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.
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.
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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.
The libero in volleyball is generally located on the back row of the court. After the regulations were amended in 2021, only the libero is allowed to be the team captain.
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
He was named Best Libero of the 2019/20 edition of the Italian SuperLega. (ffvb.org, 03 May 2020) He was named Best Libero at the 2016, 2017 and 2018 editions of the European Volleyball Confederation's [CEV] Champions League. (cev.eu, 11 May 2016, 01 May 2017, 14 May 2018) In 2018 he was the recipient of the Best Libero award at the Nations League, the Club World Championship in Poland, as well as the Hubert Wagner Memorial Tournament in Poland. (fivb.com, 18 Jan 2019)
Name: Nicole Davis. Position: Libero. Sport: Volleyball. Height: 5-4/162 cm. Weight: 145 lbs/66 kg. DOB: 4/24/1982. Birthplace: Stockton, Calif. Hometown: Stockton, Calif. High School: Lincoln ...