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Rules for the Libero

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The volleyball libero:

  • Plays only in the back row
  • Can replace any one position in the back row (for instance, the libero can play back row for both middle blockers)
  • Wears a different color jersey than the rest of the team
  • Does not count as a substitution

The libero cannot:

  • Serve (except in the NCAA women's game due to a rule modification in 2004)
  • Attack the ball above the height of the net
  • Block
  • Attempt to block
  • Set an attacker from the front court
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