Front court switching
Back court switching
The rules of the game allow for players to switch between positions in the same part of the court (e.g. front or back), after the ball has been served.
This is to enable teams to move their players into other positions, either to maximise their own strengths or counteract against the strengths of the opposition.
However, it is important to cover all spaces while switching!
The most common use of switching is to enable teams to move their setter into more desirable positions. For example from position 4 to either position 3, or if the setter is a quick mover then position 2.
Below you will find two videos, each with two examples of both of these options. It is important to look at where their starting position is, how they are sat to enable them to move quickly after the service, and how they move and play the ball to one of their attackers.