Volleyball Opposite Hitter. There is usually only one on the court and he can usually be found opposite the setter. The opposite is important on both offense and defense. The opposite plays in both the front and back row.
The edges of the volleyball court are home to outsider hitters and opposites – players who are reliable, consistent and able to put the ball down on the other side of the net. The outside and opposite hitters are an essential component to any volleyball team. The outside hitter is sometimes referred to as the “Ace” because of their dependability to get the ball over the net and score.
Opposite Hitter The opposite hitter is the player who most often scores the most points in the team. Opposite hitters don’t have the passing responsibilities. They stand behind the passers on the rotation while libero and outside hitters pass the ball and place themselves to the left front, right front or right back playing position.
OPPOSITE HITTER. This position – also known as the right-side hitter – plays near the right antenna. Opposite hitters tend to be players who have the most versatility and can excel on both offense and defense. The opposite hitter also needs to possess solid jumping skills. Opposite hitters must be able to hit the ball from the front and back rows.
Meet Carson Clark, opposite hitter for the USA Volleyball Men's National Team. Video by ASU Cronkite School
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The opposite plays at the net on the right side of the court. The opposite is responsible for blocking the opponent's outside hitter and also helps out with blocking their middle if appropriate. If the middle is a significant threat, the opposite may cheat in to the court a little to help out blocking.
Member of U.S. Men's National Team since 2008. Has been U.S. Men's leading scorer every season since 2011. Six-time USAV Male Indoor Player of the Year (2012-15, 2018-19) Moved from left-side hitter to opposite (right side) in 2013...started at opposite the majority of the time since. Played for Russia's Zenit Kazan each winter from 2012-18...has jersey hung from the rafters of their arena.
TURKEY. VakifBank, including outside hitter Michelle Bartsch-Hackley and middle blocker Chiaka Ogbogu, won the 2021 Spor Toto Women’s Champions Cup with a 3-0 (25-21, 25-19, 25-19) victory over Eczacıbaşı Dynavit on Oct. 5. Bartsch-Hackley scored eight points on six kills and two blocks. She was credited with nine receptions, 56 percent ...