Ace is number 4! How to assign uniform numbers in volleyball?

About volleyball uniform numbers


Have you ever wondered while watching a volleyball game on TV, “Why does that player wear that number?”


The number on a volleyball uniform can indicate a player’s position, role, and ranking within the team.

There are no particular rules for international matches or professional leagues.


But just like baseball or soccer,

The jersey number worn by an ace is traditionally determined.


This time, we will introduce the general method of adding uniform numbers to volleyball uniforms, the meaning of uniform numbers, etc.



How to number volleyball jerseys


In volleyball, there is no official rule that jersey numbers directly indicate positions.

However, generally lower numbers are often assigned to setters and liberos, intermediate numbers tend to be assigned to outside hitters and middle blockers, and higher numbers tend to be assigned to opposites.


For example, the number 2 is often worn by setters.

The outside hitter (left) is number 4.



What is the ace number in volleyball?


The uniform number worn by the ace of the volleyball team is traditionally “4”.


This is when assigning numbers to the rotation of volleyball positions.

The number 4 position is the left wing of the forward guard.

The forward left field position is often held by the “ace” who scores the most points on the team.

In volleyball, number 4 is the ace number.



What is the captain’s uniform number?


The number 1 is often assigned to the captain who leads the team.

It seems that in modern volleyball teams, it is becoming rare for the captain to wear the number 1.

In high school volleyball teams that respect tradition, number 1 is still often the captain’s number.





Finally, uniform numbers aren’t everything.


Generally, lower numbers are often assigned to regular members, but this may vary depending on team and coach policy.

Nowadays, uniform numbers are often assigned freely, so volleyball jersey numbers have little meaning.


In many cases, players select numbers that have a personal preference or special meaning.

Uniform numbers are important because they serve as a means of expressing a player’s individual identity.

I would be happy if I could receive an ace number or a line number for the position I want to play.


It may be important to find meaning in uniform numbers in order to motivate individual players.

The uniform number is not everything, what is required in volleyball is good play!


Don’t get carried away just because you got a good uniform number, let’s work harder at volleyball practice!


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