By: Harold Johnson
People say that winning is not the most important thing but actually you need to win matches in a tournament if you want to keep playing or if you want to opt for winning a title, obviously have fun and enjoy the play it is important; but to play volleyball is required dedication, hard work, discipline and talking more tactically, have strategies and a work plan about players what's the position and assignment of each player, and which are the goals for the team on the season.
Nowadays people is easily impress by teams which have an offensive superiority over their opponents but just a few people who know about sports see the defensive work of the teams, this is equal in importance for a team, the idea is not to "score as much as we can to hide all the points the other team have scored to us" the idea is to work the defense, learn how block the opponents players, and to pass the ball avoiding drop it on the floor.
Work every line of the team is essential, tactically see what options do you have and what opportunities do you have and what risks you can take, knowing the aptitudes of the players is very helpful because in case of an injury or another case you lose a player, you may have other options to replace that player with other one who may know the assignments of that position.
As is know in almost every team sport is necessary to have a player that knows how to move the team "from the middle of the court to the front" as in football could be the quarterback, he is not totally offensive he moves the front line to score, a midfielder in soccer or a point guard in basketball, have a player to control the center of the court in this case the setter is of great utility to keep the game as it was planned by the coach.
The answer is the combination of several aspects that makes a group of individuals in a team working together for the same purpose, the concentration, training and the support of the teammates between each others are high importance in a close match when every point can be definitive to decide a winner and you must use any tool you got to change the scoreboard to your favor.