Top Three Offensive Systems Playing volleyball in high school our coaches never told us about the different offensive systems, all we knew is that while on the court we had two setters, three hitters, a backrow and a libero. The setters would be in opposite positions, i.e if the first setter was in position 1 then the second setter would be in 4, and our offense would work around that format. But after doing a little research I found that there were offensive setups called systems the 5-1, the 6-2, and the 4-2. The 5-1 is a system designed for There is one setter that has the setting responsibilities all the way around and five hitters. I like this offense because it is easier for one person to run the offense and it is easier for the hitters to get used to one setter instead of adjusting to two different setters. But with every system there are a couple of flaws that come along with this offense, for example if the setter is short there's a possible blocking disadvantage. As well as the fact that there's only 2 attackers in 3 rotations.
The first volleyball offense to cover is the 4 2 offense. This means that there are 4 hitters and 2 setters on the floor. The two setters will play opposite each other and they will set when they are on the front row leaving two hitters at all times on the front row.
This type of offense has its limitations. First of all, since the setter is always setting when they are on the front row, there are only two attackers. This limits the amount of plays that can be run and it becomes real easy to identify where the set is going to go. Sure the setter can dump the ball and in a sense can be an attacker, but the blockers on the other team can cheat over since there are only two real attackers. Double and triple blocks are going to be very common on this type of an offense. The next type of offense is the 6 2 offense. This means that there are 6 hitters and 2 setters. The main difference between the 6 2 offense and the 4 2