Volleyball has gone through so many reinventions since the game was developed in that YMCA gym in Holyoke, Massachusetts on February 9, 1895 by William G. Morgan. The game today is quicker and more dynamic and many credit that to two things: the institution of the Rally-Pont System (1999) and one player positional addition which was introduced during a press conference that followed the drawing of lots preceding the 1998 World Volleyball Championships in Tokyo, Japan by the president of the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) Dr. Rubén Acosta Hernandez. He called it the “Libero Player” (Rule #8.5 in the FIVB Rulebook 1999-2000 edition).
The original duties and responsibilities of the new position entailed (from the volleyball.org website): Each team has the option to register one specialised defensive player, "Libero" among the final list of 12 players for the whole tournament. He/she is restricted to performing as a back row player and has no right at all to complete anRead More »from The Best Liberos in Shakey’s V-League History