Three volleyball teammates attempt to block a shot.

Volleyball Positions and Roles: Personality Plays a Role in Choosing Positions


–By Beverly Oden, a former member of the USA Volleyball team who competed in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

Volleyball positions determine what your role is out on the court during a game. Each player has a specific job to do and each position works with the teammates to make the best play possible. Learn about the role of each position, a list of things you should do if you’re playing that position, and a list of attributes you need in each spot.