Below is a volleyball set diagram. It outlines the different sets we used when I coached collegiately at Brown, and how we defined them. This is based on a system popularized by the USA men back in the 1980s. They divided the net into 9 zones of 1 meter each. On top of that they added set heights ranging from 1 to 5, with 1 being the lowest (fastest).
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The zones of the court are divided up into 6 zones. Zone 1 is right back, zone 2 is right front, zone 3 is middle front, etc. When communicating where to serve to the server, most coaches use hand signals, signaling zones 1 through 6.
The zones are split evenly on the court are as follows (using positions of the players on THEIR side, not ours. i.e., “right back” is technically on the left when looking at it as a server): Zone 1: Right back position. Zone 2: Right front position. Zone 3: Middle front position. Zone 4: Left front position. Zone 5: Left back position.
Click here to see a PDF visual of all nine zones. In this system, the height of the set is designated by the second digit. The first digit indicates the zone in which the set is begun. For example: A 23 set will be in zone 2, 3 feet above the net at the peak of its arc. A 68 set will be in zone 6, 8 feet above the net at the peak of its arc.
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Volleyball positions on the court can also be called zones. Position 4 being called zone 4 etc. Playing Positions in Volleyball Volleyball positions in a team: Outside hitter (also called wing spiker, left side) Right side hitter (wing spiker, right side) Opposite Hitter (attacker) Setter; Middle Blocker (center, middle hitter) Libero