Volleyball Outside Hitter

There are usually two (2) of them on the court and they are usually the first to touch the ball. The OH is the jack of all trades on the court, good on both offense and defense. He can be found in the back and front row.  

Goals and Job

Players are transitioning from offense to defense as the ball goes from side to side, so the goals of the OH shift as well.

Offensive Goals

When on offense, the outside hitter’s jobs are:

  • to pass the ball to the setter
  • to attack the ball and score points
  • to correct if a bad pass is made
  • to call out plays

Defensive Goals

When on defense, the outside hitter’s jobs are:

  • to block attacks
  • to receive the ball

Key Statistics

2017-2018 Team USA Outside Hitters

  • Michelle Bartsch-Hackley, Women’s
  • Kim Hill, Women’s
  • Jordan Larson, Women’s
  • Kelsey Robinson, Women’s
  • Aaron Russell, Men’s
  • Taylor Sander, Men’s
  • Thomas Jaeschke, Men’s