Rotate 123 - Frequenty Asked Questions
Why do I need Rotate 123?
Optimizing your rotations can help you win more games.
The process can take hours using paper and pencil. You can test many options in minutes with Rotate123.
What is Rotation Optimization?
It is the process of finding the right formations for the players you have.
Standard formations such as 5-1 and 6-2 may need to be modified because the players on your team may not fit each role perfectly.
By selecting the right player in the right formations in the right rotation at the right time, you can gain 2 to 6 point per game.
How do I learn Rotation Optimization?
We have a tutorial that you can follow in our
Once you've done this, we would be happy to answer any questions by email.
Is Rotate 123 for Novice Coaches or Experts?
Both. We have over 1000 users, half are college coaches, the other half are high school and junior's club coaches.
For the novice coach, we provide templates that allow you to create formations instantly.
For the expert coach, we have Rotate 123 Pro which provides complete flexibility to allow you to design any
formation you want and do any type of substitution. In addition, the Match Ups feature allows you compare your
team's formations against your opponent's. Compare offense to defense, serve to receive for every formation.
Look at all the possible combinations in minutes, plan your practices and be prepared any changes your opponent might make.
What if I don't know what offense to use?
Rotate 123 has 4-2, 5-1, and 6-2 offenses built in. Just select one and see how it works for you.
What if I already have a lineup I want to use?
Just pick the template (4-2, 5-1, etc.) that matches your setup,
enter your roster and get going. Make any customizations you want and save them. When you change your starters or
make substitutions, it will ripple through your formations automatically.
Can I customize my receive, defensive and offensive formations?
Yes, once you've entered your roster and basic formations, go to
each rotation and make the adjustments you like. Save them and and reuse them with new players.
How long will it take to generate all the formations?
Faster than you can type in your roster! The formations are generated
instantly and there are many options to choose from. You can then spend your time customizing player locations, your
starting lineup and substitutions.
How many formations can I create?
You can use the basic templates and modify them to create as
many different version as you like. Save them and use them over again.
How do I retrieve my prior work?
Just log in to your account and any game plans you saved will be right at your fingertips.
How many teams can I create and manage?
You can create and manage as many teams as you like.
SoloStats 123 & WebReports - Frequenty Asked Questions
How is it possible to stat and coach at the same time?
You only enter the action that scored the point and stopped the rally.
You are able to watch the entire rally, then enter the stat at the end of the rally.
This takes about 3 seconds, then you are ready before the ball is served. You don't need to stat in-rally action which can be fast and hard to follow.
If you don't stat in-rally action, will there be enough useful information?
Yes. SoloStats provides only results based stats since each stat is an action that resulted in a point. You will know how well each rotation is siding out, for example, and how each player is contributing or losing points. Just by looking at the Error Report, you will know what your team needs to improve. And you will be surprised by who is earning points and who is losing points.
What typical stats don't you provide?
If you only stat the end-of-rally action, then you won't have stats for passing, digging and attack attempts. However, if you have help, these In-Rally Stat buttons are provided. It will take more effort to track these actions since they can be very fast. If you are new to stats, we recommend that you start with just end-of-rally actions. As you get better, you should try receive stats as they only occur once at the beginning of the rally.
We provide a better stat for serving rating rather than the typical 0-4 scale where 4 is an ace. We have a stat called "point scoring % by player" which looks like this: Megan PS% = 75%. This means that each time Megan goes back to serve, on average, she will serve 4 times and score 3 points before losing the serve. What you will find is that there are certain players on your team who will consistently serve more balls than other player although their aces numbers aren't very high. Think of this as the "Moneyball" on-base percentage stat. The player that's not a 350 hitter but walks a lot and gets on base. This is the player you want serving early in your rotations.
Who recommends SoloStats?
SoloStats is recommended by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA), the Art of Coaching Volleyball (AOCV) and the Junior Volleyball Association (JVA). The AVCA is the largest volleyball coaches association in the world and provides extensive coaching education. AOCV was formed by 3 top NCAA Division 1 College coaches who have a combined 9 NCAA Championship titles. JVA is a national association of Junior Club Directors and Coaches who are committed to improving junior volleyball. You won't go wrong with SoloStats.
What is WebReports and why do I need it?
WebReports backs up all your data to our servers and provide aggregated reports across all the matches you've played. You can select groups of matches and see how your team is doing during the season. See stats by Player, Opponent, Rotation and Skills. We have Trend Graphs that will allow you to see how you are doing from match to match. The reports are extensive. Click Here to see all the reports.
What's the pricing?
There are 2 parts to SoloStats - the App on your mobile device and WebReports.
SoloStats for the iPad and Android tablets is FREE. The WebReports backs up all your data and provides aggregated reports, trends and more analysis. It is $30 per year.