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Old Fri Oct 17, 2008, 08:25pm
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Back row attack, revisited

In my match this afternoon, one team was fairly athletic and used a libero a great deal and the other team was not all that athletic, and had no real jumpers. It was a perfect match to work on remembering the back row players, because I only ever had to remember 2 of them. I could ignore the unathletic team's back row, because they weren't going to get above the net, even if they were in the front row; and the athletic team used a libero, so I only really had to remember the other two back row players.

I felt like I had some success with it. There were no illegal attacks, but I was able to note mentally that the attacks were legal. I'm certainly not proficient at it, but it felt like a tiny step in the right direction.
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Old Sat Oct 18, 2008, 10:14am
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Scrappy,
In my last game BR attacks became crystal clear. During the first match it was suddenly as if I could actually see everything better and more clearly. For the first time in doing volleyball I was giving legal BR signals because it just clicked. I felt like I was back in 4th grade when the math problem just suddenly made sense and the lightbulb went on. or like the Apostle Paul when the scales fell from his eyes. I hope you have that same experience. It was truly awesome. IA in some of the more sophisticated lineups that some tems around here use are still tricky, though.
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Old Sat Oct 18, 2008, 05:52pm
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Ditto, rev, that's how it was for me many moons ago. All of a sudden I saw the BR attack and called it. I spent a lot of time after that, though, trying to figure out exactly what I did so I was sure that I could repeat my performance if required.
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Old Sun Oct 19, 2008, 10:54pm
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I was lucky enough to work lines on a DI match on Friday and spent the whole time making sure I knew who the BR players on both teams were.

Did it affect my calls, no. But after the game I felt like I was finally getting it and at one point I almost started to give the subtle BR Attack signal to the R1.
She of course had it, but I did get a little internal chuckle out of the situation.

PS- I love the Libero so that there are only 4 at any time to remember.
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Old Mon Oct 20, 2008, 07:53pm
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Ok, I still have to work at it, but I'm now very confident that I can keep track of the libero and the two other back row players on ONE of the teams, about 95% of the time. Still no idea who the back row is on the other team, though.
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Old Tue Oct 21, 2008, 03:48am
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Just give it a little time, Scrapper, and it will make sense to you. You are making progress, young one! It shall all be revealed in due course.
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Old Tue Oct 21, 2008, 09:36am
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