking a serve
Celebrating Our Success. The U.S. Women’s National Team is one of the strongest volleyball squads in the world. In 2014, the U.S. broke through for its first major gold medal, winning the FIVB World Championship, and they’ve medaled in every FIVB World Cup since 2003. The five-time Olympic medalists have been on the podium in each of the last three Olympic Games, and more recently, they’ve won the first two iterations of FIVB’s Volleyball Nations League, which began in 2018.